Solar Calendar – Let’s Observe the Moon! Have you ever come across the various types of calendars? The solar calendar, which is currently used in western countries, is not the only calendar system. The lunar calendar follows the monthly phases of the moon and has been used by many Asian countries in the past, including… Read more » about Following the Moon: Islamic New Year!
The Platinum Jubilee This year marks the 70th year that Queen Elizabeth II has ruled as monarch in the UK, making this the Queen’s Platinum year. This is the first time in history that a monarch has reached this milestone and ever since I found out that I had been accepted to Bournemouth, I knew… Read more » about A once in a lifetime celebration: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
I am Melissa Le Febvre from France studying MA 3D Computer Animation here at BU. I would like to share some information with all about one the most important national celebrations in France: the Bastille Day! What is it? Bastille Day is the French National Day, celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In… Read more » about Celebrating Bastille Day
Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and represents liberation from Britain. Celebrations take place on the fourth of July every year, as this is the date when the Declaration of Independence went into effect in 1776. Depending on what state you live in, the… Read more » about Celebrating US Independence Day
I am Kamila Bianchi from Brazil, studying a Masters in 3D Computer Animation at BU. When most people in Europe think about celebrations in Brazil, they think about carnival. However, we have many more traditions to celebrate, one of them being Festa Junina! Festa Junina (June Festival) is a very typical festival in Brazil, which… Read more » about Festa Junina: one of the most popular festivals in Brazil