Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo 2019 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

May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars 2019 Yoda-01Gather up Jedi Padawans, Sith Apprentices, Droids, Rebel soldiers and Imperial stormtroopers alike! You are all invited to join the Star Wars Day celebration on 4 May!
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film usually opens with a running text that is started with “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” One of the main themes of Star Wars is the fight between the Rebel force and the tyrannical Empire. 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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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

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

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