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Fathers Day Dates around the world

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This map show Father's Day celebration dates around the world. The Father's Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in June, as a day to honor fathers and to express their love and affection for them.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:06 PM

Aprovechando la celebración del día del Padre, les envío un mapa de cuales son los lugares y las fechas en las que se celebra este día en todo el mundo. Como se puede apreciar, el tercer domingo de junio es la fecha más usada para darle un justo homenaje a quien. además de habernos dado la vida, nos entregó todo su amor, su sabiduría y su protección en nuestros años formativos. Para todos los papás del mundo, un feliz día!!!  

Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:28 PM

Celebrations celebrated differently.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:26 PM

Most Americans do not realize that the rest of the world celebrates holidays on different days than we do in the US. I have family in Portugal, so growing up I always knew that Mother's day, Father's Day and others are celebrated on different days.

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Mother's Day Dates around the world

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This map show Mother's Day celebration dates around the world.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:27 AM

While most of the world celebrates Mother's day in May, March 21st (the vernal equinox) is day most countries in the Middle East celebrate Mother's Day.  So, why might the first day of spring be the day used to honor mothers?  Hint: think about agricultural cycles and fertility symbols.  Happy Mother's Day!

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:34 PM

Mothers Day is a holiday to celebrate mom. It doesn't matter when it is as long as its being celebrated. Though its a "made-up" holiday, its still a special one to all those moms out there.

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Zwarte Piet: Holland’s Christmastime tradition racist?

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In the Netherlands, Santa doesn't have little elves; he has a helper (slave?) named Zwarte Piet, literally Black Pete.  He delights kids with cookies and a goofy persona.  Foreign visitors are startled by his resemblance to Little Black Sambo. 

 

Is this a harmless cultural tradition or is it racist?   Why might some Dutch not see this as offensive?  Why might someone not from there react so strongly to this caricature? What do you think?  (Note: a Dutch friend of mine was quick respond: "Sinterklaas' helpers are black because of the ashes in the chimney."  I'm curious to know whether that was always the case or if it's a way to 'whitewash' an old tradition from a bygone era.  And yes, this is an annual controversy).  


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:13 PM

Is this a harmless cultural tradition or is it racist?   Why might some Dutch not see this as offensive?  Why might someone not from there react so strongly to this caricature? What do you think?  (Note: a Dutch friend of mine was quick respond: "Sinterklaas' helpers are black because of the ashes in the chimney."  I'm curious to know whether that was always the case or if it's a way to 'whitewash' an old tradition from a bygone era.  And yes, this is an annual controversy). 

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 13, 2014 12:44 PM

Zwarte Piet remains a staple of Dutch culture, but today people are enraged by the racist connotations that the character portrays. Zwarte Piet was brought back from Spain by Santa. At the time of the traditional story, the Dutch, along with much of Europe, was exploring and exploiting the continent of Africa. Many people believe that "Black Pete" is a racist representation of black people, and that the tradition should end. Others argue that a tradition is a tradition.

 

Can traditions be considered racist? Or are they historical anecdotes chronicling the development of a culture, thus unable to make a modern stance? 

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Dangerous work

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In Guatemala City, a place called "The Mine" can deliver both a means of survival and a grisly death. Every day, dozens of residents salvage a living by scouring the massive dump for scrap metal.

 

This thanksgiving I'd like to discuss one of my goals in teaching a geography course in the developed world. I hope to cultivate a sense of thanksgiving and gratitude for the many good things that are easy to take for granted. Balanced with that, I try to teach that economic disparities are NOT a function of moral, mental or physical superiority.  Therefore I try to instill a sense of thankfulness that does not become boastfulness or entitlement--hopefully that ethos will infuse this day's festivities. Happy Thanksgiving!


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sdion's comment, January 30, 2012 2:23 PM
makes me thankful for the jobs i have. i also wonder what the health side effects are of working in these locations. are the workers experiencing shorter life spans or anything like that?
Cam E's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:28 PM

As someone who has scoured dumps for things before, this sounds like no fun at all! You can find a lot of cool things that are left at dumps, but this doesn't even begin to compare to what they're facing at "The Mine". The smell and possible injuries must be overwhelming. If left untreated, a cut from anything in one of these places could prove fatal.

