If you read Adorageek’s post on Equinox, then you know that our Earth actually rotates on a tilted axis. Summer solstice, or often called midsummer, occurs when a Earth’s rotational axis, or its geographical Northern pole, is most greatly inclined toward the Sun. On the summer solstice, Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23.44°. This happens twice each year (once in the Northern hemisphere and once in the Southern hemisphere), when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole. Continue reading
The Duanwu Festival, often called the Dragon Boat Festival or Zhongxiao Festival, is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar. Because of that, the Dragon Boat Festival also often called the Double Fifth Calendar. This year, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on 13 June 2018. The Dragon Boat Festival is a public holiday in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. It is also unofficially observed by the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia.
Muslims all around the world, rejoice! This year, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on 15 June 2018. Eid al-Fitr is one of the important religious holidays commemorated by Muslims. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of sawm or fasting, when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first of the Islamic month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, and celebrated for one, two or three days. Continue reading
The FIFA World Cup, or often called the World Cup, is an international association football competition. Members of FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, will compete in the World Cup. It is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event. Continue reading
During Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and also the month of fasting or sawm, there will be a special night, the Laylat al-Qadr, which is the holiest night of the year. Laylat al-Qadr is sometimes called Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures. It is believed that Laylat al-Qadr occurs on an odd-numbered night during the last ten days of Ramadan, i.e., the night of the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. Continue reading
Our woman hero of June is Anne Frank! Annelies Marie Frank, who was known as Anne Frank, was born on 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She was known with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documented her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films. Continue reading
June is nearing and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For June, we have a cute penguin, a koala, and a fresh lemon ice cream with citrus and whipped cream on top. Yum! To match it, we set the banner with the two critters musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this June? Continue reading
Our woman hero of May is Maryam Mirzakhani! Maryam, who was born on 12 May 1977, was an Iranian mathematician and professor of mathematics at Stanford University, Stanford, California. On 13 August 2014, Maryam was honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics, often equated in stature with the Nobel Prize. The award is given only once every four years and only to mathematicians 40 years old or younger. Maryam was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored with the award. The award committee cited her work in “the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.” Continue reading
People all around the world has been preparing to watch one of the most significant events in 2018, which is the wedding between Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry and a member of the British royal family, and Meghan Markle, an American Actress. The wedding takes place on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle, a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, England. Continue reading
Muslims all around the world is preparing to welcome Ramadan! Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and it is also the month of fasting or sawm. Continue reading
Eurovision Song Contest, or simply called Eurovision, is a TV song competition that has been running since 1956. It is the longest-running annual international TV song competition. Eurovision is held primarily between members of European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In 2018, the 63th Eurovision takes place for the first time in Portugal, following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. The grand final of Eurovision is to be held on 12 May 2018 in Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal. Continue reading
Dragon Ball fans, rejoice! We will celebrate Goku Day on 9 May!
Goku, or Son Goku, is one of the protagonists of Dragon Ball, a media franchise that started as a manga series created by Akira Toriyama that was serialized from 1984 until 1995. Goku is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Continue reading
On 5 May people of Mexican ancestry will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which means literally Fifth of May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on 5 May 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico, the United States, also in other countries with significant Mexican population. Continue reading
Gather up Jedi Padawans, Sith Apprentices, Droids, Rebel soldiers and Imperial stormtroopers alike! You are all invited to join the Star Wars Day celebration on 4 May! Continue reading
International Workers’ Day, or commonly known as Labor Day or Workers’ Day or May Day, is celebrated on 1 May. It is a celebration of laborer and working classes, and is promoted by international labor movements. Labor Day is a national public holiday in many countries. Some countries celebrate Labor Day on other dates that are important to them. Continue reading
Are you in the Netherlands today? If yes, then you are in luck, because today, 27 April, is Koningsdag or King’s Day, the celebration of the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands! Koningsdag is a national holiday in the Netherlands. Continue reading
May is coming to town and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For May, we have a cute dog, an owl, and a chocolate ice cream with chocolate straws on top. Yum! To match it, we set the banner with the two critters musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this May? Continue reading
Put on your green hat and wiggle those green fingers, because we will celebrate World Earth Day on 22 April! On Earth Day, various events and celebrations are held to support environmental protection. This year, the theme for Earth Day is to ‘End Plastic Pollution’, as organized by the Earth Day Network. Continue reading
Our woman hero of April is Raden Adjeng Kartini! Kartini, who was born on 21 April 1879, is Indonesian national woman hero from Java. She was the first who fight for girls’ education and woman’s right in Indonesia. For those merits, 21 April is established as Kartini’s Day and is a national holiday in Indonesia. Continue reading
People in Japan! Are you ready for Hanami?
