2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int iyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around …

World Meteorological Day

Poster March 23 is World Meteorological Day. Hashtags: #worldmeteorologicalday, #WorldMetDay The World Meteorological Organization and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Key Links public.wmo.int/en/resources/world-meteorological-day worldmetday.wmo.int @WMOnews 2020: Climate Change and …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. What began as a religious feast day honoring St Patrick (Patricius, or Padraig) has become an international festival. Questions Sláinte! What …

Diversity Days

Poster Nothing will cancel May’s Diversity Days. Planeta.com’s annual celebration of May 21 and 22 gets its own page. Join us as we reflect and celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo) and the International Day for Biological Diversity …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …

International Women’s Day

Poster International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 and commemorates the movement for women’s rights. Hashtag: #WomensDay 2020 IWD Women’s rights and gender equality are taking center stage. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held each year at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2020 dates: October 3-11. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key Links balloonfiesta.com Facebook YouTube @balloonfiesta Google Maps goo.gl/maps/XiZxzcb75cG1itAh6 2020 The 49th annual event, themed “Time Flies,” will feature more than 550 hot air balloons, …

International Women’s Day Links

Poster International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 and commemorates the movement for women’s rights. Hashtag: #WomensDay 2019 IWD The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. Achieving …

Valentine

Roofdog Valentine = A card sent, often anonymously, on St. Valentine’s Day (February 14) to a person one loves or is attracted to February 14 = Valentine’s Day On this day people honor the memory of St. Valentine and express their love to loved ones, spouses, parents and friends. Translating: Will you be my Valentine? Spanish: ¿Serías mi Valentín? Afrikaans: Sal …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …