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  • Leading his camels to the annual Pushkar Mela, or fair, that draws vendors, visitors, and religious participants from all over India’s desert state of Rajasthan, this herder is headed for the fair’s camel shows and livestock market. Several thousand camels and other animals are bought, sold, and traded during this five-day event, which takes place during the full moon of late October or early November. Camel herders, musicians and dancers, and other visitors are joined by Hindu pilgrims who come to take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake under the full moon to wash away sins and seek salvation.

Calendar 2019

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    Product Description

    The 2019 International Calendar is now available!

    The following current or past Peace Corps countries are featured in the 2019 calendar: Mali, Indonesia, Ghana, Senegal, Philippines, Nicaragua, Colombia, Nepal, Haiti, Mongolia, Argentina, and Turkey. The 2019 cover photo was taken at the renowned Pushkar Mela livestock fair in Rajasthan, India.

    In addition to compelling photographs and interesting information about the culture and people of each featured country, every dayblock of the calendar includes an event, holiday, or holy day that is observed somewhere in the world—from independence days to annual market days to the birthdays of notable people.

    Want to know when to expect meteor showers or solar eclipses? Or when the Rose Moon will be at its peak? The International Calendar has all of that and more—including the timing of all new moons and full moons. You can even look ahead to 2020 to know when to expect these astronomic moments in 2020 as well as many of the important moveable holy days in various calendar systems.

    For each featured country in the 2019 calendar, you’ll find recipes to try and films, music, and literature to explore.

    You may be able to support an RPCV group near you by buying your 2019 International Calendar from them. Check to see if there's a local group in your area that sells the International Calendar. Groups selling the calendar.

    Contact Us to see how your group can sell the calendar for your own fund-raising purposes.

    Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) of Wisconsin–Madison

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    1. Best calendar I've ever owned 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 20th 2019

      Beautiful pictures that tell a story.

    2. A great way to kept up with the Peace Corps world. 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 20th 2019

      Your selection of pictures is awesome. The country information is a great tool for learning. I always share my prior year calendar with my teacher daughter-in-law. Thank you for all your research.

    3. always a great calendar 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 20th 2019

      a joy to give and receive, keeps on giving great information and insight

    4. A Great Resource! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 19th 2019

      We order these calendars as gifts for family and friends every year. The information contained in the calendars is wonderful......every month is a learning experience. Thanks to RPCV for expanding our world.

    5. Christmas Gift 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 18th 2019

      I purchase a calendar for my daughter every year. She is a RPCV. She loves 'em. It has become sort of a family tradition.

    6. Best Calendar 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 17th 2019

      We order three each year, one for home (RPCV Nepal), one for my wife's office (Geography Professor) and one for a high school friend (RPCV Ghana). Can't live with out 'em.
      Also, use the daily information to keep our phone answering machine message fresh and interesting. Have gotten lots of positive reviews.

    7. Order every year 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 12th 2019

      I love this calendar and have ordered it every year for many, many years. I always enjoy reading about the countries featured.

    8. Best Calendar 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 11th 2019

      Beautiful pictures and very informative.

    9. A holiday for every day! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 11th 2019

      The calendar is great. One concern I have is the delay in getting my order. I ordered on line on December 21. I did not expect to receive the seven calendars by Dec 24 but at least by January 1. They arrived on January 8.

    10. Wonderful service! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Dec 20th 2018

      I am always delighted to receive my annual order for gift giving each year. The extra service needed and given to me this year was wonderful!

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