World Environment Day 2018

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. 2018’s theme of blocking plastic pollution resonates across the globe. Motto: If you cannot reuse it, refuse it. “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment 2018, urges governments, industry, communities, and …

Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on …

Burning Man

Photo: BLM The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa every year but one since 1990. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and the week each year culminates with the burning of the Man structure Saturday night …

Earth Day 2018

Poster: Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day 2018 – What are we doing to minimize the use of plastic? Twitter Moment ‪Earth Day 2018 https://twitter.com/i/moments/987861028426862592‬ Headlines https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-did-earth-day-become-just-a-__-holiday https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change Planeta.com What are your plans for Earth Day? Plastic

Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia Washington, DC celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2018 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! 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. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Questions Sláinte! What are …

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 and commemorates the movement for women’s rights.While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia …

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 …