National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day Poster (Some rights reserved) National Fossil Day – nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/index.htm – is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. In 2022 National Fossil Day takes place Wednesday, October 12 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay Join paleontologists, educators, and …

Matariki

Poster (Some rights reserved) Matariki is a distinctly Aotearoa New Zealand 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 2022 the Matariki star cluster will …

Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia (Some rights reserved) Washington, DC celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The …

Holi

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Spring, the Festival of Colors or the Festival of Love. . Embedded Tweets WikipediaHoli Planeta

Nowruz

Photo: UNIS Vienna, Celebration (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎; literally “new day”) marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people around the …

World Meteorological Day

Poster March 23 is World Meteorological Day. Hashtags: #worldmeteorologicalday, #WorldMetDay The World Meteorological Organization and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Key [email protected] 2022: Early Warning and Early ActionWMO: Weather, …

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, and sometimes bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Friday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs through …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church (Some rights reserved) Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. What began as a religious feast day honoring St Patrick (Patricius, or Padraig) has become an international festival. Questions Sláinte! What …