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Friday, December 22, 2017

CARDS: Merry Christmas (Happy New Year)!...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let us celebrate by spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer!







Monday, December 18, 2017

BANNERS: BAKE COOKIES Day! | December 18

This is a day for everyone! Now is as good a time to bake up a batch of your favourite yummy cookies for the festive season.

We say cookies but in England and Australia they are known as biscuits




In Brazil, they are called biscoitos. The Spaniards call their cookies galletas, the Germans have keks or Pizchen and the Italians eat ameretti or biscotti.



Whatever you call it, today is today to bake some up! Happy Bake Cookies Day!

Source(s):  holidayinsightsucdintegrativemedicine

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BANNERS: National COCOA Day | December 13

We could sure use one of these right now! Nothing is more satisfying on a cold winter day than a delicious cup of hot cocoa!






Happy National Cocoa Day!

Source(s): punchbowl

Friday, December 8, 2017

BANNERS: National BROWNIE Day | December 8

Who doesn't love a rich chocolate brownie topped with your favourite ice cream - or just plain? Today is National Brownie Day aka National Chocolate Brownie Day!

The brownie was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the 20th century.

Brownies are typically eaten by hand, often accompanied by milk, served warm with ice cream (a la mode), topped with whipped cream, or sprinkled with powdered sugar and fudge. In North America they are common lunchbox treats, and also popular in restaurants




One legend about the creation of brownies is that of Bertha Palmer, a prominent Chicago socialite whose husband owned the Palmer House Hotel. In 1893 Palmer asked a pastry chef for a dessert suitable for ladies attending the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. She requested a cake-like confection smaller than a piece of cake that could be included in boxed lunches. The result was the Palmer House Brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. 






Thursday, December 7, 2017

BANNERS: National COTTON CANDY Day | December 7

When was the last time you ate a cotton candy? Today we're celebrating it because it's National Cotton Candy day!

Cotton candy (also known as fairy floss in Australia, candy floss in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection "is 100 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food coloring."



Made by heating and liquefying sugar and spinning it out through minute holes, where it re-solidifies in minutely thin strands of "sugar glass," the final cotton candy contains mostly air, with a typical serving weighing approximately 1 ounce or 30 grams. Often served at fairs, circuses, carnivals, and Japanese festivals, cotton candy is sold on a stick or in a plastic bag. Food coloring can be used to change the natural white color, and numerous flavorings are available to change the taste.



Cotton candy was first made in Europe in the 18th century. At that time, spun sugar was expensive. The average person could not afford it. Machines to spin the sugar were invented in 1897 by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton. They introduced it at the World's Fair in 1904, under the name Fairy Floss. It was very successful. They sold 68,655 boxes at 25 cents each box (equivalent to US$6 per box today).


Source(s): wikipedia | nationaldaycalendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BANNERS: Day of the NINJA | December 5

In 2003, the creators of Ninja Burger declared that December 5 would be celebrated as Day of the Ninja. On this day, people are encouraged to dress as ninja, engage in ninja-related activities, and spread information on ninja online.




December 5 was originally chosen because December 5, 2003 marked the release of Tom Cruise's film The Last Samurai (which featured a scene where samurai battled ninja). Since then the focus has shifted towards the more familiar Pirates versus Ninjas conflict, and the day has served as a virtual counterpoint to International Talk Like a Pirate Day.


Happy Day of the Ninja day!


Source(s): wikipedia | dayoftheninja

Friday, November 24, 2017

BANNERS: BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952.


It is also observed in Canada, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa and increasingly many other parts of the world.



Source(s): wikipedia

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BANNER: National RED MITTEN Day | November 21 (CANADIAN)

Hudson’s Bay launched National Red Mitten Day on November 21 to encourage Canadians to show their support for Canadian athletes and share their national pride through the tradition of wearing the company’s Red Mittens.


“The Red Mittens unite us a country and demonstrate the pride and passion we have for our country. We are calling on all Canadians to join us in celebrating Red Mitten Day and help support our Canadian athletes,” said Alison Coville, President, Hudson’s Bay.

Source(s): businesswire


Monday, November 20, 2017

BANNERS: Universal CHILDREN'S Day | November 20

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th. First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children.




November 20th is an important date since on November 20th, 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.




Source(s): wikipedia | un.org

Monday, November 13, 2017

BANNERS: World KINDNESS Day! | November 13

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs.



It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. Italy and India also observed the day. In the UK it is fronted by David Jamilly co-founded Kindness Day UK.


Source(s): wikipedia

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BANNERS: World VEGAN Day! | November 1

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks and planting memorial trees.