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:12 PM

Looking at this situation made me really sad, and made me realize that we take a lot for granted.  Here I am, sitting in a comfy chair, using my thousand dollar Macbook, and these people are risking their lives just to make $20.  They risk everything, in any weather, just for the possibility of finding something that they can sell to support their families, and these are the things no one thinks about.  This isn't to say that anyone's "bad situation" isn't bad for them personally, but this is unbelievable to me.  

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GIS Lounge: Thanksgiving Maps

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Want to know where your Thanksgiving food comes from? 

 

This provides the geography of holiday food production with links to the data so you can map out the data with GIS (links produced by Western Illinois University). 


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abontempo's comment, January 30, 2012 2:13 PM
This is so interesting! I never really thought about how our thanksgiving meal is so different from others around the world!
Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 28, 2014 2:52 PM

T-giving map stuff...

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Google Maps for Nintendo

Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you c...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:46 PM

I love the this video that Google released exactly one year ago.  Instead of sharing it when I initially discovered this fantastic retro resource, I thought that it would only be fitting to share this on the one-year anniversary of its public release.  If you need some context to understand the purpose of this technological shift, watch this video.  And please try the trial version; this is version 2.0 if I'm not mistaken.  

Michael Miller's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:36 AM

This is hysterical!  How fast things have changed!

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St Patrick's Day celebrated around the world – in pictures

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From Moscow to New York via Vilnius and the pyramids of Egypt, St Patrick's Day is celebrated with parades and a lot of green face paint

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 2013 5:30 PM

Being in Chicago on Saint Patrick's Day one year was the highlight of my trip.  Seeing the river green was truly an impressive sight and the pictures don't quite do it justice.  Today, 34.5 million US residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2011, more than 7 times population of Ireland.

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Nice Chicago pic :D
Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:35 AM

St Patrick's day has become a truly worldwide holiday. It seems that everyone wants to be Irish. In the United States the nations Irish community has made this celebration a key day on the calendar in the United States. St Patrick's day celebrations have become an integral part of American life and culture. I often wonder, what people in Ireland actually think of our American St Patrick's day. Do they commercialize the holiday to the same degree that we do? At any rate, the holiday continues to grow in popularity.  I see that as a positive for the entire Irish community.

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Christmas in Mexico

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There are some very special traditions surrounding Christmas celebrations in Mexico.

 

Yo quiero encontrar un lugar en New England con buñuelos!


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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 15, 2014 11:18 PM

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad as they say in Mexico. There are many different unique ways that Christmas is celebrated here. Some of their Christmas traditions originated in Spain and other's developed in Mexico. Christmas celebrations usually take place throughout the whole month of December. Holiday foods are of course a big part of the celebration. Dishes include ensalada de Noche Buena and ponche Navideno. Mexico has other famous traditions as well. There is one tradition that takes place every year from December 16th up until Christmas, where processions reenact Mary and Joseph's search for Bethlehem. Also, like the US, nativity scenes are present throughout the holiday season. Another thing done in Mexico that is similar to the US is the idea of Christmas carolers. However, in Mexico, they call them Villancicos. Although some traditions remain the same, there are some different, more unique ones that we here in the US do not include in our Christmas celebrations.

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, October 12, 2015 10:12 PM

I love reading about holidays like Christmas and how the traditions surrounding it varies, or are similar to our own. For instance i notice that the Christmas tree is a symbol of Christmas the seems to be very global however the food served for the holiday is drastically different between different cultures. Definitely would make a cool research project.

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NYTimes: The Geography of Thanksgiving Foods

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The terms cooks enter into search engines can provide clues as to what dishes are being cooked around the nation.

 

Some fascinating (if not entirely scientific) maps that show the most common searches on www.allrecipes.com and regional differences in food preferences.  More importantly, it also is an interesting glimpse into the geography of language.  Some similar dishes are called by more regional names (e.g.-"Stuffing" in the Northeast and West, "Dressing" in the Midwest and South).  This set of maps also reinforces the concepts of regions.  This is a fun way to teach some actual content and enjoy the holiday.


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Perspectives: Reconsider Columbus Day

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Without need to adopt one particular ideological perspective, this can be used to discuss distinct cultural perspectives and show how we frame geographic and historic information in our own context.


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