12 • December • Diciembre

Photo: Totomoxtle (corn husk dolls)/Radish Night in Oaxaca Translating: What’s on the calendar in December?French: Quel est le calendrier en décembre?German: Was steht im Dezember auf dem Kalender?Russian: Что на календаре в декабре?Spanish: ¿Qué hay en el calendario en diciembre?Swedish: Vad finns i kalendern i december? December 5 International Volunteer Day December 5 World Soil Day December …

World Soil Day

Photo: Huaje Planting, Oaxaca December 5 is World Soil Day (Día Mundial del Suelo). Hashtag: #WorldSoilDay Soil is more than inert dirt. Much of the world’s biodiversity lies beneath our feet, in the soils which are home to more than a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity. 2020’s theme: Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity (Mantener …

December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Photo: Guadalupes @ Boris Spider, Oaxaca December 12 is The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast day that celebrates the belief Juan Diego encountered the Virgin Mary, Mexico’s patron saint, in Mexico City on December 9 and 12, 1531. Mexico City Oaxaca City, MexicoEvery year …

Human Rights Day

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise, Big Stone December 10 is Human Rights DayHashtag: #HumanRightsDay Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Key Linksun.org/en/events/[email protected] Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How is Human Rights Day celebrated? What …

Advent Calendar

Artwork Advent Calendar = A special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas Headlines2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar Radish Night in OaxacaYour Radish Advent Calendar WikipediaAdvent calendar Planeta.com

International Mountain Day 2018

Photo: Spring Mountains December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages) What have we …

Boxing Day

Jorge’s wooden boxers Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated December 26, the day after Christmas Day. The celebration originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Hashtag:  #BoxingDay Embedded Tweets Boxing Day #Ashes 👌 pic.twitter.com/TqkB6e11Fp — Alistair Hogg (@alistairjhogg) December 25, 2017 Wishing …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

Poster 10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December …