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 Three Rivers Festival, July 13-21 National Book Festival 2017 Planeta.com Culture Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds Tourism Definitions Responsible Travel Week

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 …

Fathers’ Day

Celebrations Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June. Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph’s Day) since the …

World Environment Day 2018

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. 2018’s theme of blocking plastic pollution resonates across the globe. Motto: If you cannot reuse it, refuse it. “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment 2018, urges governments, industry, communities, and …

Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on …

Earth Day 2018

Poster: Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day 2018 – What are we doing to minimize the use of plastic? Twitter Moment ‪Earth Day 2018 https://twitter.com/i/moments/987861028426862592‬ Headlines https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-did-earth-day-become-just-a-__-holiday https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change Planeta.com What are your plans for Earth Day? Plastic

Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia Washington, DC celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about …

Saint Brigid’s Day

Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions with the theme St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women (Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan). Hashtag: #StBrigidsDay The event …

Boxing Day

Jorge’s wooden boxers Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated December 26, the day after Christmas Day. The celebration originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Hashtag:  #BoxingDay Embedded Tweets Boxing Day #Ashes 👌 pic.twitter.com/TqkB6e11Fp — Alistair Hogg (@alistairjhogg) December 25, 2017 Wishing …