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.
Countries Represented in the Calendar
About the RPCV International Calendar
Since 1961 more than 235,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in thousands of communities overseas. Many have returned home wishing they could do more, and have looked for ways to carry out Peace Corps’ Third Goal: To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
For more than 30 years—since 1988—the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Madison, Wisconsin, have dedicated themselves to promoting the Third Goal through the International Calendar Project, each year creating a new calendar featuring countries where volunteers serve. In addition to providing a window to the broader world, the calendar is used to raise funds for development projects both overseas and at home: net proceeds from International Calendar sales are donated to Peace Corps projects and to local development projects. Since 1988, the Madison group has given away than $1.3 million, while other RPCV groups sell the calendar to fund their own donations programs.