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 marks 50 years for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Dates: October 1-9. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta According to Balloon Fiesta officials, more than 872 balloon pilots applied …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster Aotearoa New Zealand – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage. Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September …

Parades

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Parade = a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event and including marching bands and floats Translating: ParadeSpanish: DesfileScots Gaelic: Caismeachd Embedded Tweets WikipediaParade Planeta

Burning Man

Photo: BLM (Some rights reserved) 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. 2022 dates: August 28-September 5. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and …

July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA Goddard, Lunar Module (Some rights reserved) Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Hashtag: #InternationalMoonDay 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 – NASAApollo 11 Lunar Module / EASEP HeadlinesThe scientific …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 (Some rights reserved) We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18)mandeladay.comFacebookWikipedia FacebookNelson Mandela FlickrMandela Day [email protected] Headlineshttp://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandelaMadiba, I let you go10 of the most interesting things Nelson Mandela ever said – Washington PostNelson Mandela was Africa’s Lincolnhttp://mg.co.za/article/2013-12-05-nelson-mandela-dieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-06/nelson-mandela-dies-live-coverage/4776804http://adoptanegotiator.org/2013/12/06/mandelas-legacy-for-climate-activistshttp://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nelson-mandela-covershttp://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/1206/Nelson-Mandela-and-the-foundations-of-one-s-spiritual-lifehttp://www.iucn.org/?14159/IUCN-pays-tribute-to-Nelson-Mandelahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25313600http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/great-south-africans-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela …

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 Linksinternationalrangers.orgfacebook Google Map Elsewhere on the WebNational Park Service (USA) Embedded Tweets WikipediaParkranger Planeta.com

Three Rivers Festival

Poster Fort Wayne, Indiana – Three Rivers Festival – threeriversfestival.org – is the city’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, heaps of junk food, guided tours of the historic Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, and sometimes bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins …

July 4 in the USA

Photo: Damboree Picnic Breakfast (Some rights reserved) Our annual celebration of Independence Day in the USA. Elsewhere on the WebAmerica, The Playlist HeadlinesJuly 4: Who Is Celebrating What? – ICT Faves Capitol Forth Concert on PBS Pets’ Peeves Fireworks On our wishlist Instead of celebrating for the day or the weekend, how about Independence Week? …