World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water 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, and lobbying in nature. Key Links …

World Listening Day

Photo July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2019 Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. This year’s theme …

Mother’s 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 celebrates Mother’s Day on May 10. Also celebrated by El Salvador and Guatemala. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Next up: May 12, 2019. Bolivia celebrates …

International Literacy Day

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 …

Australia Day

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

January 26

Poster Australia – Celebratory and controversial, January 26 has been ‘Australia Day’ for years. The date marks the anniversary of the landing of the first fleet, January, 26, 1788, and was first celebrated as a public holiday in 1818. Hashtags: #AustraliaDay #SurvivalDay #InvasionDay #changethedate https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/aus-day-rites/10749078 http://yabun.org.au Australia Day should be about deep reflection and truth telling, says Linda Burney, Labor’s Shadow Minister …

Wikipedia Day

Poster Wikipedia Day is January 15. In 2019 Wikipedia turns 18, meaning an entire generation has grown up entirely in the Wikipedia era. Wikipedia was launched January 15, 2001. Embedded Tweets 🎂 Wikipedia is 18 today!All of our children have grown up entirely in the Wikipedia era: https://t.co/i03QckWm1n#WikipediaDay — BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) January 15, …

International Migrants Day

Photo December 18 is International Migrants Day. 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 pic.twitter.com/ZNDnv33DEG — Director-General …

Armistice Day

Buzzwords Armistice = an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time Questions How do we commemorate / celebrate Armistice Day? Embedded Tweets "This has got to be one of the most powerful photographs I have ever seen. Above is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, …