February 20, 2024

Queen’s Birthday celebrations

Cayman Islands Celebrates HM The Queen’s Birthday The Cayman Islands today (Saturday, 11 June) celebrated the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Senior government officials gathered with other dignitaries and members of the public to observe the ceremony, held in front of the Legislative Assembly building in George Town. The programme included the […]

Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: festivals, plays and attractions around England By Rachel Dixon From The Guardian UK Cultural events and new openings to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death will be in full swing across the country this weekend – making use of intriguing and dramatic locations How are you going to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday? […]

The dark origins of Valentine’s Day

By Arnie Seipel From npr Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled. Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient […]