Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags 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’s also a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CindoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities …

July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA, Flag deployment Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Out of this world heritage sites! Things we learned: The average age in Mission Control was 27. ‘Software‘ was created as a word. Key LinksApollo 11 – NASA FlickrProject Apollo Archive Recommended Listening 13 Minutes to the Moon – BBCHoneysuckle Creek …

Diversity Days

Poster Nothing will cancel May’s Diversity Days. Planeta.com’s annual celebration of May 21 and 22 gets its own page. Join us as we reflect and celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo) and the International Day for Biological Diversity …

Arbor Day

Photo: Nebraska State Line Arbor Day = Last Friday in April Arbor Day is a special day dedicated to raise awareness of trees and the critical role they play in the Earth’s environment. In addition, it’s a day to celebrate nature and encourage people to plant trees. Hashtag: #ArborDay Embedded Tweets WikipediaArbor Day Planeta.com

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 DayFirst 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 Embedded Tweets …

Freedom Day in South Africa

Photo: GCIS, Freedom Day Celebrations at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. 2014 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

Burning Man

Photo: BLM The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa since 1990. Events in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled for in-person attendance. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and the week each year culminates with the burning …

Dark Sky Week

Photo: Martin Heigan, Conjunction Dark Sky Week is hosted annually in April by Tucson, Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association – darksky.org – which leads the way globally in the mission to protect the night. Also see: astrotourism, light pollution Key Linksdarksky.orgidsw.darksky.orgGet [email protected] Videos Dark Sky Art in the Parks with Tyler Nordgren Embedded Tweets Planeta

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 …