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January 2019

Burns Night

January 25

Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life and work of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. Burns’ best known work is “Auld Lang Syne”.

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National Storytelling Week

January 26

Over the past 25 years The Society For Storytelling has achieved much in its mission for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination. 2019 marks the 19th year of its Annual National Storytelling Week.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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February 2019

Wear Red Day

February 1

On February 1st 2019 wear something red to show your support of congenital heart disease. Whether it’s red socks for a pop of awareness or an all-out crimson costume, paint the town red and wear red for the day!

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LGBT History Month

February 1

LGBT History Month is in February 2019. The theme for next year is History: Peace; Reconciliation and Activism. We will be celebrating the centenary of aftermath of the end of WWI and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, so there’ll be plenty to get our heads around. Plus with the rise of a new wave of right wing populism and the election of a number of leaders who would turn the clocks back, it has never been more important…

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World Cancer Day

February 4

Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.

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Children’s Mental Health Week

February 4 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its fifth year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.

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Safer Internet Day!

February 5

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national…

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Chinese New Year

February 5

Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In…

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Time to Talk Day 2019

February 7

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health. Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk. However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this…

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National Pizza Day!

February 9

National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th.  Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is a favourite across the world. Here are some interesting facts about pizza: Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered. Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.  Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.  Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy,…

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International Epilepsy Day

February 11

International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers. This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are, no matter how small your group or large your area, no matter whether you focus on the medical or the social aspects of the disease.…

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