Raksha Bandhan 30 August

Raksha Bandhan (or Rakhi) is a Hindu festival, taking place on the full moon in the month of Sravana, which celebrates brotherhood and love. The word Raksha means protection, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. On this day, sisters tie rakhi (a bracelet made of interwoven red and gold threads) on the wrists of their brothers to protect … Continue reading “Raksha Bandhan 30 August”

30 August 2023 by

‘I have a dream’

28 August marks the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr giving his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The March on Washington put pressure on the Kennedy administration to advance its civil rights legislation in Congress. The speech … Continue reading “‘I have a dream’”

28 August 2023 by

International Left-Handers’ Day 13 August

On 13th August 1992 the Left-Handers’ Club launched International Left-Handers’ Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed. This event is now celebrated worldwide, and in the U.K. alone there have been more than 20 regional events to mark the … Continue reading “International Left-Handers’ Day 13 August”

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