The day celebrates the relationships between siblings. It originated in the US but is now celebrated in many countries around the world, including the India, Australia and Japan. When is it? It is marked on April 10, every year and intended as a celebration of the relationship between brothers and sisters. The idea was initially conceived by Claudia Evart to honour her brother and sister who both died at early ages. April 10 was chosen as it was the birthday of her late sister, Lisette. It takes its inspiration from Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The Siblings Day Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and became a charity in 1999. According to the foundation it is meant to “honour, celebrate and memoralise all brothers and sisters, and the bond that is forever a special gift”. However the day is not officially recognised. Is it celebrated in the UK? Not really but it does seem to be growing in popularity. There is no one particular way to celebrate the day and it … [Read more...] about National Siblings Day 2019 – When is it, is it celebrated in the UK and how is it different to Brother and Sister day?
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St Patrick's Day parades in Northern Ireland - pictures and video from Belfast, Armagh, Strabane, Omagh and Newry BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The streets turned green yesterday as people across Ireland and beyond celebrated St Patrick's Day. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/st-patricks-day-parades-in-northern-ireland-pictures-and-video-from-belfast-armagh-strabane-omagh-and-newry-37923951.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37923939.ece/179c7/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-18_new_48838614_I5.JPG Email The streets turned green yesterday as people across Ireland and beyond celebrated St Patrick's Day. From Australia and Dubai to the United States, millions of revellers around the globe marked the feast of the Irish saint. Northern Ireland's main parade was in Belfast - and it seemed like the world had come to party. The city was awash with smiling people from Spain, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand and more, all with faces plastered in green … [Read more...] about St Patrick’s Day parades in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland 17 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47594924 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel St Patrick's Day celebrations have taken place around the world.The feast of the Irish saint on 17 March is being … [Read more...] about St Patrick’s Day celebrations draw crowds
St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world allow many people of Irish extraction, or with kindly feelings towards Ireland and the Irish people, to focus on links with this country. This is true of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other places. Across mainland Europe, Irish exiles renew social contacts with our fellow EU members, inviting them to share in our celebrations, as we use our innate capacity to make friends. Our national feast is an opportunity to shelve our worries and woes, such as the bugbear that is Brexit, and simply enjoy and celebrate in an inclusive way. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set an example in the US, successfully negotiating a very public visit with the sometimes erratic and unpredictable President Donald Trump. Mr Varadkar was polite and measured as he made his point of view heard. It now appears Mr Trump will visit this country, possibly in June, and he must be welcomed with all dignity as the democratically elected leader of a great nation … [Read more...] about Editorial: ‘St Patrick’s day mission had more significance this year’
The radio interviewer asked a father and son how they felt after a shocking Wales defeat at Wembley and the young lad, who had been attending his first international match, started crying. It was a long time ago, that episode at an M4 service station. But the boy wasn’t alone in shedding tears for the state of the national side at that time. There was plenty more weeping to come in the following decade, notwithstanding Mike Ruddock’s Grand Slam success in 2005. The game here seemed to take one step forward and five back, lacking stability, consistency and vision. It crashed into a wall in Nantes in 2007 when Wales lost against Fiji and exited the World Cup at the pool stage. At half-time in that match, with the islanders ahead 25-10, a spectator shouted: “Taxi for Jenkins.” It hadn’t worked out for Gareth Jenkins, the Wales coach at the time, and he was duly sacked the following morning. In 15 games in 2007 Wales had managed only four wins and leaked 45 … [Read more...] about The inside track on how Gatland dried Welsh rugby’s tears