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Countries, Cultures & Traditions: Deepavali / Diwali

Countries, Cultures & Traditions: Deepavali / Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 26th, Australia Day

National Days around the world: January 26th, Australia Day

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 26th, Republic Day in India

National Days around the world: January 26th, Republic Day in India

Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 4th, Myanmar Independence Day

National Days around the world: January 4th, Myanmar Independence Day

Independence Day (Burmese: လွတ်လပ်ရေးနေ့) is a national holiday observed annually in Myanmar every 4 January. The date celebrates Myanmar’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on 4 January 1948. In the 19th century, following three Anglo-Burmese Wars, Burma was … Continue reading

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NYE around europe

NYE around europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands Athen, Greece Barcelona, Spain Berlin, Germany Bratislava, Slovakia Brussels, Belgium Bucharest, Romania Budapest, Hungary Copenhagen, Denmark Düsseldorf, Germany Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Helsinki, Finland Istanbul, Turkey Kiev, Ukraine Lisbon, Portugal London, United Kingdom Madrid, Spain Moscow, Russia Naples, … Continue reading

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NYE 2017 in North & South America

NYE 2017 in North & South America

Boston, United States of America Buenos Aires, Argentinia Chicago, United States of America Dallas, United States of America Las Vegas, United States of America Lima, Peru Los Angeles, United States of America Mexico City Miami, United States of America New … Continue reading

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NYE 2017 in Singapore & in the rest of Asia

NYE 2017 in Singapore & in the rest of Asia

Astana, Kazakhstan Auckland, New Zealand Baghdad, Iraq Bangalore, India Bangkok, Thailand Beijing, China Chennai, India Dubai, United Arab Emirates Colombo, Sri Lanka Hanoi, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hong Kong, China Jakarta, Indonesia Kolkata, India Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuta … Continue reading

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How African Cities welcomed 2017

How African Cities welcomed 2017

Cairo, Egypt Cape Town, South Africa Lagos, Nigeria

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Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7 – an Expat.sg event

Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7 – an Expat.sg event

Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7, organized by Expat.sg – The Most Vibrant Expat Community in Singapore. Connecting locals & expats from all over the world by introducing different cultures, traditions and, for sure, food! Special thanks to Eguenia … Continue reading

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Cultures & Traditions – Dia De Muertos

Cultures & Traditions – Dia De Muertos

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 29th,  Republic Day of Turkey

National Days around the world: October 29th, Republic Day of Turkey

The Republic Day of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı in Turkish) is one of the public holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Starting each year at 1:00 pm on 28th October, it … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD: 28TH OCTOBER, INDONESIAN YOUTH PLEDGE DAY

NATIONAL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD: 28TH OCTOBER, INDONESIAN YOUTH PLEDGE DAY

History of Youth Pledge Day The Youth Pledge (Indonesian: Sumpah Pemuda) was a declaration made on 28 October 1928 by young Indonesian nationalists in the Second Youth Congress. They proclaimed three ideals, one motherland, one nation and one language.[1] The … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: 28th October, Independent Czechoslovak State Day

National Days around the world: 28th October, Independent Czechoslovak State Day

Always celebrated on 28 October, this day is the National Day of the Czech Republic and commemorates the date in 1918 when Czechoslovakia was created. History of Independent Czechoslovak State Day The area of Czechoslovakia had been a part of … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 28th, Oxi Day

National Days around the world: October 28th, Oxi Day

The Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world celebrate Oxi Day (pronounced Ohi Day) on 28 October each year. Ohi Day commemorates the rejection by Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 26th, Austrian National Day

National Days around the world: October 26th, Austrian National Day

The Austrian National Day is celebrated on October 26 and relates to political developments after WW II. After the end of the War, Austria was occupied by the four Allied forces (Soviet Union, United States, Great Britain, and France), who … Continue reading

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