The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust, the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, and the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
Some special dates in 2021:
January 20: Joe Biden inauguration in Washington DC
February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12: Chinese New Year - the year of the Ox. Apparently it's bad luck to leave the house on this day - which should be easy to avoid today.
April 4: Easter Day (UK)
May 6: Local elections in UK Mayor of London, Welsh and Scottish Parliamentary elections
May 26: Second shortest lunar eclipse at 14 minutes 30 seconds
June 11 – July 11 FIFA World Cup
July 23 – Aug 8 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo
Oct 23 – Nov 27 Rugby World Cup held in England
However most people will be keeping an eye on when the vaccines are available and enable a return to more normal ways of working and socialising. The ability to see friends and family as and when we please has been sorely lacking in 2020. It will be a relief to get back to making our own decisions about going out and about.
Vaccination – it appears that we will all be invited by our GP services to be called for vaccination and are not able to step forward. Once larger scale vaccination programmes get under way, then larger centres will be able to make greater progress with numbers of vaccinations. It may well be that hopes for more freedom from the current coronavirus rules can be anticipated from Easter.
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