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

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 …

Nowruz

Buzzwords Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎; literally “new day”) marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people around the world and has been celebrated for over …

Margarita Day

Photo: Comala Margarita February 22 is National Margarita Day in the USA. Looking ahead, also in the US, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Salud! Headlines Margarita Day – San Diego Entertainer National Margarita Day – Food Channel ecotravel/mexico/yucatan/tales/0605margarita.html Elsewhere on the Web nationalmargaritaday.com Planeta.com 02 • February • Februar Tequila Jalisco

World Day of Social Justice

Poster Mark the calendar. February 20 is World Day of Social Justice. Hashtag: #SocialJusticeDay Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday International Labour Organization Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization (A/RES/63/199) World Day of Social Justice (A/RES/62/10) World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019 From the UN Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and …

Lunar New Year

Poster Lunar New Year = the beginning of a year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon Embedded Tweets Happy #LunarNewYear, and good luck to all the Pai Gow players. pic.twitter.com/2IMx4kAqvc — Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) February 5, 2019 Recommended Listening Songs for the Lunar New Year Videos Wikipedia Lunar New …

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 …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) http://www.mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtag: #MandelaDay Facebook nelsonmandela Flickr Mandela Day Embedded Tweets HISTORY: On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving a 27 year …

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 …

International Literacy Day

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 …