Showing posts with label anniversaries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversaries. Show all posts

Museum Day- May 18

Museum Day is a day where you should soak up culture and art and visit any museum, no matter which one.

This day has been declared by the International Council of Museums as a day dedicated entirely to museums, on May 18 each year.

Each year, the council dedicates a particular theme to Museum Day, and many museums around the world hold special days on the subject. More than 30,000 museums around the world participate in Museum Day, a day founded in 1977.

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Two Different Colored Shoes Day - May 3

May 3 each year is Two Different Colored Shoes Day. Every morning we wake up, get dressed and put on matching shoes without thinking about it. The shoes are of course the same because if we go with a pair of shoes where each shoe is different everyone will look at us as if we have fallen from the moon.

We can express ourselves in many ways, but why not kick conventions one day and leave the house with two shoes in two different colors? Dr. Arlene Kaiser was tired of the same shoe locking ceremony (which are usually in black, brown or white) and decided to create a special day where everyone wears two shoes in two colors.

This day is meant to make us all appreciate our diversity and self-expression.

So go ahead, one day a year do not consider what the society tells us is normal, choose two different shoes in different colors and go with them to work or school. Yes, people will look at you but what do you care, you know how important to diversify.

To the website of Dr. Arlene Kaiser, who wears two shoes in two colors.

Two Different Colored Shoes Day

May 3 is also Garden Meditation Day

Extraterrestrial Culture Day- the second Tuesday in February

Extraterrestrial Cultures Day is an official holiday celebrated in New Mexico that honors extraterrestrial cultures.
On this day we celebrate the cultures and our relationships with the aliens who visit or have visited Earth in the past, present and future. The holiday was officially designated by the New Mexico State Legislature, in memory of the "Roswell Incident" that occurred in 1947, in which there was evidence that a UFO crashed near the town of Roswell in New Mexico.
The holiday is celebrated every Tuesday in February every year.
In honor of the Extraterrestrial Cultures Day, tidy up the house and make a teapot for the guests - because E.T. can suddenly surprise you with a visit!

When will the Day of Extraterrestrial Cultures be celebrated in the coming years:
2021- February 9 
2022- February 8 
2023- February 12

Send a Card to a Friend Day - February 7

We all love and appreciate our friends, and we all also assume that they know how much we care about them and that they are always in our thoughts. Unfortunately, many of our friends do not know this and sometimes experience loneliness and do not appreciate it. This is why they invented the "Send your friend a greeting card" day!
This little gesture can make their day. All it takes is a cute little greeting card with a nice personal message and it will put a smile on their face. It could be an e-card you send them online, a card you bought at the store, or better yet, a greeting card you made yourself with your special personal addition. Whatever you do, do not miss the opportunity to make your friends happy on this special day!

February 7 is also Grenada's Independence Day 

World Wetlands Day - February 2nd

World Wetlands Day marks the day of the signing of the "Wet Habitats" Convention, the Ramsar Convention. On February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the Caspian coast, World Swamp Day was celebrated for the first time. Since then every year, government agencies, NGOs, and groups of citizens from all walks of life have been working to raise public awareness of the value of swamp lands and the benefits they provide to the environment.

International Swamp Day is an opportunity to remember the beautiful parts of nature, the swamps where ducks, geese, swans, frogs, water vultures, flamingos and all kinds of waterfowl and animals thrive in harmony.
We all know that many parts of our world are at risk of disappearing under bulldozers and turning into urban or industrialized areas. All this at the expense of the innocent creatures that inhabit them. The swamps need help, and if we want to continue to see seabirds and other creatures that live in the water in the next generation as well, we need to mobilize and act. International Swamp Day is the perfect opportunity to do.

February 2nd is also Groundhog Day

Inane Answering Message Day- January 30

The voicemail messages on the phone are usually dull and corny. How many times have you heard the message: "You have reached X's voicemail. Please leave your message and I will get back to you shortly"?
January 30th is the day to replace the message in your voicemail with something original, funny, creative or silly, something that will give your caller a good taste, a smile or laughter and a good feeling, because why bother those who call you for not answering? At least give him a reason to smile.

One of the funniest moments in the Seinfeld series was the episode where George Costanza recorded a silly voice message on his phone with these words:

Believe it or not, George isn’t at home.

