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...]

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...]

Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

The first two days of November are significant times for some Christians as All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are observed on the 1st and 2nd, respectively.After the fun-filled trick-or-treating and costume parties bursting with sweets, it is time to pray for and pay respects to saints and loved … [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...]

Eid al-Adha: Festival of Sacrifice and Generosity

It is the time of year for Muslims to celebrate the Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice. This is also the culmination of the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca attended by more than 1.7 million people. Through a crescent moon sighting on 22nd August, Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court confirmed … [Read more...]