Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.


Friday 23 March

Rescate: 21'00h . Capilla, C/ Agua, Casa Hermandad
Estudiantes: 22'00h.San Agustín,Granada, Pl. del Siglo, Molina Lario, Santa María, Císter,Alcazabilla , Casa Hermandad.

Saturday 24 March

Cena:11'00h. Pl. de los Mártires, Santa Lucia, Granada,Pl. Constitución, Larios, Dr D. Manuel Perez- Bryan, Pl. de las Flores, Fco de Rioja, C/ Nueva,Especerías, Salvago, Compañía, Pl. San Ignacio,Compañia,Casa Hermandad

Nueva Esperanza:12'15h. Parroquia San Joaquin y Santa Ana , Camino Castillejos, Salvador Barberá, Ministerio de la Vivienda, Rosas, Salvador Barberá, Camino Castillejos, Casa Hermandad.

Sunday 25 March

Sangre: 11'00h. Iglesia San Felipe, Parras,Molinillo,Alderete,San Bartolomé,, Cruz del Molinillo,   Ollerías, Dos Aceras, Casa Hermandad.
Prendimiento: 17'30h.Pl.Capuchinos, E.Domínguez Ávila, San Juan Bosco, visita al Hospital Sagrado Corazón, Emilio Carreras, Monserrat, Alameda Barceló, E.Domínguez Ávila, Pl.Capuchinos, Alameda de Capuchinos, M Bueno Lara, Pl. Maestro Artola, San Millán y Casa Hermandad.

Gitanos: 17'30h.Mártires, Comedias, Mendez Núñez, Casapalma, Cárcer, Pl Jerónimo Cuervo,Ramos Marín, Gómez Pallete, Merced, Frailes,Casa Hermandad.
Rocío: 18'00h.San Lázaro, Amargura, Pl. Alfonso XII, San Patricio, Xto de la Epidemia, la Victoria, Párroco Fco Ruiz Furest, Pl. Marcelino Champagnat, Casa Hermandad.

Pollinica: 18'30h.San Agustín, Granada, Méndez Núñez, Pl. Uncibay, Pl. del Teatro, Puerta de Buenaventura, Álamos, Dos Aceras, Guerrero, Gaona, Parras, Casa Hermandad.
Huerto: 18'45h.Mártires, Santa Lucía, Pl Constitución, Especerías, Nueva, Pl Félix Sáenz, Sebastián Souvirón, Pasillo Santa Isabel, Puente de Santo Domingo, Pl. Religiosa Filipense Dolores Márquez, Jorge Lamothe, Pl. Virgen de la Concepción.
Entronización Stmo Cristo de la Agonía:19'30h.Oratorio de las Penas, Pl. Virgen de las Penas.
Viñeros: 20'00h.Iglesia Conventual de la Aurora y Divina Providencia, Andrés Pérez, Carretería, Tejón y Rodríguez, Comedias, los Mártires, Ciriaco y Paula, Estación en la Iglesia Parroquial,Comedias, Nosquera, Muro de las Catalinas, Andrés Pérez, Carretería, Biedmas, los Viñeros,Casa Hermandad.
Piedad: 20'00h. Capilla de Ntra Sra de la Piedad, Cruz del Molinillo, Convento Madres Mercedarias, San Bartolomé, Capuchinos, Cruz del Molinillo, Alderete, Casa Hermandad.

Vía Crucis Esperanza:21'00h. Basílica de la Esperanza, Pl.Lola Carrera-Nazareno Verde, Salón de Tronos.


World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.


The Spanish Constitution of 1812 was the first Liberal Magna Carta in Europe.

Publicly enacted in Cadiz on 19 March 1812, it will be celebrating its two-hundredth anniversary on 19 March 2012. That day will commemorate the birth in Spain of liberty, civil rights, the concept of citizenship and Modern Spain.

The Spanish Constitution of 1812 was publicly enacted at the Oratorio San Felipe Neri building in Cadiz during a period in which Spain was under occupation by Napoleon's troops and coincided with the celebration of Saint Joseph's Day (San José in Spanish). Hence the name "La Pepa" since anyone with the name "José" in Spanish is familiarly known as "Pepe".
The Spanish Constitution of 1812 soon became a true symbol of democracy as it influenced the text of several other European constitutions, as well as the constitutional foundations for most Iberian-American States following their independence from Spain.

"La Pepa" was the first Spanish constitution to establish popular sovereignty, the separation of powers, the freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

In other words, two hundred years ago, the Spanish became pioneers when they implemented values, freedoms and civil rights in a tangible fashion that are unquestionable today and form an intrinsic part of the national identity. Two centuries on and this historic milestone is being commemorated as an event that transformed Spain into a solid democracy.
As part of these commemorations surrounding this bicentenary, plans have been made to hold numerous commemorative, cultural and academic events in the city of Cadiz throughout 2012.

The Spanish Constitution of 1812 taken to Cadiz under National Police escort in commemoration of its second centenary"-


The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn. When he was 16, he was sold into slavery to Ireland where he was a shepherd for 6 years. While in captivity he studied and turned to religion. He escaped slavery and later returned to Ireland as a missionary, determined to convert Ireland to Christianity. He used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down.
He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since. Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.
One traditional symbol of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.The holiday, March 17th, is marked by parades in cities across the United States. The largest of these, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year. In Ireland, it is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter



St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by the Irish and Irish at Heart in big cities and small towns alike with parades, "wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Its a time for fun. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!
Well now St. Patrick's Day wouldn't exist if not for the man himself! But how much do we know about him? Did you know that he spent six years of slavery in Ireland until he escaped and undertook religious training abroad?


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If every International Women's Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Organisations, governments, charities and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.
"Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures" is the 2012 theme of the website and this has been widely used by hundreds of organisations including schools, universities, governments, women’s groups and the private sector. Each year the United Nations declares an overall International Women's Day theme. Their 2012 theme is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. Many organisations develop their own themes that are more relevant to their local contexts. For example, the European Parliament's 2012 theme is "Equal pay for work of equal value".
United Nation International Women's Day themes:
- 2012: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty
- 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology
- 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
- 2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
- 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
- 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
- 2006: Women in decision-making
- 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
- 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
- 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
- 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
- 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
- 2000: Women Uniting for Peace
- 1999: World Free of Violence against Women
- 1998: Women and Human Rights
- 1997: Women at the Peace Table
- 1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
- 1975: First IWD celebrated by the United Nations