What Exactly Is May Day?

The 1st of May is May Day. There are many traditional May Day celebrations around the world.   The first day of May is observed in Canada, United States and in some parts of Western Europe as a celebration of the coming of spring.  In the UK, May Day is observed on the first Monday of May (also known as Bank Holiday Monday).

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International Mother Language Day – 21st February

Did you know that today is International Mother Language Day? Every year on the 21st February, International Mother Language Day celebrates languages. This day also promotes linguistic and cultural diversity around the world and in particular, multilingualism. This concept was set up in 1999 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) as a way to make the world aware about keeping languages and cultures alive.

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Celebrate May Day Around The Maypole

This Friday 1st May is May Day. There are many traditional May Day celebrations around the world.   The first day of May is observed in Canada, United States and in some parts of Western Europe as a celebration of the coming of spring.   In the UK, May Day is observed on the first Monday of May (also known as Bank Holiday Monday). [Read more…]

Celebrate All That Is English On St George’s Day!

St George’s Day falls on Thursday 23rd April 2009 and is England’s national day, with St George being the patron saint of England, even though he wasn’t even English!   St George was a Roman soldier and is infamous for slaying a dragon.

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