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
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 … [Read more...] about Tensions Rise at the Twelfth 2017 Celebrations
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
"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." –Unknown A father’s role in a child’s life is more than just providing … [Read more...] about Creative Ways to Make Your Dad Happy on Father’s Day
Queen Elizabeth may have celebrated her 91st birthday on 21st April but celebrations do not stop there. She will be celebrating her official birthday, marked with the Trooping of the Colour, on … [Read more...] about Queen’s Official Birthday 2017: What You Need to Know
"The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved." - Richard Rogers Have you done your share in preserving the environment? Today, 5th … [Read more...] about World Environment Day 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
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 … [Read more...] about Spring Bank Holiday, The Second of the Two May Bank Holidays
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?
The first day of May is a significant date not just in the UK but all over the world. It is called May Day in England, Northern Ireland and Norway, and Early May Bank Holiday in Scotland. On the other … [Read more...] about Early May Bank Holiday and International Workers’ Day
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
Prepare your green and Shamrock outfits and turn your festivity mode on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today, 17th March. This religious and cultural celebration is observed worldwide, especially in … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating Ireland’s Patron Saint
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
Are you ready for the Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week 2017? One of the most anticipated runway events in the UK runs from 17th to 21st February. The Big Four Fashion Weeks occur twice a year in … [Read more...] about London Fashion Week 2017 Autumn/Winter Event
Flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, love letters, and balloons will definitely be abundant today for the much awaited lovers’ holiday. Valentine’s Day is a big deal in most western countries and couples … [Read more...] about Wishing You a Happy Valentine’s Day 2017!
“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
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