The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms "vegan" and "veganism". Speaking in 2011, Louise Wallis said: "We knew the Society had been founded in November 1944 but didn’t know the exact date, so I decided to go for 1 November, partly because I liked the idea of this date coinciding with Samhain/Halloween and the Day of the Dead – traditional times for feasting and celebration, both apt and auspicious."




Source(s): wikipedia

BANNERS: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | November

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is a non-profit educational program in the United States, Canada and Australia that revolves around parents taking their children to work for one day.


It is the successor to Take Our Daughters To Work Day, which was expanded to include boys in 2003. In the U.S., it occurs on the fourth Thursday in April every year; in the Canadian province of Ontario, it occurs on the 1st Wednesday of November. In Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane Australia it occurs on January 5, just after Christmas Break.


Happy Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!


Source(s): wikipedia | nationalcalendar

Monday, October 30, 2017

BANNERS: HAUNTED REFRIGERATOR NIGHT! | October 30

Don't be afraid. Be brave and open that refrigerator door. Go back, waaaay back, where no man has gone before. Check the shelves and go deep into to the depths of the veggie and fruit drawers. What you find may truly scare you!


Just before one of the spookiest nights of the year, Haunted Refrigerator Night was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat to find, “what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men… and women… and venture unto the realm of the lower shelf, rear.”

Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Source(s): blog.calendar

Friday, October 27, 2017

BANNERS: FRANKENSTEIN Friday!

On the last Friday of October, Frankenstein Friday is celebrated in recognition of English writer, Mary Shelly, author of the classic novel, Frankenstein.

The novel that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.



Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story because, in contrast to previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.



Since the novel's publication, the name "Frankenstein" has often been used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard it as well-established and acceptable.



So go and watch a movie featuring Frankenstein or read the original book written by Mary Shelly today. Happy Frankenstein Friday!



Source(s): wikipedia | nationaldaycalendar

Monday, October 23, 2017

BANNERS: National SLAP YOUR IRRITATING CO-WORKER Day | October 23

National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day is apparently an annual event, observed every year on October 23rd. Have an annoying co-worker that irritates the hell out of ya? Maybe you have a few?

Well line 'em up and get to slapping because today is your lucky day!


If you're caught slapping the living daylights out of them by your boss, just remember to tell him what day it is.


Happy National Slap Your Irritating Co-worker day!


Source(s): jobacle

Friday, October 20, 2017

BANNERS: International Day of the AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER | October 20

Where would be without them? Thank you for your continuous dedication Air Traffic Controllers!...

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA) unites the professional associations of air traffic controllers from around the world. In total, it represents over 130 of such organisations, with a combined membership of over 50,000 air traffic controllers.


On October 20th, IFATCA celebrates the International Day of The Air Controller. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of their Federation, held in Amsterdam in 1961. Member Associations around the world organize events for their members and/or a wider audience. It puts their profession, which is still relatively unknown to the general public, in the spotlight.



The Federation is registered in Switzerland, but maintains a permanent office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The goals of the Federation include promoting safety, efficiency, and regularity of international air navigation, aid in the development of air traffic control systems, procedures and facilities and promote knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.

Source(s): wikipedia | ifatca

Monday, October 16, 2017

BANNERS: World FOOD Day | October 16

Each year, on October 16th, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) celebrates World Food Day to commemorate the founding of the organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.


World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.




Source(s): fao.org

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BANNERS: International TOP SPINNING Day!

When was the last time you spun a top? Did you know the Earth is a spinning top? Celebrate by spinning a top today!


The spinning top toy have existed since antiquity.
International Top Spinning Day is usually observed on the second Wednesday of October.


Happy International Top Spinning Day!


Source(s): wikipedia | topmuseum

Monday, October 9, 2017

BANNERS: International BEER and PIZZA Day! | October 9

What a combo! This fairly new official food holiday was recently added to the calendar. ( #BeerandPizzaday)



International Beer and Pizza Day started in 2016 and is celebrated each year on October 9th, paying homage to one of the most iconic food and drink combinations on planet Earth. Need we say more?





Source(s): beerandpizzaday

Friday, October 6, 2017

BANNERS: World SMILE Day

The most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer around the world - the smiley face, was created in 1963 by commercial artist, Harvey Ball from Worcester, Massachusetts.
The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion, so Harvey declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day® (#WorldSmileDay)



The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.


The World Smile Corporation was founded by Ball in 1999. The Corporation licenses Smileys and organizes World Smile Day. World Smile Day raises money for the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust that supports children's causes. World Smile Day is held on the first Friday of October each year and is a day dedicated to "good cheer and good works". The catch phrase for the day is "Do an act of kindness - help one person smile".




Happy World Smile Day!

Source(s): worldsmileday | wikipedia | wikipedia