Good Friday, celebrated by Christians around the globe!

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Tridum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter, which … [Read more...]

April Fool’s Day celebrated APRIL 1

April Fools' Day (sometimes called April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as "April fools". Hoax stories may be reported by the press and other media on this day and explained on subsequent days. Popular since the 19th century, the day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is well known in India, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and … [Read more...]

WORLD POETRY DAY, celebrated on March 21

World Poetry Day is marked on 21 March. The date was chosen during UNESCO's 30th session, held in Paris in 1999. World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry, literature and free speech, observed by UNESCO every year. The day is aimed at encouraging creativity, inspiring the teaching of poetry and restoring a dialogue between poetry and other arts, such as theatre, dance and music. PEN International also uses the day to highlight the imprisonment, murder and abuse of poets, writers and … [Read more...]

Celebrate International Day of Happiness – March 20

March 20th is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters more than ever. This is a day when we choose to take action to help others, they benefit, we benefit and we set an example of kindness that can ripple out into the world too. UN states: If you’re happy and you know it, celebrate it on International Day of Happiness on March 20! Other than being in a neutral state, happy is how we should mostly be. Unfortunately, emotions … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day – March 8

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.   Celebrate Women's Achievement Raise Awareness Against Bias Take Action for Equality   Thanks to International Women's Day … [Read more...]

History of February 14 as a Celebration of Love

Original Celebration on Record The earliest description of February 14 as an Annual Celebration of Love appears in the Charter of the Court of Love. The charter, allegedly issued by Charles VI of France at Mantes-la-Jolie in 1400, describes lavish festivities to be attended by several members of the royal court, including a feast, amorous song and poetry competitions, jousting and dancing. Amid these festivities, the attending ladies would hear and rule on disputes from lovers. No other … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – JUNE 21

On 13 June 1996, Governor General Roméo LeBlanc announced the government’s intention to have an annual, national celebration of Indigenous peoples. Later that month, on the 21st, Canada celebrated its first National Aboriginal Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day or past National Aboriginal Day, 21 June, is an official day of celebration to recognize and honor the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. This day has been celebrated as a … [Read more...]

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY, June 8

June 8 celebrates National Best Friends Day, a day to honor that one special person you call your “best friend”. It is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship. “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.” (WEWednesdays!) Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people … [Read more...]

National DNA Day celebrated April 25

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25, 2022. Although this holiday was declared as one-time observance, it is still celebrated annually. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. In the United States, DNA Day was first … [Read more...]

World Book Day, April 23

CELEBRATE READING FOR PLEASURE! Packed with TEACHING RESOURCES, INFORMATION, IDEAS and INSPIRATION as well as amazing COMPETITIONS you’ll find everything here to encourage and celebrate reading for pleasure for all ages, all year round. WORLD BOOK DAY is celebrated April 23. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural … [Read more...]

EARTH DAY 2022: “Invest in our Planet” on April 22

The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. Click Here to find an event somewhere in the world. #InvestInOurPlanet Earth Day.org says: "Unless businesses act now, climate change will ever more deeply damage economies, increase scarcity, drain profits and job prospects, and impact us all. We already know that private sector innovation (with public support) accelerate the kind of rapid change we need, like nothing else and it pays. Studies show a direct correlation between … [Read more...]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrated annually on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color green, find out how symbols we now associate with St. Patrick’s Day came to be. The Shamrock The shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism. As the English … [Read more...]

Palindrome: February 22, 2022

What is a Palindrome? A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward, such as madam or racecar. There are also numeric palindromes, including date/time stamps using short digits 11/11/11 or 11:11 and long digits 02/02/2020. Sentence-length palindromes ignore capitalization, punctuation, and word boundaries. The palindrome ΝΙΨΟΝ ΑΝΟΜΗΜΑΤΑ ΜΗ ΜΟΝΑΝ ΟΨΙΝ 'Wash your sins, not only your face' in Greek on a holy water … [Read more...]

Giving From the Heart this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the love in one's life and does not have to become a day of breaking the bank or leaving yourself with huge credit card debts for spring. In this new world of post pandemic living, many people are now accustomed to staying home and staying safe. This new way of thinking has actually re-opened old doors for people to experience celebration without the huge nightclub or restaurant tabs. This Valentine's Day 2022 can be the beginning of new ways to show … [Read more...]

Black Love Day (in honor of Black History Month)

Every year on Feb. 13 the unique power of love within black culture is celebrated on Black Love Day. In 1993, Ayo Handy-Kendi, the founder of the African American Holiday Association, created Black Love Day as an alternative to Valentine’s Day for black Americans. While love is a universal concept, Black Love Day is about embracing black culture and practicing the following five tenets: love for the creator, self, family, black community and the black race. Black Love Day also aims to … [Read more...]

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