Hanami, meaning flower viewing, is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of Sakura, the renowned Japanese cherry blossom. From end of March to early May, sakura tree will bloom all over Japan, and will last only for a week or two. That is why the sakura-zensen or blossom forecast announced each year by the weather bureau is watched carefully by Japanese people. Continue reading
Isra and Mi’raj is one of the most significant events in Islamic calendar. It is two parts of a night journey that Muhammad, the Islamic Prophet, took during a single night. Isra and Mi’raj is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This year, Isra and Mi’raj will be observed on 14 April. In some Islamic countries, Isra and Mi’raj is a national holiday. Continue reading
Songkran is the Thai New Year’s festival, and this year it will be celebrated on 13 April until 15 April. The word Songkran comes from Sanskrit word “samkranti”, literally means astrological passage, and could also means transformation or change. Songkran is celebrated by Thai people as well as Malaysian Siamese. Continue reading
Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries. Although the calendar date is often different from one country to another, the spirit is the same, to celebrate children. In Taiwan, Children’s Day is celebrated on 4 April. Continue reading
This year Easter will be celebrated on 1 April. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. According to Christianity belief, Jesus will be resurrected on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans. Easter is also called Pascha in Greek and Latin, and also celebrated by non-Christians. Continue reading
April is just around the corner and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For April, we have a cute dragon, a pig, and a green tea ice cream with mint leaves on top. Yum! To match it, we set the banner with the two critters musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this April? Continue reading
Do you know that our Earth actually rotates on a tilted axis? Earth rotates by itself around a fixed axis called the rotational axis. At the same time, Earth also orbits around the Sun in a fixed axis called the orbital axis. The rotational axis is not actually perpendicular to the orbital axis. As the result, our Earth is tilted to a certain angle compared to its orbital axis. And the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator, is also tilted to a certain angle compared to Earth’s orbital axis. Continue reading
This year, Nyepi will be celebrated by Balinese people on 17 March. Nyepi is a “Day of Silence”, commemorated every Isakawarsa or the new year according to Balinese Saka calendar. Nyepi, which is a Hindu celebration observed mainly in Bali, Indonesia, is recognized as a public holiday in Indonesia. Continue reading
Do you know that 14 March is celebrated as Pi Day? No, this Pi here is not Pie the delicious dish. Pi is the mathematical constant pi (π). Pi Day is observed on 14 March (3/14 in the month/day date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Continue reading
In Japan, as well as other countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, 14 March will be celebrated as White Day. On it, men who received chocolate of love (honmei-choko) or courtesy chocolate (giri-choko) on Valentine’s Day will be expected to return the favor by giving gifts to the women. Popular White Day gifts are white chocolates, white cookies, marshmallow, white flowers, white jewelry, even white clothing such as lingerie. A man could also take the woman to a date. Continue reading
Following Adorageek’s tradition of celebrating woman heroes, and in conjunction of the celebration of International Women Day on 8 March, let us celebrate Sameera Moussa, the woman hero of March!
Born on 3 March 1917, she was an Egyptian nuclear physicist and held a doctorate in atomic radiation. Sameera Moussa’s lifelong passion was to make the medical use of nuclear technology affordable to all. She organized the Atomic Energy for Peace Conference and sponsored a call for setting an international conference under the banner “Atoms for Peace”. She was also called Mother of Atomic Energy. Continue reading
Hinamatsuri, or Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is celebrated on 3 March by Japanese girls. It is a festival to pray for the growth and happiness of young girls. Continue reading
This year, Holi, a Hindu spring festival, is celebrated on 1-2 March. It is also known as the festival of colors. In the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar, Holi starts at the Purnima (full moon day) of month of Phalguna. Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and end of winter. It is also the festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Continue reading
Are you excited for Pokémon Day that is celebrated on 27 February? We are! Pokémon is a media franchise centered on a creature called Pokémon. Humans known as Pokémon Trainers will catch and train them to battle other Pokémon. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri on 1995, and on 27 February 2016, Pokémon celebrated its 20th anniversary. Continue reading
Starting 26 February 2018, the Musikahan festival will be held in Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte, Philippines. Tagum City is also nicknamed as the Music Capital of the South.
