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 the …

Valentina’s Day

Hashtags: Background, @NASAGoddardPix, Cosmic glitter June 16 is Valentina’s Day, aka Valentina Tereshkova’s Day. Hashtag: #ValentinasDay BackgroundOn June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, a 26-year-old cosmonaut from Russia became the first woman in space. Wikipedia: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, born March 6, 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and …

World Soil Day

Photo: Huaje Planting, Oaxaca December 5 is World Soil Day (Día Mundial del Suelo). Hashtag: #WorldSoilDay Soil is more than inert dirt. Much of the world’s biodiversity lies beneath our feet, in the soils which are home to more than a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity. 2020’s theme: Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity (Mantener …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 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 …

Día de la Raza

Photo: Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz), Monumento (Wikipedia) Wikipedia: Día de la Raza es una de las denominaciones que se le da al 12 de octubre, día en que se conmemora el descubrimiento de América por el navegante Cristóbal Colón en 1492. Places Monumento a la Raza, Mexico City Monumento a la Raza, Medellin, Colombia Videos …

Human Rights Day

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise, Big Stone December 10 is Human Rights DayHashtag: #HumanRightsDay Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Key Linksun.org/en/events/[email protected] Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How is Human Rights Day celebrated? What …

International Archives Day

Screenshot: Westworld Celebrate archives on June 9, International Archives Day. Hashtag: #InternationalArchivesDay June 9, 1948 was the launch of the International Council on Archives (French: Conseil international des archives), an international non-governmental organization which exists to promote international cooperation for archives and archivists. Key Linksica.org Questions How do we engage with your archives? = ¿Cómo …