Heritage Treasure’s Day celebrated Jan 11

Every year on January 11th, Heritage Treasures Day raises funds for iconic landmarks around the world. It’s also a day to share one’s heritage, preserve monuments, and conserve wildlife. What do you think of when you hear the word “heritage?” There are three types: cultural, natural, and mixed. Cultural heritage sites include hundreds of historic buildings and town sites, important archaeological sites, and works of monumental sculpture or painting. Cultural heritage include cultures, … [Read more...]

JAN 12, National Youth Day celebrates Swami Vivekananda

The National Youth Day 2022 is about to be on the 12 of January 2022. Well, this is the day by which people of India are connected emotionally. This is the day when the Swami Vivekananda has born and this is celebrated as National Youth Day India. National Youth Day is celebrated in all schools, Colleges, Educational institutes in India Every year. The logic behind the celebration is to update the youths regarding the lifestyle of the Swami Vivekananda. The Indian Government declared this as … [Read more...]

World Braille Day, Jan 4

January 4 ... celebrates the magic of six small dots.   We celebrate World Braille Day to give tribute to the genius Louis Braille. World Braille Day gives an opportunity to all the organization which are working for the blind so that they can display their work and promote the Braille language and also educate the others on the issue that is affecting the blind. In 1829, Louis Braille published the Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Song by Means of Dots, for Use by the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Day Celebration Origins and Cultural Traditions

The celebration of the new year is one of the oldest holidays. Many believe it was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago it marked the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. In 45 B.C., New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 for the first time in history as the Julian calendar takes effect. Soon after becoming Roman dictator, Julius Caesar decided that the traditional Roman calendar was in dire need of reform. … [Read more...]

Boxing Day Traditions

What is the Purpose of Boxing Day? It is named for the tradition of employers handing out boxes of Christmas gifts to employees, especially to servants and other household employees who were required to work on Christmas. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families. During Advent, Anglican parishes displayed a box into which churchgoers put their monetary donations. On the day after Christmas, the boxes were broken open and their contents … [Read more...]

Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a joyful time offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family, but they can also be stressful. It is also critical that you release the idea of feeling guilt if there are some family members that you cannot share time with, as each year offers different opportunities and all family members must understand that we all can only be in one place at one time. You may feel pressure to buy and give gifts and you are worried about money. There is an old saying "It the … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Surviving Your First Holiday Post-Divorce

The Holidays are here and one should give a good college try to enjoy this New Year Season. For all the Women of our World that are starting over in their lives through this time of year, the following tips may offer some solace. There's no way to get around it:   Cheer and glad tidings surround you during the holidays, but chances are you don't feel very festive. In fact, you probably feel more alone than ever, especially if you find yourself at a party surrounded by couples. How can you … [Read more...]

International Volunteer Day (IVD) – December 5 2021

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international. United Nations Volunteers founded International Volunteer Day in 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual … [Read more...]

National Day of Giving DEC 1

NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING – #GIVINGTUESDAY National Day of Giving encourages giving back. It takes place the first Tuesday after American Thanksgiving. We’ve just spent the weekend shopping and searching for the best possible deals. National Day Of Giving reminds us to give to those in need. Whether we look to our favorite causes or charities, it is a great reminder to lift others up during a generous time of year. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community … [Read more...]

Celebrating 100 Years with Anna Guérin – “The Poppy Lady from France”

In honor of Remembrance Day this November 11th, and with the greatest respect towards anyone who has written about this subject in the past, we celebrate the perpetuating existence of the Remembrance Poppy Day within the British Commonwealth countries (formerly ‘Empire’) should be credited to one person alone, Anna Guérin. Canadian John McCrea exists at the heart of every historical account as inspiration to Anna. The physician from Guelph, Ontario, wrote his historical poem ‘In Flanders … [Read more...]

11 Quick Facts about Remembrance Day

1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It is common practice to observe two minutes of silence in honor of all our fallen at 11 a.m. every November 11. 2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which … [Read more...]

November celebrates National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude Month was an initiative started by Stacey Grewal, who believes gratitude to be an essential ingredient of a happy and fulfilling life. When one embraces gratitude, they immediately shift their focus from the negative to the positive things in their lives. Gratitude is the simplest way to change one’s perspective of the world. It allows us to appreciate the positive, rather than focus on the negative aspects of our lives. Learning to be grateful helps us appreciate the … [Read more...]

DIWALI – Celebrated Globally

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in … [Read more...]

Bridal Gift Giving for the Bride and Groom Who Have Everything

Today’s newlyweds are a different breed from decades ago. Nowadays, many couples are older, and well established, and a number of them have been living together for some time. This means that, more often than not, today’s newlyweds have almost everything they need. Choosing a wedding gift for them, becomes increasingly difficult. It’s easy for the newlyweds to receive multiple toasters, picture frames, and photo albums. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with these items, as gifts, multiple … [Read more...]

How to Throw the Ultimate Virtual Dinner Party

If you have missed throwing dinner parties for your family and friends in the last 12 months, you will be happy to hear that there is an alternative. The Virtual Dinner Party Perfect for sharing great food and even greater conversation with your nearest and dearest, all you need is your phone, Wi-Fi, and all the usual elements of a standard dinner party. Not Sure Where to Start? Keep reading to find out how you can throw the ultimate virtual dinner party and bring new meaning to the … [Read more...]

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