Friendship Day (also International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day) is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was initially promoted by the greeting cards’ industry; evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, andContinue reading “FRIENDSHIP DAY!”
Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers andContinue reading “GLOBAL TIGER DAY”
Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day) is commemorated every 26 July in India, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War, ousted the Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999. Initially, the Pakistani army denied their involvement in the war, claiming thatContinue reading “KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS”
National Cousins Day is celebrated on July 24 of every year. National Cousins Day is the best opportunity to thank your cousins for all that they do for you. A cousin is a relative with whom a person shares one or more common ancestors. This day is dedicated to those amazing individuals who helped usContinue reading “COUSINS DAY”
Guru Purnima (Poornima) is a tradition dedicated to all the spiritual and academic Gurus, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom with no monetary expectation, based on Karma Yoga. It is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and Bhutan by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. This festival is traditionally observed toContinue reading “GURU PURNIMA”
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”
The Day of Arafah is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar (the holiest night being The Night of Power), the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage, and the day after is the first day ofContinue reading “DAY OF ARAFAH”
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 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”
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!
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 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”
World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an annual celebration of chocolate, occurring globally on July 7 or just Chocolate Day. The observance of World Chocolate Day date back to 2009, and some suggest July 7 in particular celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. Other chocolate day celebrationsContinue reading “CHOCOLATE DAY!”
International Plastic Bag Free Day, celebrated on July 3 every year across the world to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic on the environment and aim to eliminate the use of plastic bags. Plastic bags is one of the leading causes of pollution in the world.
National Doctors’ Day is a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The date varies from nation to nation depending on the event of commemoration used to mark the day. In some nations the day is marked as a holiday. Although supposed to be celebrated by patients in andContinue reading “DOCTOR’S DAY”