Tag: festivals

Ólavsøka

Hej fra Færøerne! Hello from the Faroe Islands! This week marks the Ólavsøka festival when the Parliament is opened on St Olav’s day. There are also sporting events such as rowing competitions, art exhibitions and folk music. Here’s some further

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May Day

Hello to you on this May Day Bank Holiday! Today countries all over the world will be celebrating with a variety of festivals and traditions. Here is some more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

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Easter Monday

Hello, it’s Easter Monday as we’re sure you all know. We hope you all enjoyed your Easter Eggs and the time off. Now, Easter Monday is traditionally a time for a wide range of interesting local customs. Among these is

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Yummy Pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday,  the day for pancakes. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Pancakes are eaten to use up all those ingredients that traditionally we give up for Lent. To find out more about Shrove Tuesday

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Havant Literary Festival

Havant Literary Festival kicks off today with all kinds of events that will appeal to novelists, poets, people who enjoy reading, films and theatrte: http://www.havantlitfest.org.uk/ The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there is an event about blogging run by

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Autumn Equinox

Today is the Autumn Equinox marking the start of Autumn. An Equinox marks the point in the year when day and night are of equal length. The Autumn Equinox signals the end of summer and for our Pagan ancestors it was

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Ramadan

At midnight tonight the Islamic month of Ramadan begins. As well as fasting during daylight hours for those who are able to, other practices take place such as Taraweeh prayers in the evening and going into seclusion for the last ten nights.

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Edinburgh Festival

The Edinburgh Festival, celebrating a wide range of arts and culture is in full swing and here is a website for it: http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/ Of course, being a library blog, we couldn’t forget to highlight this: http://westportbookfestival.org/

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Midsummer

Midsummer, Summer Solstice, the Feast Day of St. John, call it what you will. Today marks the pagan festival of Midsummer where, over most of the Northern Hemisphere, bonfires shall be lit and maypoles shall be danced around. Here is

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World Towel Day

Here’s one for all Douglas Adams fans: today is Towel Day, celebrated on this day each year in tribute to the late author Douglas Adams. As any Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fan will tell you, towels are essential for

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