Bi Visibility Day: celebrating sexual diversity

Today it is Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. The day was established in 1999 and takes place every year on the 23rd of September. The day is used to make bisexual people more visible and to celebrate the bisexual community. In this article, I discuss the history of this day and why it is important.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today it is World Suicide Prevention Day. Many of the articles on this blog are light and about fun things, but at times, it is also important to discuss serious topics. Therefore, I want to tell you about this day and about what you can do to help people who are struggling with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. The main aim of the day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Today it is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) first declared this day in 1998. The purpose of the day is, as the name says, to commemorate the tragedies of the slave trade. It also intends to break the silence around slavery and the slave trade.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day is about centering the indigenous peoples of the world. The United Nations has identified indigenous peoples as one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. In Europe, the Sami people are the only recognized indigenous population. In this article, I will tell you a bit more about this day and the Sami people.

World Oceans Day

Each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our life, and the ways of protecting it. The Ocean Project has promoted and coordinated World Oceans Day globally since 2002 with a team based in the US and volunteers from all around the world. Participating in a World Oceans Day event or activity is significant for us to make sure that our ocean would stay healthy for future generations.

Mother’s Day

We might perceive Mother’s Day as a modern phenomenon, but celebrations of mothers and motherhood itself actually go back many years. Mother’s day origin dates back to the age of Ancient Romans and the Greek. Over two millennia ago, the Greek dedicated this day to maternal goddesses that were held in the annual festival during the spring season.

Nature for Water: 25th Year of World Water Day

Water is a vital part of life and it deserves to be used properly by every single living being on the planet. Every year on the 22nd of March, World Water Day is celebrated all around the world to create awareness about the importance of water. This year, this date has extra significance, since it is its 25th anniversary.

International Mother Language Day

In 1999, UNESCO declared the 21st of February as the International Mother Language Day in tribute to the students and political activists that formed the political movement, known as the Language Movement. The movement was developed in East Bengal, known today as Bangladesh, advocating the recognition of the Bengali language as an official language of the then-dominion of Pakistan, in order to maintain and allow the usage of their languages and writing.

G20 Hamburg 2017 – A late summup

Did you know that some time ago the G20 in Hamburg happened? Well, if you didn’t, here’s a good way to catch up with what happened during the meeting between the 20 biggest economic powers of the world.