Remembrance Sunday is the main day of observance for the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Buy Nothing Day advocates want shoppers to take a break on the traditionally busiest day of the year.
The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 4.19am on Sunday 22 December in 2019.
If you want to catch the fall and rise of the Solstice sun, Sunset on Saturday 21st December is at 3.40pm and sun rise on Sunday December 22nd is at 8.43am according to the UK Hydrographic Office.
Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Other countries go crazy at Halloween. Here it's Bonfire Night, aka Guy Fawkes, is marked with fiery celebrations.
The Chinese New Year in Edinburgh is the largest celebration of its kind in Scotland.
Each year is attributed to an animal from a 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac and 2020 is the Year of the Rat.
The Year of the Rat is initiated on 25 January, which is also Burns Night. The two days coincide only once every 76 years.
As well as traditional Chinese celebrations, there are a number of special events around Chinese New Year including:
The annual candlelit concert in St. Giles Cathedral forms part of the Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
St. Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with the St. Giles’ Camerata, leader Angus Ramsay, are joined by an array of young soloists.
Sunday 29th September 2019
12pm - 5pm, £2/£1 concession
Makers Marque is more than just a market for local traders and designers. It is a chance for people to get involved, learn a new skill and see the processes that usually take place behind closed studio doors. The event is a mix of local craftspeople demonstrating their skills and selling their unique products, plus artist and makers workshops, demonstrations and repair stations.
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