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  • Nosy Baraha, or Île Sainte-Marie, is a long narrow tropical island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar. The island has a single paved road running its length. Like other Malagasy stchoolchildren, students on Sainte-Marie wear uniforms and ride their bicycles to school. However, those who live on the the tiny islet of Nattes, off the south end of Sainte-Marie, are ferried every day by pirogue across the narrow channel at road’s end. For these students heading home from school, it’s a fun blend of the old and new.

Calendar 2020

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    Product Description

    The 2020 International Calendar is available for purchase!

    Featured in 2020 are the following current or former Peace Corps countries of service: Benin, Rwanda, Colombia, Namibia, Peru, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Tonga, South Africa, Myanmar, Uganda, and Armenia. In addition, the 2020 cover photo from Madagascar captures a slice of life on an especially tiny Malagasy island in the Indian Ocean.

    The 2020 calendar offers fabulous photographs and interesting information about the cultures and peoples of these thirteen countries. Every dayblock in the calendar lists holidays, holy days, or other events observed somewhere in the world—from independence days to religious celebrations to the birthdays of people who have helped shape the world.

    Want to know when to watch for meteor showers or solar eclipses in 2020? Or when the Buck Moon will make its appearance in the coming year? The International Calendar has all that and more—including the timing of new moons and all full moons. You can even look ahead to see what to expect in 2021, including many of the important moveable holy days in various calendar systems.

    Want to know more? For each featured country in 2020, we’ve compiled recipes to try and music, films, and books to explore. Just click on the “Cultural Resources” button or check out “Educator Resources.”

    You can buy calendars and notecards directly from us or you can “buy local”—from an RPCV group in your area. To find out if there’s a local group near you selling the 2020 International Calendar, click on Groups selling the calendar.

    Contact us to see how your RPCV group can sell the calendar for your own fundraising efforts.

    Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) of Wisconsin–Madison.

    Notice of Price increase: Due to rising costs over the past few years, we’ve increased the price of the 2020 International Calendar to $15.00 each. This is our first price increase since the 2014 calendar—that’s six years without an increase!

    For up to two calendars, the price is $15.00 each. But for those interested in purchasing more, our unit pricing gives you ever-increasing savings for larger purchases:

    1–2 calendars $15.00 each
    3–6 calendars $14.00 each
    7–30 calendars $10.00 each
    31–99 calendars $9.00 each
    100+ $7.00 each

    N.B. Notecard sets and Perpetual Calendar pricing remains unchanged.

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    1. Always beautiful 5 Star Review

      Posted by on May 5th 2020

      I ordered a few mid season as I was unable to find them in a store back in December. Willy St. Coop was where I expected to find them, and did not. When my PC daughter was evacuated to Madison from Ukraine, I wanted to refresh her memory of this local product, so ordered a few.

    2. Thank you! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Feb 5th 2020

      We love having these calendars and the conversations they inspire - especially with children - and this year's is no exception!

    3. insightful photos 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Feb 2nd 2020

      RPCV calendar again proudly hangs on my wall

    4. RPCV Calendar has another banner year! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 14th 2020

      This is an excellent gift and one I share with all of my former RPCVs! The pictures are exceptional and keep bringing back memories. The design is also done well and all of the celebrations make it more worldly. Keep up the excellent work!


      Posted by on Jan 14th 2020

      I buy these calendars in memory of my husband, Dean M. Mahon, Cameroon 1975. They just about epitomize his life and give great comfort to his family.

    6. Best calendar ever! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Jan 13th 2020

      As demonstrated by our faithful purchases for the last decade, we are always pleased to send the Peace Corps calendar to our families and friends and to offer them to the international units at our university. Oh--and we always keep one for ourselves.

    7. Overall excellent but wonder on the photo choices 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Dec 26th 2019

      I have given the calendar as gifts for many years and recipients have noted that the selection of photos is not clear when looking at the calendar for month, why was this one chosen. Some are obviously staged tourist events such as in Rwanda, and some do not seem directly related to a particular culture, such as two men on a bench or woman selling oranges. I guess we all want a
      wow when we see each photo and for it to show us something amazing about the place, including for the people who live in that place. However, noting how difficult it is to pick the photos and agreement must be reached, the calendar is still outstanding and the information, graphics and art work is always excellent.

    8. Another score! 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Dec 25th 2019

      Consistently, the best calendar (and service) available

    9. Beautiful Photographs - Elegant Design 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Dec 21st 2019

      I love the deign and the beautiful photos from these calendars. I buy them every year! I also love the information about each country that's also provided on the bottom border of each calendar page. The back pages also have very enlightening info. Thank you!

    10. Great photos and information 5 Star Review

      Posted by on Dec 20th 2019

      We buy 10 every year to give to family and friends. They count on receiving it now. Excellent pictures in 2020.

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