The Octa Foundation builds bridges between kids in different countries.

One of the foundation’s first projects is the chatbot Celby that helps kids learn about each other by celebrating their cultural, national and religious holidays. Chat with Celby to find what kids are celebrating that day, and share the joy and happiness with others across the world! 🥰

Octa’s Founder Zara was inspired to develop Celby based on her life in Singapore where many nationalities and cultures live together and celebrate each other’s holidays like Hari Raya, Christmas, Vesak Day, and Diwali. She also believes in her school United World College’s principle of global citizenship without discrimination.

Launching in summer 2019.

March 20   Celebrate Holi or the "Festival of Colours" with India. The Holi festival commemorates the victory of good over evil.

March 20

Celebrate Holi or the "Festival of Colours" with India. The Holi festival commemorates the victory of good over evil.

Feb 19   The Pingxi Lantern Festival draws thousands of travelers to Taiwan write their wishes on paper lanterns and release them into the sky.

Feb 19

The Pingxi Lantern Festival draws thousands of travelers to Taiwan write their wishes on paper lanterns and release them into the sky.

Nov 28   Is it the fourth Thursday of November? Well then enjoy Thanksgiving, the warm and wonderful family holiday celebrated in the United States.

Nov 28

Is it the fourth Thursday of November? Well then enjoy Thanksgiving, the warm and wonderful family holiday celebrated in the United States.

June 5   After a month of fasting, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5 in Indonesia, which is home to the world’s largest Muslim population.

June 5

After a month of fasting, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5 in Indonesia, which is home to the world’s largest Muslim population.

Find out the history and rituals of joyful celebrations from Asia to Africa to North America!