April fool!

April Fool 2019 Calendar-01Be prepared, friends! We will celebrate April Fool’s Day on 1 April! Sometimes called April Fools’ Day, it is an annual celebration commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes or harmless pranks and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April fool(s)” at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Continue reading

Monthly Journal – April 2020

April is approcahing and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For April, we have a cute sheep in a farm. What do you think will be in her agenda this April? Continue reading

The Day of Silence

Nyepi 2019 Girl-01In 2020 Nyepi will be celebrated by Balinese people on 25 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

Tulip Festival

Adorageek’s note on current situation:

Adorageek acknowledges that we are in a trying times with the Covid-19 outbreak. However, we at Adorageek are firm believers that there are still moments and events in the wide world worth celebrating. We just have to change the way we are celebrating them. Therefore, Adorageek will continue to share those celebrations with you, in the hopes that in the near future, we can celebrate those moments and events again just like in the good times.

Tulips-01Tulip Festival Amsterdam will take place on 21 March to 10 May 2020. Tulip is Holland’s trademark flower, and during Tulip Festival, tulips bloom at 85 locations: in the public areas of Amsterdam, in the gardens of the city’s museums and hotels, and by notable buildings in the city center as well as in various districts of Amsterdam. All displays in public areas are free to enjoy, for some museum gardens normal ticket prices apply. People from all over the world come to enjoy the beautiful Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and explore the tulip fields just 30 minutes outside the center of Amsterdam.

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Spring Equinox

spring equinox 2019 boyDo 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

Hanami Across Japan

Adorageek’s note on current situation:

Adorageek acknowledges that we are in a trying times with the Covid-19 outbreak. However, we at Adorageek are firm believers that there are still moments and events in the wide world worth celebrating. We just have to change the way we are celebrating them. Therefore, Adorageek will continue to share those celebrations with you, in the hopes that in the near future, we can celebrate those moments and events again just like in the good times.

Hanami 2019 Tree-01Hanami, meaning flower viewing, is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of Sakura, the renowned Japanese cherry blossom. From the middle of March to end of April, 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.

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day 2019 Boy-01On 17 March people in Ireland and people of Irish heritage will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. Saint Patrick’s Day or Feast of Saint Patrick commemorates Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Continue reading

Pi Day

Einstein-01Do 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

Holi

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In 2020, Holi, a Hindu spring festival, is celebrated on 9 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

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2019 Woman 2-01Do you know that International Women’s Day or IWD is celebrated on 8 March? That’s right! It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. For 2020, the theme of IWD is #EachforEqual. Continue reading

Girl Protagonist of March: Anne of Green Gables

Girl March 2020 Anne - Anne of Green Gables-01Our girl protagonist of March is Anne of Green Gables! She is the main character in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L.M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm at Green Gables, in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Continue reading

Hinamatsuri-Doll Festival

Doll Festival 2020 Lady-01Hinamatsuri, 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. The origin of Hinamatsuri festival came from the practice of o-harae, a Shinto purification rites. It is said that Izanagi, one of the mythical founders of Japan, purified himself in the river after visiting Yomi, the land of the dead. That was the source of o-harae. During the Heian period, o-harae was performed on the third day of the third month by means of transferring sins and misfortunes to dolls made of paper, wood, or straw called katashiro, and throwing them into the river or ocean. Continue reading

Pokemon Day

Pokemon 2019 Pika-01Are 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.
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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2019 Boy-01Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday). Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In 2020, Mardi Gras is celebrated on 25 February. Continue reading

Monthly Journal – March 2020

March is 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 critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For March, we have a cute dog in a farm. What do you think will be in her agenda this March? Continue reading

Carnaval do Brasil

Carnival 2019 Girl 1-01The Carnival of Brazil or Carnaval do Brasil is an annual Brazilian festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. During Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “carnival”, from carnelevare, “to remove (literally, “raise”) meat.” In 2019, Carnaval do Brasil will be held on 21 to 26 February. Continue reading

Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia 2019 Girl-01-01Let’s be prepared, because one of the biggest festival in the world is coming. Yes, it is time for Carnevale di Venezia or the Carnival of Venice! It is an annual festival held in Venice, Veneto, Italy that ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks. In 2020, Carnevale di Venezia will takes place on 8 February until 25 February. Continue reading

Girl Protagonist of February: Pippi Longstocking

Girl February 2020 Pippi - Pippi LongstockingOur girl protagonist of February is Pippi Longstocking! She is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi was named by Lindgren’s daughter Karin, who asked her mother for a get-well story when she was off school. Pippi Longstocking quickly became popular in Sweden upon publication, and by the end of the 1940s, 300,000 copies had been sold. As of 2009, the book has been translated into 64 languages. Continue reading

Groundhog Day

groundhog day 2019 groundhog-01Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grund’sau dåk, Grundsaudaag, Grundsow Dawg, Murmeltiertag; Nova Scotia: Daks Day) is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on 2 February. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks. If it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. Continue reading

Monthly Journal – February 2020

February is nearly here and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For February, we have a cute pig in a farm. What do you think will be in her agenda this February? Continue reading

The Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year 2020 Rats-01This year, the Chinese New Year or also known as Lunar New Year will be celebrated by Chinese people and people with Chinese ancestry on 25 January, marking the start of the year of the Rat. Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading

Winnie the Pooh Day

Friendship Day 2020 Pooh-01On 18 January we will celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day! It is celebrated on A.A. Milne’s birthday, an English author who created Winnie the Pooh, also called Pooh Bear and Pooh, a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear . The first collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh was the book Winnie-the-Pooh, published in 1926. Continue reading

Girl Protagonist of January: Jo March

Girl Protag January 2020 Jo - Jo March-01Starting 2020, Adorageek will celebrate the story of girl protagonist in literature! We have so many remarkable girl protagonists that have inspired us throughout our lives. So every month, Adorageek will celebrate the story of a girl protagonist. You will see characters from different stories, from literature to fantasy and science-fiction to romance; and Adorageek has especially chosen different girl protagonists to represent the diversity of human culture and ethnicity. They are as colorful as we all are!

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2018 Santa-01Do 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

Hanukkah

Hanukkah 2018 Dreidl-01In 2019, Hanukkah will be celebrated starting on sunset of 22 December until nightfall of 30 December. Hanukkah, which is also known as Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication, is a Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Continue reading

Hero of December: Anna Komnene

Women December 2019 Figure - Anna Komnene-01Our woman hero of December is Anna Komnene! She was a Byzantine princess, scholar, physician, hospital administrator, and historian. She was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and his wife Irene Doukaina. She is best known for her attempt to usurp her brother, John II Komnenos, and for her work The Alexiad, an account of her father’s reign. Continue reading

Book of December – The Snowy Day

Our book of December is The Snowy Day! It is a 1962 children’s picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. It features Peter, an African American boy, who explores his neighborhood after the season’s first snowfall. Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his collage artwork, which made The Snowy Day the first picture book with an African American protagonist to win a major children’s award.

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Welkom Sinterklaas!

Sinterklaas 2019 Sinterklaas-01The feast of Sinterklaas is celebrated on the evening of 5 December with Saint Nicholas’s Eve and on the morning of 6 December, in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Northern France. Sinterklaas is a famous figure based on Saint Nicholas, a Christian patron saint of children, and the feast of Sinterklaas is the celebration to commemorate Saint Nicholas’ name day on 6 December. Continue reading

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 Window-01This year, Thanksgiving is coming on the 28 November! This national holiday is celebrated in the United States, also in other countries by people of American descents. Previously, it was a day to give thanks on a good harvest and the blessings received in the preceding years. Continue reading

Monthly Journal – December 2019

December will be here and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For December, we have a cute bat and a unicorn musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this December? Continue reading

Hero of November: Shirin Ebadi

Women November 2019 Figure - Shirin Ebadi-01Our woman hero of November is Shirin Ebadi! She is an Iranian political activist, lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize. In 2004, she was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the “100 most powerful women in the world”. She is also included in a published list of the “100 most influential women of all time.” Continue reading

Book of November – The Giving Tree

Book November 2019 Tree - The Giving Tree-01Our book of November is The Giving Tree! It is an American children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein’s best-known titles, and has been translated into numerous languages. The book follows the lives of a female apple tree and a boy, who develop a relationship with one another. The tree is very “giving” and the boy evolves into a “taking” teenager, man, then elderly man. Despite the fact that the boy ages in the story, the tree addresses the boy as “Boy” his entire life.

