Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2019 Holy Week is celebrated April 14-20. Easter Week (Semana de Pascua) is the week afterward. Carnival Easter season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma). Carnival is …

World Heritage Day 2019

Logo 2019’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, aka World Heritage Day is April 18. This year’s global celebration hosted by ICOMOS spotlights the relevance of rural landscapes, the challenges that encompass their conservation, the benefits that these efforts provide, and how rural landscapes are intrinsically related with sustainable development. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS2019, #RuralLandscapes Key …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS 2019 World Heritage Day 2019 History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Buzzwords Intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity. – 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Also see: Intangible culture, intangible cultural heritage Quotes …

04 • April • Abril

Photo: Bike Share at Regional Justice Center Happy Earth Day! We are celebrating the month of April Annual April 1 April Fool’s Day (USA) April 14 Día de las Américas April 14-15 New Year celebration (Laos) Lao New Year April 18 World Heritage Day ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Site World Heritage Day April …

Opera

Buzzwords Opera = a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists Embedded Tweets Was he singing Pagliacci? Because he's a clown. — Drew Reed (@the_drewreed) April 1, 2019 Planeta.com New Music

Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …

World Heritage

Buzzwords A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended Listening The future of heritage – Has the high value of a World Heritage …