Chocolate Festival of Belize

Poster Punta Gorda, Belize hosts the annual Cacao Festival May 18-20, 2018. The two main visitor events are the Saturday/Sunday Wine and Chocolate and Grande Finale. The Friday street fair is a great day, just less attended. The Friday Pre-Chocolate Fest Bash is expected to attract a more local crowd. X-Band will be performing. The …

Cultural Diversity Day

Photo: Open House May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Background Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with limited recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …

Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in developing conscious and responsible travel and ecotourism, Choosing what …

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 …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Roofdog Chaco became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. The park is one of twenty World Heritage sites in the USA. YouTube Google Maps Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrackOffChaco Embedded Tweets For #WorldListeningDay, we're listening to the monsoon season! #NewMexicoTRUE #NewMexicoWeather #Monsoon 🌩 …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Buzzwords Intangible Cultural Heritage = ICT 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 …

Satellite

Buzzwords Satellite = an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.satview.org http://www.n2yo.com Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Space Junk