Please leave a message at the beep.
I must be out, or I’d pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not, I’m not home!

January 30 is also Croissant Day

Belly Laugh Day- January 24

The day of Belly Laugh is a day of good and healthy laughter, strong laughter that comes from the stomach. On this day take everything in humor and just laugh at everything.
Did you know how good laughter is for health?

The action of laughter is a kind of light exercise for the body. The facial muscles are stretched, the pulse rate rises, the rate of respiration increases and a greater amount of oxygen enters the tissues.
Laughter lowers anxiety levels, improves the immune system and helps us maintain body strength and fight disease.
Laughter can distract us from problems that oppress us. Sometimes good comedies or a meeting with funny friends can get us out of unhealthy depression.
Laughter brings people together, breaks the ice and removes partitions. So laughter is good for communication between people.
Laughter relieves pain. Studies have found that people who suffer from chronic pain enjoy pain relief while laughing and pay less attention to it.
So if you want to laugh, watch comedies, funny shows on TV, meet funny people, watch funny pictures and videos online, or sign up for a laughter yoga workshop.

January 24 is also Peanut Butter Day

Celebration of Life Day - January 22

Life Celebration Day is a day when we take a step back and look with appreciation at our children and grandchildren. It is true that there are those who do it on a daily basis, but this day is especially for that, an opportunity to look at our young children from a different angle, think about what is special about them, and pamper them with something like ice cream or a trip.

Although originally the Celebration of life day was meant to celebrate in honor of the children in our lives, it is also a day designed to emphasize all that is good about being alive. It's easy to forget sometimes, but we're all lucky to be here. Take the time to celebrate the good that far outweighs the bad in this life. It all starts with gratitude and appreciation for where you are right now, and wherever you hope your dreams will take you. Every life is precious, individual and a huge gift, so take some extra time today to celebrate them.

As parents or grandparents, it is easy for us to sometimes forget that our children are human in their own right. We often want to give them all the answers and guidelines for life, as if we have already tried everything for them, and they do not have to experiment on their own. Throughout life we help and guide them, but we will not be able to take from them the need to discover themselves for themselves. Sometimes they make us proud and sometimes they make stupid mistakes. Our job is to be there for them, to encourage and support them.
This day, the day of the celebration of life, is the day to stop and appreciate the people they are, and of course show it to them.

The history of Celebration of life day
The day of the celebration of life was created by the 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan in January 1984 to convey a message against abortions.

This day was originally called "National Sanctity of Human Life Day". At the time, President Reagan wanted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which is a precedent-setting ruling by the United States Supreme Court that any law prohibiting an abortion violates the United States Constitution over the violation of the right to privacy. , On the 11th anniversary of exactly this decision.
Groups that oppose abortion advocated this holiday and felt that it expressed their feelings about the importance of human life at all stages. This belief also resonated with the statement of Donald Trump who participated in a special parade in honor of this day on January 22, 2019. Organizations advocating for suffrage, such as Planned Parenthood, condemned the day as a way to restrict women’s rights to autonomy over their bodies. The history of National Sanctity of Human Life Day / Celebration of Life Day is turbulent. This day's celebration was suspended for eight years under President Bill Clinton. Donald Trump continued the holiday well into his entire presidency, and some churches have even marked it as a holy day in the calendars. The holiday traditionally falls on a Sunday for this religious reason, although in 2018 Donald Trump announced that he would also celebrate on a weekday. Today, many consider the day of celebration of life day to spend extra time with the nieces, nephews, children, grandchildren or even just children they are babysitting. All human life is precious, and today is the day to remind ourselves that we are all fortunate to be here and to lead the life we ​​live. Despite our individual and group challenges, one can always find good and gratitude to show - and what better day to find the positive than celebrating the day of life?

Underdog Day - The third Friday in December

Respect the anonymous heroes, those who no one expects them to win, those who win against all odds but quietly, without attention. These are the underdogs, the people who always expect them to lose or fail until they prove otherwise.


