Partying Around The World… - Dabbers Social Bingo

Partying Around The World…

From Sao Paulo to Glasgow, so far, we’ve spent the lockdown taking Dabbers to international hotspots – albeit virtually. With that in mind, Business Development Manager, Kamal takes us through some key international celebrations coming up during June and July.

6th June – Children’s Union Foundation Day

Where

North Korea

History

It is a day to celebrate the inception of The Korean Children’s Union, which was founded on 6th June 1946

What To Expect

Parades with Children’s Union members wearing red neckties and special sports days are held at schools across North Korea

11th June – Corpus Christi Day

Where

Europe, Brazil and Caribbean Islands

History

Marking the Sacrifice of Christ for the salvation of the world

What To Expect

Feasts and street parades – expect lots of bread and wine to signify the body and blood of Christ

Image credit: BRIC Language Learning

20th June – Midsummer’s Day

Where

Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal and Canada

History

A celebration of the coming of Summer… and what a great thing to celebrate!

What To Expect

Celebrations here are remarkably similar to Mardi Gras where anything goes, including wearing floral headdresses and being hit on the head with a garlic plant!

Image credit: Booking.com

29th June – Saint Peter and Paul’s Day

Where

Chile, Columbia, Italy, Peru and Switzerland

History

A feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul

What To Expect

Lots of feasting and formal celebrations held in churches and schools

Image credit: Romastar Bike

14th July – Bastille Day/Fête Nationale

Where

France, Guadeloupe and Martinique

History

A celebration to mark the storming of the Bastille in 1789, an important moment in the French Revolution

What To Expect

Fireworks, parades and street celebrations – if you are lucky to be in New Orleans then there’s a full week of celebrations to enjoy

Image credit: The Telegraph

30th July – Eid al-Adha

Where

Worldwide but originated in African and Asian countries

History

Also known as ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’ which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan

What To Expect

An opportunity to go shopping as you are expected to wear new clothes on this date. Muslims also make extra effort to attend mosques and visit family. There is also the symbolic sacrifice of an animal (perhaps not one for vegans)

Image credit: The Independent

If you’re looking to celebrate an international event, get in touch with Kamal to find out how bingo can bring colleagues together – kamal@dabbers.bingo

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