INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DONKEY: 8 MAY 2014
International Day of the Donkey will soon be with us.
We urge you to start thinking about it now !
How can donkeys in your community remind people – and people remind them – of how special they are ?
Some of these have already been used, but could be used again:
*** Processions of decorated carts (where cart pulling is the main work of donkeys)
*** Processions of decorated backloads (where backloads are the main work of donkeys)
*** Accompanied by humans in different cultural dress (in countries populated by different cultures)
*** Accompanied by different religious symbols (where different religions practised together;
donkeys have their place in the traditions of Islam, Christianity and Hindusim)
Banners/placards can be carried so as to remind onlookers of:
*** The long relationship between donkeys and humans: 6 000 years or more!
*** Donkeys as hard and reliable workers: relate to International Workers’ Day, 1 May!
*** The stamina and continuity of donkeys: live more than 50 years, still at work in most developing
countries because better than engines!
*** Donkeys as bridge between ancient and modern, rural and urban: technologies used in modern
conservation agriculture,refuse collection, etc. ideally suited to donkeys!
*** Donkeys the solution to non-invasive tourism: connecting humans to environments & wild animals, not
to mention traditional communities in a non-threatening way!
YOUR ACTIVITIES NEED NOT TAKE PLACE ON THE VERY DAY, IF SOME OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK
IS BETTER. JUST MENTION 8 MAY AS BEING THE MOTIVATION FOR YOUR DONKEY DAY ACTIVITY..
ALSO: We request that you take photographs and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will both treasure them and distribute them.
You are reminded that International Donkey Day has a Facebook page, and we request that you visit and support it.
It can be found here: