Independence Day in Chile is celebrated on September 18, and people usually take a whole week to celebrate and spend time with their love ones. But I already wrote about Independence Day in my first post at Willamette World News. Now, I will refer to a different date, October 5, which is the day that [...]
Archive for October 27th, 2009
The theme of this week is the national holiday event. For my country, Songkran Festival or Thai New Year festival is one of the coolest events in Thailand. It starts from April 13 and lasts between 3 and 10 days, depending on where you are in Thailand.
Ask the Japanese “What season is autumn for?”
They would say “”autumn is the season for sports.”
Another says “autumn is the season for eating.”
Maybe “autumn is the season for reading”
Or “autumn is the season for arts”
In the U.S there are quite a few holidays such as Thanksgiving, Xmas, labor day…..in Vietnam actually we don’t have that many long days-off holidays/vacations. But one of the longest festivals that youngsters and children wait for after their summers is mid-fall festival, which is held on 15 of August in moon calendar.
By Hu Yinan (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-10-02 07:47
Beijing was the center of jubilant national celebrations Thursday as the country marked 60 years since the founding of New China.
On October 28th, 1918, after the WWI ended, Czechoslovakia declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The country consisted of the present day territories of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Carpathian Ruthenia. During the period from 1918 until the WWII, the country enjoyed great freedoms, economic growth, scientific discoveries, cultural vibrancy and had the 7th [...]
One of my favorite festivals—Diwali. It’s one of the most celebrated events in India. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and people light rows of lights to commemorate heroic figures in Indian mythology that triumphed over the forces of evil. Diwali is also a propitious time for new endeavors, and many people [...]