Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Go Skateboarding Day & World Music Day
June 21, 2010

The International Association of Skateboard Companies initiated Go Skateboarding Day to promote and encourage skateboarding. For more information visit  the IASC website.

World Music Day is also known as “La Fête de la Musique” (“the celebration of music”) as is was created in France. With the slogan “Faites de la musique”, a homophone of “Fête de la musique”, wich means “Make music”, the purpose of this celebration is to encourage musicians to perform on the streets and music lovers to organize and/or attend free concerts. All around the world musical activities are organised today.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21, 2010

This day, proclaimed ‘Diversity Day’ by the General Assembly of the United Nations, is an opportunity for all of us to appreciate the differences in each other’s cultures and to learn to “live together” better.

UNESCO also reminds us of the relationship between culture and development in which information and dialogue play an important role.

Diversity colors our world!

World Vaccine Day and International Museum Day
May 18, 2010

World Vaccine Day is organized each year on this date to raise awareness for AIDS vaccination, HIV prevention and research.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is ‘Museums for social harmony’. For more information check out the International Council of Museums website: http://icom.museum/imd.html.

Louvre Museum in Paris

Rotuma Day in Fiji
May 13, 2010

This is a celebration of the cession of the island Rotuma, a Fijian Dependency, to the United Kingdom in 1881.

Rotumans celebrating

Radio Day in Russia
May 7, 2010

Russians commemorate the evolution of the radio today. This date coincides with the day Alexander Popov publicly demonstrated his radio invention in 1895.

Flag Day in Poland
May 2, 2010

Polish people honor their flag today.

The flag of Poland

“Koninginnedag” (Queen’s day) in the Netherlands
April 30, 2010

On this day the citizens of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba celebrate their queen. It is also a day of national unity.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

International Dance Day
April 29, 2010

All the different kinds of dance are celebrated today, from the Renaissance Dance to Tecktonic.

The best way to celebrate this day is by putting some music on and dancing 🙂

It’s a good way to forget about all the problems for a moment.

Have fun !

A belly dancer

International Day of the Book
April 23, 2010

Organized by UNESCO to encourage all of us to read more !!

Let's all start reading a book today 🙂

Today is 4/20
April 20, 2010

On this day the counterculture celebrates the consumption of cannabis.