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July 2020

Botany 2020

July 27 - July 31

The Botanical Society of America has moved its Botany 2020 conference online.

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Plant Biology 2020

July 27 - July 31

The ASPB Plant Biology conference planned for Washington is now going to be held online.

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August 2020

National Watermelon Day

August 3
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's unclear why melons and other curcubits are excluded from celebration on this day in the USA.

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September 2020

International Literacy Day

September 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of September, repeating indefinitely

"International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges." For botanically-minded weblogs, it could also be a day to reflect on access to botanical literature.

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October 2020

World Habitat Day

October 5
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

The global observation of the World Habitat Day 2020 will be hosted by the city of Surabaya, in Indonesia.

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World Mental Health Day

October 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day second of October, repeating indefinitely

Mental health is important and access to plants can help. A day to promote the wellbeing benefits of plants.

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November 2020

World Vegan Day

November 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of November, happening 7 times

There are plenty of reasons to become vegan. This could be a day for promoting innovative plant-based solutions to modern problems.

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December 2020

Eat a Red Apple Day

December 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of December, repeating indefinitely

It's not clear why the USA would celebrate Eat a Red Apple Day. It also suggests there was some pretty ruthless politics in the orchards when the lobbyists promoted this day.

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Look for an Evergreen Day

December 19
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of December, repeating indefinitely

Apparently set up by the National Arborist Association at a conveniently close time to remind people to buy their Christmas tree. Culturejamming botanists could use the day to promote any evergreen research.

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January 2021

Science Fiction Day

January 2, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of January, repeating indefinitely

Science fiction

A US event to celebrate the birthday of Isaac Asimov. Expect discounts on science fiction books from some publishers. You might want to share your favourite biology-based science fiction or cli-fi.

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