Geek Holidays Matching the Tag "science "

Mar 24

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.

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Feb 12

Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a recently instituted celebration intended to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general.

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Dec 25

Grav-mass

Celebration of Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday, created by Richard Matthew Stallman (aka “rms”). Stallman chooses not to celebrate Christmas, instead celebrating on December 25 a holiday of his own invention, “Grav-mass”. The name and date are references to Isaac Newton, whose birthday falls on that day on the old style calendar. [Wikipedia Entry]

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Dec 14

Monkey Day

Monkey Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated internationally on December 14.  The holiday is primarily celebrated with costume parties intended to help draw attention to issues related to simians, including medical research, animal rights, and evolution.

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Nov 24

Evolution Day

Evolution Day is the anniversary of the first publication of The Origin of Species on November 24, 1859.

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Oct 23

Mole Day

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.

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