- May 24 -

European Day of Parks

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for protected areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate protected areas throughout Europe. The European Day of Parks takes place on and around May 24th of each year. It aims at bringing people closer to...

European Day of Parks

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for protected areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate protected areas throughout Europe.
The European Day of Parks takes place on and around May 24th of each year. It aims at bringing people closer to nature and raising public awareness on the importance of the natural beauty preserved in protected areas and the importance of conservation and sustainable management of those places.
In the light of EUROPARC Federation´s 40th anniversary in 2013, celebrated the pan-European network founded in 1973 throughout the year under the theme '40 years Working for Nature'.

The motto for the European Day of Parks 2013 is 'My Park. My Passion. My Story.' which creates space for individuals and protected area organizations to join the celebration and share their 'story' with the EUROPARC network.

This years European Day of Parks invites everybody who loves to be out in nature to share her/his story:
They invite people who work in protected areas as well as those who visit them to reflect on the beauty of nature and share their passion, feelings and emotions in a story, a song, a picture, a film, any piece of art that expresses how you feel connected to your most favourite Protected Area.
Source:
http://www.europarc.org/whats-on/european-day-of-park
http://www.gpdg.co.uk/pact_old/html/pact_balloons.html

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International Tiara Day
Independence Day of Eritrea

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