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Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Origin of Boxing Day
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    Boxing day is celebrated the day after Christmas that is on the 26th December. It is a non-working day in the whole of Britain and is a public or bank holiday. In case Boxing day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday the following Monday is usually declared as a holiday. There are different theories that state the origin of the Boxing day.

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  • Marina Bay New Year’s Eve Celebrations
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    If you are in Singapore on 31st December when the world celebrates New Year’s Eve, you should not miss the celebrations in the Marina Bay area. More than 250,000 people attend the event. There are parties everywhere, right from the Marina Bay floating Stadium to the Esplanade promenade. Some of the popular locations all facing the Marina Bay are the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Esplanade Bridge, Padang, Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, The Fullerton Hotel, Marina Mandarin Residential Apartments at The Sail @ Marina Bay and from atop the Singapore Flyer, world's tallest Ferris wheel.

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  • Glorious Diamond Jubilee River Pageant
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    Over 1,000 boats participated in a flotilla on the Thames on 3rd June, 2012. The event was the largest flotillas ever beating the previous record of 327 boats in Bremerhaven, Germany in 2011. On the lead was the Gloriana, the £1m row barge. It was rowed by 18 oarsmen and women. The Duke of York used Havengore. This is the same vessel that had carried the coffin of Sir Winston Churchill during the state funeral in 1965. On board were the daughters of the Duke, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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  • Chinese Spring Festival Celebrations
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    The first solar term in a Chinese calendar marks the end of winter season and the beginning of the Spring. This is celebrated as the Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year. The festival begins on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th day which is celebrated as the Lantern Festival. All the Chinese families gather for dinner known as Chúxī, on the Chinese New Year’s Eve.

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  • World Pyro Olympics - A Delight for the Eyes

    The World Pyro Olympics is the biggest fireworks competitions. All the prestigious names in the Pyro world participate in this intense event. It is an annual event which is held throughout five successive days. During this time both the locals and the tourists experience some of the best fireworks displays across the globe. Every evening two countries exhibit their colourful and bright demonstrations. As a tradition of the competition the country that hosts the event does not take part in the competition but it does perform a show on the final evening along with the last participant. The displays are judged by various parameters and awards are distributed to the winners. At the end the winner of the World Pyro Olympics is declared.

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  • Tips for Online Shopping For a Birthday Party
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    Thanks to the internet you no longer have to step out of your home to shop for the party supplies. Right from the comforts of your home you can order everything online. These days there are numerous websites that offer you combo packages of party supplies that also include fireworks candles. You can even order the birthday cake online. This helps to save a lot of time and effort as you can get everything right at your door steps.

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  • Origin of The Chinese Lantern Festival
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    The Lantern festival in China dates back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Even today it is considered to be one of the important traditional festivals of China. It was Emperor Hanmingdi an ardent follower of Buddhism who had first started this festival. He came to know that some monks lit lanterns on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month to show their respect to the Buddha. Being a devotee of Lord Buddha the Emperor too ordered all the temples, royal palaces and even the households to light lantern on that evening. This practice of lighting lanterns gradually turned into a grand festival for the people of China.

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  • Irish Halloween Celebrations
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    In the eighth century the festival of Halloween is believed to have started. The Catholic Church designated the first day of November as All Saints Day (All Hallows), to honour all those Saints who did not have any specific day of remembrance. Later on the night came to known as All Hallows Eve which over the time became Halloween. In Ireland it also marks the end of summer and the start of the winter season.

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  • Origin of Bonfire Night

    Bonfire night is also known as Guy Fawkes’ Night. In the modern world it is an annual event where the community comes together and people a nice time with great food, music and fireworks. Over the years the sectarian significance of the event has been lost. Read on to know about the origin of the event in the different cultures.

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  • Indoor Kids Birthday Parties Can Be Fun Too

    When it comes to kid’s birthday parties the ideal venues which come to mind are open spaces like park, backyards, kids’ poolside, etc. These venues are ideal for summer and spring where kids can play around and have fun. But during winters open places get too cold. Kids are delicate and exposure to cold for a long time can make them ill. This leaves no option but to host indoor birthday parties. Trust me if planned in a creative manner these can be equally engaging and fun for kids.


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