January 18, 2018

When was Anzac Day celebrated for the First Time?

When was Anzac Day celebrated for the First Time?

The Anzac Day was first celebrated in 1916, just the year after the Gallipoli landings. On April 25, 1915, Allied forces including the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed in Gallipoli in what would be an ill-fated attempt to defeat Turkey and capture Constantinople. This was the first b...
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Iconic Design: Bank of Georgia Building

Iconic Design: Bank of Georgia Building

Bank of Georgia headquarters is an iconic building in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was built in 1975 by architects George Chakhava and Zurab Dzhalaghanii. Located on the west bank of the Kura River, on the steep slope from west to east, a significant part of the building is raised above the ground. The natural...
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Santa Claus was Dutch?

Santa Claus was Dutch?

A monk in Turkey gave rise to a legend which turned into a popular figure in the US later. So, how come he was Dutch? Actually it has to do with the name. Santa Claus is a name with Dutch roots. The legend of Santa Claus is based on St. Nicolas, a monk from Myra ...
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Origins of Polka Dance

Origins of Polka Dance

Polka is a dance which originated in the 19th century in Bohemia, which is a part of Czechia today). Polka is a lively couple dance which is danced around the dance floor. The legend says that it was one Czech girl called Anna Slezáková in around 1834. According to some scholars, the origin of the ...
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Legend of the Chinese New Year

Legend of the Chinese New Year

The Chinese people, regardless of where they live or what religion they believe in, celebrate their traditional new year on a day between January 21 and February 20. There is a legend on the beginning of this tradition. Long time ago, there lived a monster named Nian. Each year, on New Year Day, when th...
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