Carnival is a public festival
which takes place in many cities and towns in many countries around the
world. It is in February or March each year. Carnival can sometimes
last for several weeks. In some places there is only one day of
celebration. There are often street parades, bands, costumes and many people wear masks.
is School day of non-violence and peace. It advocates a permanent
education in and for harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human
rights, non-violence and peace.
It is observed on January 30 every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. Sing with me this beautiful song by Louis Armstrong to celebrate this day
Today is Chinese New Year's Day. It's an important festival for 1/5 of the world population! Chinese families gather together for dinner on New Year's Eve and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day. Traditionally, kids are given red envelopes with "lucky money" and positive wishes on New Year's Day.
There are celebrations all over the world: fireworks, lighting firecrackers, traditional lion dances and great parades in many cities... even in Madrid! One of the most popular figures in a Chinese parade is the dragon. Do you want to know more about them? Click on the image.
The anatomy of a Chinese dragon:
the head of a camel,
the horns of a stag (male deer),
the eyes of a demon,
the ears of a cow,
the neck of a snake,
the belly of a clam,
the scales of a carp,
the claws of an eagle,
the paws of a tiger.
2017 is the year of the ROOSTER
According to the Chinese Zodiac, a different animal represents each new year. What is yours? ClickHEREto find it out. Click on your animal to discover your lucky numbers and colours, your personality and fortune in 2017.
We celebrate today the School day of non-violence and peace. It advocates a permanent education in and for harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights, non-violence and peace. It is observed on January 30 every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. Imagine is the worldwide famous peace song by the legendary John Lennon. Enjoy this UNICEF: World version. It's very emotional. You can read the lyrics below and sing with them.