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In the UK, Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday. As with the North American Mother’s Day (held in May), it is a day for honouring mothers with cards, presents, and/or a special meal (the most special aspect being that she doesn’t have to prepare it.) Originally […]


HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX A difference between a calendar year and a solar year causes the spring equinox to come between March 19th and March 21st for those who live in the northern hemisphere. And this year, that’s today, March 20th. HAPPY NOWRUZ The spring tradition of cleaning houses originated in countries like Iran, which starts […]


Originally just the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick’s Day is now a day for celebrating Irish culture in many parts of the world with dances, parades, feasting, and of course, ‘the wearing of the green’. Holi is the Hindu Festival of Colours and takes place on the last full moon of the […]


Purim commemorates the time Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination at the hands of Haman, a corrupt advisor to Ahasuerus, King of Persia, an event recounted in the Bible (Book of Esther). Purim, means ‘lots’, as in a lottery, which is how Haman chose a date for the extermination, and Esther saved […]


Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, Christians of various denominations go to church to have a cross put on their foreheads out of ashes that have come from the burning of Palm Sunday crosses from the year before. The crosses serve to remind the faithful of their mortality as the priests […]


Pancakes are eaten throughout the year, of course, but for Christians, the day known as Pancake Day heralds the start of Lent, the season of prayer, reflection, and self-denial leading up to the joyous celebration of Easter. In some places, special pancake breakfasts are held, as well as pancake races, which involve people tossing pancakes […]

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