World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging from environmental issues to marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming,

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World Labour Day

May Day is a public holiday. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival, and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. It is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Sharmik Diwas (International Worker's Day). The holiday is tied to labour movements for communist and socialist political parties.     Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States)

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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which

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Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti Teej, is annual spring time festival of the Hindus and Jains. It falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of Vaisakha month signifying the "third day of unending prosperity". The day is considered auspicious by Hindus and Jains in many regions of India for

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Ambedkar Jayanti

B.R. Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an economist, politician, and social reformer who fought for the rights of the Dalit community who were considered as untouchables back in the day (they are still considered untouchables in certain parts of the country). A principal architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar also advocated for

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Earth Day

Ever wonder how Earth Day began? The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, with the goal of raising awareness about mankind’s role in protecting our natural world. On this date, 20 million Americans ventured outdoors and protested in favor of a more eco-conscious society.   It’s hard to believe today, but at

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Buddha Purnima

Many Buddhists visit temples on Vesak to listen to monks give talks and recite ancient verses. Devout Buddhists may spend all day in one or more temples. Some temples display a small statue of Buddha as a baby. The statue is placed in a basin filled with water and decorated with flowers. Visitors to the

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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr Arabic: عيد الفطر ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to

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