International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of 2021 is on Thursday, March 25, 2021: Is there a list of all the 'International Day of the.' dates for 2008?
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1. Wikipedia is incomplete as to UN recognised days. For example, one that is missing is the World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents and their FamilIes.
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Question about Holocaust victims?
-- They are working to give them a proper burial. ----------Project to properly bury Holocaust victims is planned
September 1, 2009
NEW YORK (JTA) -- An international initiative to give Holocaust victims interred in mass graves a proper Jewish burial will be launched in Eastern Europe.
The Dignity Return project is being organized by Yuri Kanner, president of the Russian Jewish Congress, in cooperation with Rabbi Marc Schneier, chairman of the World Jewish Congress American Section.
The project's mission is to bury the remains of victims of mass execution from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia in a manner acceptable under Jewish law.
Kanner and Schneier expect the initiative to inspire thousands of volunteers from around the world, according to a joint news release.
“As we move further away from the Shoah, the number of those who can share a personal experience from this atrocity grows smaller," Schneier said in the statement. "As a result, it is increasingly up to those who were born after the Holocaust to preserve and protect their stories and these sites so that Holocaust revisionists will be unable to change history, and our call of ‘Never again’ will continue to resonate from one generation to the next.”
The founders of the Dignity Return initiative will present details of the project on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27. ------- Initiative launched for Jewish burial of Shoah victims in mass graves
02 September 2009
---------------------- Holocaust Victims Given Jewish Burial in Germany
Monday, December 19, 2005
Holocaust victims were given a burial according to the Jewish rites in Germany, after their remains were recently discovered at a U.S. Army airfield outside of Stuttgart.
An international group of rabbis attended the services to perform the burial according to Jewish law, for the thirty-four corpses that were uncovered at the former Echterdingen work camp. It is believed that the people were slave laborers who were killed by Nazis between 1944 and 1945.
Tel Aviv chief rabbi Israel Meir Lau, a Holocaust survivor who was formerly Israel’s chief rabbi, attended the ceremony. Speaking to the guests, he took the opportunity to level harsh criticism at the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has created international controversy for his comments that the Holocaust was a “myth.”
Why Do The Call April 1 April Fools Day?
Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.
The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1.
However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years. Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes.
This harassment evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank-playing on the first day of April. The tradition eventually spread to England and Scotland in the eighteenth century. It was later introduced to the American colonies of both the English and French. April Fool's Day thus developed into an international fun fest, so to speak, with different nationalities specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their friends and families.
In Scotland, for example, April Fool's Day is actually celebrated for two days. The second day is devoted to pranks involving the posterior region of the body. It is called Taily Day. The origin of the "kick me" sign can be traced to this observance.
Mexico's counterpart of April Fool's Day is actually observed on December 28. Originally, the day was a sad remembrance of the slaughter of the innocent children by King Herod. It eventually evolved into a lighter commemoration involving pranks and trickery.
Pranks performed on April Fool's Day range from the simple, (such as saying, "Your shoe's untied!), to the elaborate. Setting a roommate's alarm clock back an hour is a common gag. Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, "April Fool!"
Practical jokes are a common practice on April Fool's Day. Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes are played on friends or relatives that last the entire day. The news media even gets involved. For instance, a British short film once shown on April Fool's Day was a fairly detailed documentary about "spaghetti farmers" and how they harvest their crop from the spaghetti trees.
April Fool's Day is a "for-fun-only" observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take their "significant other" out to eat in a fancy restaurant. Nobody gets off work or school. It's simply a fun little holiday, but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant, for he may be the next April Fool!