World Rhino Day

Do you know that rhinoceros means “nose horn”? Or that a White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg (7700 lb), making them the second largest land mammal after the elephant? Let us celebrate rhinos by commemorating the World Rhino Day on 22 September! Continue reading

Ahoy, maties!

Pirate Day 2018 Pirate-01All hands hoay! Hoist the Jolly Roger! We will celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September! It is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate, aye!
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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2018 City-01On 18 September 2018, 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

Hero of September: Lili’uokalani

Liliʻuokalani-01Our woman hero of September is Lili’uokalani! She was the first queen regnant and last sovereign monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, ruling from 29 January 1891 until the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi on 17 January 1893. Lili’uokalani was an accomplished author and songwriter. Her book Hawaiʻi’s Story by Hawaiʻi’s Queen gave her view of the history of her country and her overthrow. She is said to have played guitar, piano, organ, ʻukulele and zither, and also sang alto, performing Hawaiian and English sacred and secular music. One of her compositions was “Aloha ʻOe” or “Farewell to Thee”. Today, it is one of the most recognizable Hawaiian songs. Continue reading

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Muharram 2018 Calendar-v2-01Muslims around the world will celebrate The Islamic New Year, also known as Arabic New Year or Hijri New Year, on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. This year, the Islamic New Year starts on the sunset of 11 September 2018. In most Islamic countries or countries where Muslims are the majority, The Islamic New Year is a public holiday. Continue reading

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah 2018 Apples-01Jewish all around the world is celebrating Rosh Hashanah starting on the sunset of 9 September 2018. 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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Hero of August: Mother Teresa

Mother Theresa only-01Our woman hero of August is Mother Teresa! Mother Teresa, who was born on 26 August 1910, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. In 1950 Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,000 sisters and an associated brotherhood of 300 members operating 610 missions in 123 countries. These included hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children’s- and family-counselling programs, orphanages and schools. She was admired and praised by many for her charitable work, but was also criticized for her opposition to abortion and for poor conditions in her houses for the dying. Continue reading

Free Monthly Journal Page – September 2018

Welcome September! 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 September, we have a cute deer, a frog, and a black charcoal ice cream with Konpeito 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 September? Continue reading

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan 2018 Bracelet-01People of Indian or Nepalese ancestry will celebrate Raksha Bandhan on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakshabandhan, or simply Rakhi, is a festival centered around the tying of a thread, bracelet or talisman on the wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection. This year, it falls on 26 August 2018. Continue reading

Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival 2018 Ghost-01People of Chinese ancestry will celebrate Ghost Festival on 25 August 2018. The festival, which is also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Jie, Gui Jie or Yulan Festival, is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held on the 15th night of the seventh month in Chinese calendar. Continue reading

Eid Al-Adha

Eid Al Adha 2018 Man-01On 21 or 22 August 2018 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

Energy of Asia

Asian Games 2018 Bhinbhin-01Are you ready, Asia? On 18 August – 2 September 2018, the 2018 Asian Games, or the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia! For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. Also, eSports and canoe polo will be contested as a demonstration sports in the Asian Games. Continue reading

Qixi Festival

Qixi Festival 2018 Moon-01Prepare for something romantic and mystical, because on 17 August we will celebrate the Qixi festival! Also known as the Qiqiao festival, it is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and the weaver girl in Chinese mythology. The Qixi festival is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar, and also inspired the Tanabata festival in Japan and Chilseok festival in Korea. Continue reading

World Elephant Day

World Elephan Day 2018 First Elephant-01Maybe you already know that elephants have good memories. But do you know that elephants are social creatures? They sometimes “hug” by wrapping their trunks together in displays of greeting and affection. Let us celebrate elephants by commemorating the World Elephant Day on 12 August! Continue reading

Book Lovers Day

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

Sister’s Day

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On 5 August 2018 sisters in the United States will celebrate National Sister’s Day! The National Sister’s Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. Sister’s Day is established to celebrate the bonds of love and friendship and the special relationship that only exists between sisters. Initially National Sister’s Day is established to acknowledge the relationship between biological sisters, but over the years, more and more people are celebrating “sister-like” relationships that may exist with their friends or coworkers. Continue reading

Alohomora!

