Thanksgiving

Photo: Melody Ayres-Griffiths, Turkey Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. (Other harvest celebrations include Day of the Dead). Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Traditional foods include cranberries, green beans, …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day, as of 2000, is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2020 Nevada Day is Friday, October 30. Traditionalists celebrate on October 31, Halloween. History Nevada Day commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 …

International Translation Day

Photo: Rob Oo, Peaceful wishes International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30 on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The celebrations have been promoted by International Federation of Translators (FIT) since it was established in 1953. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/71/288 UN …

Fiestas Patrias (México)

Mexico flag Celebrating Mexico’s Independence Days Símbolos Patrios = Patriotic Symbols Bandera = Flag Constitución = Constitution Escudo nacional Grito = Himno nacional = National Anthem Food and Drink Mezcal Pulque Tequila Foods Pozole 2019 Embedded Tweets Mexico celebrates the 209 Anniversary of its Independence, in a festive and family atmosphere. 🇲🇽 #CulturalCapital #VivaMexico pic.twitter.com/2PmzWvoVIL …

International Literacy Day is September 8

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay History September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place around the world. Key Links http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/literacy-day Concept Note Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for …

Labor Day in the USA

Poster First Monday in September is Labor Day in the USA and traditional end of summer holiday. Wikipedia: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being …

World Chocolate Day

Photo: Name the flower July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced from Mexico to Europe on this date in 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, makers of Chocoluchy. There are many fine cooks and vendors of chocolate goodness in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca Chocolate …

Diwali

Photo: Indu Harikumar Diwali = Hindu festival of lights, held in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon 2019 date: October 27 Elsewhere on the Web What a wonderful Diwali – Flickr (2012) Photos Twitter Moment Happy Diwali During #Diwali , I am proud to join Indians in Nevada and around …