Languages and Culture

Bonfire Night

November 5th will see the usual fireworks and bonfires all over the country. n2k finds out more about Bonfire Night. The plot In 1605 thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes.

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Non-Violence

On International Day of Non-violence, a date chosen because it was Gandhi’s Birthday, n2k looks at what non-violence means and also at the impact of renowned peacekeepers. Mahatma Gandhi “There are many causes that I am prepared to die for

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the biggest date in the calendar for Chinese communities. What’s it all about and how is it celebrated here and abroad? Lunar New Year The date for the New Year is calculated from both the Chinese

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Diwali

This Friday sees the start of the annual celebration of Diwali. What is Diwali and what is its significance? When is Diwali? The date of Diwali is set by the Hindu calendar and so it varies in the Western calendar.

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Ramadan

All over the world Muslims are currently celebrating the month of Ramadan. What happens during Ramadan and why is it important? When is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and usually starts on the 13

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EU Languages Day

All over the world, people speak an amazing number of languages and while English might be one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world, there’s still a lot to be gained from learning a new one. Why learn a

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Why Learn A Language?

There are tonnes of reasons why you should learn a new language. Learning a new language can broaden your horizons and quite literally opens up new worlds for you to explore. But it doesn’t have to be just a case

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Languages And Culture: The Basics

Thanks to the web’s global reach, there are thousands of web sites out there that can help you start learning a new language. Learn the basics If you would like to pick up some basic phrases, you could try visiting

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