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

Happy Labor Day!

Worker 2-01International 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

Long Live the King!

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

Free Monthly Journal Page – May 2018

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

A Good Planet is Hard to Find!

Earth-01Put 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

Hero of April: Kartini

Kartini only-01Our 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

Hanami Across Japan

Tree-01People 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

Mosque-01Isra 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 in Thailand

Temple-01Songkran 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

Happy Easter!

Chick in Eggshell-01This 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

Free Monthly Journal Page – April 2018

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

Spring is here!

Sakura-02Do 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

Day of Silence

Balinese Girl-01This 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

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

White Day

Hamster 3-01In 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

Hero of March: Sameera Moussa

Sameera Moussa Only-01Following 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

Splashes of Colors

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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

Gotta catch ’em all!

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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

Musikahan Festival

Marching 4-01Marching 5-01Starting 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

Free Monthly Journal Page – March 2018

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

Hero of February: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks only-01Meet 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

Year of the Dog

Dog 1-01This year, the Chinese New Year or also known as Lunar New Year will be celebrated by Chinese people and people with Chinese ancestry on 16 February, marking the start of the year of the Dog. Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading

PyeongChang 2018

Seal-01The 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