The 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
This 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
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
Our 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
Our 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.
Do 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 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
Do 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
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
Our 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.
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!
Adora Geek, Uni-Q, and Celly Bright
Our 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.
On 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
It 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
Jewish 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.
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
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
Gather 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
Be prepared, friends! This year, we will celebrate Batman Day on 21 September 2019, and also the 80th Anniversary of Batman! Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Originally named the “Bat-Man,” the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World’s Greatest Detective. Continue reading
Get ready, friends! The Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary countdown kicks off on 26 July 2019 and will culminate on the beloved canine friend’s spooky birthday on Friday, 13 September 2019! It celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Scooby-Doo’s first episode, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which was premiered on CBS on 13 September 1969. Continue reading
Our woman hero of September is Fanny Cochrane Smith! She was an Aboriginal Tasmanian, born in December 1834. She is considered to be the last fluent speaker of a Tasmanian language, and her wax cylinder recordings of songs are the only audio recordings of any of Tasmania’s indigenous languages. Her recordings were inducted into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register in 2017.
September 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 September, we have a cute deer and a frog musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this September? Continue reading
Our book of August is A Bear Called Paddington! It is a children book written by British author Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and published in 13 October 1958. The book introduced Paddington Bear, the friendly bear from Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment), duffel coat and love of marmalade. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and Paddington Bear has been featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond . Continue reading
On 16 August 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! Woodstock was an American music festival held on 15–18 August 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. It was alternatively referred to as the Bethel Rock Festival or the Aquarian Music Festival. Thirty-two acts performed outdoors despite sporadic rain. It has become widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Continue reading
On 11 August 2019 Muslims all around the world is celebrating Eid al-Adha, also called the Festival of Sacrifice. It is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Eid al-Fitr. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid al-Adha also marks the end of the Hajj, or the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca. Continue reading
Are you a Bibliophile? Bibliophile is a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books. If yes, then you are in luck, because on 9 August, we will celebrate Book Lovers Day! Continue reading
Who in the world today that does not know Harry Potter? The Boy Who Lived has captivated millions of people, and remained one of the-most-talked-about characters. But do you know that Harry Potter’s birthday is on 31 July? Yes! Today, let us celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter! Continue reading
August 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 August, we have a cute raccoon and a goat musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this August? Continue reading
Our book of July is The Tiger Who Came to Tea! It is a short children’s story, first published by HarperCollins in 1968, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. The book remains extremely popular more than fifty years after it was first published, and a theatrical adaptation of the story has been produced. A television adaptation of the book will air on Channel 4 at Christmas 2019. The original artwork for the book is held by Seven Stories, a children’s literature centre in the UK. Continue reading
Our woman hero of July is Frida Kahlo! She was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. Continue reading
“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” Yes, on 20 July 2019 we will celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on 20 July 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on 21 July at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. Continue reading
Hello San Diego! This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing on 18-21 July 2019. San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. It is commonly known as Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC. The aim is to create awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Continue reading
Bastille Day or la Fête nationale (The National Celebration) is celebrated on 14 July in France. The national day of France commemorates the Storming of Bastille, the medieval fortress, armory and prison in Paris, on 14 July 1789 that marks a turning point of the French Revolution. Bastille Day also commemorates the Fête de la Fédération, a massive holiday festival that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Bastille Day is a public holiday in France. Continue reading
Do you know that the final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is this afternoon? It is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women’s national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It is hosted by France between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with matches staged in nine cities. This year, the final is between the European champion the Netherlands and the reigning World champion the United States. Would the Stars and Stripes triumph tonight? Or would the Orange Lionesses rule the football pride? We’re excited to find out! And we hope you are too! Continue reading
Happy Independence Day to all of you in the United States! The Independence Day, or also called Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a National Day of the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In it, The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies at that time regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Continue reading
July 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 July, we have a cute octopus and a mouse musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this July? Continue reading
Our book of June is The Very Hungry Caterpillar! It is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. The winner of many children’s literature awards and a major graphic design award, it has sold almost 50 million copies worldwide, and has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication. The book has also been described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time”, and was voted the number two children’s picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers. Continue reading
Whether you are first-timers or seasoned yogis, be prepared! Because this year, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival will be started on 20 June 2019, and will last for many months on many different cities. So, are you ready? Continue reading
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
Are you ready, Trekkies? Let us celebrate Captain Picard Day on 16 June! As you remember, the first Captain Picard Day is celebrated on Star Trek: The Next Generation season 7 episode “The Pegasus”, when the event was held aboard the USS Enterprise-D for the ship’s schoolchildren. Activities included a contest, judged by Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, in which the children created paintings and models of the captain. Continue reading
Our woman hero of June is Benazir Bhutto! She was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. Ideologically a liberal and a secularist, she chaired or co-chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from the early 1980s until her assassination in 2007.
Do you know that Gay Pride Month or LGBT Pride Month is held during the month of June? Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Continue reading
Muslims all around the world, rejoice! This year, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on 5 June 2019. 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
June is peeking 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 June, we have a cute koala and a penguin musing over a journal. What do you think will be in their agenda this June? Continue reading
Are you ready to roll? The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, or Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling, is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in England. It was traditionally held by and for the people who live in the local village of Brockworth, Gloucestershire, but now people from all over the world take part. The Guardian newspaper called it a “world-famous event”, with winners from the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Nepal. In 2019, the event takes place on 27 May 2019. Continue reading
Our woman hero of May is Catherine the Great! She was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country’s longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d’état which she organized—resulting in her husband, Peter III, being overthrown. Under her reign, Russia was revitalized; it grew larger and stronger and was recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. That said, however, she was a usurper of the Russian throne because her son, Paul I, should have naturally been the Tsar following Peter III’s death.
Episode 6 of season 8 of Game of Thrones will be aired on 19 May 2019 on HBO in the United States, and we at Adorageek is burning with anticipation! The episode is widely anticipated by fans and non-fans alike, as it is finale of the final season of Game of Thrones series which premiered on HBO in the United States on 17 April 2011. Continue reading
Adorageek wants to wholeheartedly congratulate Duncan Laurence who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 representing the Netherlands! Adora attended the general rehearsal and witnessed first hand how amazing his performance was. Adora was beyond ecstatic when Duncan won the next day on the grand final! Continue reading
Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists and some Hindus on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia and the Philippines and in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as “Buddha’s Birthday” as well as in other parts of the world. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. Continue reading