January Holidays

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

      [B]January 1st is: New Years Day[/B]
      New Year’s Eve is when all the fun and festivities are. We see out the old year and ring in the new. While it is often thought of as a time to drink and be merry, many people take it as an opportunity to eat and be merry. Drinking is not as much a part of the event as it was decades ago, if only because of tougher drunk driving laws.

      New Years’ Day on the other hand, is a time to relax and enjoy the start of a bright and promising new year….a new beginning. It is a time to be with family. After all, you haven’t seen your mother in law since last year.

      So, enjoy everything about New Year’s….it only comes once a year.

      To many Americans, the ball dropping at Times Square in New York City signals the start of the new year in this country. The ball was first dropped in 1908.

      [B][U]New Years Trivia:[/U][/B] Did you know that a raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

      Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of people do. It’s easy to make resolutions, and often much harder to accomplish them.

    • Anonymous
      January 2, 2009 at 5:14 am

      [B][U]January 2nd is: Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day [/U][/B]

      “Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes” is an expression. It means to float an idea to see what people think, or if they notice. The term is commonly used in advertising and print media.

      Run it Up the Flagpole to See if Anyone Salutes Day is set aside to allow people to do just that. Be creative today. Use this day to try and test new ideas and concepts. Don’t limit the ideas to business applications. In your personal life, try out a new dress or clothing style, perhaps a different haircut. Or, maybe buy a new houseflag and run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes…or even notices.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2009 at 8:17 am

      Jim for you and any others involved in science or those who just like rocks.

      Old Rock Day

      When : Always January 7th

      Old Rock Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate old rocks and fossils. Perhaps you can start a rock collection. You can go out on a field trip in search of old fossils (the rock kind). Or, if you choose, you can just play with old rocks.

      There are a lot of fun-filled, yet ill-defined, wild and wacky holidays. This is one of them. There is little information available on what this day was truly meant to mean. So, the interpretation and the means of celebration is left up to you.

      By definition, fossils are old rocks. Jewelry stones are old rocks. And, coal is an old rock, too. You can celebrate any or all of these old rocks today.

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Jim and Jeff! I am still reading the Holidays and enjoy learning about them! Thanks for sharing!

    • Anonymous
      January 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

      January 10th is: [B][U]Peculiar People Day [/U][/B]

      Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky…. These are all things that we think of to describe the word “peculiar”. Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.

      If you are peculiar, this is your day to be honored and appreciated. Chances are, you will find something peculiar about yourself, if you look hard enough. If you can’t find anything peculiar about yourself, then give some recognition and appreciation to your quirky friends and family

    • Anonymous
      January 11, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      January 11th is: [B][U]Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day [/U][/B]

      Despite extensive research, we did not find any factual information on this day. Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete.

      We sure would like to find the creators of this day. This day is held in mid January when many puddles are frozen!

      Note: We don’t encourage you to splash your friends. we’re just reporting and describing the day!

    • Anonymous
      January 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Jim! Well January 10th sure has me by the T! Very weird! LOL! Hugs
      Linda H

    • Anonymous
      January 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

      January 12th is: [B][U]National Pharmacist Day[/U][/B]

      National Pharmacist Day is honors pharmacists, and recognizes their important role in medical care. A Pharmacist must be knowledgeable of the chemistry of all medicines. They can inform you of a drugs’ side effects, and all aspects of prescription medicine. Very importantly, they understand and recognize the inter-action of drugs together…many people take numerous drugs.

      National Pharmacist Day recognizes this important role. If you are in the pharmacy today, make sure to wish your pharmacist a good day. Gifts and cards are not required.

      Pharmacist Day Quiz: What was the first name of Mr. Gower, the pharmacist in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

      [B][U]Answer to Pharmacist Day Quiz: [/U][/B]

      Answer: Mr. Emil Gower was the Pharmacist. Upset over the death of his son in the war, Mr. Gower accidentally filled a prescription with cyanide. George Bailey caught the mistake. Mr. Gower was played by H.B. Warner (1875-1958).

    • Anonymous
      January 12, 2009 at 7:26 pm

      And here I was in the pharmacy today and did not even know about this day! Great learning experience! Thank-you for sharing!
      Linda H

    • Anonymous
      January 15, 2009 at 11:01 pm

      January 15th is: [B][U]National Hat Day[/U][/B]

      National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn’t it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There’s one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product.

      Oh yeah… hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm….how boring.

      National Hat Day is not intended to just keep you warm. Its a chance to make a statement and to display you favorite headgear. We suggest you wear a number of different hats over the course of the day.

      Did you know? More body heat is lost from your head than other parts of the body. So, wearing a hat goes a long way towards staying warm on a cold winter’s day (or night).

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2009 at 7:43 am

      Hey Jim! Great holiday! I have to go out in this cold nasty weather today and gather up more wood for my fireplace. And will be wearing a warm hat today! Colddddd here! Hugs
      Linda H

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2009 at 8:52 am

      January 16th is: [B][U]National Nothing Day [/U][/B]

      National Nothing Day is quite simply… a day for nothing.

