January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held … [Read more...]

Family Literacy Day, Canada – January 27

Natrel and ABC partner to help new parents   Sunday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day. ABC Life Literacy Canada has been sponsoring this national event since 1999. The focus is to raise awareness about the importance of reading and learning, and offering events and resources to help parents. “Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and … [Read more...]

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