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May 2020

World Goth Day

May 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of May, repeating indefinitely

As well as celebrating Goth Music, World Goth Day also promotes work for charities that combat prejudice and hatred against subcultures.

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International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of May, repeating indefinitely

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2020 is Our solutions are in nature.

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Towel Day / Geek Pride Day

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

Towel Day is a celebration of the work of Douglas Adams, author of Last Chance to See, and other books. Geek Pride Day is an event originating in Spain, celebrating Geek Culture. Discworld geeks will be celebrating The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May, where they will wear lilac to remember the People's Revolution and, on Roundworld, the work of Terry Pratchett to raise money for Alzheimer research.

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June 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day

June 6
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of June, repeating indefinitely

The nation is almost certainly the USA, but expect a push to promote garden centres. Could also be used to promote research into garden use, and home botanising.

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 17 of June, repeating indefinitely

A day marked by the UN. At the time of entry there were no obvious plans for 2020. A day to promote water use efficiency in plants, drought tolerance and anti-desertification programmes.

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July 2020

Canada Day

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

Canada Day marks the day when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario & Quebec. It's a day for promoting Canadian botany, with impeccable manners.

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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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