Heritage Week in Ireland

Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 19-27 with the motto “Discover the past. Build the future.” Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance …

Māori

Poster: 2017 Language Week The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants of New Zealand before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 11-17 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 17 and again on Monday 24, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Heritage

Buzzword Bingo: Heritage Heritage = Something inherited from the past. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/heritage Planeta.com World Heritage Celebrating World Heritage Day   41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

Cultural Diversity Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Open House May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Background Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging …

Museums

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Ready for a party? International Museum Day is celebrated around the world on May …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with limited recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US include drink-based …

Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Ron Mader, Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Updates are featured on the Planeta Wiki. Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in …