The history of the underdog day
The word underdog originally refers to people who worked in shipbuilding in the early 19th century, who stood in a dark pit and helped people upstairs saw planks. The ones above were called overdogs and they would get the credit for the hard work, while those below them, the underdogs, would get sawdust and dirt on their heads.
In 1976 Peter Müller founded the Underdog Day which aims to give respect to all the transparent workers, those who work hard and do not get adequate compensation for their work nor credit or thanks.
Nowadays underdogs have become popular in culture. No one expected Susan Boyle, the singer from Scotland, to reach number one on Britain's Got Talent. Even Forrest Gump, the crippled child with intellectual disabilities, did not expect to run for the American football team, be honored by the president and serve in Vietnam.
We love the Cinderella stories, the stories of the people who started from the bottom and reached the summit. The Voice program for example is based on a competition whose first criterion is only the voice, and the contestants are often people who started from a not so promising place and did not believe they would get far.
These people, the ones the teacher always told them nothing came of, are far more likable to us than the ones who from the moment they were born marked them as supreme talents and invested a fortune in them to live up to expectations. It is easier to identify with the underdogs, the ones who are imperfect, who make mistakes, who have had glorious failures. Among us, who among us does not dream of this moment when we will be glorified and everyone will understand that we are not just nerds, and what stars are we? This moment that we will become stars and show to anyone who has ever despised us from where the fish urinates.
In the world of work it is impossible without the underdogs. Although they are modest and quiet, without them it is impossible. They help behind the scenes for those who get the glory on stage, but how is it possible without them? Imagine Batman without Robin, Sherlock Holmes without Watson, or Robinson Crusoe without six? They will not succeed in life ...


How to celebrate Underdog Day?
One of the best ways to celebrate Underdog Day is to meet up with friends and watch movies whose star is an underdog, like Karate Kid, Rocky Kid, Sherlock Holmes, Forrest Gump, Kung Fu Panda and more.
It is also possible to make an underdog costume party where the participants dress up as famous underdogs.
Finally, do not forget Michael Jordan's quote - "I've failed over and over again in my life, and that's why I succeed."


Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who won the "Britain's got talent" competition in 2009

Jamhuri - 12 December

Jamhuri Day which takes place every year on December 12 is a national holiday in Kenya. Jomhuri is a Swahili word meaning "republic" and is an official holiday day score of Kenya's founding as a republic on December 12, 1964. However, the country also gained independence from Britain a year before on December 12, 1963, the day Jamhuri is double event and is generally considered the most important holiday shopping, many cultural celebrations mark the country's cultural heritage.

Fun facts about Kenya:

Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

In 2017, Kenya's population was estimated at 47 million.

The official name of Kenya is the Republic of Kenya.

The capital and largest city in Kenya is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

The two official languages in Canada are Swahili English, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in different parts of the country.

Kenya is on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. More border with Lake Tanzania and Uganda.

Kenya has many national wildlife parks and an active safari, making it a very popular tourist destination.

The main agriculture of the Kenya economy is tea, coffee and flowers.

In Kenya there are large animals such as lions, buffalo, tigers, elephants and rhinos.

Kenya has a hotel where giraffes roam freely in its territory.

In Kenya they drive on the left side of the road.

Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the country (5,199 meters, 17,057 feet), and the second highest in Africa.

Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963.

Kenya is a developing country and half of its population lives in poverty.

In terms of sports, Kenya is best known for running medium and long distance and often produces Olympic champions.

Africa Industrialization Day - November 20

The Africa Industrialization Day that falls on November 20 is a day declared in 1990, and is a day when a large number of African governments and organizations come together to explore different ways to stimulate the industrialization process in Africa. This special day attracts a large amount of attention from all over the world and hosts special seminars, meetings and other types of events all over Africa.

Although industrialization in Africa can be seen to rise gradually, the continent rich in natural resources lags far behind many other parts of the world, which have an impact on the development of Africa and its ability to communicate at a global level. On this day efforts are being made to bring together as much as possible the leaders of many countries in Africa, and the promotion of common goals on the industrialization of Africa and the exploitation of its resources can be something that the whole world will enjoy.


In honor of Africa's Industrial Day, get some interesting facts about this amazing continent:

Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and much of Europe are combined together.

Africa is home to the largest animals in the world: the African elephants, and the tallest: the giraffes.

The people of the Sun (Bushmen) tribe in South Africa, today use the same set of tools as the one in the cave, which was dated 44,000 years ago.

41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are employed as workers.

People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 6 miles to collect water.

Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were abducted and sold into slavery in America.

Facebook has 100 million active users from the African continent.

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.


The most deadly animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.

