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, …

World Listening Day

Photo: Martin Heigan, Exploring the Universe beyond the Visible Spectrum July 18 is World Listening Day. 2021 Topic: The Unquiet Earth. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2021 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 …

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. Embedded Tweets …

Memorial Day

Photo: Vjeran Pavic Last Monday of May in the USA. The commemoration recognizes those who have died serving our country. Many families visit cemeteries and national memorials or attend parades intended to honor the fallen. Elsewhere on the WebThe origin of Memorial Day – Coast Guard Compass WikipediaMemorial Day Planeta.com

Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ DaySpanish: Día del Maestro Celebrations May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day Embedded Tweets 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 …

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?The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. Russia celebrates the last Sunday of …

Recycling Day

Roofdog There have been efforts to celebrate recycling around the world with Global Recycling Day on March 18 and International Recycling Day on May 17. 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 …

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.orgInhabitat Questions What are the lessons learned from previous Parking …

World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. Hashtags: #WorldWaterDay, #DiaMundialDelAgua The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. Seeking help translating …

International Day of Forests

Poster March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtags: #InternationalDayOfForests, #DíaInternacionalDeLosBosques, #IntlForestDay 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-forestsbanners/postersFlickr 2021 BackgroundForests cover one third …