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Honoring Those who Educate Us: National Teachers’ Day

Posted: May 6, 2016 at 8:50 am   /   Culture

The United States of America celebrates their National Teachers’ Day on Tuesday of the Teacher Appreciation Week. This celebration honors the educators and recognizes their contributions not only in the classrooms but to our lives as well. As we all know, it is quite impossible to separate teachers’ contributions from the successes we’ve achieved as […]

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Welcoming the Year of the Monkey

Posted: February 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm   /   Culture

Chinese communities around the world celebrate their annual New Year tradition. Although the colorful festivities are familiar to most of us, the details surrounding it are not well-known. Unlike the traditional New Year’s Day, the Chinese New Year doesn’t have any specific date for celebration. While China utilized the Gregorian calendar since 1912, they celebrate […]

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Did you Hug Somebody Today?

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm   /   Culture

January 21st is National hug Day — also referred to as International Hug Day, or Global Hug Day. Created by Kevin Zaborney in 1986, this year marks its 30th anniversary. This celebration encourages people to express themselves openly through hugging. The National Hug Day website says, “Whether you hug a family member or a stranger, […]

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Thousands Gathered and Welcomed 2016 at Nathan Phillips Square

Posted: January 3, 2016 at 4:46 am   /   Culture

In the last minutes of 2015, people were gathered at the Nathan Phillips Square and enjoyed the moment as beautiful firework show lit up the sky of Toronto. Every year, the city celebrates New Year’s Eve with a party where people dance and cheer in the streets to welcome the first minutes of the New […]

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The Celebration of Expectation and Waiting

Posted: November 28, 2015 at 12:56 pm   /   Culture

As people begin to look for gift bargains and cheerful songs for the upcoming holidays are heard from the mall speakers, it would seem that the Christmas season is already here. For many Christians, however, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ won’t commence without going through the Advent. When does the Advent start? […]

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Thirteen Trivia Relating to Friday the 13th

Posted: November 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm   /   Culture

Another Friday the 13th; as usual people believing in superstitions have been chattering about the said date and making efforts to avoid the unluckiness that the day may bring to them. But why do such people feel so weird about Friday the 13th? Whatever your stand may be about this unluckily marked day, just check […]

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Get Ready for the Fall DST this Weekend

Posted: October 26, 2015 at 2:12 am   /   Culture

This weekend America goes back to the Standard Time, falling back an hour. The Daylight Saving Time (DST) signals lighter mornings with an extra hour to spend in your bed. But at what time exactly do we have to reset our time? DST will end at 2:00 AM this coming November 1. The mornings will […]

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Celebrating Boss’s Day

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 8:47 am   /   Culture

The Boss’s day is a secular holiday created by Brice Crum who claims that he takes good care of his bosses to the fullest in the United States, Canada, Lithuania, and Romania. It is usually celebrated on October 16 (or the nearest working day). It has a similar concept to “teacher’s day”. With Boss’s day, […]

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Anti-Renoir Rallied at Boston Museum

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 2:31 am   /   Culture

Protestors have rallied outside the art gallery in Boston that is showcasing work made by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, complaining that he “sucks at painting”. The group has placards on hand bearing slogans that say “God hates Renoir” and “Aesthetic terrorism” at the Museum of Fine Arts. The “Renoir Sucks At Painting Movement” organized the protest claiming […]

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In Celebration of the International Coffee Day

Posted: September 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm   /   Culture

September 29 is the day devoted to celebrate a beverage that gives energy to millions of people who struggle to keep their eyes open and boost productivity in various industries. According to the internet world and the arbiters of holidays, 29th of September is “Coffee Day”, otherwise known as the International Coffee Day or the […]

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