Dominating social media a few weeks ago was the news of the Pope using a profanity in a speech to his congregation. The slip-up occurred as he became confused over the language he was reading phonetically. Although we have come to expect a little controversy from the current Pope, this gaffe was nothing more than […]

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The 20th March is celebrated as the International Day of Happiness after being established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Its aim is to recognise the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings. As happiness is very subjective and can mean many […]

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World Book Day is an annual event that takes place around the world on the 23rd April. However, here in the UK, it’s moved to the first Thursday of March so that it doesn’t clash with St George’s Day celebrations – thus taking place on the 6th March this year. Celebrated for the first time […]

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Dia de Andalucía takes place on the 28 February each year. It celebrates the day when the Andalusian electorate voted for the region to become an autonomous community of Spain in 1980. Spain has a total of 17 autonomous communities each with their right to exercise self-government within the limits of the Spanish Constitution. Because of […]

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21 February 2014 marks the fifteenth “International Mother Language Day”. Established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in 1999, it aims to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as multilingualism. The theme for this year is “Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science”. So who will be celebrating? Well, around […]

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