- 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

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

International Tiara Day
Independence Day of Eritrea

You may also like...

Interesting events from Nature category.

Old Rock Day

This day is completely dedicated to collect different rocks. To make this day more exciting, you can go on a small adventurous trip to hunt for old fossils and rocks or you can simply do different things with rocks at home. Every year on January 7th, people are encouraged to go and dig in their...

Plant a Flower Day

Plant a Flower Day is a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today. Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health....

International Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet. For instance, Bolivians call Mother Earth Pachamama and Nicaraguans refer to her as...

Cold Sophie

For centuries, farmers and gardeners in Germany and some other mid-European countries are mostly afraid of the “Ice Saints,” which come usually May 11 through 15. The Ice Saints are named after their patrons. May 11 is St. Mamertus, May 12 is St. Pankratius, May 13 is St....

Meteor Day

The word “meteor” refers to a visible streak of light that is produced by debris falling to the Earth from space. We also call this beautiful phenomenon a “shooting star” or “falling star.” The tradition of wishing upon a shooting star can be traced all the way back to 127 AD. Ptolemy,...

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the solstice that occurs in winter. It is the time at which the Sun is appearing at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the Southern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet