World NGO Day is an international day dedicated to recognizing, celebrating, and honouring all NGOs and non-profit organizations and the people who selflessly contribute to a better, more sustainable society. Join the activities organized by these organizations and be a change.
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World NGO Day
Carpe Diem Day
Carpe Diem is a phrase derived from Latin and attributed to the Roman poet Horace, who wrote it in the first book of Odessa, and means "Seize the day." We do not know our future, so today, let's simply enjoy every moment at the time, pay attention to the little things and use the day to the best of our ability.
Slovenian snow queens
February 25 is marked as the day of victories of Slovenian athletes on the snow: Špela Pretnar won second place in the giant slalom for the World Cup in Mariborsko Pohorje in 1995. In 2010, Tina Maze won a silver medal at the Olympic Giant Slalom in Whistler. In 2017, Slovenian skier Ilka Štuhec celebrated her victory in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Crans-Montana in the super-giant slalom. Finally, in 2021, the dream achievement was recorded by Ema Klinec, who beat all the competition at the inaugural ski jumping competition in Oberstdorf and won the title of world champion.
Engineers play a crucial role in today's world. Engineers Week offers us an excellent opportunity to celebrate these talented minds and their inventions. Do you want to become an engineer? Find the area that might interest you the most. Want to learn about great innovations? Browse the web and meet great minds like Tesla, Ford or Einstein, but of course, don't forget to learn about some of the local engineers and inventors.
Bullying is a growing problem in the world. Every year, we hear of more and more incidents occurring in connection with bullying in schools or when using the internet. So let's be superheroes - wear pink T-shirts and raise awareness about bullying by talking to children and young people. Let's emphasize the importance of understanding and tolerance and explain that showing strength over the weak is not cool.
World Scout Day
An essential element of being a scout is volunteering. Let us be a good example and do something good today and make our neighbour happy. All scouts, however, put on your colourful bandanas and proudly show your rank.
International Mother Language Day
Mother tongue is the first language we learn, so today, let's revise its history of origin and the peculiarities that define it.
World Day of Social Justice
On World Social Justice Day, let's be actively involved in raising awareness of poverty, gender inequality, unemployment, and social exclusion. Let us help remove barriers people face due to gender, age, race, nationality, religion, culture, or disability.
The first Winter Olympic Games in the Balkans in 1984
In February 1984, the first Winter Olympics took place in the Balkans, in former Yugoslavia. The event ended ceremoniously on February 19. At these Olympic Games, Jure Franko won a silver medal in the giant slalom, the first Olympic medal for Slovenia and Yugoslavia.
The ninth rock from the sun was discovered on February 18, 1930, by American astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh at the Arizona Observatory. It is named after the Roman god of the underworld, Pluto. Did you know that in July 2015, NASA's probe reached Pluto and is, therefore, the first product of human hands to be able to approach this planet and record the surface?
Innovation drives the world, improves our lives, and enables development. The best innovations of Slovenian minds are presented as part of the SMART room in the Slovenian pavilion at the EXPO2020 exhibition. Visit the venue or the website www.expo2020slovenia.si and get to know the creativity of local minds.
International Childhood Cancer Day
In the spirit of awareness, let's wear the golden ribbon today and talk about this insidious disease, the second most common cause of death among children in the world. Let us be compassionate and inspire hope. Go to a hospital and visit children with cancer and read them a fairy tale or donate money to foundations that try to ease the struggle of patients and their families.
Singles Awareness Day
On Singles Awareness Day make sure that all of your single friends and family members feel appreciated. Spend the day with singles, invite them to the cinema, dinner, do some fun activities and let them know how incredible they are.
Slovenia is the only country in the world that has the word love in its name and one of the few countries in the world that have preserved its dual, of which we Slovenes are incredibly proud. So tell people close to you that you love them.
World Radio Day
Turn up the volume on your stereo! Choose your favourite radio frequency and listen to a music program or some exciting radio shows. Are you interested in the history of radio and how the development of this medium has affected humanity? Well, today is the right day to bury yourself in the years and data.