The Musikahan festival will last until the first week of March. It is a festival to showcase the musical talents of Tagumeños, Mindanaoans, and Filipinos in general. Different local bands, chorales, marching bands, also visiting foreign groups will perform during the Musikahan festival. Continue reading
March is on the horizon and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For March, we have a cute elephant, a cat, and a strawberry ice cream with strawberry on top. Yum! To match it, we set the banner with the two critters musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this March? Continue reading
Meet Rosa Parks, the woman hero of February! Rosa Parks was born on 4 February 1913. She was an activist in Civil Rights Movement. She was called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement” by the United States Congress. Continue reading
This year, the Chinese New Year or also known as Lunar New Year will be celebrated by Chinese people and people with Chinese ancestry on 16 February, marking the start of the year of the Dog. Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading
Can you feel that love is in the air? Yes, Valentine’s Day is here on 14 February! Continue reading
The 2018 Winter Olympics or commonly known as PyeongChang 2018 will be held on 9 to 25 February in Pyeongchang county, South Korea. The opening ceremony will take place on 9 February, while the closing ceremony will take place on 25 February. PyeongChang 2018 will feature 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Continue reading
Hear ye, hear ye! Starting this year, Adorageek will also celebrate the life of woman heroes. We have so many remarkable women out there that have always been parts of the great history of the world. They are notable figures to be look upon to; their acts, contributions, and roles inspire us even until today. So every month, Adorageek will celebrate the life of a woman hero who was born in that respective month. You will see heroes from different walks of life, from science to arts to politics; and Adorageek has especially chosen different heroines to represent the diversity of human culture and ethnicity. They are as colorful as we all are!
For this month, Adorageek will celebrate the bravery of Joan of Arc! Continue reading
February is coming and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For February, we have a cute bear, a sheep, and a strawberry ice cream with cherry on top. Yum! To match it, we set the banner with the two critters musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this February? Continue reading
What kind of pie do you like? Whatever it is, let’s celebrate it on the America’s National Pie Day on 23 January! Continue reading
The Netherlands Nationale Tulpendag or National Tulip Day will be celebrated on 20 January, to officially inaugurate the start of tulip season in the Netherlands. Tulip is Holland’s trademark flower, and the tulip season will last from January to April, when many varieties of tulip will bloom and be ready to be sold or auctioned in florist, supermarkets, and flower stands. The National Tulip Day itself has been celebrated since 2012. Continue reading
Look! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a kite!
The International Kite Festival, called Uttarayan, will be held on 14 January until 15 January at Ahmedabad, the Kite Capital of Gujarat, India. The festival of Uttarayan marks the Makara Sankranti, the day when winter begins to turn into summer according to the Indian calendar. Makara Sankranti is the most important harvest day in India, because it is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and harvest season is approaching. Continue reading
Know the next lines of the quote, “Space, the final frontier”? Or ever wondered when the age of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality will be upon us? Then you must be a science fiction fan! Gather up, cadets, as today on 2 January is the National Science Fiction Day in the United States! Continue reading
Today marks the 200th year anniversary of the first publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Mary Shelley, the author of the book, started writing the novel when she was just 18 years old. It was then published anonymously 2 years later in London on 1 January 1818. Continue reading
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Be prepared to count down toward the New Year on the evening of 31 December! Continue reading
Kwanzaa will be celebrated from 26 December to 1 January in the United States and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the Americans. Kwanzaa is celebrated to honor African heritage in African-American culture. Maulana Karenga, an African-American professor and a major figure in the Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s, created Kwanzaa in 1966. Continue reading
Do you hear the bells ringing? Yes, Christmas is around the corner! It is a celebration to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, a central figure in Christianity, and is commonly celebrated on 25 December by majority of Christians, as well as, culturally, by non-Christians. Christmas day is also a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading