Happy Europe Day Everyone!

europe day 2012Did you know that the 9th May is Europe Day and that this date is celebrated in Europe every year? But, what is Europe Day?

On the 9th May 1950, what is now known as the European Union, was first proposed. In Paris, the French Foreign Minister of the time, Robert Schuman, put forward the idea for France, Germany and other European countries to work together to put their coal and steel production  as a  foundation of a possible European federation. This proposal helped to ensure that there has been peace and prosperity across Europe for over 50 years. And so the 9th May is celebrated as the birthday of the European Union and is called  Europe Day.

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Get The Eurovision!


Jade in Red Square © Alain Douit (EBU)

Yes folks … it’s that time again! On 16th May 2009, Russia plays host to the 54th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest involves singers from 42 countries, across three days and is watched by over 100 million people around the world. It is a truly mammoth event which brings together virtually all of the countries of Europe in this linguistic and cultural competition.   [Read more…]

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…]