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 …

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 …

Diwali

Photo: Indu Harikumar Diwali = Hindu festival of lights, held in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon 2019 date: October 27 Elsewhere on the Web What a wonderful Diwali – Flickr (2012) Photos Twitter Moment Happy Diwali During #Diwali , I am proud to join Indians in Nevada and around …

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 …