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2018 is Chinese New Year of the Dog

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Laura Foulger

In 2018, Chinese New Year falls on Friday 16th February. Steeped in centuries of ritual and tradition, and now famed for its magnificent celebrations, it’s an annual source of delight to revellers around the world. As long-time fans of Chinese culture (particularly … Read More

5 Places We’d Rather Be On Blue Monday

Posted on January 16, 2017 by admin

It’s the most… miserable day… of the year! (Did you sing that in your head to the tune of a certain Christmas song? We did!) Don’t worry, read on to the end as we plan to make it just a little bit better. Why… Read More

Armistice Day

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Brooke

Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and all the subsequent conflicts. 11th November is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. Read on… Read More

Ways to Celebrate St. George’s Day

Posted on April 22, 2015 by admin

Long, long ago, when powerful dragons still lived on the land and in the seas, a brave and loyal knight named George fought the dragon, managed to slay the beast and saved the princess and the people of Silene in Libya. Read More

It’s Chinese New Year of the Horse

Posted on January 31, 2014 by Issy

All over the world today, Chinese people will be greeting one another with the phrase "Kung Hey Fat Choy!", which means "Happy New Year, best wishes and may you prosper". Find out some of the myths and legends around the 12 Chinese calendar animal signs… Read More

Bonfire Night Events 2013: Our Top Three Picks

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Dan

Bonfire Night is nearly upon us. Known in the UK as Guy Fawkes Night, this annual celebration of blazing bonfires and flamboyant fireworks takes place both on and around 5th November and is celebrated by communities, friends, families and… Read More

Five Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 15, 2013 by admin

On 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated across the globe in honour of Ireland’s most famous patron saint. Known for banishing all the snakes in Ireland, St. Patrick was also responsible for giving the green shamrock its Irish connection, as he used it to… Read More

Favourite Days of the Year

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Issy

There are days of the year (like many Mondays when we would prefer that it was still Sunday) that most of us don’t really look forward to. Then there are the most popular days like birthdays, or Christmas. But there are other special days… Read More

Five Unusual Dates for Your Diary in 2013

Posted on January 14, 2013 by Dan

Whether celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day, there are some events that are stuck in our minds and diaries (or should be, perhaps). But away from the more personal events of the year are a variety of more unusual dates celebrating… Read More

St Andrew’s Day Ideas: 10 Ways to Celebrate

Posted on November 30, 2012 by admin

Today, people all over the world will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day, which happens every year on the 30th November. We love a good celebration, and think that any excuse to release your inner Highland dancer should be fully embraced – or at the… Read More