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.’ …

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 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 Background Forests cover one third of the …

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, …

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, …

Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data …

September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information

Poster Let us be among the first to wish you a ‘Happy IDUAI!’ September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (also known as IDUAI). Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay , #IDUAI, #RightToKnowDay I know this doesn’t roll off the tongue, but this day in tandem with World Tourism Day has great potential. More about that below. One of the …