Total eclipse rekindles ancient cosmic awe
Millions across the world are marvelling at one of the most breathtaking events the sky can produce. But the solar eclipse raises the question: should we celebrate the sun more often?
Rare ‘Thanksgivukkah’ kicks off festive season
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fell on the same day last week – something that will not happen again for more than 70,000 years. The winter festival season is off to a unique start.
Ancient gods still worshipped on longest day
Today is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. In ancient times, it was an important festival of the pagan gods. Could it be time to bring a 3,000-year-old tradition back to life?
Crowds gather at Stonehenge for summer solstice
Tonight, the Northern Hemisphere sees its shortest night of the year, as Earth tilts on its axis towards the Sun. Summer is here, and people in rainy Britain are desperate for decent weather.
Britain celebrates May Day to see summer in
The wettest April in over a century has come to an end. Today, festivities celebrate the spring and activists call for strikes: it is May Day – a time of tradition and transition.