The Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street festival in Europe, is taking place on 27th to 29th August this year. The streets of West London will be packed with colourful decorations, delectable food and calypso music.
Chinese communities celebrate the Ghost Festival starting from the 15th of the seventh month in the lunar calendar. They believe that ghosts are freed from hell during this time in search for food, rest and fun among humans.
The annual National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held on 29th July to 6th August this year. This celebration is called Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru in Welch language. It is the culmination of the Welsh cultural calendar. The festival travels to different venues every year.
12th July is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne, known as the Twelfth. It was a battle in 1690 between Protestant King William of Orange and Catholic King James II. King William’s victory at the River Boyne, began the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland.
The first sighting of a new moon signifies the Eid al-Fitr, which is the official end of Ramadan and the first day of the month of Shawwal. Muslims around the world celebrate this conclusion of the holy month of fasting and the start of a feast that will last up to three days. It is also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking and the Lesser Feast. It is one of the two major Islam Festivals, with Eid al-Adha or Sacrifice Feast being the holier one.
Though mothers usually get more credit in raising kids, dads play an equally important role in shaping the lives of children. Society has usually perceived the role of fathers to be providers at home; however, in a large number of households, their role goes beyond that. In fact, dads deserve to be credited for their involvement in promoting their kids’ development and making sure they receive the proper education they deserve. A great day to show appreciation to our dads and all the father figures in our lives is here again. UK celebrates Father’s Day together with the US, Canada, Scotland, and other countries on the third Sunday of June.
The heavens have blessed the Queen’s 90th Birthday with rain showers, but the heavy downpour did not stop spectators from capping off the three-day event. To show their love for Queen Elizabeth II, thousands of people braved the rain to join the street party right outside Buckingham Palace in England, London today.
Duanwu Festival, also referred as the Dragon Boat Festival, is one of the most significant celebrations in China and Chinese communities all over the world. This event is commemorated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar, which falls on June 9 this year.
April Fools’ Day is celebrated every 1 April. Practical jokes and spreading hoaxes mark its celebration. This event is also called All Fools’ Day. “April fools” is a term given to the jokes and their victims. As part of the practice, the people playing the April Fool pranks and spreading hoaxes reveal that they are such by shouting “April Fool!”
Come 1 March, the estimated 12 million Welsh people around the world will commemorate Saint David’s Day. Aside from the 3 million celebrating in their home country Wales, there are some 609,711 pure Welsh or people with Welsh descent in England who commemorate St David’s life every year. There are around 2 million more of them residing in the United States, half million in Canada and some more significant number in Australia, Argentina, Scotland and New Zealand.