07 • July • Julio

Photo: Martin Heigan, Pleiades (M45) Planeta.com strives to showcase cultural and environmental markers, campaigns, and celebrations around the globe. Here is our calendar for July with links to Independence Day in the USA and Peru, Canada Day, Matariki, Bastille Day, Mandela Day, World Listening Day, International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, International …

Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, …

International Reggae Day

Hashtags July 1 is International Reggae Day. Hashtag: #InternationalReggaeDay Tuff Gong International tuffgong.com Facebook Youtube @tuffgongintl Taking you back to the Catch a Fire themed earthstrong celebration which marked the 74th year of Bob Marley’s birth. The event highlighted the powerful genre of reggae. Not to mention performances from artists across the world, their passion …

Fathers’ Day

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains Wikipedia: Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April, and June. Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. …

International Day of Yoga

Photo June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. Hashtag: #YogaDay Embedded Tweets #Yoga is technology. Anybody who is willing to make use of it can make use of it. Yoga is for all. On 21 June, let's celebrate #YogaDay! pic.twitter.com/MTsPpz38mj — UNESCO (@UNESCO) June 21, 2020 Yoga can be a powerful tool to help …

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Logo Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, a partnership of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, raises awareness of past and current issues that affect Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities through its world-class collections, globalized higher education, research, international …

06 • June • Junio

Photo: NASA Astronaut Planeta.com strives to showcase cultural and environmental markers, campaigns, and celebrations around the globe. Here is our calendar for June with links to World Environment Day, Solstice, World Oceans Day, World Giraffe Day, National Day of Sweden, Mabo Day, and Juneteenth. We are joining friends in the honoring Valentina’s Day. Events June 3 Mabo Day Mabo Day …

Valentina’s Day

Hashtags June 16 is Valentina’s Day. Hashtag: #ValentinasDay Background On 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 former cosmonaut. She is the first and …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int iyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around …

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 2020 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …