Every year World Heritage Day, also known ad International Day for Monuments and Sites, is observed on April 18 to preserve the human heritage and recognize organizations working towards preserving it. World Heritage Sites, including ancient buildings, historic sites, and monuments, are listed by the United Nationals Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as culturally important with universal value. World Heritage Day is an opportunity to conserve and preserve our heritage culture. This year’s theme is ‘Heritage and Climate’ aimed at promoting conservation research and employing sustainable strategies to protect heritage sites. This annual event quickly approaching its 40-year anniversary, is being celebrated all over the world as a way to honor heritage, diversity, community, and the environment. Learn How Global Philadelphia is Celebrating International Day for Monuments and Sites
March is Irish-American Heritage Month which was established to celebrate all things Irish and honor the contributions of Irish Americans. Irish heritage is strong in America with more than 32.5 million Irish-Americans are living in the United States. That number is five times the population of Ireland! U.S. residents with Irish ancestry are located in every county in the country. The five states with the most Irish Americans are California, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Many of the greatest films and TV shows feature Irish Americans. These five Irish-American actors were born after 1990.
- Demi Lovato (1992–)
- Nick Jonas (1992–)
- Dakota Fanning (1994–)
- Abigail Breslin (1996–)