First Friday

Buzzwords First Friday = First Friday of the month Wikipedia: “First Friday” is a name for various public events in some cities (particularly in the United States) that occur on the first Friday of every month. These citywide events may take on many purposes, including art gallery openings, social, and political networking. Planeta

Guelaguetza 2020

The virtual stage is set. With the physical Guelaguetza postponed, we will watch, enjoy, and amplify performances and presentations from Oaxaca, Mexico throughout the month of July. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2020 Viva la Guelaguetza! Viva Oaxaca!! = Long live Guelaguetza! Long live Oaxaca!! Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, in Indigenous culture, music, and dance. Bilingual …

Dawn Chorus

Lingo Cards Dawn Chorus = the singing of a large number of birds before dawn each day, particularly during the breeding season Dawn Chorus Day First Sunday in May. Dawn Chorus Day has grown from a small event in Birmingham, England in the 1980s to a global annual celebration, enjoyed in over eighty countries. wildlifetrusts.org …

Book Lovers Day

Image: Mexico: Adventures in Nature August 9 is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people to pick up a book (or two) and spend the day reading. Hashtag: #BookLoversDay Elsewhere on the Web https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/book-lovers-day Embedded Tweets Fans of books & birds, here's a book for you! "What bird is that?" (1931) was Australia's …

World Ranger Day

Image July 31 is World Ranger Day. Hashtag: #WorldRangerDay World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. Key Links internationalrangers.org/ world-ranger-day facebook Google Map Elsewhere on the Web National Park Service (USA) Embedded Tweets …

July 4 in the USA

Photo: Cupcakes Our annual celebration of Independence Day in the USA. Elsewhere on the Web America, The Playlist Embedded Tweets On behalf of Joshua Tree National Park, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth Of July. Please respect all fellow visitors this coming holiday, and remember that fireworks are prohibited in …

International Tiger Day

Photo International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Hashtags: #InternationalTigerDay, #GlobalTigerDay Embedded Tweets #WorldTigerDay #InternationalTigerDay #TigerCensus Nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtags: #NelsonMandela Facebook Nelson Mandela Flickr Mandela Day Embedded Tweets #InternationalMandelaDay is celebrated each year on 18 July. This year, in light of the impact of …