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Celebrate Language
Celebrate LanguageIt’s International Mother Tongue Day and where better to celebrate this occasion than in a country with such a rich and diverse linguistic tapestry as South Africa. One of the best ways to celebrate language and to celebrate being South African is to make the effort to learn another language.
Lughnasadh - The Grain Harvest
LammasPronounced - (Loo-nah-saah) this day is celebrated as the First Harvest Festival. In the midst of the scorching heat of a South African summer it might be a little difficult to believe; but the festival of Lughnasadh marks the tail end of summer and the beginning of the change in season towards autumn.
New Year's Celebrations - Around the World
New YearI bet you're thinking to yourself "where did 2005 go?!" Yep, every year seems to fly past faster than the last and now you're suddenly busy working out where and how you'll usher in 2006. Now's a good a time as any to look around the world and back into history to see how mankind has celebrated and continues to celebrate the most popular festival in the calendar.
Litha - Summer Solstice
SolsticeIn addition to the four great festivals of the Pagan year, there are four lesser holidays: the two solstices, and the two equinoxes. In folklore, these are referred to as the four 'quarter-days' of the year. Litha, which is celebrated on the 21st December, is one of the 'low' holidays.
Festival of Lights
DiwaliDiwali, or Deepavali to give it its full name, is one of the most celebrated festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is often referred to as 'the festival of lights'. Because the Hindu calendar is based on the lunar cycle Diwali usually falls on the New Moon day around late October or early November, this year it is being celebrated on November 1st by South Indians and the 2nd by North Indians.
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