Married women in the Dogon tribe in Africa maintain relationships with men out of wedlock at the encouragement of their mothers.

South Africa is called "Rainbow Nation in the Cloud" because it has 11 different official languages.
In Africa there is beer brewed from bananas.
Beer in Tanzania Market, Source: Leo D'lion, Flickr


Toilet Day - November 19

You probably will not believe that there is such a day, but there is definitely such an international official day. This day is dedicated to the restrooms, i.e. to the toilets. Toilet Day was announced by an organization called the World Toilet Organization whose goal is to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions in toilets around the world, especially in poor areas where people do not have access to normal toilets. It is a non-profit organization founded on November 19, 2001 and started as a small organization, with 15 members and today it has 151 members from 53 countries around the world. 

Some fun facts about toilets:

The average person spends a cumulative three months of his life on the toilet in the bathroom.

A computer keyboard may hold 200 times more bacteria than the toilet seat of the toilet.

A billion people around the world are still defecating in the open, due to a lack of toilets.

Taiwan has a restaurant whose concept is toilets and whose food is served on plates shaped like small toilets.

Americans spend 5 cents on every drop of toilet water per day on average.

More people around the world have a cell phone than access to toilets.

Since the invention of the smartphone, people have been spending more and more time in the bathroom.

Use of toilets consumes an average of about 6 liters of water in a single flush.

A cell phone has 18 times more bacteria than a toilet.

It is better to sit on the toilet seat as it is, than to line it with toilet paper, because the toilet paper that stands next to the toilet is a habitat for millions of bacteria, while the toilet seat is made of plastic coated with a material that can not contain a lot of bacteria.

An average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

The inhabitants of ancient Rome had, among other things, a goddess of sewage, a god of the toilet, and a god of feces.

November 19 is also International Men's Day

International Men's Day- November 19

All those who complain why there is only Women's Day (8th March) and there is no special day sacred men- in fact there is such a day: The International Men's Day. 
International Men's Day is a day celebrated once a year, on 19 November. 

Men's Day was celebrated for the first time in 1999, in Trinidad and Tobago. This day's goals are to raise awareness to men's problems, focusing on the health of men and boys, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male models positive role. International men's day is an event that aims to bring awareness that there is also discrimination against men and boys.
​In this day men celebrate the achievements and contribution to the community, family, marriage and child care. The broad goal of this day is to promote basic humanitarian values. International men's day celebrated in more than 70 countries, including: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Ghana, Grenada, Hungary, India, Ireland , Italy, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.

Greeting cards for Men's day

Fun and interesting facts about men:
Studies have found that the average man spends a year of his life staring at women.

According to studies, unfaithful men have lower IQ (Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, Evolutionary Psychologist at the London School of Economics).

Men lie on average 6 times a day, twice as many as women.

Half of women's murders are committed by their current or former spouses.

In the US, men are 50% more likely to get cancer than women.

If your laptop is hot and you are a man, do not place it on your knees. This can cause fertility problems.

During his lifetime, the average man spends 6 months shaving.

Shaved men are perceived to be 2.5 cm taller and 13% stronger than men with head hair (according to studies).

Research has found that men who have an attractive wife, feel more satisfaction in their married life.

Misandria is a hatred of men. The origin of the name is from Greek: misus = hate and Andrew = of a man. This is the term parallel to misogyny, misogyny. Androphobia is a fear of men.

A 99-year-old man divorced his 96-year-old wife after 77 years of marriage, because he discovered she had a lover in the 1940s.

The first time two men kissed on the movie screen was in 1927 (in the movie Wings).

Men blink their eyes an average of 11 times a minute, compared to women who blink 16 times.
Smoking can lead to impotence in men.

Men were the first to wear high-heeled shoes around 1600. Women began to wear such shoes basically to look more masculine.

Men on average are 10-12 cm taller than women.

More than a third of single men in Italy aged 30-35 live with their parents.

By 2020, China will have between 30 and 40 million men who will not be able to find a wife to marry (Chinese of course).

November 19 is also Toilet Day

International Coffee day - October 1


International Coffee Day falls on October 1 every year. This is a holiday for all coffee lovers who are basically just about everyone. 

To read more about Coffee Day, click on the link.

