Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2021 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Ramadan

Photo: Ramadan Moon 2021 dates: April 13-May 12 Wikipedia: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars …

Natural History Museum (London)

Logo Spotlight on the London Natural History Museum Key Linksnhm.ac.ukFacebookYouTube – Our Broken Planet Playlist @NHM_London Our Broken Planetnhm.ac.uk: In the run up to the global UN conferences of COP15 on biodiversity and COP26 on climate change, join us as we debate why and how our relationship with the natural world needs to change. Playlist …

04 • April • Abril

Photo: Kimberley Collins (@2kimi_collins), Royal Penguins We are celebrating the month of April, Opening Day in Major League Baseball, looking ahead to World Heritage Day, aka the International Day for Monuments and Sites. And happy Earth Day! It’s the month of 420 and new recreational marijuana legalization in the USA. Curiously, same day as the …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day, as of 2000, is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2020 Nevada Day is Friday, October 30. Traditionalists celebrate on October 31, Halloween. HistoryNevada Day commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 in …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2021 Easter Sunday is April 4. In 2022 Easter Sunday will be April 17. TranslatiingHoly Week = Semana SantaEaster Week = Semana de Pascua CarnivalEaster season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before …

Easter

Photo: Altar, Viernes de Dolores Easter = the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern hemisphere spring equinox. In 2022 Easter Sunday will …

Latin American Studies

Photo: Chapultepec Park Wikipedia: Latin American studies is an academic and research field associated with the study of Latin America. The interdisciplinary study is a subfield of area studies, and can be composed of numerous disciplines such as economics, sociology, history, international relations, political science, geography, gender studies, and literature. Translating: Latin American StudiesSpanish: Estudios …