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Prosecco is an Italian white wine named after the village of Prosecco, near Trieste in north-eastern Italy. It is made from the Prosecco grape. Prosecco is almost always made in sparkling or semi-sparkling style, but a non-sparkling wine is also permitted. 

Finding your favourite Prosecco

Light and refreshing, a good example of prosecco should display lively citrus, fruity apple, pear, apricot or peach notes and a delicate floral aroma. If you’re keen on dryer styles, look out for bottles labelled “brut”. Serve at around 6-8 degrees, you want your wine to be well chilled but not so cold you kill off any nuanced flavours.
Tulip-shaped glasses work best if you have one, as this will ensure the bubbles don’t dissipate too quickly while funnelling the delicate blossom notes straight up your nose.

  1. Drink it
    It’s as simple as picking up a couple of bottles of prosecco, inviting some friends over and savoring summer’s end. 

  2. Share your time with it
    Share the sentiment on social media with #NationalProseccoDay.

  3. Throw a Prosecco party
    Enjoy prosecco with friends over crab cakes and scallops on the beach or with goat cheese, prosciutto, and fresh garden tomatoes at your summer table.


Humans have always achieved more than they thought they could with their sheer willpower. It is a well-known fact that with the right motivation, you can move mountains.

Never Give Up Day was created for this reason. This day is a reminder to keep chasing our dreams and never give up on them. People celebrate this day by motivating themselves and the people around them to keep grinding until they achieve what they want. In 400BC Motivation was Studied The effect of motivation on humans was studied by ancient philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. 1900’s Humans Achieve Remarkable Triumph From the moon landing to extraordinary achievements in sports, humans achieve greatness with resilience.


The fact that the right mindset can bring extraordinary results and make one go beyond one’s potential, has been well known to humans for thousands of years.

Derek Reymonds had torn his hamstring in the middle of the 400m race. Though suffering excruciating pain, Reymonds got up and hopped to the finish line. He was accompanied by his father who had jumped onto the track from the stands after seeing his son in pain. Reymonds might not have won the race, but he won the hearts of millions around the world by his display of extraordinary willpower in the face of adversity.

Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Jobs, and Lakshmi Mittal are billionaires who have one thing in common — the determination to never give up. Never Give Up Day was created for the hero in all of us. This day was created to encourage ourselves and others to never give up when the going gets tough, and to overcome challenges that life throws at us.


Motivate others
If you have anybody in your friend circle/family who is going through a tough time, give them a call and tell them that they're not alone. You can also call and encourage anyone who is going to start a new venture.

Encourage yourself
If you are undergoing a tough situation in life, remind yourself that tough times don't last, but tough people do. If you have been stalling something that you want to do, take a leap of faith and just do it!

Share it on social media
Let everyone know the importance of this day. Write articles or posts about the importance of having mental toughness, and post them on your social media accounts.


When World Humanitarian Day 2022 is and what is the theme? 

World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to humanitarian workers and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. 

It is a global celebration of people helping people. Each year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on a different theme. 

In 2022, the theme for World Humanitarian Day will be #RealLifeHeroes.

The campaign will share inspiring personal stories of the humanitarians that have been heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

World Humanitarian Day on August 19 honours humanitarian aid workers all over the world. Established by the UN in 2009, this day commemorates the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Iraq. 22 people lost their lives, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance to suffering people all over the world. Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable. Anyone and everyone can be a humanitarian, so read on to learn more about the day and how you can help.

The day pays tribute to the thousands of humanitarian workers who gave their lives and suffered injuries in the course of their work. Did you know that at one point in 2021, 235 million people in 26 countries required humanitarian assistance? This is the day to honour all those workers who continue their service to provide support and protection to people in need. On one occasion of this holiday, people celebrated with the theme ‘Human Race’. This holiday is a commemoration, but it can also be exciting and fun!

Here's how you can get involved.


Teaching Resources on World Humanitarian Day

At Twinkl, we have created some brilliant World Humanitarian Day resources for teachers to use during their lessons on this day.

Try using our fabulous World Humanitarian Day Banner, perfect to use as part of a classroom or bedroom display.

We’ve put together a video to help you use our display banner resources: Follow the link below to the website for the video or click the link above.


What is it?

“The International Day of the Disappeared, on August 30 of each year, is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives”. It is an opportunity to highlight the work of Amnesty International (AI), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on secret imprisonment and their work in the fields of human rights activism and humanitarian aid.

“Of these agencies, the ICRC has additional privileges due to its special status as a non-governmental sovereign entity and its strict policy of neutrality. In some cases, the ICRC is the only institution granted access to specific groups of prisoners, thereby enabling a minimum level of contact and inspection of their treatment. For affected families, messages transmitted by the ICRC are often the only hint about the fate of these prisoners”.

Whilst this is an important part of the work of the ICRC the definition of the Missing or Disappeared does not just stop there it also includes those whose families have lost contact as a result of conflicts “These missing may be detained, stranded in foreign countries, hospitalized or dead. Through its tracing services and working with the 189 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world, the ICRC seeks to obtain information about their fate on behalf of their families. It reminds governments and other groups of their obligations to respect the families' right to know the fate of their loved ones. It also works with families of the missing to help them address their particular psychological, social legal and financial needs”

Imprisonment under secret or uncertain circumstances is a grave violation of some conceptions of human rights as well as, in the case of an armed conflict, of International Humanitarian Law. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a Declaration on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance as resolution 47/133 on December 18, 1992. It is estimated that secret imprisonment is practiced in about 30 countries. The OHCHR Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has registered about 46,000 cases of people who disappeared under unknown circumstances, natural disasters or other tragedies.



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