Bon Festival

Photo: Peter Thoeny, Festival Peter writes: “Bon Odori (盆踊り) is a popular dance in Japan to celebrate the spirits of the ancestors. Last weekend we went to the San Jose Japantown to attend the Obon Matsuri (festival). A street was blocked off, and a large group was dancing in an elongated circle in the street. …

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. Chinese New Year in 2019 is Tuesday, February 5. According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning in 2019 is the year of the Pig. About Chinese New Year …

Festivals

Photo Festival = A period of celebration Examples Chocolate Festival of Belize Gilroy Garlic Festival Henderson Hosts Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival 2017 Garma Festival 2018 Three Rivers Festival, July 13-21 National Book Festival 2017 Planeta.com Culture

Book Lovers Day

Image: Westworld August 9 is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people to pick up a book (or two) and spend the day reading. Hashtag: #BookLoversDay Elsewhere on the Web https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/book-lovers-day Embedded Tweets Fans of books & birds, here's a book for you! "What bird is that?" (1931) was Australia's 1st fully-illustrated national …

July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA, Flag deployment Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Key Links https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html Flickr projectapolloarchive/ #FlickrFriday (not sure how long we can use this hashtag) spotlight on the Project Apollo Archive https://t.co/xxM8aDwUA9 Thanks @NASA @Flickr #Apollo11 #MoonDay pic.twitter.com/AMWoGVvlkh — Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 20, 2018 Headlines Ten Things You Didn’t Know …

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 Twitter @NelsonMandela 2018 Nelson Mandela 2018 Headlines http://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandela Madiba, I let you go 10 of the most interesting things …

Bastille Day

Celebrations July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to 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 …