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Sant'Antonio di Padova

SANT’ANTONIO DI PADOVA

Today marks the feast day of one of the most popular Saints, Saint Anthony of Padua. Born in Lisbon as Fernando Martins de Bulhões in 1195, the Saint took the name Anthony as he entered the Franciscan Order in 1220. […]

Star Wars

CHE LA FORZA…

May 4th… be with you! Do you recognize this strange creature from a 14th-century manuscript? May 4th is considered by many to be Star Wars Day, and is celebrated as such with many events (and dedicated hashtags, such as #StarWarsDay!) all […]

Pastore

GREGGE AL PASCOLO

On this day, in 1997, the scientists of the Roslin Institute in Scotland publicly announced the existence of the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from the cell of an adult animal: Dolly the sheep. Born on July 5, […]

Gatto con topo

FESTA DEL GATTO

Italy and other European countries celebrate today, on February 17, National Cat Day. The Day started being promoted back in 1990, when the readers of the Italian magazine “Tuttogatto” were given the opportunity to vote for the best date to […]

Putto e cane all'inseguimento di un uccello

ANNO DEL CANE

Today, February 16, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Being based on both solar and lunar elements, the Chinese calendar is considered to be a lunisolar calendar – similarly to the Hebrew calendar: the first day of the […]

Scimmie che fanno acrobazie

DARWIN DAY

Folia Magazine joins in today the celebrations for International Darwin Day! Ever since publishing his history-making book, On the Origin of Species, in 1852, Darwin has evolved – pun intended – from being a “simple” scientist into being a symbol of […]

Santa Brigida

SANTA BRIGIDA D’IRLANDA

February 1 marks the feast day of Saint Brigid of Ireland (or of Kildare), the co-patron saint of Ireland along with St. Patrick and St. Columban. According to legend, Brigid and her mother were baptized by Saint Patrick himself. The girl […]

Corvo

NEVERMORE

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” On January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem, “The Raven”, was published for the first time on the pages of New York’s The Evening Mirror. Poe’s signature dark, supernatural atmosphere, together with the exceptional musicality […]

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