Thanksgiving

Photo Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Commercially, the Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA is called Black Friday. …

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 …

08 • August • Agosto

Photo In August we hold one of our tentpole events — Indigenous Peoples Week to celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Other events and celebrations in August include World Photography Day on August 19. Check out National Heritage Week in Ireland. August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland) August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia) August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People August 10 Ecuador declares independence …

Reformation

Poster 2017 is 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 …

INAH

Photo The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of Mexico. INAH and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura are tasked …

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. Wiki Anthropology Planeta.com People The Ethnographic Case

Milpa

Global Lingo As part of our series of global vocabulary, we would like to start a cheer for the milpa. Social Web Challenge Post a photo of a milpa online Facebook. = Publica una foto de una milpa en línea de Facebook. Translate milpa in another language. = Translate milpa in another language. Tag a …

Indigenous Peoples Day #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay Used frequently as a counterpoint to Columbus Day. Each year Planeta.com hosts Indigenous Peoples Week to focus on travel and tourism. We also celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. There are other holidays and commemorations of …

10 • October • Octubre

Photo We are already celebrating Oktoberfest. (The truth is we never really stop!) This month’s highlights include Open Access Week (October 22-28, 2018). Why can’t all events be more inclusive, innovative and open? Foodies, take note of World Food Day on October 16 and World Egg Day (second Friday in October). October 4 World Animal Day October 12 World Hospice and Palliative Care …