Month: May 2017

National Scavenger Hunt Day

Scavenger Hunt began to be popular in the United States in the early 1930’s. It was the American gossip columnist, author and songwriter Elsa Maxwell who introduced the scavenger hunt as a party game. National Scavenger Hunt Day is observed annually on May 24. In a scavenger hunt game, teams are challenged to “scavenge” for a list of odd items. Participants are not allowed to buy the objects. They have to barter, beg or work for them. The first team to complete the list or the one with the most items from the list wins. There’s a variation of the...

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Mother’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother’s Day is one of the most important celebrations in the world. This is the day we give honor to our mothers for all their sacrifices to the family. It’s just a week before the celebration but do you know how it started and how the world celebrates it? Here are some quick facts about Mother’s Day: The modern Mother’s Day celebration began in 1908. It was Anna Jarvis who initiated a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States. Although some countries observe Mother’s Day on different dates, it is officially celebrated every second...

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Tips for a Smooth Check In and Check Out at the Airport

Airports have heightened its security over the years to ensure the safety of passengers and everyone inside the place. To avoid delays, here are some tips to make your check in and check out as smoothly as possible. Avoid packing up things that are not allowed inside the airport. You can always check for the things that are prohibited or restricted with your airline. Go to the airport ahead of time. It is better to be at the airport an hour or two earlier before the flight. If you are not navigating in your home airport, check the airport...

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World Red Cross Day

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement based in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded to ensure respect for all human beings, to protect human life and health and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. It has approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide nowadays. Every May 8 of each year is the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is the celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and also the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross....

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Fascinating Treehouses Around the World

Treehouses are structures built around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. They are every children’s dream and over the years, the concept of treehouses have changed from a kids playground to something as modern as suites and restaurants. Here are some of the world’s most fascinating treehouses: Three-Storey Treehouse We often see a single-storey treehouse but in Canada, they have three-storey which can be found in The Enchanted Forest in British Columbia, Canada. The treehouse is the major attraction in the place and the tallest treehouse in...

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