UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …

Thanksgiving

Photo Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Commercially, the Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA is called Black Friday. …

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January 1 New Years Day January 6 Epiphany Epiphany_(holiday) Epiphany Reyes_Magos (Mexico) January 15 Wikipedia Day January 25 Robert Burns Day (Scotland) Robert_Burns January 26 Australia Day (Australia) http://www.australiaday.org.au – @OzDay http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day http://www.australiaday.com.au http://www.upstart.net.au/2012/01/26/which-flag-are-you-waving-on-australia-day Floating Dates Third Monday in January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (USA) #MLKDay mlk Wellington Anniversary Day is the Monday that falls closest to January 22 and is observed as a …

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December 5 International Volunteer Day December 5 World Soil Day December 6 Foundation of Quito, Ecuador (1534) December 6 Independence Day in Finland December 10 Terra Madre Day (also see Slow Food) December 10 Human Rights Day December 11 International Mountain Day http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldmountains http://planeta.wikispaces.com/mountains Mountain Guide December 12 Guadalupe Day http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/1623952 http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico/df/guadalupe.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe December 18 International Migrants Day December 21 or 22 Solstice December 23 Radish Night (Mexico) December 25 Christmas Day December …

November

November 1 and 2 Day of the Dead Day of the Dead in Mexico November 1 All Saints’ Day November 2 All Souls’ Day November 5 Folk Artist Day, Dia del Artesano (Ecuador) November 6 National Parks Day (Argentina) November 8 Responsible Tourism Day November 10 World Science Day November 11 Remembrance Day (Australia), Veterans Day(USA) November 12 Postal Carriers’ Day (Mexico) November 19 International Men’s Day November …

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We are already celebrating Oktoberfest. This month’s highlights include Open Access Week (October 21-27). Why can’t all events be more inclusive, innovative and open? Foodies, take note of World Food Day on October 16 and World Egg Day, October 14 (second Friday in October). October 4 World Animal Day October 12 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day http://www.worldday.org http://www.facebook.com/Worldwide-Palliative-Care-Alliance/#!/pages/Worldwide-Palliative-Care-Alliance/206577596054862 October 12 Indigenous Peoples Day …

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September is mes de la patria in Mexico, biodiversity month in Australia and tourism month in South Africa. In the USA, #HispanicHeritageMonth Mark your calendar! September 8 is International Literacy Day which we use to call out attention for digital literacy. September 27 is World Tourism Day and we make our annual call for travel photos on Flickr. First Monday in September is Labor Day in the USA. Fun days include …

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In August we hold one of our tentpole events — Indigenous Peoples Week to celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Other events and celebrations in August include World Photography Day on August 19. Check out National Heritage Week in Ireland. August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland) August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia) August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People August 10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (1809) …

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July 1 Canada Day (Canada) July 1 Territory Day #TerritoryDay (NT, Australia) July 3 Saint Day: Tomás el Apóstol(Mexico) July 4 Independence Day (USA) July 6 Frida Kahlo Birthday (Mexico) July 11 World Population Day July 14 Bastille Day (France) July 18 Mandela Day (South Africa) July 18 World Listening Day July 20 Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 http://www.scn.org/~odea/apollo11.moonwalk.html http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-06/40-years-later-ten-things-you-didnt-know-about-apollo-ii-moon-landing http://thebottomline.cpaaustralia.com.au http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Understanding-the-Universe/Operating-our-radio-telescopes/Parkes-receiving-Apollo-11-moon-walk.aspx July 27 International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove …

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From World Environment Day to Matariki, here’s our calendar for June with links to the Solstice, World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day. Events June 1 Sharing Day June 3 Mabo Day June 5 World Environment Day World Environment Day on Flickr June 6 National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag)(Sweden) June 8 World Oceans Day June 8-11 Re-enactment of Cook’s Landing Cooktown, Queensland – The annual event comemorates the landing of Lt. …