Cyber Celebrations

Celebrating in a time of Coronavirus

Home for the Holidays The disruption caused by Coronavirus touches all aspects of our daily lives, including the ability to celebrate our key religious festivals. The month of April is chock-full of such holidays such as Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi and Ramadan. While the faithful usually congregate to celebrate and commemorate these holidays, the lockdown of […]

Continue Reading
Hue lights

Happy Holidays to Hue!

A popular home lighting solution is Philips Hue. They make a series of lights that are energy efficient and controllable via an app from home and beyond. You can set routines to switch the lights on and off and if they are the coloured lights, change the colours. Integrating this with the popular IFTTT service, […]

Continue Reading
Crowd at Kumbh Mela festival, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo by Yury Birukov.

Kumbh Mela

Often attracting over 200 million attendees, this Hindu religious festival is the largest festival and gathering of humans in the world. The legend behind Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred Pitcher) is that Hindu gods and demons were fighting over a kumbh (pot or pitcher), carrying amrit, the nectar of immortality, created after the […]

Continue Reading
Valentines's day

Valentine’s Day

How to say ‘I Love You’ in different languages Afrikaans : Ek het jou life Albanian :Te dua Arabic : Ana behibak (to a man)Ana behibek (to a woman) Armenian : Yes kez sirumem Belarusian : Ya tabe kahayu Bulgarian :Obicham te Cambodian : Soro lahn nhee ah Catalan : T’estimo Cherokee : Tsi ge yu i Cheyenne : Ne mohotatse Chichewa : Ndimakukonda Chinese :Cantonese – Ngo […]

Continue Reading