Celebrating World Heritage Day

Photo: Venus Glyph April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #IDMS, #heritage4generations History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding …

Museums

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Ready for a party? International Museum Day is celebrated around the world on May 18 …

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 …

HBO Faves: Westworld

What we are watching on HBO Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is based …

04 • April • Abril

Photo: Tule Tree 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) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao_New_Year April 18 World Heritage Day ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Site April 19 International Day of the Bicycle http://www.ite.educacion.es/es/inicio/noticias-de-interes/784-19-de-abril-dia-mundial-de-la-bicicleta April 20 …

Easter

Photo: Altar, Viernes de Dolores Easter = the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. In 2018 Easter Sunday is April …

Baseball

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Baseball is a sport played in more than 100 countries around the world. Headlines Are there only 18 minutes of action in a baseball game? Wiki Baseball Vocabulary Mound Visit Opening Day Planeta.com MLB Australian Baseball League Liga Mexicana de Béisbol Sports

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2018 Holy Week is celebrated March 25-April 1. 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 …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2018 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand …