09 • September • Septiembre

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Templo Mayor 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 celebrate efforts of inspired digital literacy, particularly those that conserve Indigenous languages. September 27 is World Tourism Day followed a day later. First Monday in September is Labor Day in …

El Foco

Recommended Viewing Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour of the streets, neighborhoods, legends and historical sites in Mexico City led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Viva the slow adventures. Appointment television for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 530pm on ADN40. Later on episodes are uploaded …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day is formally October 31. That said, as of 2000 the holiday is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Headlines Nevada Day is Always October 31 in Our Hearts are-there-any-nv-150-events-on-nevada-day-oct-31-this-year southern-nevadans-no-longer-feel-left-out History When is Nevada Day? Nevada became a state (admitted to the Union) October 31, 1864, so Nevada Day is …

Oktoberfest

Buzzwords Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Oktoberfest 2018: September 22 – October 7 Key Links https://www.oktoberfest.de /Dates%2C+Opening+Times+and+General+FAQs/751/ FAQs Wikipedia: …

International Literacy Day 2018

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/literacyday Concept note (PDF) Translating: International Literacy Day Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización Chinanteco de San Felipe …

Mathematics

Photo: Tom Brown, Mathematics Mathematics = The study of numbers, equations, functions, and geometric shapes and their relationships Headlines The Strange Numbers That Birthed Modern Algebra – Quanta Magazine The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature – Quanta a-hard-days-night-how-mathematics-revealed-beatles-secret/9093348 http://www.radiolab.org/story/meter-measure-man common-core-makes-simple-math-more-complicated-heres-why Recommended Listening http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sum-of-all-parts/ Truth by numbers – Many people think of …

International Literacy Day

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay 2018 https://planeta.com/literacyday-2018 History September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place around the world. Key Links http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/literacy-day Concept Note Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and …

Mexico City Hosts Festival of Indigenous Cultures

Mexico City – Recapping last week’s Fifth Festival of Indigenous Cultures, Peoples and Original Neighborhoods originating in Mexico City (Quinta Fiesta de las Culturas Indígenas, Pueblos y Barrios Originarios de la Ciudad de México), August 24 to September 2. Join us! = ¡Acompáñanos! Key Links http://data.cultura.cdmx.gob.mx/culturasindigenas https://twitter.com/FiestaIndigena Questions Is there a directory of exhibitors? = …

Labor Day

Poster First Monday in September is Labor Day in the USA. Wikipedia: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the …