Mother's Day. A day for thanking mothers across the world for all they do for their children. Around the globe, it is celebrated on different days ranging from February to December. In many countries, its success is commercially driven, with businesses taking inspiration from the United States, the pioneers of Mother's Day as a money maker. This being said, the origins of the celebration, for some, are rooted in religion or history. Here's a breakdown of dates and from where the tradition first started. USA The US celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. In its present form, Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day in honour of her late mother on May 10, 1908, in West Virginia. Jarvis then campaigned to establish Mother's Day first as a US national holiday and then later as an international holiday. It was officially declared as a holiday by the state of West Virginia in 1910, with other states quickly following suit. Many countries across the world follow the US and … [Read more...] about What are the origins of Mother’s Day around the world?
Republic day celebrations
Around 103,000 Indian visitors spent their holidays in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018, an 81-percent year-on-year increase, the Consulate General of India in the southern metropolis said at a ceremony celebrating the 70th Republic Day of India on Saturday. With the healthy growing rate, India continued to be among the top 15 markets having the largest number of tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. According to travel companies, around 22 million Indian people make overseas holidays every year and the figure is likely to spike in the upcoming years, given India’s fast-growing economy, which grew 7.3 percent in 2018, and an increased income among its people. India’s Ministry of Tourism forecasts that there will be about 50 million Indian tourists to other countries by 2020. Indian tourists are also the generous spenders worldwide, second only to Chinese holidaymakers. Statistics showed that Indian tourists spent more than US$13 billion a year, with their budgets for … [Read more...] about Business Indian arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City on upward trend after 81% rise in 2018 For Vietnam Coast Guard soldiers, Tet is celebrated offshore
Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Updated 11:05 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Photo: Anupam Nath, AP Photo: Anupam Nath, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Jan. 26, … [Read more...] about India displays military power, cultural life on national day
At a press conference held in Hanoi on October 11, President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon said that this is an important event which will help to enhance the VBS’ role in international integration and affirm Vietnam’s responsibilities in the United Nations. This will be the third time Vietnam hosts the Vesak Celebrations, he said, adding that the previous events, organised in Hanoi (2008) and Ninh Binh province (2014), left lasting impressions on the attending international friends. Themed “Buddhism’s approach to global leadership and sharing responsibility for a sustainable society”, the Vesak Celebrations and international conference will welcome around 10,000 participants, including 1,500 dignitaries, leaders of Buddhist sects, and scholars and researchers from 100 countries and territories worldwide. They will get together to discuss global peace, stability, and the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution … [Read more...] about Vietnam to host United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations
By Damian Spellman, Press Association Sport 10 October, 2018 01:00 MARTIN O'Neill does not fear for his job as he heads into the Republic of Ireland's Nations League double-header against Denmark and Wales.Last month's 4-1 defeat in Wales, coupled with a 5-1 drubbing the last time his side met Denmark in the second leg of their World Cup play-off, have left O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane under pressure.There has been speculation that a failure to improve on that in the next two games could prove fatal for the management duo, but O'Neill remains bullish.He said: "If you look at it, we've qualified for the Euros – a couple of years ago, I must admit. I think it was the best we ever did in the Euros."Then we were fourth seeds (for the World Cup qualifiers) - we got to the play-offs and we'd lost one in 11 before that, so these two games apart, I don't really fear."There's always pressure. There's pressure on managers every single day of the week."O'Neill has had … [Read more...] about Martin O’Neill not fearing for his future as Republic of Ireland manager