Events in February–April 2019
- Dickens' Day - The Birthday of Author Chales Dickens
Dickens' Day - The Birthday of Author Chales Dickens
2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English novelist and journalist Charles Dickens. Who is often considered as on of the greatest novelists of Victorian times. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having created some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. His tales are still relevant today.
- Mother Language Day
Mother Language Day
21 February was proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) since 1952, when a number of University of Dhaka students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement.
- International Womens' Day
International Womens' Day
International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. (wikipedia)
- ST Patrick's Day
ST Patrick's Day
- Bangladesh Independence Day
Bangladesh Independence Day
Anniversary of the Bangladesh's declaration of Independence in 1971Bangladesh Independence Day
Bangladesh Independence Day
Also being officially celebrated for the first time in the State of New York as Bangladesh Day.
- Pohela Boishakh
Pohela Boishakh Bangla New Year!
- Earth Day
Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day. Earth Day is planned for April 22 in all years at least through 2015.
John McConnell in front of his home in Denver, Colorado with the Earth Flag he designed.
The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. Earth Day was first observed in San Francisco and other cities on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.