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International Calendar 2023

International Calendar 2023

Since 1988, the International Calendar has celebrated the peoples and countries served by Peace Corps—even during the past two+ years of suspended Peace Corps activity due to COVID-19.

But now Peace Corps is back in service, with volunteers stepping forward to promote world peace and friendship through service: 2022 saw the first Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) since the COVID suspension leave for training and service, retracing the steps of thousands of volunteers before them. As 2023 begins, even more countries are welcoming PCVs back again.

The 2023 International Calendar shines a light on 13 of the 142 countries that have been served by Peace Corps since 1961: Nepal, Ghana, China, Armenia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Bolivia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Iran, and Myanmar.

By highlighting the rich diversity of the world, the International Calendar is the cornerstone of the “Third Goal” efforts of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison: to help Americans understand the peoples and cultures of other countries.

International Calendar researchers consult solar, lunar, and astronomical calendars to determine the dates of important events each year. From religious high holy days to important civic dates to local market days, the International Calendar is rich in information and cultural diversity. You’ll also find demographic information for each featured country, along with a suggested recipe and music, film, and book titles to explore. For lists of current and past suggestions, click on the "Cultural Resources" button or check out our "Educator Resources."

In additions to celebrating world cultures, this calendar supports development projects worldwide through our donations program—from a community library in Zimbabwe to a bakery project in Haiti to a library resource center in Armenia. Please join us in supporting these good works and in celebrating the return of Peace Corps

You can purchase the 2023 calendar and related notecards directly from us, but you might be able to support an RPCV group near you by buying from them. To find out If there is a local group near you selling the 2023 International Calendar, click o Groups selling the calendar.

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

 
Thanks for your interest in the calendar from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) of Wisconsin–Madison.

Click on the images below to view cultural resources and information for each country.

 

Countries Represented in the Calendar

       
 

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NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more

       
       

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  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a public charity registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Its EIN is 39-1669348. It is also an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).


NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more