Happy Diwali!

The Five Days of Diwali

Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a holiday of Hindu origin and is widely celebrated throughout India. The five-day event begins on the 13th day of the month of Kartik in the Hindu calendar, which falls in October or November. Celebrants light clay lamps, said to represent the destruction of anything negative […]

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A Janmashtami Journey

Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is one of the most popular and important Hindu festivals. It marks the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who gave the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu. In 2023, it falls on Thursday September 7th and is celebrated with great […]

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Gladiolus is the traditional flower of August.

August 2023 Cultural Diversity Review

The revolutionary spirit in July continues into August with a large amount of independence days taking place around the world as many countries threw off their colonial shackles during this month. The biggest religious festival in August this year is the widely observed, but not well known Christian festival of Assumption. Month info: Originally called Sextilis […]

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Roses are the traditional flower of June

June 2023 Cultural Diversity Review

In the Northern Hemisphere, June is a summer month when individual vacations start to take precedence over wondering when the next public holiday. However there are still some important and diverse festivals and holidays taking place. For the first time in about 30 years, June welcomes the major Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. Month info: Probably the name June is derived from […]

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