Life by Press Association August 9, 2018, 9:08 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nicole Kidman has shared a throwback snap from the 1999 film Practical Magic in celebration of International Cat Day. In the picture, the actress, in character as witch Gillian, cradles a black cat. She captioned the snap: “I’ve always been a cat girl.” Taylor Swift embraced the celebration by sharing reams of photos and videos of her cats, Meredith and Olivia, in a variety of odd poses, including on top of a Scrabble board and flat on their backs. In one picture she compared Olivia to a baby seal because of the way she lies on her back. She also compared Olivia to a superhero and a goalkeeper for her unusual positions. Swift also described Meredith as a “spelling champion” as she was sprawled out on a Scrabble board. Swift later wished her followers a happy International Cat Day, from both herself and “the … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman and Taylor Swift celebrate International Cat Day
International girl day
INTERNATIONAL Workers' Day, or Labour Day as it is known in some countries, is a celebration of the working class. Here is what you need to know about the annual event... When is International Workers' Day? International Workers' Day usually takes place every year on May Day. This year, the day will not be a bank holiday as it's on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. As May Day falls on a Tuesday, the bank holiday is on the first Monday which is, May 7, 2018. Some countries celebrate on a different date which is significant to them, for example the United States chose the first Monday in September. The tradition began in the late 19th century, mainly thanks to the rise of trade unions. most read in newsPUPIL INJURED AT SCHOOL Teen left fighting for life after 'serious incident' at school DEAD CALM Sick moment man who ‘decapitated wife’ strolls out front door ‘clutching head' HORRIFIC ORDEAL Indian girl, 13, ‘raped by boy, 16, before his parents … [Read more...] about What is International Workers’ Day? UK’s Labour Day on May Day 2018
International Workers’ Day, otherwise known as Labour Day, is marked around the world in celebration of the working class usually on May Day in the UK. While other countries celebrate Labour Day in other months, like the first Monday in September in the US, the tradition stems as early as the 19th century during the rise of trade unions. But when is International Workers’ Day 2018? International Workers’ Day is marked around the world in celebration of the working class What is International Workers’ Day? The date for International Workers’ Day was chosen to commemorate the Chicago labour demonstration bombing of May 4, 1886, otherwise known as the Haymarket affair. In 1886, a general strike was held against the eight hour work day and following the bombing, police retaliated by shooting the workers which left many injured and dead. However, in 1889, the original socialist and labour party organisation Second International held a meeting in Paris … [Read more...] about What is International Workers’ Day and when is Labour Day 2018?
GRAB your crush and prepare pucker up because International Kissing Day is just around the corner. To prepare for the occasion, we look back at some of the most iconic kisses of all time, from big screen to real moments captured on camera. When is International Kissing Day? This year, the worldwide smooching day will take place on Wednesday July 6. It was established in 2006 to celebrate lovers, and is now an annual event. Many people take advantage of the day to pucker up to their significant other. What kisses have become famous around the world? V-J Day in Times Square, 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt The picture of a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II became an iconic image in US history. The iconic image has since been re-enacted by couples thousands of times in Times Square. Attempts to solve the mystery around the true identities of the couple also included Life Magazine issuing a plea for the couple involved in the … [Read more...] about When is International Kissing Day 2018 and what’s it about? Famous kisses in history including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding day
If you’re wondering why the flower peddlers in the street are especially aggressive today, wonder no more: it’s International Women’s Day, a holiday celebrated around the world, and enthusiastically so here. “Men in Poland,” one Polish culture guide writes, “are now ‘burdened’ with two occasions to adorn their ladies with gifts and flowers.”1 This includes not just romantic partners, but all women in a man’s life.But the tradition of Women’s Day goes beyond a glorified one-way Valentine’s Day. In fact, Women’s Day was founded in the spirit of political activism, a tradition that continues to this day.The holiday was originally over a century ago by the Socialist Party of America to commemorate a strike of female garment factory workers in New York City. After playing an important role in fomenting the 1917 Russian Revolution which brought the Bolsheviks to power, Women’s … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2017: “Girls just wanna have fun(damental human rights)”