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Days: April 15th (World Art Day)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 15th.   World Art Day is an international celebration for honouring and advancing the Fine Arts. The event was created by the International Association of Arts, and the first event was held in 2012. The day is about creativity and imagination – daring people to make what they imagine. Art builds bridges. Continue reading

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Days: April 14th (Lincoln Shot)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 14th.   On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was mortally wounded after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was attending a performance of the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Continue reading

Days: April 13th (Sidney Poitier)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 13th.   In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for “Lilies of the Field.” The film  “Lilies of the Field” is a story about an itinerant handyman who comes across a group of nuns trying to build a chapel in the middle of the desert. They believe he has been sent by god to fulfill their dream.  Continue reading

Days: April 12th (Yuri’s Night)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 12th.   On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, aboard the Soviet Union spaceship Vostok 1. Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12 to commemorate this milestones. In 2013, Yuri’s Night was celebrated at over 350 events in 57 countries. Continue reading

Days: April 11th (Apollo 13 Launches)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 11th.   On this day in 1970 Apollo 13 was launched in a planned landing on the moon.  Two days after launch, an oxygen tank on the spacecraft exploded, forcing the astronauts to abandon their mission. Although they had only a small supply of oxygen, water and power, the Apollo 13 crew managed to safely return to Earth by using the spaceship’s lunar module as a life boat. Continue reading