Event Archive

14 July 2017

Bastille Day - International

The French national holiday, celebrating the uprising of the modern French nation, particularly the storming of the Bastille. Read More

14 July 2017

Swimming and diving - World Aquatics Championships

The World Aquatic Championships will take place between the 14th and 20th of July Read More

07 July 2017

Football, Gold world cup USA

The football Gold world cup will take place in the USA, between the 7th and 26th of July. Read More

25 June 2017

Ramadan (Finish) - Muslim

A month of dusk to dawn fasting, in which the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed. Read More

25 June 2017

Eid-Ul-Fitr - Muslim

Muslims celebrate the end of fasting for Ramadan, with processions through the street and a celebratory daytime meal - their first for a month. Read More

21 June 2017

Lailat-Ul-Qadr - Muslim

The Night of Power, when the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims spend this time in study and prayer. Read More

18 June 2017

Father’s Day - Secular

A more recent parallel to Mother’s day for fathers, established in the early 20th Century by a daughter who wanted to express her appreciation for her single father Read More

16 June 2017

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev - Sikh

Guru Ajan compiled the Sikh scriptures for the first time, and on this day was executed. Read More

04 June 2017

Pentecost - Christian

The festival where Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after Easter. Regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. Read More

01 June 2017

Shavuot - Jewish

Marks the time when the Jews received the Torah. Prayers are said, especially at dawn, to thank God for the five books of Moses. Read More

31 May 2017

Shavuot - Jewish

Marks the time when the Jews received the Torah. Prayers are said, especially at dawn, to thank God for the five books of Moses. Read More

27 May 2017

Ramadan (Start) - Muslim

A month of dusk to dawn fasting, in which the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed. Read More

11 May 2017

Lailat-Al-Bara’ah - Muslim

"The Night of Freedom from Fire”, in which Muslims are graced with divine mercy and blessings. Read More

23 April 2017

Lailat-Al-Miraj - Muslim

The night journey and ascent of the Prophet Muhammad, celebrated by the telling of the story of how he was visited by two archangels. Read More

23 April 2017

St. George’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of England. Read More

18 April 2017

Passover (Pesach) End - Jewish

A festival celebrating the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, led by Moses, and a general celebration of freedom. Read More

16 April 2017

Easter Sunday - Christian

Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The most important Christian festival and the one celebrated with most joy. Read More

14 April 2017

Baisakhi - Sikh

The Sikh New Year festival, which also commemorates Sikhism being born as a collective faith in 1699. Read More

14 April 2017

Good Friday - Christian

A day to commemorate the execution of Jesus on the cross. Read More

13 April 2017

Lent (End) - Christian

The season of preparation before Easter, in which Christians often surrender a particular vice - such as chocolate or smoking. The sacrifice represents Jesus’ deprivation in the wilderness. Read More