World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held each year at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2021 dates: October 2-10. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XiZxzcb75cG1itAh6 Elsewhere on the Webnewsradiokkob.comusa.canon.com Videos Twitter Planeta.com

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 …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Buzzwords Intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity.– 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Also see: Intangible culture, intangible cultural heritage HeadlinesSingapore street …

Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia 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 Act freed about …

Buddhism

Photo: World Bank, Nepal Temple Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists. Photos WikipediaBuddhismPlum Village TraditionTibetan Buddhism Planeta.com