Harry Potter 2018 Harry-01Who 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

Tour de France

Tour de France 2018 Boy-01Bonjour, France! This year, the 2018 Tour de France already started on 7 July 2018 from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île or the island of Noirmoutier, in the Vendée department in the west-central region of France, and will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 29 July 2018. A total of 176 riders across 22 teams are participating in the 21-stage race. Continue reading

Hero of July: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai-only-01Our woman hero of July is Malala Yousafzai! Malala, who was born on 12 July 1997, is a Pakistani who is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban, a terrorist group, had at times banned girls from attending school. Malala is the youngest Nobel Prize laurate, receiving the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education. Malala, who was 17 years old at that time, shared the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist from India. Continue reading

Free Monthly Journal Page – August 2018

August 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 ice cream critters, for you to hang in your house, shop, office, anywhere! For August, we have a cute raccoon, a goat, and a blackberry ice cream with marshmallows 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 August? Continue reading

San Diego Comic-Con

Stormtrooper-01Hello San Diego! This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing on 18-22 July 2018. 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

Mud Festival!

Dog-01This summer, there are a lot of great festivals held in South Korea. One of them is the Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival. And the top festival, which is visited by millions of visitors each year, is Boryeong Mud Festival. This year, the mud festival is held on 13-22 July 2018 in Daecheon beach area in Boryeong town, 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea. The mud used for the festival is taken from the Boryeong mud flats and trucked to the Daecheon beach. Continue reading

World Emoji Day

Do you know that 17 July is celebrated as World Emoji Day? World Emoji Day celebrates the use of emoji. It also promotes the use of emoji,  the ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Continue reading

Bastille Day

 

Eiffel-01Bastille 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

Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival

Girl-01Are you in South Korea today? If yes, then you are in luck, because Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival is currently held on 6-15 July this year at Buyeo county, South Korea! The festival is held in Gungnamji, the first man-made pond in the nation, located in the Seodong Park. Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival is selected as 1 of the “10 Outstanding Festivals” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea. Continue reading

Pamplona Bull Run

Boy2-01This year, Pamplona encierro or Pamplona bull run is held on 6-14 July during the nine-day festival of Sanfermines in honour of Saint Fermin in Pamplona, the historical capital city of Navarre, Spain. Saint Fermin is the patron saint of Navarre, who was said to be martyred by being tied to a bull by his feet and dragged to his death. Pamplona encierro is the most famous bull run, although the bull run is also traditionally held in other places such as towns and villages across Spain, Portugal, in some cities in Mexico, and southern France during the summer. Continue reading

World Chocolate Day

Let’s pepare for one of the sweetest days of the year, because on 7 July we will celebrate World Chocolate Day!

Girl-01Chocolate is the typically sweet food made from Theobroma cacao seeds. There are many forms of chocolate: in a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. There four types of chocolate: milk (contains milk powder or condensed milk), white (does not contain any cocoa solids), dark (contains higher amount of cocoa solids), and unsweetened (pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter or baking chocolate). Continue reading

Fourth of July

Liberty-01Happy 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

A flying saucer!

UFO-01Gather up UFO hunters and UFO enthusiasts! We will celebrate World UFO Day on 2 July 2018! UFO, or Unidentified Flying Object, is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. The term is then mostly associated with claimed observations of extraterrestrial crafts, many of them in the form of a flying saucer. Some celebrates World UFO Day on 24 June, to commemorate the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States. Others celebrate it on 2 July, to commemorate the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident. Continue reading

Free Monthly Journal Page – July 2018

July is already peeking through a door 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 July, we have a cute mouse, an octopus, and a blueberry ice cream. 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 July? Continue reading

Summer Solstice

Sun-01If 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

Dragon Boat Festival

Boy-01The 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.
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Eid al-Fitr

Boy-01Muslims 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

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé!

Logo-01The 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

Laylat al-Qadr

Stars-01During 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

Hero of June: Anne Frank

Anne Frank-only-01Our 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

Free Monthly Journal Page – June 2018

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

Hero of May: Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani-only-01Our 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

It’s a Royal Wedding!

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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

Douze points!

Netta-01Eurovision 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

Kamehameha!

Dragon Ball fans, rejoice! We will celebrate Goku Day on 9 May!

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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

Cinco de Mayo

Pinata-01On 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