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Live Laughs

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May is a great month to get a huge dose of the very best medicine – the International Comedy Festival is in full swing and there are comedians serving up laughs for a wide range of comedic tastes. Whether your sense of humour tends towards the ridiculous, you have a ...

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World Laughter Day

Cute little girls hugging and laughing together on Christmas Eve

Today is World Laughter Day! Make sure you get a huge dose of the best medicine today and every day. While the International Comedy Festival is in full swing in Auckland for those who need a giggle, in the South Island, Laughter Yoga is where it’s at. Hannah Airey, Laughter ...

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Why Is It April Fool’s Day?

April fool

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Traditionally in France, April 1st is called Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the ...

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Easter Origins

Old cross and abstract grunge easter egg concept

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year in the Christian community. Easter doesn’t fall on a fixed date in the normal Gregorian or Julian calendars, which follow the cycle of the sun. Easter instead ...

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