Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia Washington, DC celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about …

Saint Brigid’s Day

Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions with the theme St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women (Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan). Hashtag: #StBrigidsDay The event …

Boxing Day

Jorge’s wooden boxers Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated December 26, the day after Christmas Day. The celebration originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Hashtag:  #BoxingDay Embedded Tweets Boxing Day #Ashes 👌 pic.twitter.com/TqkB6e11Fp — Alistair Hogg (@alistairjhogg) December 25, 2017 Wishing …