Almost during the whole month of May, Madeira celebrates Spring with its renowned Flower Festival, where numerous activities are promoted not only in Funchal but also in other parts of the Island. Madeira is rich in flowers from various parts of the world because it has a particularly favourable climate for the flowering of flowers… Continue reading Flower Festival in Madeira
St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture is on March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. https://www.flickr.com/photos/omunene/5538474059/ What Do People Do? St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations.… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. The idea of creating Women's Day emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States and Europe, in the context of women's struggles for better living and working conditions, and the right to vote. On 26 August 1910, during the Second International Conference… Continue reading International Women’s Day
Magician and illusionist shows have always enchanted generations all over the world and provoked the fascination and curiosity of even the most incredulous. Because today is the International Magician Day, we remember some of the Greatest Magicians and Illusionists ever. Dante The Magician (1883 – 1955) State Library of Victoria Collections Harry August Jansen (October 3,… Continue reading International Magicians’ Day
The Carnival is a festival celebrated on Western Christianity that takes place before Lent. It is celebrated in February or early March and involves parties and other forms of collective expression, where costumes and masks are used allowing the loss of the individual and expression of a high sense of social unity. Carnival Celebration Brazilian… Continue reading Have Lots of Fun in the Carnival!
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 and is considered the national poet of Scotland. A true passionate to Scotland and the culture of the country where he basically wrote his work in the dialect of the area where he was born in Ayrshire – the Scots Language. Burns Night or Burns Supper Burns… Continue reading Robert Burns
Albufeira, Algarve Albufeira has become an increasingly popular destination for the New Year Celebration, presenting an attractive entertainment program at Praia dos Pescadores which includes concerts and fireworks display followed by nationally renowned DJ. The New Year program also includes the Solrir Humor Festival Event and the “Medieval Paderne” where the old center of the… Continue reading New Year in Albufeira & Funchal!
With festivals comes a very exciting tradition to open their gifts on Christmas Eve, after the midnight mass; some do it on the Christmas morning – this is especially significant for the kids which have the opportunity to unwrap the gifts left by Santa Claus during the night. There are also other traditions in which… Continue reading The Christmas Gifts…
During the first 3 centuries of Christianity, the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. The religious celebrations were based on Epiphany on January 6, commemorating the arrival of the Magi after the birth of Jesus and the Passover, celebrating its resurrection. The earliest record on the celebration of Christmas comes from the time of the… Continue reading Christmas: The Beginning & Christmas Tree
The Black Friday is the informal name given to the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November. Regardless the many different origins histories available, this day represents the beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season and is the busiest shopping day in USA. Very quickly the international markets took advantage… Continue reading Black Friday