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