0 Have your say THE tragedies that took place at Mutiny Festival this weekend will be fully investigated, Portsmouth City Council has confirmed. The council says that it will be working closely with partner agencies to get to the bottom of what happened in Cosham this weekend, after an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man died.Cllr Steve Pitt, deputy leader of Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘This is an awful tragedy and our thoughts are with the young people’s family and friends at this desperately sad time.‘We fully understand and support the organisers’ decision to cancel Sunday’s event and will work with partner agencies to make sure the incident is fully investigated.’A total of 15 people have been admitted to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham as a result of the festival – two of whom were the pair who died. Another patient is in a critical condition. … [Read more...] about Mutiny Festival 2018: Council vows to ‘fully investigate’ Mutiny tragedy
Family friendly festivals 2018
DUBBED the UK's best Pride, Brighton Pride attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers each year. With Britney Spears and Nile Rogers topping the bill, the 2018 festival is set to be no exception. From the parade route to getting tickets, here's what you need to know about Brighton and Hove Pride 2018. When is Brighton Pride 2018? The festival runs from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5. How do you get tickets? Pride Festival tickets sold out for the Saturday ahead of the event. There are still tickets available for the LoveBN1 festival today, which you can buy for £37.50 on the website here. Where is the parade route? More than 300,000 spectators and participants were expected at this year's parade, with up to 400,000 anticipated at the festival. "Colour My World" is the theme, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Flag. The parade started at Hove Lawns at 11am on Saturday, August 4, and travelled through the city centre. Bright idea Brighton … [Read more...] about When is Brighton Pride 2018, can you still get tickets to the event, what is the parade route and what’s the schedule?
THE Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan is around the corner as siblings worldwide prepare for the special day with much anticipation. But just what is Raksha Bandhan all about and how is the auspicious day celebrated? We explain. What is Raksha Bandhan and when is it in 2018? Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that celebrates the love between brothers and sisters. The occasion of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar in the month of Shravana which typically falls in the August month of the Gregorian calendar. This year, it will be observed on Sunday, August 26. The festival’s name is made up of two words: Raksha meaning protection and Bandhan meaning to tie or bond. Combined, the phrase signifies “a bond protection” and symbolises the sacredness of the sibling relationship. The ceremonies are carried out by Hindus from North and Western India, Nepal, Pakistan and Mauritius, as well as the Sikh and Jain communities. The … [Read more...] about Raksha Bandhan 2018 – when is the Indian festival, how is it celebrated and what is its meaning?
THE festival of Rosh Hashanah, also known as Jewish New Year, has begun. The two-day celebration is packed with special foods and traditions and is one of the most important dates in the Jewish calendar, but when did it start and end and how is it celebrated? What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah translates as “the head of the year” in Hebrew and it is the period when Jews observe the end of one year and the beginning of the next. It is thought by Jews to be the day that God created Adam and Eve, and serves as a time to celebrate the creation of the universe. Although the festival is a chance to enjoy time spent with friends and family, it is also a time for reflection, and begins 10 days of repentance for sins committed in the previous year. At the end of the 10 days is Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement. It is considered to be the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and is usually spent in prayer and fasting. When does Rosh Hashanah start? Get your honey and … [Read more...] about When does Rosh Hashanah 2018 start, what does it mean and how do Jews celebrate New Year?
DIWALI is just weeks away, with the five-day celebration set to be enjoyed by millions around the world. The festival of light sees Hindu homes decorated with candles and lights and people sharing gifts - but what is the celebration all about? Why does the date of Diwali change? The date of the festival is calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar and is usually in October or November. In 2018, Diwali will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 7 - and the festivities will last five days. Diwali is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world and is often marked by street parties, fireworks, new clothes and of course, delicious food. What do the different dates of Diwali mean? DAY ONE: Dhanteras 'Dhan' means wealth - and this day is dedicated to celebrating prosperity. On this day, images of goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune, are worshipped. Fortune does not just mean wealth, it refers to general well-being and prosperity as … [Read more...] about Diwali 2018 – Here’s why Hindus celebrate the festival of lights and the origins of the day