International Day of Forests

Poster March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtag: #IntForestDay The United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. Starting in 2013, the day is observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. Key Linksfao.org/international-day-of-forestspostersFlickr 2020 BackgroundForests cover one third of the …

International Literacy Day is September 8

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay HistorySeptember 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 Linksunesco.org/themes/literacy-all/literacy-dayConcept NoteEducation 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action (2015) Questions How …

Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ Day Spanish: Día del Maestro May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day History of May 15Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President Benito …

Parking Day

Buzzwords Parking Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Established in 2005, it is held the third Friday of September. Popularity has waned in the past few years. Elsewhere on the Webhttp://brisbaneparkingday.weebly.com – @BrisPARKingDayhttp://www.parkingdaydallas.orgInhabitatUrban Redevelopment Authorityparkingday.org Questions What are the lessons learned from …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made …

World Listening Day

Photo: Martin Heigan, Exploring the Universe beyond the Visible Spectrum July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2020 The day features livestreaming audio, contests, and listening-focused walks around the world which focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian …

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, …

Memorial Day

Photo: Vjeran Pavic During Memorial Day, Americans remember the men and women who have died serving our country. Many families celebrate by visiting cemeteries and national memorials or attending parades intended to honor the fallen. Elsewhere on the Web The origin of Memorial Day – Coast Guard Compass Planeta.com USA Memorial 05 • May • …

May 17 is International Recycling Day

Roofdog May 17 is International Recycling Day. Special kudos to Rio Muchacho in Ecuador and the town of Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico for showing in practice how recycling and reusing are part of daily life. To those who would ask, ‘Does it matter if I toss trash in the recyclables bin?’ the answer is ‘yes.’ …

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 …