People from all over the world celebrate Christmas in so many different ways and you will be quite surprised at the stories behind many of these Christmas traditions. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter designated Senior Citizens Month as "Older Americans Month." Today, Older Americans Month is celebrated each May to honor and recognize older Americans for the contributions they make to our families, communities and society.
But as the holiday has gained footing in almost every corner of the world, many countries have put their own unique spin on thanking dads — take, for instance, Victoria, Australia, which has something akin to its own state-wide dad pageant (more on that later).
Sadé or Sada is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before Nowruz Sadeh in Persian means "hundred" and refers to one hundred days and nights left to the beginning of the new year celebrated at the first day of spring on March 21 each year.
Since January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament announced that Thanksgiving would be ‘a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God Independence Day India for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed, the nation has celebrated the holiday on the second Monday in October.
If you want to take part in the celebrations, or support this year's special cause, here are some things that you can do. You can visit the official website to find out what this year's slogan is. You can search for the slogan online to find organisations and events in your area or online.
On the 13th October the Philippine Egg Board arranged an exciting adventure family fun run day Eatlog Run”, with activities promoting the benefits of eggs to human health and encouraged all age groups and fitness levels to participate, ranging from a children's 500-meter dash to a 10km scrambles egg singles run.
In honour of Mahatma Gandhi, the Peace Tree Spirit Festival is an occasion for families of every culture and faith to unite, interact and celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights' together, including Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Lunar New Year.
Today, the citizens of Leiden celebrate the perseverance and good fortune of the early American settlers who once lived in the Dutch city with a non-denominational service held in the 900-year-old Pieterskerk church on the fourth Thursday of November.
But there are many other ways to make a mom feel special this Mother's Day. Launched in 1974 by the United Nations, World Environment Day's purpose is to raise awareness on environmental issues. International Dinosaur Month is best celebrated by learning about these fascinating prehistoric animals.
The wedding ceremony and post-ceremony are very involved and may last a few days, including the bride leaving her groom to join her new family and the wedding party welcoming the bride to her new home. Since families often gather for Thanksgiving, children can take advantage of Family Stories Month.
March is also Women's History Month and includes International Brain Awareness Week. To make Christmas holidays a great fun, having in mind the working abroad, maybe you could think about sending special cards. These days can be proposed by UN members and are established by resolutions of the United Nations or of UN agencies like UNESCO, UNEP and WHO.
Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Moomba Waterfest, Melbourne - this event has been a Victorian favourite for over 50 years, providing a range of free entertainment and celebrations along Melbourne's waterfront.