12th october: Colombus Day

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus‘s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492 (Julian Calendar; it would have been October 21, 1492 on the Gregorian Proleptic Calendar, which extends the Gregorian Calendar to dates prior to its adoption in 1582). Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer on behalf of Spain, who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa María, Niña, and La Pinta took approximately three months. Columbus and his crew’s arrival to the New World initiated the Columbian Exchange which introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, and technology between the New World and the Old World.

The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States but the name varies on the international spectrum. In some Latin American countries, October 12 is known as Día de la Raza or (Day of the Race). This is the case for Mexico, which inspired Jose Vasconcelos’s book celebrating the Day of the Iberoamerican Race. Some countries such as Spain refer the holiday as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional de España where it is also the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar. Since 2009, Peru has celebrated Día de los pueblos originarios y el diálogo intercultural (Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue Day) Belize and Uruguay celebrate it as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas). Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo is the formal name of Italy‘s celebration as well as in Little Italys around the world.

10th october: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide. In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia.

World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time on October 10, 1992 at the initiative of Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter. Up until 1994, the day had no specific theme other than general promoting mental health advocacy and educating the public.

In 1994 World Mental Health Day was celebrated with a theme for the first time at the suggestion of then Secretary General Eugene Brody. The theme was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.”

World Mental Health Day is supported by WHO through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. WHO also supports with developing technical and communication material.

10th october: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is an alliance of NGOs, bar associations, local bodies and unions whose aim is to strengthen the international anti-death penalty movement. The World Coalition lobbies international organisations and States, organises international events and facilitates the creation and development of national and regional coalitions against the death penalty.

It was created in Rome on 13 May 2002 and has established 10 October as the date of the annual World Day Against the Death Penalty in 2003.

Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics the World Coalition handed over a petition to Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. The petition was signed by 256,000 people of 23 countries and called on Chinese President Hu Jintao to grant a moratorium on executions.

1th October: International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106.[1] The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.[2]

The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Double Ninth Festival in China and Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing.

The celebration of International Day of Older Persons is done to create awareness and empathy regarding the well being of the elderly. People usually celebrate the day by spending time with their grandparents, visiting old age homes and N.G.O’s and cooking or baking for them. Some kids also give greeting cards to their elderly on this day.

🎵 Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky

This song is fantastic: it has a great sound of 80s. It is one of the songs of the moment, although in Italy it is not among the top hits

LYRIC

La-la, la-la, la

Yeah, it’s been a long night and the mirror’s telling me to go home (Home)
But it’s been a long time since I felt this good on my own
Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes
Forever, and ever, no more (No more)

The midnight sky’s, the road I’m taking
Head high up in the clouds (Oh-whoa)

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
See my lips, on her mouth, everybody’s talking now, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (Loved by you)

La-la, la-la, la

She got her hair pulled back ’cause the sweat’s dripping off of her face (Her face)
Said it ain’t so bad if I wanna make a couple mistakes
You should know right now that I never stay put in one place
Forever and ever, no more (No more)

The midnight sky’s, the road I’m taking
Head high up in the clouds (Oh-whoa)

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
See my lips, on her mouth, everybody’s talking now, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)

Oh

I don’t hide, blurry eyes like you
Like you

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, you know
I don’t need to be loved by you
See his hands ’round my waist, thought you never be replaced, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
Yea

La-la, la-la, la
La-la

You know it’s true
You know it’s true
(Loved by you)

28th july: European Forest Fire Awareness Day

The Curraggia fire (1983)
The Curraggia fire (1983)

The Curraggia fire was a catastrophe that occurred on July 28, 1983 on the hill of the same name located southwest of the city of Tempio Pausania (Sardinia) and in the neighboring municipalities of Aggius and Bortigiadas.

The huge fire caused 9 deaths and 15 injuries among people trying to put it out. Among the various hypotheses on the causes that triggered the flames, the work of the arsonists is a certainty. The causes were the high summer temperatures of those days and the wind that blew impetuously.

The flames started from the sea, made their way through roads, woods and shrubs in the direction of Tempio Pausania up to the countryside of Bortigiadas and Aggius and then spread on the Curraggia hill, for a total of over 18,000 thousand hectares of land smoke.

