Just Dates March

Just Dates: May

30 April -6           Heart Week

1          International Workers Day

2           World Asthma Day

3           World Press Freedom Day

5           International Day of the  Midwife

6           World Labyrinth Day / World Naked Gardening Day

6 – 14     Bike Week (Qld)

7-13     International Composting Awareness Week Australia

7           Worldwide Day of Genital Autonomy  / Mothers Day

8 – 13     National Volunteer Week

10          World Lupus Day

10-16 Schizophrenia Awareness Week

14 – 20   Food Allergy Awareness Week

15            International Day of Families / Al Nabka 

17            International Day Against Homophobia /  World Telecommunication and Information  Society Day

21           World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

21-28    National Palliative Care Week

22           International Day for Biological Diversity

25-31        Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories / Spinal Health Week

26           National Sorry Day

27 – 3 June          Reconciliation Week

29           White Wreath Day / International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31    World MS Day

 Community Celebrations you might like to mark with me!!

A New Year Ritual: The Transition of Calendars

2015 Calendar

2015 Calendar

We all have rituals around the celebration of New Year.

In our highly urbanised cosmopolitan community some gather in large crowds to watch bright lights in the night sky for a brief period of time.This ritual is not inclusive of animals.

I often wonder if the same people ever stop to marvel at the night lights and formation of the galaxy around us, but that is another post.

This ritual gathering often includes spontaneous outbursts of affection,greetings and embraces

There are also those who consume incredible ammouts of intoxicating liquid to ward off the humidity and then have trouble remembering what happened on the last day of the previous year.

I have a ritual which is performed on the 1st January each year: the transition of the calendars.

Despite the advances in electronic communication and information at our finger tips, I still love to gaze at calendars.

It seems the market for calendars has not diminished as stalls of themed calendars are now standard at shopping centres. The promotion of the mid year calendar means that these stalls have business all year round.

Calendars have always been a staple gift that you can hardly return because “it doesn’t work anymore” .

I began to keep old calendars about 15 years ago so I can re-cycle those with the same date pattern. It was exciting to discover that this year I can reuse my 2009 calendars again.

One calendar is never enough in a household. I like to have one in the living area, one in my study and of course the “rest room” deserves one for those pondering moments. Thanks to politicians we also receive handy fridge calendars.

So, welcome to this year’s Calendar collection at Casa Robertson and may your new year of 2015 be filled with wild adventure, passionate living and commitment to building a just and fair society.

From the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar

The Meaning of New Year’s Traditions