Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa participate in a charity run down a slope at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Organisers say 250 skiing Santas raised $2,700 for charity at the event. (Brian Snyder / REUTERS)

International POW:2-8 December

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.– Steve Maraboli

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A couple take part in a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine's Day in Kunming, Yunnan province of China (ChinaFotoPress)

International POW: 5 – 11 August

Will you be tonight and tomorrow night at home? Don’t stay inside, go out, turn your head up to the skies, and watch the marvelous show in the sky.

The event known as the annual Perseid peaks on Aug. 12 and 13, when there will be between 50 and 100 meteors PER HOUR streaking across the night sky.

For those unable to get outside, NASA will be live streaming the event complete with expert commentary.

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