On 28 July 2007, the anniversary of the tragedy, the date of the fire was declared European day of awareness against forest fires, by the European regions partners of the Interreg III C OCR Incendi Project, in memory of all the victims who fell in the fight against fire.

The precipice of dreams

dream-reality

The world always needs children to live dreams and, however utopian they may be, parents are forced to hide the hard truth of the precipice from them. When you are a child, the time horizon in front of your eyes makes you believe that everything is possible .. even flying from a precinct ..

Often dreams are accompanied by madness, or by the desire to reach them …

DOJA CAT ft. NICKI MINAJ – Say So

 

LYRIC

Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so

It’s been a long time since you fell in love
You ain’t coming out your shell, you really ain’t been yourself
Tell me what must I do (do tell, my love)
‘Cause luckily I’m good at reading
I wouldn’t bug him, but he won’t stop cheesin’
And we can dance all day around it
If you front then I’ll be bouncing
If you want it scream and shout it, babe
Before I leave you dry

Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so (yeah)

Let me check my chest, my breath right quick (ha)
He ain’t never seen it in a dress like this (ah)
He ain’t never even been impressed like this
Prolly why I got him quiet on the set like zip
Like it, love it, need it bad
Take it, own it, steal it, fast
Boy, stop playing, grab my ass
Why you actin’ like you shy?
Shut it, save it, keep it, pushin’
Why you beating ’round the bush?
And knowing you want all this woman
Never knock it ’til you try (yeah, yeah)
All of them bitches hating I have you with me
All of my niggas saying you mad committed
Realer than anybody you had, and pretty
All of that body-ody, the ass and titties

Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so
Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment
I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so?
Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with
You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so

♬ LUCA CARBONI – La canzone dell’estate

 

TESTO

Da bambini in cortile
inseguivo l’estate
poi morivo di sete
all’ombra delle case
e la palla incastrata
tra la Skoda e la Ford
i russi e gli americani
o forse i cowboy e gli indiani
e la sera nel letto
sudavo sogni leggeri
una vita fantastica
la mia pistola di plastica
e mica lo sapevo
che ti avrei incontrato
ho preso la mira poi sparato

La canzone dell’estate
che mi dice che non ti piace
le nostre risate
la canzone dell’estate
in un mondo senza pace
le spiagge illuminate
tu ti tuffi dentro di me
tu ti tuffi dentro di me

E intanto fuori qualcuno voleva cambiare il mondo
tirava la bomba sui nostri anni di piombo
intanto fuori qualcuno che sei proprio te
chi tra gioia e dolore
perchè fuori c’è l’odio e l’amore
ora brindiamo al tramonto
di un altro giorno che muore
ma questa sera fantastica
con i bicchieri di plastica
e mica lo sapevo
che ti avrei baciato
ho preso la mia e poi ho amato

La canzone dell’estate
che mi dice che non ti piace
le labbra salate
la canzone dell’estate
in un mondo senza pace
le vite bruciate
tu ti tuffi dentro di me
tu ti tuffi dentro di me
tu ti tuffi dentro di me

Ma che voglia che ho ma che voglia che hai
ma che voglia di uscire
ma che estate è
ma che voglia ho
a me mi fa impazzire

Ma che voglia che ho ma che voglia che hai
ma che voglia di uscire
ma che bella è
ma che male che fa

La canzone dell’estate
che mi dice che non ti piace
le rime baciate
la canzone dell’estate
in un mondo senza pace
le spiagge private
tu ti tuffi dentro di me
tu ti tuffi dentro di me
mi tuffo dentro di te

World Population Day

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

The day was suggested by Dr. K.C.Zachariah in which population reaches Five Billion when he worked as Sr Demographer at World Bank.

While press interest and general awareness in the global population surges only at the increments of whole billions of people, the world population increases annually by 100 million approximately every 14 months. The world population reached 7,400,000,000 on February 6, 2016; the world population had reached 7,500,000,000 at around 16:21 on April 24, 2017. The world population had reached 7,700,000,000 on year 2019. In November, UNFPA, together with the governments of Kenya and Denmark, will be convening a high-level conference in Nairobi to accelerate efforts to achieve these unmet goals. On World Population Day, advocates from around the world are calling on leaders, policymakers, grassroots organizers, institutions and others to help make reproductive health and rights a reality for all