Everyone talks about the coffee they prefer, when and in what position. One prefers latte coffee before bed and the other granita on a successful date. She prefers chocolate in the winter under the warm blanket (how can it not be spilled on her?), And you? You just love an old-fashioned instant coffee.

Especially for you we have prepared the following short dictionary, of types of coffee, so that you can re-examine your preferences or at least understand what everyone is talking about.

Espresso - a strong black coffee that is prepared by pouring hot water under steam pressure through finely ground beans. Thick and bitter coffee with a reddish-brown foam on the upper edges, which indicates the quality of the pouring.

Latte - a drink consisting of half an espresso with whipped milk. Latte has an amount of about an inch of frothed milk.

Cappuccino - a drink consisting of an espresso, a third cup of hot milk and a third cup of frothed milk. Not recommended for those on a diet.

Iced coffee - coffee of any kind with the addition of ice. When making iced coffee it should be made more concentrated as the ice cubes that are added to it dilute its flavor. You can sweeten the cold coffee with sugar water (hot water containing dissolved sugar). Vanilla, mocha or walnut extracts can be added to iced coffee.

French vanilla - a drink made from an espresso dish with cold milk, with the addition of vanilla flavors.

Filter - coffee that is prepared by pouring hot water through a container with a filter containing coffee beans. The water absorbs the taste and aroma through the coffee beans and arrives in the glass as a fine coffee drink.

Parfait - a cold drink consisting of instant coffee powder dissolved in water and whipped with the addition of milk. The parfait can be upgraded using various flavor additions or using Irish coffee or Bayliss.

Irish Coffee - Coffee with Irish whiskey. Irish coffee is prepared by pouring a long espresso or filter coffee with sugar into a glass of whiskey. Then pour sweet cream so that two layers are formed in the glass: one dark layer of whiskey coffee and a white layer of cream on top, through which the bitter coffee is drunk.

Granita - a drink made of ice in various flavors such as oranges, lemon, mint, strawberry or almond. This is basically iced coffee.

Macchiato - espresso stained with frothed milk. Add a teaspoon of frothed milk to the espresso and you have a macchiato. The opposite drink is latte macchiato: hot frothed milk with a touch of a teaspoon of espresso.

Instant coffee - coffee powder that is prepared by grinding roasted coffee beans to a fine, cooking them at a high temperature and low pressure when as a result of this process the water evaporates and a concentrated coffee residue remains, which is dried into a powder. Mix a teaspoon of this powder with boiling water, milk, sugar or sucrose Instant coffee drink.

Americano - espresso with added water. The hot water that is added to Americano does not pass through the coffee beans and therefore does not strengthen the espresso flavor. The amount of water added to Americano determines the strength of the drink.

Decaffeinated - For those who do want to sleep well at night or for those whose doctor advised them to avoid caffeine, coffee that contains a small percentage of caffeine. According to the international standard it must contain less 97% caffeine and according to the European standard 99.9% caffeine.

It does not matter what coffee you like to drink, how, when and with whom - we wish you a happy International Coffee Day!

October 1 is also Raccoon Appreciation Day

National Chewing Gum Day - September 30

Every year on September 30, the day of chewing gum is celebrated by lovers of chewing gum around the world.

We do not know what the source of the holiday is and why on this date, it's probably because it is William Wrigley's birthday in 1861 (American chewing gum industrialist, the founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891).

In honor of the day of chewing gum, get some interesting facts about it:

People used gum 5,000 years ago.  

Different forms of gum have existed since the Neolithic period. In Finland there is something with dental imprints believed to be a 5,000-year-old gum made from shell bark. At that time, it was believed that kelp shell had disinfectant properties and other medical benefits.

Many other cultures chew gum made from the gum tree, plants, weeds and other resins.  

In 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum called "The Mint of the State of Maine".  

Around 1850, a gum made of paraffin wax was developed.  

On December 28, 1869, William Sample, a dentist from Ohio, USA, registered a patent (No. 98304) for the chewing gum he invented.

In 1871, Thomas Adams invented modern chewing gum when he tasted the spudilla resin from which he wanted to make toys.

The myth that gum swallows is very dangerous because chewing gum can "talk" to one part of the digestive tract is almost untrue, because the chance of it happening is very small.  

Want to celebrate the day of chewing gum? Buy a pack of your favorite flavored chewing gum, chew and give your friends some.

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