Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, commonly known in China as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件), were student-led demonstrations in Beijing in 1989. The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law. In what became widely known as …

9/11

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, …

Soweto uprising

In the morning of June 16, 1976, thousands of students from the African township of Soweto, outside Johannesburg, gathered at their schools to participate in a student-organized protest demonstration. Two students, Hastings Ndlovu and Hector Pieterson, died from police gunfire; hundreds …

Yom Kippur

This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with fasting and repentance. Many Jews will refrain from work and attend synagogue services.

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year, to 22 September)

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival, commemorates the creation of the world. A synagogue ritual is the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn trumpet. Apples are dipped in honey as a symbol of the sweet New Year that …

Australian Citizenship Day

Citizenship ceremonies are held across Australia to welcome people into the Australian community. Citizenship is the bond which unites all Australians and becoming an Australian citizen is a step that shows commitment and loyalty to this country.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than …

Nayrouz – Coptic New Year

The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. The Coptic New Year is the very first calendar ever known by man on planet earth! It goes back 4241 BC.The word “Nayrouz” is of Coptic …

Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast)

Eid al-Adha also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. The Feast of Sacrifice commemorates the ordeal of Ibrahim (Abraham) who was asked to sacrifice …

International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform …

World Fashion Day

World Fashion Day is to celebrate and commemorate the glory, spirit and art of fashion throughout the world, and to highlight the achievements of national, regional and international significance in the fashion world over the past year. To celebrate best practice …