Mothers’ Day

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family When is Mothers’ Day? Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. Russia celebrates the last Sunday …

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 …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held each year at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2020 dates: October 3-11. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key Links balloonfiesta.com Facebook YouTube @balloonfiesta Google Maps goo.gl/maps/XiZxzcb75cG1itAh6 2020 The 49th annual event, themed “Time Flies,” will feature more than 550 hot air balloons, …

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 Web mzansigirl.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 Not just a celebration, but rather a day of commemoration #FreedomDay http://t.co/0l521lVLGz pic.twitter.com/Ddr62QLsFf — Rachel's Angels (@RachelsAngels) April 27, 2015 Wikipedia Freedom Day Planeta.com South …

Arbor Day

Photo: Nebraska State Line Arbor Day = Last Friday in April Embedded Tweets Happy Arbor Day! Did you know that 1 million trees were planted on the first US Arbor Day in 1872? Learn about what we are doing to make a difference in Indiana: https://t.co/kt4mGXclx8 pic.twitter.com/VqJMnPtLN6 — Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (@indiananrf) April 24, …

Ramadan

Photo: Ramadan Moon Wikipedia: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts …

Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace

Photo: UN On September 24, 2018, world leaders at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit declared 2019-2018, A Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace adopted a political declaration commited to redoubling efforts to build a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world, as they paid tribute to the late South African President’s celebrated qualities and service to …

Oktoberfest

Buzzwords Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. 2020 ‘The risk is simply too high’: Germany’s Oktoberfest canceled because of coronavirus …

Burning Man

Photo: BLM The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa every year but one since 1990. 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 of the Man structure Saturday night …

International Decade

Buzzwords International Decade = Key Links https://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-decades/index.html Features International Decade of Indigenous Languages UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace Planeta United Nations International Year