Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ Day Spanish: Día del Maestro May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day History of May 15 Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President …

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. Next up: May 12, 2019. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. …

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 …

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

Reserva Huitepec 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. Details Join the conversation on the social web …

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, …