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Important european events of the year

    • From 1 january 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Aarhus ( Denmark ) and Paphos ( Cyprus ) - European cultural capitals

    • The European Capitals of Culture initiative is designed to:

      • Highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe
      • Celebrate the cultural features Europeans share
      • Increase European citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural area
      • Foster the contribution of culture to the development of cities
    • 1 june 2017

      Global Day of Parents

    • This day pays tribute to the devotion of parents, their engagement and the sacrifices they made in order to ensure the future of their children.
    • 5 june 2017

      World Environment Day

    • World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point.

    • 5 june 2017

      Denmark's National Holiday

    • Amongst the European revolutions that began in 1848, King Frederick VII accepted the principle of a constiutional monarchy in 1849. The first Danish liberal Constitution was signed on 5 June, 1849 and became Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag). Unlike most countries Constitution Day is marked by political meetings rather than any sort of military ceremony.
    • 6 june 2017

      Sweden National Day

    • Since 1983, the national day is fixed on June 6th. This date celebrates two events: the anniversary of Gustav Vasa's proclamation king of Sweden on June 6th, 1523 (who ended the Danish domination in Sweden) and the adoption of the new constitution on June 6th 1809. This new constitution is symbol of a reaffirmation of the Swedish civic values of freedom and right(law): as the freedom of religion, press and expression.
    • 8 june 2017

      World Oceans Day

    • The UN is celebrating the World Oceans Day 2017 with a ceremony where the winners of the photo contest organized around the topic will receive a prize.
    • 10 june 2017

      Portugal National Day

    • Called Camões Day, June 10 celebrates the anniversary of the death of the poet Luis Vaz de Camões (1525-1580), considered as the greatest writer of Portuguese literature.
      Famous for his poems of pastoral and medieval tradition, Luis Vaz de Camões is also well-known for his work Os Lusiadas, an epic poem written in 1556, celebrating the birth and destiny of the nation and of the Portuguese Empire - like the Iliad or the Odyssey.

 

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    • 27 september 2017

      World Tourism Day

    • The World Tourism Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, politic and economic value. It is also the opportunity to reflect on how can world tourism contribute to the achievement of the UN Millenium Development Goals.