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20 March Nowruz – Iranian New Year

Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups. Nowruz has Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, however, it has been celebrated by diverse communities for over 3,000 years  It remains a holy day for Zoroastrians, Bahais and some Muslim communities. Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox … Continue reading “20 March Nowruz – Iranian New Year”

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21 March South Africa – Human Rights’ Day

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on 21 March in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. This massacre occurred as a result of protests against the Apartheid regime in South Africa. The annual commemoration is a reminder about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of  democracy in … Continue reading “21 March South Africa – Human Rights’ Day”

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St Patrick’s Day 17 March

  Saint Patrick’s Day, (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration for the foremost patron saint of Ireland (c. AD 385–461). Tradition says that he spent many years evangelising in the northern half of Ireland and converted “thousands”. Patrick’s efforts against the druids were eventually … Continue reading “St Patrick’s Day 17 March”

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March 5 – World Book Day

    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 million stories‘. It is the perfect opportunity for parents, teachers … Continue reading “March 5 – World Book Day”

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I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date – Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humourist, and political cartoonist  prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements … Continue reading “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date – Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland”

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Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday

Tom and Jerry are celebrating 80 years of cat and mouse high jinks. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the duo debuted in the short “Puss Gets the Boot” in 1940, though at the time they were called Jasper and Jinx. They went on to star in 164 animated shorts produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film … Continue reading “Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday”

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