Constantine I – Emperor of Rome

Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μέγας; 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine (in the Orthodox Church as Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles), was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian-Greek origin from 306 to 337 AD. Continue reading

Sunday sabbath was celebrated in 325 CE

Previously, in accordance with Jewish religious practice, the sabbath had been celebrated on Saturday, being seventh day of the week. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Columbus Day, Celebrating Christopher Columbus and his first landfall in the New World

Columbus Day was first celebrated in the United States on October 12, 1792, to mark the tricentennial of the day in when Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World Continue reading

Canada Day (Dominion Day)

The first celebration was on July 1st 1868, on the anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada, under the British North American Act of 1867. Continue reading

The Caribana Festival in Canada

During Canada's Centennial in 1967, Toronto held its first Caribana Festival, in the summer and it is the largest Caribana Festival in North America. Continue reading

Knights of Labor created Labor Day

The first holiday to honour the working man is Labor Day, observed on the first Monday of September. Continue reading

Year 2000 celebrated first by the island of Kiribati

As the story goes, back in 1995, President Teburoro Tito adjusted the International Date Line on the island of Kiribati. Continue reading