      Seeing as the creators of this day left nothing about the cause or reason for the day, we are also describing nothing about today. To say anything more would defeat the purpose of this day.

      Celebrate this day by doing….nothing. Of course, that assumes that doing nothing is okay with your boss.

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

      After having my teeth pulled yesterday and having a painful night today fits perfect for me! I’m doing nothing! LOL! 😀

    • Anonymous
      January 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

      So what is your favorite PIE. Mine is Banana Cream Pie.

      National Pie Day

      When : Always January 23rd

      The American Pie Council created this day simply to celebrate the pie.

      National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it’s a day to eat pies!

      A great way to celebrate National Pie Day is to bake some pies and give them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you may be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family.

      The American Pie Council sponsors the National Pie Championships. Some of the best pie makers in the world enter their pies. Perhaps you will enter and win the “American Pie Council’s Best Pie in America” award.

      Origin of National Pie Day:
      National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”

    • Anonymous
      January 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm

      January 25th is: [B][U]Opposite Day [/U][/B]

      Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down. If you see your left foot…is it really your right?

      Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebrated primarily among school children. Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act, with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.

      [B][U]Thought for the Day[/U][/B]: Opposites attract

    • Anonymous
      January 26, 2009 at 4:59 am

      January 26th is: [B][U]Spouses Day and Military Spouses Day [/U][/B]

      Spouse’s Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your better half. You can use this day as a prelude or warm up to Valentine’s Day, perhaps. But, its not as much of a gift giving event. Rather, use it as a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he/she does for you and for the household. Over the long years of a relationship, its easy to take for granted the many things your spouse does. He/she’s always there. They do so many big and little things as a routine event. So, take today to notice and to say thanks. As for the “enjoyment” part of the day…we will leave that up to you to enjoy your spouse however the two of your desire….

      [B][U]Military Spouses Day[/U][/B] is a day to recognize and honor the real backbone of the military….. the spouses [male or female] of our soldiers. This day recognizes the contributions made by military spouses to the spirit and well being of soldiers and military communities. Where would military moral be without their spouses behind them?

    • Anonymous
      January 27, 2009 at 2:32 am

      January 27th is: [B][U]Chocolate Cake Day [/U][/B]

      Chocolate Cake Day is a a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake. Why this a day to “bake your chocolate cake….and eat it, too!”

      On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do. Nor, will part chocolate, part white suffice. It must be chocolate, all chocolate. You can make milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, or any other type of chocolate cake.

      The only reference to Chocolate Day on the Internet is from Ecard and calendar websites. This might lead you to conclude that this as a day for(and by) the Ecard companies. But, we know better. This day is for you, and all chocolate lovers.

      There are three objectives of Chocolate Cake Day: To bake a chocolate cake. To decorate a chocolate cake. And, to eat a chocolate cake. Of course, if you are to busy to bake or decorate a cake, then just eating a chocolate cake will certainly do!

    • Anonymous
      January 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

      January 28th is: [B][U]Fun at Work Day [/U][/B]

      Fun at Work Day is a day to have fun at work for once. Ideally, work should be fun. But normally, work is not intended to have fun. It’s intended to get work done. You’re a very lucky person, if you if you can get work done and have fun doing it. The lucky souls in this situation, love their job.

      Unfortunately, all of us are not lucky enough to have a job that’s fun to do. If that’s you, then today is a day just for you! Think of ways to make your job more fun and exciting. Look to do some fun things at work today, even if it takes away from production just a wee bit.

      Please Note: If you do fun things today that is counter-productive, or takes you away from the job, make sure you get your boss’ permission first. Better still, get him or her involved.

    • Anonymous
      January 29, 2009 at 8:01 am

      January 29th is: [B][U]National Puzzle Day [/U][/B]

      Don’t be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. There’s easy puzzles, and there’s puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person, and every skill level.

      Puzzles are a favorite pastime of millions of people, young and old. So, what’s with this fascination over puzzles? There’s numerous reasons for it’s popularity. For many, doing puzzles is fun. Some people just like the challenge of completing them, and graduating to evermore complex and difficult puzzle solving levels. For others, it is a way to kill time, and to eliminate boredom. Others still, do puzzles to keep their mind sharp, or to learn new words.

      Whatever the cause for your interest, spend National Puzzle Day doing puzzles.

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2009 at 10:09 am

      January 31st is: [B][U]Backward Day [/U][/B]

      Backward Day is a day to do everything backwards. Use your imagination, and Backward Day can be lots of fun. It’s especially popular with school aged kids.

      Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat your meal, starting with dessert. Now that’s what I call fun! Walk backwards, or talk backwards. Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start. Are you starting to get the picture!?

      This day is limited only by your imagination.