Chinese New Year

Photo: Belagio 2015 The first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Saturday, January 25, initiating the Year of the Rat. About Chinese New Year Chinese New Year celebrations can last for …

Valentina’s Day

Hashtags June 16 is Valentina’s Day. Hashtag: #ValentinasDay Background On June 16 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, a 26-year-old cosmonaut from Russia became the first woman in space Wikipedia: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, born March 6, 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. She is the first 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 Headlines How Lunar New …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week were September 9-15. 2020 dates have yet to be announced. 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 …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int https://www.ippc.int/en/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 …

Epiphany

Buzzwords Epiphany = the experience of a sudden and striking realization In the Christian calendar, January 6 is Epiphany. Elsewhere on the Web The message of Epiphany: Rise up; Your light has come! – America Jesuit Review Time and Date Quotes Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its …

Christmas 2019

Photo: Tabletop Trees Rolling coverage of Christmas celebrated around the world: Embedded Tweets After the holiday, keep our parks healthy by donating your Christmas tree! We use the mulch around city park trees to provide nutrients, limit weed growth and limit mechanical damage to trunks. Find a drop-off location near you and help keep Henderson …

Christmas

Poster Christmas is an annual celebration on December 25 commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Translating: Merry Christmas Diné: Nizhónígo Késhmish Adííłeeł French: Joyeux Noël German: Fröhliche Weihnachten or Frohe Weihnachten Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka Māori: Meri Kirihimete Samoan: Manuia le Kerisimasi Spanish: Feliz Navidad 2019 Christmas 2019 Buzzword Bingo Advent – Advent Calendar – Advent …

Piñata

Photo: Inocencia’s Christmas Piñata Piñata = a decorated figure of an animal containing toys and candy that is suspended from a height and broken open by blindfolded children as part of a celebration Flickr Album Videos Workshop / Store of Angela Mendoza Planeta Birthdays Christmas

Human Rights Day

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise, Big Stone December 10 is Human Rights Day Hashtag: #HumanRightsDay Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Key Links un.org/en/events/humanrightsday @UNHumanRights Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How is Human Rights …