27 April Freedom Day – South Africa

27 April is an annual celebration of the day in 1994 when the first democratic non-racial election was held in South Africa. Of South Africa’s 22.7 million eligible voters, 19.7 million voted in the 1994 national election. Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to mark the liberation of its country and its people from a long period of colonialism and White … Continue reading “27 April Freedom Day – South Africa”

23 April 2020 by

Tales from The Decameron

Tales from The Decameron (1916) John William Waterhouse Tales from Giovanni Boccaccio’s ‘The Decameron’ are being currently being recounted [in synopsis form, with link to John Payne et al’s translation] on LCAHM’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LCAHM/ In Florence in 1348 the whole city hunkered down and fought its way day by day through the worst pandemic Europe … Continue reading “Tales from The Decameron”

22 April 2020 by

The Sikh celebration of Bandi Chor Divas! (Diwali time)

Contributed by Jaspinder Mann As many across India celebrate Diwali, Sikhs also light Divas (candles) and set off fireworks for Bandi Chor Divas, day of liberation. The Sikh occasion for celebration is in remembrance of their history and the actions of their sixth Guru (spiritual leader) Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The origin: Guru Sahib … Continue reading “The Sikh celebration of Bandi Chor Divas! (Diwali time)”

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