Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Ireland – 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the language revival movement that was born with the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge – the Gaelic League. To celebrate the Gaelic League has planned a wide range of events in Ireland and around the …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …

Ireland

Artwork: mrs josephine alvarez, shamrocks Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Wiki Ireland Planeta.com Heritage Week in Ireland Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of …

Sámi

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Garment Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). the Sami flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The Sámi people live in four countries and have no national state of their …

Europe

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia and is is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. To the east and southeast, Europe is generally considered as separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and …

Danube

Photo: GSFC, Where the Danube meets the sea The Danube River is the largest in the Europe, its watershed draining 801,463 square kilometers (309,447 square miles) of land across 19 countries. Where that great river reaches the Black Sea, a remarkable delta has formed—the “Everglades” of Europe. The Danube Delta is home to more than …

Ukraine

Photo: Irene Mei Ukraine is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The capital is Kiev. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/ukraine Planeta.com Europe

Italy

Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …

Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 meters) wide and weighing around 25 …

Estonia

In 2017 Planeta.com is returning to Estonia … virtually. We are updating the wiki and spotlighting the September Tourism in Protected Areas Conference. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Estonia? = Mida kohalikud nagu külastajat teada Eestis? Wiki Estonia Soomaa Wild Europe Estonia from ron mader