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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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Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 10, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 10 of January, repeating indefinitely

Houseplants

A day to celebrate the green friends in your house. And, if we're being cynical, for shops to sell you new friends to replace the ones you killed over the past few months.

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Burns Night

January 25, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of January, repeating indefinitely

Scotsman wi' haggis

A night to celebrate Scotland's finest poet with a freshly captured haggis and good company. Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!Aboon them a' ye tak your place,Painch, tripe, or thairm:Weel are ye worthy o' a graceAs lang's my arm. Lucky vegetables for the haggis include neaps and tatties.

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Dydd Santes Dwynwen

January 25, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of January, repeating indefinitely

A day of romance sanctioned by the Welsh Saint Dwynwen. Plantlife recommends getting snowdrops for your beloved.

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February 2021

World Wetlands Day

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

World wetlands day website

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

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Floral Design Day

February 28, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day 28 of February, repeating indefinitely

A day celebrated at Rittner's School of Floral Design and proclaimed by Governor Weld of Massachusetts in 1995. It celebrates Floral Design on the birthday of Carl Rittner. It has survived Rittner by a couple of decades, so may be a useful hook day for people to promote research about flower anatomy.

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March 2021

Saint David’s Day

March 1, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of March, repeating indefinitely

Patron saint of Wales, and a day for promoting leeks and daffodils

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World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of March, repeating indefinitely

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Find out more at https://www.wildlifeday.org/.

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