Are you ready for the Holy Week? For most of us, especially the Christians, Holy Week serves as the time for us to spend some time with our family and our loved ones in commemoration of the sufferings the Lord has sacrificed to save us from our sins. As a part of the Lenten Season, the Holy Week is also regarded as the most important week throughout the liturgical year of the Christians. It is also a good time for us to be closer to God through spiritual reconnection and by changing our practices for the better.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third largest comedy festival in the world, celebrated annually in an international stage. The festival, also one of Australia’s largest cultural events in the present, is already running for more than two decades since it was launched in 1987 behind the initiatives of co-founder, John Pinder, who went abroad with the approval and funding of the Victorian Tourism Commission. He studied and wrote a report of the feasibility of staging an international comedy festival in Australia. The state government accepted the proposal, and the Melbourne International Festival started that said year with 56 different shows for the pilot year.
St. Patrick’s Day is just one of the several festivals celebrated around the land down under, Australia, in the month of March. At one point in the early history of Australia, people from Ireland dominated the settlements resulting to almost a tenth of the Australian population being of Irish descent in present times. That is the reason why Irish influences and cultures are still present and are continuing to grow and flourish in the country until today.