Events in December 2017–February 2018
- Martyred Intellectuals' Day in Bangladesh
Martyred Intellectuals' Day in Bangladesh
Today we remember the Intellectuals murdered by the occupying anti-independence forces in 1971
- Xmas day
- Kwanzaa 26th Dec - 1st Jan
Kwanzaa 26th Dec - 1st Jan
Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s, and was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzu Saba, the "seven principles of African Heritage" which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy".
- New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
New year begins at Midnight!
- Burns Night
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but occur wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or aficionados of Burns' poetry. There is a particularly strong tradition of them in southern New Zealand's main city Dunedin, of which Burns' nephew Thomas Burns was a founding father.
- Australia Day
Australia Day (previously known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day) is the official national day of Australia.
- Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day
It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.
- Dickens' Day - The Birthday of Author Chales Dickens
Dickens' Day - The Birthday of Author Chales Dickens
2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English novelist and journalist Charles Dickens. Who is often considered as on of the greatest novelists of Victorian times. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having created some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. His tales are still relevant today.
- Mother Language Day
Mother Language Day
21 February was proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) since 1952, when a number of University of Dhaka students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement.