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May 25 is Africa Day, formerly known as African Liberation Day When African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of freedom from European colonial powers. The First Congress of Independent African States was held in Accra, Ghana on 15 April 1956. It was comprised of representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Union […]

The purpose of NZ Music Month is to celebrate music from New Zealand and the people who make it. The month of May has become firmly entrenched as part of the cultural landscape of music encouraging radio stations to play more local tunes and foster more of the New Zealand homegrown talent. It is 31 […]

  The modern Mother’s Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May as a day to honour mothers and motherhood. It was given different meanings associated to different events – religious, historical or legendary. In the Hindu tradition it is called “Mata Tirtha Aunshi” […]

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers on society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in […]

        On 27 April 1994, South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections were held and this day is celebrated each year to mark the culmination of the long and difficult road to democracy. Peace, unity, the preservation and the restoration of human dignity hallmarks Freedom Day celebrations. Since the arrival of the White […]

    Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in the United States, in honor of Jazz as an early American art form. JAM was created in 2001 by John Edward Hassse and was initially funded by the Ella Fritzgerald Charitable Foundation. JAM was created to be an annual event that […]

   Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018, saw the death of a woman so famous she could be referred to by just one name : WINNIE. Winnie was in the forefront of the liberation forces inside the country. She mobilized Youth, Women and ordinary citizens to revolt against the Apartheid system. She represented the essence of […]

  Easter (also called ‘Pascha’) is the time of the year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word ‘Easter’ comes from 2 old pagan spring festivals – The Old European pagan festival of ‘Ostara’ that celebrated new life and Arabian Sun festival of ‘Ishtar’. Easter is celebrated around the world […]

Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) proposed an anti-Pass campaign to begin on March 21, 1960. People of colour were to gather at Sharpeville without their reference books and present themselves for arrest. The protest included women, men […]

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March – the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. It is widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, esp. in the UK, North America, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Celebrations […]

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