Advent

Advent

*Apollo’s advent calendar* Today starts the most magical month of the year. We are already looking forward for Christmas! To sweeten your waiting time we will provide you with our very own Apollo advent calendar. Keep an eye on our Instagram every day until the 24th!
Pro Deo will be having an internal match on the 10th of December! For those of you who do not know yet, Pro Deo is the association for improvisation theatre and theatresports, so an evening with them is a guarantueed good laugh! And the best thing, it is free for everyone to watch via their twitch account: twitch.com/tsvprodeo.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949). Nowadays an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage. Modern slavery is an umbrella term for forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. The focus of this day is to root out modern slavery. Let’s restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery.
Today the international Queer & Migrant Film Festival starts. From 3-6 December there are four topics with online expert talks. Today this is about: homonationalism, the European perspective. For a broader perspective on what is going on in Eastern Europe, watch these films in the festival programs: Welcome to Chechnya and March for Dignity
After bringing presents in the Netherlands, Saint Nicholas continued his route through Germany. Last night, children placed a clean boot by the door, so that the Nikolaus would leave some treats overnight. It is common to leave out only one shoe, to avoid seeming greedy and risk meeting the counterpart of ‘Piet’, Knecht Ruprecht. Earlier this morning, children already excitedly woke up to their Nikolaus treat, which generally, entails nuts, tangerines, but most importantly a chocolate Nikolaus in the centre of it all.🎅 The chocolate figure is usually the highlight and because there are so many designs, everyone wants to have the coolest ‘Schokoladen Nikolaus’. #Chocolate #Nikolaus #AdventCalendar #Apollo