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 …

Groundhog Day

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Groundhog Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin. Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog …

Epiphany

Buzzwords January 6 is Epiphany. Quotes Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage. – Matthew 2:2 Elsewhere on the Web The message of Epiphany: Rise up; Your light has come! – America Jesuit Review Roscas Planeta.com Christmas 01 • January …

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 Videos 2018 Christmas 2018 Buzzword Bingo Advent – Advent Calendar – …

Christmas Music

Photo: Boris’ Christmas Fairyland (also see: boris) Selections of Christmas Music Feliz Navidad / Brave Combo Jingle Bells / Brave Combo 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics – Huapala Recommended Listening 200 years of Silent Night -The story behind Franz Gruber’s beloved carol of Oberndorf Austria. Note – it begins and ends on a dissonant note, …

International Migrants Day

Photo December 18 is International Migrants Day. Embedded Tweets “Moving is an adventure. For those who do it because they can, it is obviously a pleasant adventure. For those who do it because they must, it is not always the case” – As a migrant from young age, I celebrate Int’l Migrants Day! https://t.co/yH1BfiegIP pic.twitter.com/ZNDnv33DEG — Director-General …

World Soil Day

Photo: Huaje Planting, Oaxaca December 5 is World Soil Day (Día Mundial del Suelo). Hashtag: #WorldSoilDay In 2018 the theme was stopping soil pollution Key Links http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/en/ http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/campaign-material/en/ http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/events/en/ http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/world-soil-day-award/en/ Questions Are there live videos and conversations about soil this week? What are recommended online resources, apps? What are the most popular celebrations of soil? …

Christmas Links

Photo: Inocencia’s Piñata Links related to Christmas presented in somewhat random fashion: Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially on Christmas Eve, when books received as gifts are read late into the …