Special Occasions

Please choose a special occasion.

4th of July

In the USA Independence Day is a national day commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776. It's commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and other public and private events.

Chinese New Year

This is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese lunar calendar. Although customs and traditions vary widely families get together and presents are exchanged. The house is cleaned to sweep away ill-fortune and make way for good incoming luck. On New Year's Eve families get together and eat a feast. 

Diwali - the festival of lights

The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Fireworks are a big part of Diwali as a literal embodiment of festivities - lighting up the celebration.

Iranian New Year

Iranians carry out a full spring-clean ahead of the New Year to leave behind the old. Events are organised inviting family and friends to feast on lamb-roast and a great deal more. Bonfires are made and all people will jump over the fire on the last Tuesday of the year. This is a purification rite and Iranians believe by going over the fire they will get rid of all their illnesses and misfortunes.

New Year's Eve

A special night this signifies the ending of a year, a decade, a fixed amount of time and signals the beginning of a new year, the future, the promise and potential, hopes and dreams.

St Patrick's Day

Customs for celebrating this Irish national event include wearing real 'shamrocks' (similar to a 3-leaf clover), eating bacon and cabbage (and potatoes), wearing green from the national flag.