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World Bee Day
20 May 2019   |    Beastly!

Today, May 20, marks World Bee Day 2019: Folia Magazine joins in the event with this curious illumination from a 16th-century French manuscript. Despite the great importance of this little insect over the course of history,…

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Floral Beasts
29 March 2019   |    Beastly!

Illuminations from a Book of Hours in Latin and French, ms. 434 réserve, f. 165r, 15th century, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris.

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Saint Anthony of Padua
13 June 2018   |    Beastly!

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…

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4 May 2018   |    Beastly!

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…

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22 February 2018   |    Beastly!

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…

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17 February 2018   |    Beastly!

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…

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16 February 2018   |    Beastly!

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:…

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12 February 2018   |    Beastly!

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…

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