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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

BANNERS: National KIDS and PETS Day! | April 26

Happy National Kids and Pets Day!  Celebrating the bond between children and pets since 2005...





It's National Kids and Pets Day - and what better way to celebrate than watching this owner try and herd his fur children for a family photo. Anyone with kids or pets will be able to feel his pain.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

BANNERS: World Heritage Day | April 18

Happy World Heritage Day! Today we celebrate the day by bringing awareness to the protection, preservation and conservation of heritage sites around the world and how they are valuable to humankind... 




Whether it’s the Great Wall of China that can be seen from the moon...




or the Taj Mahal that was built as a symbol of love...




or the ruins of Machu Picchu holding the glorious history of the Incas...

Monday, 17 April 2017

BANNERS: Happy DYNGUS Day!

Happy Dyngus Day! The day where guys and gals toss water at each other and get smacked by pussy willows! A popular celebration in Polish communities across America, with Buffalo being the Dyngus Day capital of the world! 

Dyngus Day is always celebrated the Monday after Easter ...



Śmigus-dyngus (shmee-goose-ding-goose; also known as lany poniedziałek, meaning "Wet Monday" in Polish) is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland and Ukraine. It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day. Similar celebrations are held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and in Hungary, where it is known as Vízbevető or Water Plunge Monday.



Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears. The origins of the celebration are uncertain, but it may date to pagan times (before 1000 AD); it is described in writing as early as the 15th century. It continues to be observed in Central Europe, and also in the United States, where certain patriotic American elements have been added to the traditional Polish ones.



Dyngus Day is observed in many Polish American communities, most notably in Buffalo, New York, which hosts the largest continuing event commemorating the day. The Buffalo dyngus celebrations only started in the 1960s as an effort by the Polish-American community in the city to find a new focus for its identity. It proved hugely successful, to the point that a local newspaper claimed that "everybody is Polish on Dyngus Day." It has become a fusion of Polish and American traditions, with polka bands, a parade, consumption of krupnik, and Polish food accompanying American patriotic songs sung in English. Party-goers dress up in the white-and-red colors of the Polish flag and carry balloons saying "Happy Dyngus Day" in English.

Source(s):  wikipedia | wivb    Official site: dyngusday


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

BANNERS: National ONLY CHILD Day | April 12

Are you the only child? Well, if so, Happy National Only Child Day to you! - because Only Children gets a special day too you know!...




Source(s): holidays

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

BANNERS: Bell Bottoms Day! | April 5

The bigger the better! Once worn by sailors, bell bottoms were the go-to pants for many in the 60s and 70s. Happy Bell Bottoms Day!...

In the mid-1970s, bell-bottoms became fashionable for both men and women in Europe and North America. Often made of denim, they flared out from the bottom of the calf, and had slightly curved hems and a circumference of 18 inches (46 cm) at the bottom of each leg opening.



Sonny and Cher helped popularize bell-bottoms in the 1970s in the US by wearing them on their popular television show. The pants were typically flared from the knee down, with bottom leg openings of up to twenty-six inches. Made from denim, bright cotton and satin polyester, they were so popular that they became a symbol of the outlandish and colorful style of the decade.

Source(s): wikipedia | holidailys