The Latest News & Views from Rose Calendars

Interesting information and news about relevant dates and events, with facts relating to topical or seasonal themes. We explore the sources of historic events, festivals and celebrations from around the world and look at why these take place and where they originate.


Shrove Tuesday – it’s not just all about the Pancakes!

5th March is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. People will enjoy a final fling before the forty days of Lent begin, celebrating with traditions as diverse as pancake tossing, skipping, crazy ball games and exotic carnivals. Crowds of revelers will flock to carnivals in Rio, New Orleans, Venice and a host of other cities, joining in the fun with music, dancing, colourful costumes and parades.

Why is Christmas Day on 25 December?

On 25 December more than a third of the world’s population will celebrate Christmas Day. But this is not the only date on which the birth of Christ is remembered. In many eastern countries people will celebrate Christmas on 7 January, while in Armenia the date will be 6 January.
So why do we celebrate on 25 December and what are the reasons for the different dates for Christmas?

A Trio of Awards at The Calies

At a ceremony which took place at the very apt Stationers’ Hall in London last week, the winners of the annual ‘Calies’ were announced, with Rose Calendars coming away with a trio of awards.
Calendar publishers attended the UK’s only dedicated awards ceremony for calendars. The Calies, launched last year superseded the National Calendar Awards, to recognise and reward excellence in the calendar industry, from retail calendar titles to Business to Business Promotional Calendars, Bespoke Calendars, diaries and advent calendars.