World Rabies Day

Rabies is preventable. It is a viral zoonotic disease that causes progressive and fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Clinically, it is characterised by either hyperactivity and hallucinations (furious rabies) or paralysis and coma (paralytic rabies) followed by death. Though vaccines, medicines and technologies have long been available to prevent death, rabies is […]

Bridge Night

Graduate House 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

Bridge Night is held every Wednesday of the month and is not restricted to Members of the Association. Players of all levels are most welcomed, with novices given full support from the friendly and more experienced players. Contact Graham at this email for more information and to book in. Please feel free also to call […]

International Translation Day

International Translation Day is to pay tribute to the work of language professionals in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, […]

World Maritime Day

International shipping, transporting more than 80 per cent of global trade, is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods. It is dependable and a low-cost means of transporting goods globally, and facilitates commerce and economies. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is responsible for the safety and security of shipping and […]

World Smile Day

In 1963, Harvey Ball created the smiley face symbol - a yellow circle with black eye dots and a smile curve. World Smile Day began in 1999 and is on the first Friday of October each year. It is a Day to smile and to make small acts of kindness. Harvey wanted to keep the […]

International Music Day

Initiated in 1975 by Lord Yehudi Menuhin, the 1 October International Music Day is to encourage the promotion and application of: musical art among all sections of society; UNESCO ideals of peace and friendship between peoples, of the evolution of their cultures, of the exchange of experience and of the mutual appreciation of their aesthetic […]

International Day of Older Persons

Between 1950 and 2010, life expectancy rose, on average, from 46 to 68 years. In 2019, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in 2019 with Eastern and South-Eastern Asia showing the largest number of older persons (261 million), followed by Europe and Northern America (over 200 million). Less than 20% receive a […]

International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the famous and much-loved leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The Day is to disseminate the message of non-violence, and to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence. In Gandhi's words: Non-violence is the […]

World Habitat Day

In use since about 1755, the word habitat derives from the Latin habitāre, to inhabit, from habēre, to have or to hold. Human habitats are places where people live and where they can find all things that they need to survive. World Habitat Day is to reflect on the basic right of all humans to […]