Tensions Rise at the Twelfth 2017 Celebrations

Today, 12th July is a significant day for Protestants in Northern Ireland as they commemorate the Twelfth or Orangemen’s Day. This holiday honours the 1688 Glorious Revolution and its conclusion in the 1690 Battle of the Boyne. Protestant King William of Orange successfully defeated Catholic King … [Read more...]

Chinese Duanwu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Colourful, well-crafted wooden dragon boats fill the waters of China and Chinese communities in various countries today, 30th May. This is for the Chinese Duanwu Festival, known in western countries as Dragon Boat Festival. It is a yearly celebration held on the 5th day of the 5th month in the … [Read more...]

Spring Bank Holiday, The Second of the Two May Bank Holidays

Today, 29th May, is the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK. Also called the Late May Bank Holiday, it falls on the last Monday of May. It is the second of the two May bank holidays, with Early May Bank Holiday being the first. How are you currently spending your three-day weekend? Spring Bank Holiday … [Read more...]