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 …

Armistice Day

Buzzwords Armistice = an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time Questions How do we commemorate / celebrate Armistice Day? Embedded Tweets "This has got to be one of the most powerful photographs I have ever seen. Above is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, …

International Literacy Day 2018

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/literacyday Concept note (PDF) Translating: International Literacy Day Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización Chinanteco de San Felipe …

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. …