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Cultural Christmas Celebrations

Merry Christmas everyone! No doubt you have been bombarded with Christmas activities over the past few weeks. From departmental Christmas parties, to Carol Services, and celebrations on Chancellor’s Court, there was always something going on around campus throughout December. With the big day fast approaching, we have decided to post about celebrations and traditions from … Continue reading “Cultural Christmas Celebrations”

22 December 2018 by
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Translation/Photography/Performance Opportunities with Southside Producers

For Spring Festival/Lunar/Chinese New Year the Cultural Calendar has been in contact with Southside Producers and the Birmingham Hippodrome, who will be hosting events in the local Birmingham area. Southside Producers are organizing an event at the Birmingham Chinese Community Centre in the New Year (date TBC). They welcome as many attendees as possible to this … Continue reading “Translation/Photography/Performance Opportunities with Southside Producers”

17 December 2018 by
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Yet Another Brussels Sprout Riddled Celebration – Thanksgiving

Contributed by Maxane Keogh ‘It’s that awkward time of year before Christmas when you’re not sure if you should start breaking out the scarves and fairy lights yet; however, it’s also getting very cold and Aldi is already selling Christmas chocolates sooooooo… I offer you a middle ground. A time of feasting before Christmas, to … Continue reading “Yet Another Brussels Sprout Riddled Celebration – Thanksgiving”

10 December 2018 by
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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)”

27 November 2018 by
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Blog Submissions Guidance

Interested in submitting a post to us, but unsure how to go about it? We’ve got some top tips for you! Formatting advice: Concerned about how to format your post before you submit to us? Please check out our four formatting tips below for guidance. Above all, don’t forget we’re a flexible project, so please … Continue reading “Blog Submissions Guidance”

21 November 2018 by
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Diwali – Thank You

With over 500 sweets, a lot of streamers and even more electric diyas, the Cultural Calendar’s first Diwali celebration was a success. We would like to thank everybody who took part, and who joined us in celebrating the day, as we couldn’t have done it without you! To summarise the day: the Cultural Calendar’s Diwali … Continue reading “Diwali – Thank You”

14 November 2018 by
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The Festival of Lights and Joy, where Good Always Prevails

Contributed by Priyal Desai Diwali—the festival of lights—is one of the most important festival in Hindu Culture. Signifying the symbolic victory of good over evil, Diwali is celebrated with fervor throughout India where different cultures honor it through varied rituals. In my culture, it is generally a four to five day festival where each day … Continue reading “The Festival of Lights and Joy, where Good Always Prevails”

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