World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical, …

International Day of Forests

Poster March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtag: #IntForestDay The United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. Starting in 2013, the day is observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. Key Links fao.org/international-day-of-forests posters Flickr 2020 https://youtu.be/tYm-PytLh9c Background Forests …

Australia Day / Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …

International Migrants Day

Photo December 18 is International Migrants Day. Key Links https://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday Embedded Tweets “Moving is an adventure. For those who do it because they can, it is obviously a pleasant adventure. For those who do it because they must, it is not always the case” – As a migrant from young age, I celebrate Int’l Migrants Day! https://t.co/yH1BfiegIP …

International Literacy Day is September 8

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay History September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place around the world. Key Links http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/literacy-day Concept Note Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made …

Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, …

World Listening Day

Photo: Martin Heigan, Exploring the Universe beyond the Visible Spectrum July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2019 The day features livestreaming audio, contests, and listening-focused walks around the world which focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian …

World Chocolate Day

Photo: Name the flower July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced from Mexico to Europe on this date in 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, makers of Chocoluchy. There are many fine cooks and vendors of chocolate goodness in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca Chocolate …

World Oceans Day 2019

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre …