Dia Internacional da Diversidade Biológica
(International Day for Biodiversity). On 29 December 1993, the Convention of Biological Diversity, linked to the United Nations, was founded. In 2000, the UN General Assembly accepted the resolution which introduced 22 May as International Day for Biodiversity (IDB). 22 May was chosen to commemorate the 1992 Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Theme for 2013:
Water and Biodiversity
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BIODIVERSITY
|What is International Day for Biological Diversity
||International Biological Diversity day Part-1
|International Biological Diversity day Part-2
||International Biological Diversity day Part-3
Dia do Apicultor
(Bee Master). Besides the word apicultor, Abelheiro and Colmeeiro are synonyms for apiarist or bee master. In 2013, about 300 thousand bee masters jointly produce about 40 thousand tons of honey. Thanks to import restrictions by the European Union, the United States is the principal importer of Brazilian honey products.
Dia do Economiário
(Economist). On 22 May 1957, president Kubitschek ratified Lei (law) 3.141, which created Serviço de Assistência e Seguro Social dos Economiários (SASSE; Service of Assistance and Social Security for Economists (of CAIXA)). The SASSE provided rights to employees of CAIXA, who were called economiários.
Dia da Aviação de Patrulha (Aeronáutica)
(Aviation Patrol). The first aviation patrols in Brazil were performed in 1931. During World War II, aviation patrols were very essential for the discovery of German and Italian submarines that attacked Brazilian merchant vessels. The day refers to 22 May 1942, when an B-25 airplane, recently obtained from the United States, attacked Italian submarine Barabarigo, which previously had torpedoed Brazilian merchant vessel Comandante Lira, near Atol das Roças.
Dia do Baloeiro
(Balloon Maker). Some sources mention 21 May as Dia do Baloeiro. In June, during Festas Juninas, paper balloons are released – by individuals or by teams – in cities such as Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, at day as well as at night. The baloeiro is responsible for the production of these balloons. At day he attaches a flag or a banner at the balloon. At night, lanterns and even fireworks are used.
Dia do Abraço
(Hug). A hug is very common in Brazil, more common than in Europe. A hug as a sign of mutual affection, a sign of mutual equality. The day was born thanks to the ‘Free Hug‘ campaign, which was started in 2004 in Australia by a man known by his pseudonym Julian Mann. The campaign became internationally known when the campaign was included in a music video of the Australian band ‘The Sick Puppies’. The International Free Hug Day is on the first Saturday following 30 June, the day on which Julian started to give free hugs.
First attack of enemy submarines in Brazilian territorial waters.
An B-25 airplane, recently obtained from the United States, attacked Italian submarine Barabarigo, which previously had torpedoed Brazilian merchant vessel Comandante Lira, near Atol das Roças.
Arrival of the blimp ‘Zeppelin’ in Recife.
The blimp had departed from Germany
Return of count Maurício de Nassau to Holland
After his dismissal by the Staten-Generaal of Holland, former Governor of Brazil returned to Holland. His government still is being admired by many Brazilians. He had arrived in Brazil on 26 January 1637.
MAURÍCIO DE NASSAU & DUTCH BRAZIL
|Maurício de Nassau (1/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 05/10/2009
||Maurício de Nassau (2/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 05/10/2009
|Doce Brasil Holandês – Documentário Completo
||Brasil dos Holandeses – Expedições
|O Nassoviano e a cidade Maurícia parte 1
||O Nassoviano e a cidade Maurícia parte 2
Large inundations in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
|Enchente no Sul 1983 – TV GLOBO
||Enchente de 1983 – Meu Paraná – RPC TV
Seven convicted members of ‘Inconfidência Mineira’ deported to the Portuguese colony of Mozambique
Rui Barbosa departed to Europe
Creation of Fundação Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Deactivation of a time bomb at the auditory of Confederação Nacional de Agricultura (Brasília-DF)
Former president Itamar Franco renounced his candidacy for presidential elections.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015