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 …

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 …

Posada

Photo: Radish Night Posada Posada =  a Mexican ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a lodging in Bethlehem, performed just before Christmas Essay Las Posadas are a celebration of Catholic worship before Christmas and consists of nine rosarios from December 16-24, collectively called a novena, which is commemorated in the holy family’s journey …

International Migrants Day

Photo December 18 is International Migrants Day. Key Links https://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday 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 …

Thanksgiving

Photo: Melody Ayres-Griffiths, Turkey Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. (Other harvest celebrations include Day of the Dead). Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Traditional foods include cranberries, green beans, …