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5 ways to get involved in South Asia Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) – blog by Jasmin Athwal

Jasmin Kaur Athwal (Joint Honours Ancient History & Archaeology and History) undergraduate offers us five ways to get involved in the inaugural South Asia Heritage Month (SAHM) from the comfort of our own homes and tells us in their blog about forthcoming events, recommended reading and how to volunteer and get directly involved with SAHM. … Continue reading “5 ways to get involved in South Asia Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) – blog by Jasmin Athwal”

18 July 2020 by
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Le 14 juillet

Bastille Day is a holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille – a military fortress and prison – on July 14, 1789, in a violent uprising that helped usher in the French Revolution. Besides holding gunpowder and other supplies valuable to revolutionaries, the Bastille also symbolized the callous tyranny of the French monarchy, especially King … Continue reading “Le 14 juillet”

14 July 2020 by
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Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated

Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-fitr is celebrated in Islam As the end of Ramadan draws closer, Muslims all over the world will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, one of the religion’s main festivals. Eid-al-Fitr translates to ‘the feast of breaking the fast’.  The fast, during the time of Ramadan, represents one of the five … Continue reading “Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated”

26 May 2020 by
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Buddha’s birthday 30 April

In many East Asian countries, Buddha’s birthday will be celebrated on 30 April. The day commemorates the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautuma Buddha, and the founder of Buddhism. The day is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea. In South Korea, the birthday of Buddha is celebrated according to … Continue reading “Buddha’s birthday 30 April”

28 April 2020 by
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UNESCO International Jazz Day 30 April

UNESCO International Jazz Day 2020 will take place virtually this year with a global concert hosted by Herbie Hancock to feature performances by artists across the globe. Leading up to the virtual Global Concert, there will be a free series of educational masterclasses, children’s activities and discussions via web conference featuring renowned educators and jazz … Continue reading “UNESCO International Jazz Day 30 April”

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