International Mountain Day

Poster December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Twitter Shoutout @FAOForestry @FAOnews Hashtags #MountainsMatter Translating: International Mountain Day Spanish: Día Internacional de la Montaña History The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11 “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, …

Tourism and Culture

This week in Oman Second @UNWTO / @UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture Hashtag: #TourismandCulture The Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture to be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, December 11-12, 2017, brought together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture as well as private sector stakeholders and experts with the objective of building and …

12 • December • Diciembre

Photo December 5 International Volunteer Day December 5 World Soil Day December 6 Foundation of Quito, Ecuador (1534) December 6 Independence Day in Finland December 10 Terra Madre Day (also see Slow Food) December 10 Human Rights Day December 11 International Mountain Day http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldmountains /mountains December 12 Guadalupe Day Basilica http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/1623952 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe December 18 International Migrants Day December 21 or 22 Solstice December 23 Radish Night (Mexico) December 25 Christmas Day December 26 Boxing …

Geography

Photo: Grand Canyon Geography = the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Planeta.com was the recipient of the first-ever Private Sector and Government Award (2000) from the Conference of Latin Americanist …

11 • November • Noviembre

Photo November 1 and 2 Day of the Dead November 1 All Saints’ Day November 2 All Souls’ Day November 5 Folk Artist Day, Dia del Artesano (Ecuador) November 6 National Parks Day (Argentina) November 8 Responsible Tourism Day November 10 World Science Day November 11 Remembrance Day (Australia), Veterans Day(USA) November 12 Postal Carriers’ Day (Mexico) November 19 International Men’s Day November 19 Garifuna Settlement Day (Belize) November 19 World …

Reformation

Poster 2017 was the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That action started a chain of events which shaped the course of the church and the course of Western civilization, in a way that is still significant today. …

Happy Birthday, Neon Museum

Photo: 2008 Boneyard Las Vegas – Today the Neon Museum celebrated its fifth birthday with a the Day of the Dead fiesta with free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard. On display: an altar created by artist Favela in memory of prominent sign designer Raul Rodriguez, who designed the Flamingo sign that resides in the …

Anthropology

Photo: Australian Museum Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of humans. Planeta.com People The Ethnographic Case