Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog

It is time to greet our Chinese friends a Xin Nian Kuai Le today, 16th February. China and countries with significant Chinese population will be having yet again 15 days of celebrations for Chinese New Year 2018, their most important holiday, as they welcome the Year of the Dog. Unlike New … [Read more...]

Burns Night 2018: Commemorating Scotland’s National Poet

Scotland and Scots all over the world celebrate Burns Night to pay homage to their national poet, Robert Burns today, 25th January. Tables will be filled with Burns Supper staples such as Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, and Cranachan, and finished off with unlimited Whisky. In traditional celebrations, … [Read more...]

Shoppers Across the UK Spend £4.3 Billion on Boxing Day

Brits still had a lot more money left to spend for Boxing Day as a total of £4.3 Billion has been reportedly spent during this day. Footfall shopping has been less this year, meaning there were less lines in the shopping centres, as bargain hunters chose to stay home and opt for online shopping. … [Read more...]

Eid Milad ul-Nabi: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which Muslims refer as Eid Milad ul-Nabi or Malwid is commemorated on the third month in the Islamic calendar or Rabi’ al-wwal. The exact date of the celebrations varies among scholars but most Muslims celebrate on 1st December this year, with festivities having started … [Read more...]

Remembrance Day 2017: Honouring the Fallen Soldiers

A two-minute silence will once again be offered on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month. Every child is taught in school the significance of paying tribute to those who fought for freedom. Through Remembrance Day, also referred as Armistice Day, we pay respects to all heroes who fought … [Read more...]

The Triumph Over Darkness: Diwali Festival 2017

The Hindu Festival of Lights referred as Diwali Festival is an annual celebration in autumn. The five-day brightly-lit festivities around the world start on Thursday, 19th October this year, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. This event is associated with wealth and joy, and each day represents … [Read more...]