Oktoberfest in Las Vegas (2017)

The City of Las Vegas and the German-American Social Club of Nevada present their 9th Annual Oktoberfest at the Historic Fifth Street School Saturday, October 7, 3-9pm.The outdoor event on Centennial Plaza is free and open to the public. The all-ages celebration features authentic German food. Beer and wine for sale to those 21+ with …

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland

Photo: Nadia Prigoda-Lee, Doonagor Castle Recommended viewing from the Library of Congress: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, “Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape.” Speaker Biography: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. He is a prolific writer, speaker and performer. A five-time All …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 17 and again on Monday 24, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

Michael D. Higgins’ Springtime Message from Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins On this St. Patrick’s Day 2017 may I, on this special day for the Irish at home and abroad, send my warmest greetings as Uachtarán na hÉireann President of Ireland to Irish people, wherever they may be, and in whatever circumstance, and greetings too to all …

Baseball Down Under (2016)

One of the bright spots in 2016 has been a thoughtful and fan-friendly showcase of Australian baseball. The best intro to the sport down under is Strike Zone Australia hosted by Chris Coleman @CJCau. Chris also announces Canberra games online http://mixlr.com/canberracavalry and http://ABLTV.com. One of the Australian Baseball League’s big rivalries pits Canberra against Perth. This …

Tule Tree Festivities on #FacebookLive (2016)

Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico – Happy feast day, Tule! Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Rooted in the town of Santa María del Tule, the Tule Tree and its environs comprise a unique natural monument. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday …

World Tourism Day 2016

Poster Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Happy World Tourism Day 2016! Hashtags: #WTD2016, #DíaMundialdelTurismo, #tourism4all 2016 World Tourism Day Some background. The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …

Creating Fan Clubs for #WorldHeritage #40whc

I started watching live webcasts of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meetings just a couple of years ago. Here is the diplomatic process at work on the ground andlivestreaming around the globe. What’s not to like?! I am a fan of world heritage. (Soy un fanatico del patrimonio mundial.) This week UNESCO is holding its current meeting …