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September 5: Working Mothers’ Day

Back in 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated September 5 as Working Mothers' Day, calling upon "families, individual citizens, labor and civic organizations, the media, and the business community to acknowledge the importance of the mothers who work inside or outside the home and to express...

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Bonne Fête Nationale!

English-speaking countries/lands call the French National Day "Bastille Day", which is celebrated on July 14 of each year. In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly and legally "le 14 juillet" (the fourteenth of July). The French National Day marks France’s...

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Algerian Novelist, Translator and Filmmaker Assia Djebar Gets a Google Doodle

Today Google remembers the late Assia Djebar (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015) with a doodle. Born Fatima-Zohra Imalayen, the berber-speaking Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker, whose father is a French teacher, chose Assia Djebar as her pen name for fear of her father's disapproval. In 1957, she published her...

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I’m an Aunt!

This month was a pretty rough one to say the least. My dad was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago, and my baby Andy was hospitalized last week (on Mother's Day). However, every cloud has a silver lining, and I believe tough situations bring families...

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#InternationalWomensDay: A Compilation of Women Empowerment Songs

March 8 is International Women's Day. It is a day to celebrate women empowerment. I have many wishes for Lebanese women that I shared last year. Get a dose of inspiration from the below list of women empowerment songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgmx7z49OEk Jennifer Lopez - Ain't...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated worldwide on the 21st of February of every year. It aims at promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first  announced by UNESCO on November 17, 1999, and was formally recognized by the United Nations...

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#Google remembers Hussein Bicar with a Doodle

Hussein Amin Bicar (born on January 2nd, 1913 in Alexandria and deceased on November 16, 2002) was one of Egypt’s most outstanding artists of the 20th century. He graduated from the Cairo Higher School of Fine Arts in 1934, and then went on to spend over 60...

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December 18, World Arabic Language Day

Today is World Arabic Language Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established  this event in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization". On December...

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