St. Andrew the Apostle has a special place in the hearts of Scots. In honour of Scotland’s patron saint, 30th November is considered a bank holiday to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This feast day is not … [Read more...] about Scotland Celebrates St. Andrew’s Day 2017
The month-long Ramadan ends on the next citing of the new moon predicted in the evening of 25th June. This officially starts Eid al-Fitr, which means festival of the breaking of the fast, also the … [Read more...] about Eid Mubarak to All Our Muslim Friends!
Summer Solstice is here, which marks the longest day of the year for countries in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun rose at around 4:40 this morning and will set at 9:20 in Britain tonight. It is … [Read more...] about Summer Solstice, the Hottest Day of the Year 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 … [Read more...] about Chinese Duanwu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival 2017
The world's 1.6 billion Muslims, including 2.8 million in the UK, gear up for the start of Ramadan. The new moon is expected to be seen tonight, 26th May, which will be the official start of Ramadan. … [Read more...] about When is the Beginning of Ramadan 2017?
England pays tribute to its patron saint and celebrates St. George’s Day on 23rd April. Why is St. George an important icon for the English even though he had never been to England? He was chosen … [Read more...] about Where to Celebrate St. George’s Day 2017
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. –William Shakespeare Shakespeare aficionados will come together on 23rd April to … [Read more...] about Celebrating the Works and Contributions of Shakespeare
Cute bunnies and colourful eggs are usually the commercialised symbols often associated with Easter. For Christians, Easter Sunday is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. … [Read more...] about Essay Writer Wishes Everyone a Happy Easter!
Good Friday, also referred as Holy Friday, falls on 14th April this year, which is a bank holiday in the UK. It signifies the start of the Easter long weekend that ends on Easter Monday, also a bank … [Read more...] about The Significance of Good Friday and Holy Week
Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us. –St. David 1st March marks … [Read more...] about Celebrating St. David’s Day, Wales’ National Holiday
“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” – Charles … [Read more...] about Celebrating the Life and Works of Charles Dickens
Out of the 86 candidates, 23-year-old Iris Mittenaere from France bagged the 65th Miss Universe title today, 30th January. It has been 63 years since the country has won the pageant. Host Steve … [Read more...] about France Bags 65th Miss Universe Title
Chinese communities around the globe are the busiest this time of year for their most important holiday. 28th January marks the start of joyous festivities in welcoming New Year 2007. They will bid … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster
Is your best haggis recipe ready for Burns Night? Scotland and Scots all over the world remember the life of their national poet Robert Burns today, 25th January. This will mark his 258th … [Read more...] about Celebrating Scotland’s Burns Night 2017
Another winter holiday in the UK and commonwealth countries that people look forward to is Boxing Day. On 26th December each year, get to enjoy a relaxing day after a busy and festive Christmas … [Read more...] about Interesting Boxing Day Origin Stories
"In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.” - Thomas Leland The most wonderful time of the year is finally here. Children and adults alike could … [Read more...] about Essay Writer Wishes You a Merry Christmas!
For the first time since 2005, the first night of Hanukkah will coincide with Christmas this year. The only difference is that more than a decade ago, the Jewish holiday started on Christmas Day, 25th … [Read more...] about Hanukkah Coincides with Christmas this Year
Today, 21st December marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the time when the sun shines at the most southern point and the official start of winter. … [Read more...] about Winter Solstice: The Shortest Day of the Year
The United Kingdom takes part in celebrating with millions of people the annual Festival of Lights called Diwali. The Hindu lunar calendar indicates that this five-day festivity starts today, 30th … [Read more...] about Celebrating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights
30th November is a significant day in Scotland and countries with Scottish connections as they celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. Andrew the Apostle is the patron saint of Scotland, which is why the Scots … [Read more...] about St. Andrew’s Day: Scotland’s National Day