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 #WLD2020 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 …

Memorial Day

Photo: Vjeran Pavic During Memorial Day, Americans remember the men and women who have died serving our country. Many families celebrate by visiting cemeteries and national memorials or attending parades intended to honor the fallen. Elsewhere on the Web The origin of Memorial Day – Coast Guard Compass Planeta.com USA Memorial 05 • May • …

May 17 is International Recycling Day

Roofdog May 17 is International Recycling Day. Special kudos to Rio Muchacho in Ecuador and the town of Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico for showing in practice how recycling and reusing are part of daily life. To those who would ask, ‘Does it matter if I toss trash in the recyclables bin?’ the answer is ‘yes.’ …

Mothers’ Day

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family When is Mothers’ Day? Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. Russia celebrates the last Sunday …

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 …