Celebrating Whit Sunday

Celebrating Whit Sunday

In different parts of the world, Pentecost or Whit Sunday has become a traditional day where baptism takes place. During this day, people enjoy picnics, outings to the country, and some family gatherings. In Poland, Whit Sunday or Pentecost is called “The Green Holiday” and during this holiday, the locals in Poland decorates their houses … Read more

Observance of Tabaski or Eid al-Adha

Tabaski, or popularly known as Eid al-Adha which means Feast of Sacrifice is the second of two Islamic holidays that is being observed in the world each year, the other one is Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Adha or Tabaski is holier than Eid al-Fitr because it is said that the holiday honors the willingness of Ibrahim … Read more

National Punctuation Day

Punctuation Day

Punctuation marks are important because they are particularly useful in giving a written language clarity and comprehension. One wrong punctuation mark in a sentence or paragraph can give it a different meaning. With this, did you know that there is an annual holiday being celebrated especially for punctuation marks? National Punctuation Day is an annual … Read more

Day of the Sea, Bolivia

Beach in Bolivia

The Day of the Sea or El Dia del Mar is a celebration dedicated for Bolivians to claim back their country’s coastline from Chile. The special day is spent with Bolivia’s president, school children, war veterans and fellow countrymen having a moment of silence while listening to the sound of the shore’s waves and seagulls … Read more

Melon Day

Honeydew

Melon Day is an annual celebration in Turkmenistan where it is considered the homeland of the best melons in the world. It is a national holiday that is devoted to festivities of celebrating the country’s muskmelon that is praised for its aroma, taste and big size. It is celebrated annually every second Sunday of August … Read more

Obama Day, Kenya

President Barack Obama

Although Obama was born in Honolulu in Hawaii, Africa is his father’s home continent. Barack Obama Sr. was a Kenyan.  President Obama becoming the first African-American President was a major accomplishment. During the election, Barack Obama’s running to be America’s first black president had a special resonance in Africa. People in Africa were delighted to … Read more

Up-Helly-Aa

Up Helly Aa

Up-Helly-Aa is an annual Scottish holiday that is inspired by the land’s history and a Viking celebration. It is usually held in the middle of Winter to mark the end of the Yule season. Up-Helly-Aa is a holiday which literally means “Up Holy Day All.” Based on the book “Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language” … Read more