EID AL-ADHA

Eid al-Adha ( ’Festival of the Sacrifice’) is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr or ‘Festival of the Breaking of the Fast’). It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (in Judaism, Isaac) as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before AbrahamContinue reading “EID AL-ADHA”

MANDELA DAY

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela DayContinue reading “MANDELA DAY”

WORLD EMOJI DAY

World Emoji Day is an annual unofficial holiday occurring on 17 July, intended to celebrate emoji; in the years since the earliest observance, it has become a popular date to make product or other announcements and releases relating to emoji. World Emoji Day is “the brainchild of Jeremy Burge” according to CNBC which stated thatContinue reading “WORLD EMOJI DAY”

LOVE IS SOMETIMES WALKING AWAY

My heart bleeds buckets as I continue to walk the mountains and think of youI carry 2 buckets  up the hill… 1 for me  and 1 for you I stop to do what I can some ready for the offeringothers lost or there for the taking I continue to walk wishing I could do more but more is neverContinue reading “LOVE IS SOMETIMES WALKING AWAY”

NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY

National Simplicity Day is observed every year on July 12 to honour the life, work and philosophies of poet, author and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Born on July 12, 1817, Thoreau was an advocate of living a simple life and wrote a number of books around the subject. Have a nice day!

PAPER BAG DAY

World Paper Bag Day (or Paper Bag Day) is celebrated across the globe on July 12 every year to reaffirm the much-needed daily use of paper bags over plastic bags, which apparently came in handy for carrying our groceries and stuff for donkey’s years, to the gross detriment of our environment. This day of JulyContinue reading “PAPER BAG DAY”

WORLD POPULATION DAY

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximateContinue reading “WORLD POPULATION DAY”