Tag

festivals

Browsing

On the 6th of February each year, New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day.  The purpose of this public holiday is to remember the Treaty of Waitangi – our founding…

The origin of Guy Fawkes dates back to 1605 when a group of 12 men tried to blow up Britain’s House of Parliament. Guy Fawkes Night is an…

Tip toe quietly through the night, creeping cautiously, taking fright, ghostly ghouls and pumpkin lights, its Halloween time again tonight…

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is an enormous celebration for Chinese people. The New Year celebrations span 15 days from the date of the first full…

Here’s a useful summary of festivals, events and public holidays in New Zealand as well as the  2014 and 2015 dates for each and what each holiday celebrates.

Isn’t it fantastic the way schools these days are placing so much emphasis on Anzac Day and New Zealand’s involvement in the World Wars. It seems to me…

On the evening of April 2 this year, Jewish families – throughout New Zealand and all over the world – will be beginning a long evening of storytelling,…