Writers, have you joined this year’s NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. The aim is to get people to start writing, using the deadline as an incentive to get the story going and to put words to paper. Participating in NaNoWriMo is totally free! Continue reading
From 26 October to 24 November 2018, Dubai Fitness Challenge is held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During Dubai Fitness Challenge, Dubai’s residents are challenged to commit to 30 minutes of continuous exercise a day, for 30 days, or Dubai30X30. The goal of Dubai Fitness Challenge is to turn Dubai into the most active city in the world! Continue reading
This year, one of the biggest Hindu’s festivals, Diwali, will be celebrated starting 6 November 2018. This festival celebrates the triumph of Rama against Rahwana; good against evil and light over darkness. in the nation of India, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, Suriname, Fiji, Guyana, Myanmar, Nepal, Mauritius, and Trinidad Tobago have an official holiday of Diwali. The festival lasts for around 5 days and the main celebration is of Diwali night on the third day.
Do you know that Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on 5 November? Also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, it is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in the United Kingdom. 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 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 November, we have a cute duckling, a panda, and a fresh kiwi ice cream with a crepe 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 November? Continue reading
Our woman hero of October is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf! She is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. She was the first elected female head of state in Africa. Sirleaf was listed as the 83rd-most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2016. In 2010, Newsweek listed her as one of the ten best leaders in the world, while Time counted her among the top ten female leaders. That same year, The Economist called her “arguably the best president the country has ever had.” In 2010, Sirleaf released her first book, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President.
Internationale Spieltage SPIEL is an annual four-day boardgame trade fair which is also open to the public and held in October (Thursday to the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen, Germany. Also often called the Essen Game Fair, it is the worldwide biggest fair for board games. The SPIEL started in 1983, and since then has gained a worldwide fame as an occasion where passionate board gamers can meet and chat with game designers, illustrators, and famous game reviewers. Continue reading
On 24 October we celebrate the United Nations Day. It is part of the United Nations Week, which runs from 20-26 October, aiming to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. Continue reading
Gather up, friends! Let us celebrate Adorageek’s 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
Artists, have you participated on this year’s Inktober? Inktober is a drawing challenge taken by artists all around the world by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October. Inktober is created by artist Jake Parker in 2009, to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Continue reading
Gather up, cinephiles! Filmekimi will be held on 5-14 October 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The film week features a program consisting of films that have been screened and awarded at leading world film festivals, such as Oscar nominees in the Foreign Language category, as well as highly anticipated new productions. After Istanbul, Filmekimi is continued in Ankara on 12-16 October 2018, and in İzmir on 19-23 October 2018. Continue reading
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be held on 6 October to 14 October 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is the largest annual hot air balloon festival in the world, with more than 500 hot air balloons participating each year. Continue reading
On 5 October we will celebrate World Teachers Day. Also known as International Teachers Day, the celebration aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching. Continue reading
On 3 to 14 October 2018 we will celebrate Kinderboekenweek or the Children’s Book Week in the Netherlands! Kinderboekenweek is an annual “week” of ten days in September and October for the promotion of (Dutch) children’s book. Kinderboekenweek has been held since 1955 with different theme each year. This year, the theme of Kinderboekenweek is Vriendschap: Kom erbij! or Friendship: Join us! 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 22 September to 7 October 2018. Continue reading
Bath’s Children Literature Festival, which is also known as Bath Kid’s Lit Fest, will be held on 28 September to 7 October 2018 at Bath, Somerset, England. It is Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival that typically lasts ten days, spanning two weekends. The aim of the festival aim is to spark and inspire young imaginations, offer fascinating insights into the world of books and celebrate the joy of reading. Continue reading
October will be here soon 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 October, we have a cute tiger, a rooster, and a vanilla ice cream with heart sprinkles 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 October? Continue reading
Autumn is here, and today we will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as the Moon Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival, or the Mooncake Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night. This year, The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on 24 September 2018. Continue reading
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
All 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!
On 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
Our 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
Muslims 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
Jewish 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.
Gather up, Trekkies! Let us celebrate the Star Trek Day on 8 September! Continue reading
On 5 September we will celebrate the International Day of Charity. Its main purpose is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world. Continue reading
Our 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
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
People 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
People 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
On 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
On 19 August we will celebrate World Photo Day! The World Photo Day commemorates the art and science of photography, and aim to create a positive change in the world through photography. Continue reading
Are 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
Prepare 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
Maybe 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
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
Do you know that in the Northern Territory of Australia, a public holiday takes place every year on the first Monday of August? It is called Picnic Day, and this year, Australia’s Picnic Day takes place on 6 August 2018! Continue reading
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
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
Gather up, friends! We will celebrate International Day of Friendship on 30 July 2018! Continue reading
Bonjour, 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
Our 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
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
Hello 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
This 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
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 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