Event Archive

26 March 2017

Mothering Sunday - Secular

A traditional time for children to celebrate and thank their mothers, giving them cards, gifts and flowers. Read More

26 March 2017

Bangladesh Independence Day - International

Commemorates the declaration of independence in 1971. Read More

18 March 2017

British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2017

The annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards will be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at the prestigious venue, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Read More

17 March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Read More

14 March 2017

Holi - Hindu

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring, which also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Bonfires are lit to celebrate. Read More

13 March 2017

Holi - Hindu

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring, which also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Bonfires are lit to celebrate. Read More

12 March 2017

Purim - Jewish

Commemorates the time when Persian Jews were saved from extermination by a woman called Esther. Read More

09 March 2017

Palm Sunday - Christian

The last Sunday of Lent marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, where the people waved Palm branches at him. Read More

01 March 2017

St. David’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of Wales. Read More

01 March 2017

Lent (Start) - 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

25 February 2017

Maha Shivarati - Hindu

Devotion and thanks are shown to Lord Shiva, who danced his cosmic dance this night. Many Hindus fast. Read More

14 February 2017

Valentine’s Day - Secular

Based on legends of Saint Valentine, who performed secret marriages while they were banned by Emperor Claudius II. Another legend tells of an imprisoned Valentine signing secret letters to the jailer’s daughter as "your Valentine”. Read More

28 January 2017

Vietnamese/Chinese New Year - International

The start of the year on the Chinese calendar, also know as Tết in Vietnam. Read More

14 January 2017

Makar Sankranti - Hindu

This winter festival celebrates the Sun-God's entry into the Northern Hemisphere Read More

06 January 2017

Epiphany - Christian

Epiphany remembers the wise men visiting Jesus. Read More

05 January 2017

Birthday of Guru Gobindh Singh - Sikh

The tenth and last Guru, who created the order of Khalsa and instituted the Five 'Ks’. Read More

31 December 2016

OMISOKA

Japanese festival which prepares for the new year by cleansing Shinto home shrines and Buddhist altars. The bells of Buddhist temples are struck 108 times to warn against the 108 evils to be overcome. Read More

31 December 2016

HOGMANAY

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31 December 2016

new year's eve

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27 December 2016

Bank holiday

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