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.
We have all become used to accepting that every year has 52 weeks. Not so for 2020! Here we take a look at why next year will actually have 53 weeks, and the logic behind the reason.
Unwanted pallets from our factory have been recycled by local charity Sailship, creating picket fencing, bug hotels and kindling. Read about the story of a piece of waste ground has been turned into a haven for growing vegetables and providing opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.
From a Florentine explosion and Norwegian crime novels, to giant omelettes or baby bilbys, find some more unusual and eccesentric Easter traditions as we take a look at what happens at Easter time around the world.
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?
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 The Calies, launched last year superseded the National Calendar Awards, to recognise and reward excellence in the calendar industry, from retail calendar titles to Business to Business Promotional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.