Maslenitsa (8-14 March) is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, which has retained a number of elements of Slavic mythology in its ritual, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent. It celebrates the end of winter chills and the start of spring, of warmth, of hope, of growth. It is mostly celebrated by … Continue reading “Maslenitsa”

8 March 2021 by

World Book Day 4 March

Because books aren’t just for bedtime World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe on the first Thursday in March. This year’s theme is ‘Share a story’. It is the perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and children to … Continue reading “World Book Day 4 March”

4 March 2021 by

Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day)

Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan. It is celebrated on 3 March of each year, with platforms covered with a red carpet material which are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor and Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian. … Continue reading “Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day)”

3 March 2021 by

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

The National Day of Wales is St. David’s Day and is always observed on 1 March, the traditional date of his death in 589 AD. Saint David (known as Dewi Sant in the Welsh language) was a Celtic monk born towards the end of the fifth century and was Archbishop of Wales. He spread the … Continue reading “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!”

1 March 2021 by