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Adapting to life in Singapore

Adapting to life in Singapore

“… in Singapore you will get equal misery or equal prosperity as the case may be regardless of whether you are black or brown or yellow or any of the shades in between.” – Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015), Former Prime … Continue reading

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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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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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