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Chinese Ghost Month 2022

Chinese Ghost month is the seventh month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and occurs from July 29 to August 26, 2022. Ghost Month is when the spirits of Chinese ancestors roam among the living. The Chinese believe they must respect and entertain their ancestors during their stay. If you do something that may attract or…
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August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day is a holiday celebrating the country’s freedom from the Netherlands. Their Independence Day is on August 17 and has been celebrated since 1945. The holiday was created when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted Indonesia independence. After 300 years under Dutch occupation, they finally celebrated their country’s freedom.  The holiday included many…
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August 9, 2022 – Singapore National Day

This August 9, 2002, Singapore will celebrate its 57th birthday- its independence from Malaysia. A traditional National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on August 9. Before the parade, there will be other entertainment that will encourage people to gather early. These activities include sky-diving, choir presentations, band performances,…
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Fun Facts: Countries Celebrating Independence Day in August

We always think we know it all, yet there will always be something new. As I researched and composed this month’s newsletter, I discovered some fun facts about several countries I thought I knew. Let’s see if the answers to these five questions are new to you too: Q1. Do you know that owning only…
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Swiss National Day – August 1, 2022

Swiss National Day, celebrated on August 1, is the country’s national holiday. Although the Swiss Confederacy was founded on this date in 1891 and has been celebrated annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country boasting several surreal lakes, villages, and the majestic Alps peaks.…
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The Commonwealth of Nations: An Epitome of Diversity and Inclusion

One may have heard of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Games, or come from one of the Commonwealth countries. However, very few realise the significance of the foundation of the Commonwealth and the impact it has on our modern world. I was born in one of the Commonwealth countries. After spending some growing-up years in the…
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I Am Because You Are

Have you come across the African word “Ubuntu”, which translates to “I am because you are?” The African Journal of Social Work gives it a fuller definition: Ubuntu – A collection of values and practices that people of Africa or African origin view as making people authentic human beings.
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Recipe for Managing Conflict

When was the last time you disagreed and argued with someone over something? Do you remember the unpleasant feeling and how draining it was? It is because, being social creatures, by nature, we loathe conflicts. Often, conflict starts with frustration. Frustration can happen when we least expect it, and it arises when things are not…
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Chinese Ghost Month 2022

Chinese Ghost month is the seventh month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and occurs from July 29 to August 26, 2022. Ghost Month is when the spirits of Chinese ancestors roam among the living. The Chinese believe they must respect and entertain their ancestors during their stay. If you do something that may attract or…
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August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day is a holiday celebrating the country’s freedom from the Netherlands. Their Independence Day is on August 17 and has been celebrated since 1945. The holiday was created when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted Indonesia independence. After 300 years under Dutch occupation, they finally celebrated their country’s freedom.  The holiday included many…
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August 9, 2022 – Singapore National Day

This August 9, 2002, Singapore will celebrate its 57th birthday- its independence from Malaysia. A traditional National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on August 9. Before the parade, there will be other entertainment that will encourage people to gather early. These activities include sky-diving, choir presentations, band performances,…