26th September

1898 George Gershwin born – famous for ‘Rhapsody in Blue‘, ‘I Got Rhythm‘, ‘Fascinating Rhythm‘, ‘Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off‘, ‘They All Laughed‘, and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me‘.

New Zealand Dominion Day – famous for its indigenous Maoris, and their haka war dance at rugby games. It was the first place in the world to grant women the vote. There are about ten times more sheep than humans in New Zealand! It’s so anti-nuclear that nuclear-powered ships can not land in their harbours.

European Day of Languages – here’s some Language Facts and Fun.

Thimphu Drubchen (2017 – sacred masked dance in Bhutan to appease the protecting deity, Pelden Lhamo – try making a Bhutan mask. http://www.bhutangreentravel.com/CFTTHIMPHUTSHECHU.php )

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