July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA, Flag deployment Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Out of this world heritage sites! Things we learned: The average age in Mission Control was 27. ‘Software’ was created as a word. Key Links https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html Flickr Project Apollo Archive Recommended Listening 13 Minutes to the Moon – BBC Honeysuckle Creek …

Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, …

World Chocolate Day

Photo: Name the flower July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced from Mexico to Europe on this date in 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, makers of Chocoluchy. There are many fine cooks and vendors of chocolate goodness in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca Chocolate …

July 4 in the USA

Photo: Cupcakes Our annual celebration of Independence Day in the USA. Elsewhere on the Web America, The Playlist Embedded Tweets On behalf of Joshua Tree National Park, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth Of July. Please respect all fellow visitors this coming holiday, and remember that fireworks are prohibited in …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day is formally October 31. That said, as of 2000 the holiday is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2019 Nevada Day is Friday, October 25. History When is Nevada Day? Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864. With the passage of …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) 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 2019 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Diversity Days

Poster 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 (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) …

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Logo Source The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to …

Mothers’ Day

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family. When is Mothers’ Day? Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Next up: May 12, 2019. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …