Diversity Days

Poster (Some rights reserved) Free, open, and public. We celebrate Diversity Days May 21 and 22 as a deep dive into the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo) (May 21) and the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de …

May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health

Photo: Rojas de Cuauhtemoc (Some rights reserved) A legacy of the the 2020-2021 International Year of Plant Health and starting in 2022, May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health. Hashtag: #PlantHealthDay Key Linksfao.org/plant-health-dayInternational Day of Plant Health: Get Involved! (PDF)@FAO Press ReleasesPlant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human healthPress Release: …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held annually at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2022 dates: October 1-9. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key Linksballoonfiesta.comLive StreamAmericas ChallengeBike [email protected] Questions What are the food concessions? What are the most popular foods served at the …

Mothers’ Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Palo Verde (Some rights reserved) Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family When is Mothers’ Day?The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. Russia celebrates the last Sunday …

Arbor Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Nebraska State Line (Some rights reserved) Arbor Day = Last Friday in April (USA) Started in Nebraska, Arbor Day is dedicated to raise awareness of trees. In addition, it’s a day to encourage people to plant trees. Mostly celebrated in the USA. Hashtag: #ArborDay Questions = Preguntas What are the notable trees …

Dawn Chorus

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Dawn Chorus = the singing of a large number of birds at dawn each day, particularly during the breeding season Coro del amanecer = el canto de un gran número de pájaros al amanecer cada día, particularmente durante la temporada de reproducción Dawn Chorus DayFirst Sunday in May. Dawn Chorus …

Ramadan

Photo: Simon, Ramadan Moon (Some rights reserved) 2022 dates: April 2-May 2 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 …

Citizen Science Month

Poster (Used with permission) Engage with biodiversity, science, the universe – April is Citizen Science Month. = Comprométase con la biodiversidad, la ciencia, el universo: abril es el mes de la ciencia ciudadana. Hashtag: #CitSciMonth Among the events we pay attention: City Nature Challenge using the iNaturalist and Seek apps. Key Linksscistarter.org/[email protected] Elsewhere on the …

Freedom Day in South Africa

Photo: GCIS, Freedom Day Celebrations at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. 2014 (Some rights reserved) April 27 is Freedom Day in South Africa. Hashtag: #FreedomDay Elsewhere on the Webmzansigirl.com/freedom-day http://ewn.co.za/2016/04/26/Are-you-free-or-are-you-dom-freedom-day-quiz http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/freedom-day-celebrated-south-africa Embedded Tweets WikipediaFreedom Day Planeta.com