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Can you tell me how to get…

Sesame Street 2019 Elmo and Cookie-01Do you know that in 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street? Sesame Street, which was premiered on 10 November 1969, is celebrating its 50th anniversary: Sesame Street, 50 Years and Counting! The yearlong celebration will be full of a celebrity-studded special, press and social buzz, events, partner activations, and social impact. Continue reading

Dia de Muertos

Dia de Muertos 2018 Girl 2-01.pngDia de Muertos or Day of the Dead is celebrated by people in Mexico and by those of Mexican ancestry throughout the world on 31 October to 2 November, when they will have a gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember their departed ones, so they could help support those departed ones’ spiritual journey. Continue reading

Halloween

Halloween 2018 Boy-01Do you know that Halloween is a contraction of All Hallow’s Evening, and also known as Allhalloween, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints’ Eve? Whichever the name used, it is celebrated on October 31st in both Western Christian countries and non Western Christian countries all over the world. Continue reading

Monthly Journal – November 2019

November is almost here and Adorageek already has something to enrich your days in the coming month! Below you could find a Monthly Journal Page, decorated with cute critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For November, we have a cute panda and a duckling musing over a journal. Well, to be exact, we have a panda playing a bamboo flute and a mesmerized duckling! What do you think will be in their agenda this November? Continue reading

Hero of October: Wangari Maathai

Women October 2019 Figure - Wangari Maathai-01Our woman hero of October is Wangarĩ Maathai! She was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize.  In 1977, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 1984, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

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Adorageek’s Second Birthday

Gather up, friends! Let us celebrate Adorageek’s second birthday on 19 October!

Adorageek started out on 2017 as a humble projects between three sisters to understand and celebrate different kinds of festivity in different cultures, religions and countries around the world, and also to cherish the fantastical world of imagination. A year has passed and Adorageek has grown, thanks to all of you who has supported us throughout this wonderful journey, by reading and sharing our posts and illustrations.

We at Adorageek strive to continue to share more celebrations and festivities from all corners of the world, and maybe even from the outer space and beyond! So, if you have any celebration that you think we should include here, let us know!

With love,

Adora Geek, Uni-Q, and Celly Bright

Book of October – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Book October 2019 Peter - Tale of Peter Rabbit-01Our book of October is The Tale of Peter Rabbit! It is a British children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after dosing him with tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter’s former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. The story was inspired by a pet rabbit Potter had as a child, which she named Peter Piper.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2018 City-01On 8 October 2019, Jewish people all around the world will celebrate Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, which is also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. It occurs on the tenth day of the seventh month, and is regarded as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) that commences with Rosh Hashanah. Continue reading

Oktoberfest

Octoberfest 2018 Maid2-01It is October and Oktoberfest is already in full swing! Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest, a large event in Germany that usually combines a beer festival and travelling funfair. Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and usually lasts for 16 to 18 days, from mid or late September to the first week of October. Locally, Oktoberfest is often called the Wiesn. This year, Oktoberfest is held from 21 September to 6 October 2019. Continue reading

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah 2018 Apples-01Jewish all around the world is celebrating Rosh Hashanah starting on the sunset of 29 September 2019. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “beginning (also head) [of] the year”, is a Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day [of] shouting or blasting”. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, which occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Monthly Journal – October 2019

October 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 critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For October, we have a cute rooster and a tiger musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this October? Continue reading

There and Back Again

Hobbit Day 2019 Frodo-01Gather up, Tolkien fans! Let us celebrate the Hobbit Day on 22 September 2019! It is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.) Continue reading