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World Poetry Day – from big to new names

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 21, 2019

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 and was declared by UNESCO in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. “Poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace” – […]

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International Day of Happiness – Smile today

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 20, 2019

Did you know that today is the International Day of Happiness? Well, according to the United Nations it is. Since 2013, the UN has celebrated March 20 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. For UNESCO, among the things that bring happiness and joy to […]

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Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique

By Juliane Girl / March 20, 2019

Cyclone Idai has devastated large parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe last week. According to the UN, it was the worst catastrophe caused by weather conditions in the southern hemisphere with millions of people being directly affected by the storm. The Mozambique city of Beira had been hit the worst during the disaster. As parts […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 18, 2019

Ireland and the world celebrated yesterday (March 17) St Patrick’s Day 2019 with parades, parties and endless activities. This year around half a million attendees were estimated in Dublin city. This Festival is a monumental occasion for Ireland. More than 3,000 people took part in the country’s largest St Patrick’s Day parade, celebrating Irish storytelling. […]

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Christchurch mosque massacre

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 15, 2019

A gun attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during afternoon prayers has left 49 people dead   Forty-nine people have been killed and another 48 hurt after mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques in what has been described as the worst evil attack on New Zealand. The police reported the attacks developed today […]

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Cold Pursuit – Movie review

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 14, 2019

This week I went to see another movie. And the truth is, I went for the popcorn. I am not going to lie. Liam Neeson movies are not my cup of tea. I do believe he is a very talented actor but the whole revenge bloody action movies are not for me. However, I was […]

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Irish Myths: Oisín and Tír na nÓg

By Juliane Girl / March 13, 2019

Ireland is known for its rich heritage of mythological tales and ancient symbols. In Irish mythology, tales are usually put into four periods. The first one is called the Mythological Cycle that mainly comprises pre-Christian stories of the god-like early settlers of Ireland, the Tuatha Dé Danann. The second, the Ulster Cycle, focuses on heroic […]

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Galician Poetry for St. Patrick’s Festival

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 13, 2019

Join the Cervantes Institute as they launch Focus on Galician Poetry, a reading of poetry in Galician, Spanish and English that will take place tomorrow Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. It is said that Galicia and Ireland share legends, climate, music, culture and even chromosomes. The Cervantes Institute joins St. Patrick’s Festival to celebrate […]

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Blackout in Venezuela to the sixth day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 12, 2019

Today (March 12) means Venezuelans have been 6 days immersed into darkness, as a massive nationwide blackout hit the country on Thursday evening. As the Irish Times puts it, even though “power cuts have become frequent events in recent years as a result of an economic crisis, Thursday’s blackout was unprecedented due to its geographical […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 8, 2019

Today (March 8), International Women’s Day is celebrated around the Globe. It is a day to celebrate women’s achievements, and it is about unity, reflection and action. It has been celebrated on March 8 of every year since 1914, when the fight was about getting women around the world the rights to vote, but now […]

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