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Is the Christmas after the New Year? Russian festivals are so different

As December approaches, the festive atmosphere has quietly arrived. If you want to experience a different Christmas or New Year, you may wish to visit Moscow! Unlike many Western countries, it is not uncommon to celebrate two New Years or two Christmass in distant Russia. According to the calendar of the Orthodox Church, the Christmas and New Year of the Russian calendar is two weeks later than the European festival. January 7 is the Russian Christmas, and January 14 is the Russian New Year. From mid-December to mid-January, the dreamy holiday atmosphere will last for a month. From December 14th to January 13th, 2020, the annual "Christmas Journey" festival carnival will be held in Moscow, the largest winter Christmas celebration in Europe. Throughout the month, Moscow will be enveloped in a fairytale festive atmosphere. A variety of colorful celebrations such as costume parades, ice ballet, light show, fireworks show and winter fun games will be open to all visitors fre

Is Malaysia's National Day 2019 a Public Holiday?

On the night of 30 August 1957, gathered at the Merdeka Square (Padang Merdeka) in Kuala Lumpur to witness the handover of power from the British. Prime Minister-designate Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived at 11:58 p.m. and joined members of the Alliance Party's youth divisions in observing two minutes of darkness.On the stroke of midnight, the lights were switched back on, and the Union Flag in the square was lowered.The new Flag of Malaya was raised as the national anthem Negaraku was played. This was followed by seven chants of "Merdeka" by the crowd. Tunku Abdul Rahman later gave a speech hailing the ceremony as the "greatest moment in the life of the Malayan people". Before giving the address to the crowd, he was given a necklace by representatives of the Alliance Party youth in honour of this great occasion in history, with a map of Malaya inscribed on it. The event ended at one in the morning the next day. On the morning of 31 August 1957, the festivities mo

MTV Video Music Awards 2019 is Comming and Who Is Nominated, Who Is Performing and More

An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth", an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year. By 2001, the VMA had become a coveted award. The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV, and was colloquially called a "moonman". However, in 2017 Chris McCarthy, the President of MTV, stated that the statue would be called a "Moon Person" from then on.The statue was conceived by Manhattan Design—also designers of the original MTV logo—based on the 1981 "Top of the Hour" animation created by Fred Seibert, produced by Alan Goodman, and produced by Buzz Po

About Halloween something should know and Halloween 2019 is coming

It’s that time of the year again, boys and ghouls! Halloween is slowly creeping up on us. It’s less than a week away now! Do you have your costume planned out? Are you ready for the Trick-or-Treaters? Will you be attending any Halloween parties this year? Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats. Why do we celebrate Halloween? Samhain (sow-in) marked the end of summer and the harvest and

Raksha Bandhan 2019

The festival is made up of two words, namely "Raksha" and "Bandhan." As per the Sanskrit terminology, the occasion means "the tie or knot of protection" where "Raksha" stands for the protection and "Bandhan" signifies the verb to tie. Together, the festival symbolizes the eternal love of brother-sister relationship which does not mean just the blood relationships only. It is also celebrated among cousins, sister and sister-in-law (Bhabhi), fraternal aunt (Bua) and nephew (Bhatija) and other such relations. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed as a symbol of duty between brothers and sisters. The occasion is meant to celebrate any type of brother-sister relationship between men and women who may not be biologically related. On this day, a sister ties a rakhi around the wrist of her brother in order to pray for his prosperity, health and well-being. The brother in return offers a gifts and promises to protect his sister from any har

National Badge Ribbon Day 2019

Like all great ideas, it was simple. In 1991 the founder of pc/nametag, a Certified Meeting Planner, realized that the vertical tail-type badge ribbons of the time just didn't cut it. He saw a guy wearing about 10 of them and thought they looked like a turkey-feather fan. The ribbons overlapped so much you couldn’t read each one. Soon he began to think about other ways to attach a ribbon to a name tag and drew a sketch of a ribbon, turned it on its side so it was horizontal and saw how it fit perfectly under the badge. A designer executed his idea, adding a strip of tape so several ribbons could be stacked. Then, in 1993, he applied for a patent, and the stack-a-ribbon® award first appeared in the pc/nametag catalog. Since then, these stackable, packable little messengers have set pc/nametag apart and helped us grow as the leading resource for registration supplies. With such popularity and importance, it’s no wonder the stack-a-ribbon is one of our four essential parts of a high

Halloween 2019 may be not on 31 October

Last week, there is an interesting event happened.According to the US “World News” report, the American people initiated a petition to change Halloween until the last Saturday in October. As of the morning of the 5th local time, more than 130,000 signatures have been obtained. Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of Hallows' Even or Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Hallowe

11 Aug,2019 Sunday Assumption of Mary

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. Many Jewish Americans observe Tisha B’Av, which is the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar. It is a day of mourning to remember various events such as the destruction of the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem. When Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbat (Saturday), it is deferred to Sunday, 10th of Av. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory". This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950, in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility. While the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church believe in the Dormition of the Mother of God (Dormition

Eid al-Adha 11 Aug 2019 Sunday

Eid al-Adha ( Arabic : عيد الأضحى‎, romanized : ʿīd al-ʾaḍḥā, lit. 'Feast of the Sacrifice', IPA: [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæː] ), also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr ), and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives. In the Islamic lunar calendar , Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah , and lasts for three days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar , the dates vary from year to year shifting approximately 11 days earlier each year. There are so many countries will

International Youth Day, 12 August

On December 17, 1999, in Resolution 54/120, the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendations of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth and decided to designate August 12 of each year as “International Youth Day”. The General Assembly also recommended organizing publicity. The event supported Youth Day and raised awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond adopted by the General Assembly in 1995. The birth of the International Youth Day was just the first time that the imperialist world war was stunned, and the social democratic parties of all countries were all held together under the name of protecting the bourgeoisie's motherland and completely selling the interests of the working class. At that time, the revolutionary youths of various countries held an international youth conference in Ruijing in 1915, deciding the steps for international youth to oppose the unanimity of the world war, and decided to use the first Sun

Tomorrow 9th August 2019 is World Indigenous Day

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 49/214, which decided to designate August 9 of each year of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People as the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. The International Day of the World's Indigenous People was initiated by the United Nations to strengthen international cooperation to address the problems faced by indigenous peoples and to increase public awareness of indigenous rights and culture through various activities. It is estimated that there are 370 million indigenous people living in about 90 countries in the world, accounting for less than 5% of the world's population, but accounting for 15% of the world's poorest. Indigenous people use the vast majority of the world's approximately 7,000 languages ​​and represent 5,000 different cultures. Indigenous peoples inherit and practice unique cultures and ways that are interrelated with other peoples

What are you most looking forward to for MTV Video Music Awards 2019?

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are to be held on August 26, 2019 at the Prudential Center in Newark, being the first VMA ceremony to be held in New Jersey. Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 36th annual ceremony. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift both led the nominations with ten each. First you should know something about ebastian Maniscalco.While Maniscalco — who has four Comedy Central stand-up specials to his name, as well as this year's Stay Hungry on Netflix — is guaranteed to bring the laughs to the VMA stage, he still needs a little help getting familiar with the world of popular music. In the hilarious vid below, he breaks the hosting news to his trusty robot, who quips, "Are you sure they haven't made a mistake?" The comedian then gets a crash course in today's biggest artists, like Cardi B ("Is that a spice or a supplement?"), Billie Eilish ("Can't wait to meet him!"), and Childish Gambino ("The Italians are breaking into