The festival was first presented in 1975 when Sidney Berger, then director of the University of Houston School of Theater met with the administrators of the Miller Theater, in its open-air auditorium in Hermann Park, to present William Shakespeare on that stage. Thus, an agenda was planned to mount two plays each summer and offer them to the public for free. It is a unique collaboration between the city and university.
It is possible that the first memes about death were created by José Guadalupe Posada de unintentionally because their well-known skulls emit messages of subtle political or social criticism whose humor has been shared by generations and does not expire. In the work of this artist, the constant presence of death is reiterated, due to wars, epidemics, and poverty, which are current issues that humanity still resents
With the arrival of the hot summer, recreational activities in swimming pools, beaches, and walks to lakes, and rivers accessible for swimming become convenient. It is also time to take preventive actions to avoid drowning, which is more common than we imagine since it is considered among the 10 main causes of death among children and young people between the ages of 1 and 24, but it is a risk that everyone runs. The humanity.
On July 21, World Dog Day has been celebrated since 2004. It is not an official celebration or holiday, but various civil associations, including the WHO, World Health Organization, have scheduled this date in order to raise awareness about the immense number of dogs that are abandoned or waiting to be adopted. It is claimed, according to world statistics, that up to 70% of the dog population is homeless.
For many years, diseases such as scarlet fever, meningitis or measles caused collateral damage such as blindness or hearing loss to those who survived these and other viral or bacteriological infections. Unfortunately they are not always the only consequence, physical and mental damage are sometimes more than two in the same person.
Since June 23, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared a day to make visible and draw the attention of the world population to the vulnerability suffered by women who have lost their husbands, the so-called widows.
Nowadays there is an increasingly widespread culture of acceptance of death when it comes to terminal patients whose conditions can no longer be treated with advances in medical science. In those moments, many people affirm that they want to spend their last days assisted in their physical needs, enjoy the company of their loved ones, order pending issues, and surround themselves with a spiritual environment outside the hospitals where they are treated.
One year after the national celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States, in 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd listened to the tribute speech and thought that fathers also deserved an equal celebration. She came from a family in which she and her five siblings had been cared for by their father, when her mother died giving birth to her last child. Widower William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, dedicated himself to raising his children with the help of his 16-year-old daughter Sonora.
The women of ancient times in the Americas, before the arrival of the Europeans, performed various functions in society; they were shamans, cooks, writers, rulers and midwives. They considered marriage as an essential ritual activity, where they shared with their husband all social and religious functions, especially those related to agricultural fertility rites. Being mothers was part of all the important activities to preserve the divine environment of which they were a part until the end of their lives.
General Ignacio Zaragoza was born in Bahía del Espíritu Santo, today the city of Goliad, Texas. Shortly after the war of independence of that state in 1836, the Zaragoza family went to live in Mexico and Ignacio joined the armed forces in his new country of residence.