World 1 May 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.com/news/world-48118649 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Every year May Day is used to mark many things - from the coming of spring in the Northern Hemisphere to the fight for workers' rights.Here are some of … [Read more...] about May Day celebrated around the world
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A woman from Scarborough who sailed 45,000 around the world whilst studying for a degree has been honoured in a new photography collection. Tracy Thorpe, 51, from Scarborough, is a professional crew on yachts and completed a Modern Languages degree with the Open University (OU) whilst sailing and graduated with first class honours in 2017. - > Scarborough sea cadets pay tribute to 'shining example' former commanding officer Tony Harrison MBE From completing her level 3 French oral exam in the back office of a shipyard in Nova Scotia to speaking to her tutors on the satellite phone from the middle of the ocean, Tracy is passionate about the power of education, particularly flexible learning. To celebrate the university's 50th anniversary, a new photography collection has been released which includes 10 modern portraits of inspiring students, alumni and staff taken by renowned British photographer Chris Floyd. For Ms Thorpe, studying while on board posed many unusual challenges … [Read more...] about Scarborough woman who sailed 45,000 around the world honoured in photography collection
Cultural dancing and cuisines from around the world were just two of the attractions at a special event celebrating equality and diversity. Staff and students from across St Helens College came together for the Colours of the World event by producing exhibitions showcasing different cultures from across the globe. Other news: St Helens woman urges residents to join Race for LifeThe countries featured included Finland, Australia, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Great Britain, Papua New Guinea, China, Denmark, India, Switzerland, Spain and Greece.There were many displays and activities, such as handmade landmarks, language tasters, walks through history and famous faces from across continents.The Foundation Academy was crowned this year's winner for its display of Scotland, which included a handmade centrepiece of the Loch Ness monster.In second place was the childcare department, with staff and students creating a Mexican-themed day of the dead festival with traditional food and … [Read more...] about St Helens students go around the world to celebrate diversity
ON March 21, hundreds of thousands of people across the world welcomed in the Persian New Year and celebrated the first day of spring in a festival called “Nowruz” or “Navroz”. Several countries mark this day as a national holiday. Here’s the lowdown on this exciting traditional celebration. What is Nowruz? Nowruz, or Navroz, is the Persian New Year and the traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. The day is believed to promote peace, solidarity, reconciliation and neighbourliness, and is designed to be filled with good food, new clothes and quality time with loved ones. The festival is observed in Middle Eastern, and Central and South Asian communities. The traditions associated with it date back around 3,500 years ago. Navroz was officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009 and is celebrated on March 21, the day of the equinox. How do people prepare for Nowruz? In the weeks leading up to … [Read more...] about Happy Nowruz 2018! How is the Persian New Year celebrated and what’s Haft-Seen?
From New York to Budapest, you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day almost anywhere in the world. Ciara McDonnell helps you get planning for next year NEW YORK New York commits to St Patrick’s Day like no other city, and is the host of the oldest and the largest St Patrick’s Day celebration in the world. Ever since 1762, Irish Americans have been lining the sides of Fifth Avenue to take in New York’s fantastical parade. This year, 150,000 people will march in the parade, which draws about 2 million spectators Travel notes: American Holidays have four-night trips to New York staying at the ultra chic Hotel District with flights from Dublin from just €727pp. www.americanholidays.com BUDAPEST Hungary may not scream St Patrick’s Day to everyone, but in fact the celebrations go on weekend-long in Budapest. Initiated by Irish man Mark Downey, the parade counts over 5000 spectators who walk with the procession as it meanders through the fifth and sixth districts … [Read more...] about The best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day around the world