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 2019: Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, October 6 Key Links oktoberfest.de Wikipedia: …

International Literacy Day is September 8

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay 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 Framework for …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. 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 …

Labor Day in the USA

Poster First Monday in September is Labor Day in the USA and traditional end of summer holiday. 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 …

International Translation Day

Photo: Rob Oo, Peaceful wishes International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30 on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The celebrations have been promoted by International Federation of Translators (FIT) since it was established in 1953. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/71/288 UN …

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 …

World Elephant Day

Poster August 12 is World Elephant Day. Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Key Links worldelephantday.org events @wrldelephantday Facebook We are celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are …

World Ranger Day

Image July 31 is World Ranger Day. Hashtag: #WorldRangerDay World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. Key Links internationalrangers.org/ world-ranger-day facebook Google Map Elsewhere on the Web National Park Service (USA) Embedded Tweets …

International Tiger Day

Photo International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Hashtags: #InternationalTigerDay, #GlobalTigerDay Embedded Tweets #WorldTigerDay #InternationalTigerDay #TigerCensus Nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger …