Showing posts with label special days. Show all posts
Showing posts with label special days. Show all posts

Roller Coaster Day - August 16

Roller Coaster Day is celebrated every year on August 16. The reason for choosing the date is not clear, but the most reliable explanation for choosing this day is that on August 16, 1898, the first patent for a ride on a roller coaster was registered. The date August 16th has been marked by fairs, parks and roller coaster fans all over the world since the 1980s.
The origin of the first roller coaster is a train called "Russian Mountains". This train was specially designed to fit the icebergs that surround St. Petersburg.
It was built on the snow slopes in the 15th century from slides at a height of 24 meters reinforced by wooden beams. In many languages, "Russian Mountains" remains the name for the roller coaster. Precisely in modern Russia the name of the roller coaster is "American mountains" (American gorki).
Some historians claim that the first real roller coaster was built at the behest of Russian Queen Catherine the Great in 1784 in the Orinbaum Gardens in St. Petersburg.
Other historians believe that the first roller coaster was built by the French. "Belleville's Russian Mountains" was built in Paris in 1812 and had carriages with wheels that locked for safety and traveled at a higher speed.
The roller coasters do give passengers a sense of immediate danger, but statistically speaking they are extremely safe, and the chance of being injured in them in a way that requires hospital treatment is 1 in 20 million.
How to celebrate roller coaster day?
Across the US, many of the largest parks are offering special deals to visitors on August 16. Devout roller coaster fans don't give up this day to ride a roller coaster and some even take a day off work for it.
If you are a roller coaster lover, come to the amusement park, ride a roller coaster and take a picture of yourself as a souvenir.

Happy roller coaster day!

Some photos os people in Roller Coaster:

Summer birthday of Paddington Bear- 25 June








June 25 is the summer birthday of Paddington Bear. Paddington, the cute little bear is a fictitious character in a series of books for children created by the British author Michael Bond.


In the first story the little bear was found by the Brown family, lost at the Paddington railway station with a note attached to his collar that read "Please look after this bear. Thank you." When the Browns asked him for his name he said his original Peruvian name was too complicated for them to pronounce, so they decided to call him Paddington. Also, since he was unsure of his age and since he was such a special bear they decided that he deserved two birthdays, just like the queen of England – his summer birthday on June 25 and his winter birthday on December 25.
Here are some interesting facts about Paddington Bear:





1.       The home address of the Brown family does not exist. Don't try to find it.
Many tourists who try to locate 32 Windsor Gardens, the address of Paddington's adoptive family, find out to their disappointment that there is no house with such a number in that street. Michael Bond invented that address as a combination of his and his parents' addresses.






 


2.       Had Michael Bond gone Christmas shopping earlier, Paddington Bear would not have been born.On Christmas Eve, 1956, Michael Bond entered a toy store looking for a present for his wife Brenda. On one of the shelves he noticed a small toy bear that had been left all by itself. Feeling sorry for it, Bond bought the bear, took it to his home near Paddington station, and sat down to write a few amusing tales about it just for fun. After ten days he realized that he had a book on his hands, not primarily intended to be specifically for children.


3.       Paddington Bear is a spectacled bear.
Bond wanted Paddington to be a bear that had "travelled all the way from darkest Africa", but his agent recommended that he change the original habitat as darkest Africa had no bears. So, Peru was selected, being the natural home of the spectacled bear. Paddington later reveals that his Peruvian name was Pastuso and that he was reluctant to disclose it fearing that no one would be able to pronounce it.




4.       Paddington Bear raised a political scandal.Mick Young, Australian Special Minister of State in Bob Hawk's government, was compelled to step resign in 1984 after failing to declare at customs a large Paddington bear and other goods carried by his wife in her luggage. The event became known as the Paddington Bear affair.




5.       Google loves Paddington Bear. On October 13, 2008, Google dedicated a doodle to Paddington Bear to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary since the publication of the first book in the Paddington Bear series.







6.       The Wellington boot manufacturers could hardly meet the massive demand for boots for Paddington Bear dolls.
The early Paddington Bear dolls were fitted with kiddy boots made by the Dunlop Corporation, in order to ensure that they stood up firmly. However, as demand stretched Dunlop's manufacturing capability to the limit, the doll makers Gabrielle Designs were forced to manufacture the boots by their own means. In the year 1978 the demand for Paddington Bears reached a peak of 87,000 dolls.


7.       Up to 2014 twenty four books were published in the Paddington Bear series.
Over thirty five million copies, translated into forty languages, were sold worldwide.




8.       Paddington appeared in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The phenomenon that is often called the "Paddington effect" shows no sign of waning. Paddington Races Ahead was published in April 2012 as a salute to the London Olympic Games that took place in the summer of that year. In the book, Paddington, who repeatedly says that his legs "are a bit short for the pole vault", is mistakenly identified as a Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. Naturally, Paddington actually participated in the opening ceremony parade along the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium.



  Paddington Races Ahead - Free





June 25 is also Global Beatles Day

Onion rings day- 22 June




Onion rings are a delicious and crunchy snack that can be eaten in many shapes. 


The onion rings are, like their name, rings cut from onions, fried in deep oil. You can coat the rings in bread crumbs, beer dough or tempura. You can dip them in ketchup, mayonnaise, tartar sauce and more. 
The exact origin of the onion rings is unknown, but as early as 1933 a recipe was published in the New York Times for onion rings dipped in milk and coated in flour.


The onion rings are a perfect addition to the meal, and the day of the onion rings (which we do not know why it is so determined) is the day to buy or prepare them.








Onion rings



Yoga Day-21 June




Yoga has many health benefits. It improves flexibility, contributes to balance and stability of the body, builds muscles, increases circulation, strengthens the immune system, helps regulate blood pressure, helps to concentrate and sleep better and more.
The origin of yoga is Hindu philosophy. The word "yoga" means the union of consciousness and soul. A state in which the senses focus inwards and are not disturbed by external factors. Thoughts are concentrated internally and not distracted. Yoga is the way to reach peace and merge with the essence of ourselves. 







International Yoga Day was set by the United Nations in December 2014. The date June 21 was chosen because it is the longest day of the year in many countries in the world. 
How to celebrate World Yoga Day?  


The best way to celebrate this day is to attend a yoga class. Hundreds of schools around the world teach yoga and it is not difficult to find a place close to where one can learn it. If you know how to do yoga, this day is an opportunity to teach others and offer more people to do yoga to relax tensions and improve quality of life. A pleasant yoga day! 







Vanilla Milkshake Day- 20 June

Vanilla Milkshake Day is a day that is celebrated with joy by many people all over the world who probably like vanilla milkshake.
The first time the term "milkshake" was used in printing was in 1885. At this point, milkshake was an alcoholic beverage that contained whiskey and eggs and was considered a healthy drink. In 1900 the milkshake became the so-called "healthy drink made with chocolate syrup, strawberry or vanilla." After a few years people began to treat the milkshake as a treat and added a ball of ice cream and in the 1930's the milkshake began to appear in the shops and became a popular drink.


If you want to celebrate the day of Vanilla Milkshake, make yourself a real vanilla milkshake, add a ball of ice cream and cherry and you are arranged! you can also make a vegan vanilla milkshake, with almond milk.




June 20 is also World Refugee Day

Garfield's Birthday - June 19th

Garfield's Day, which is actually his birthday, is celebrated every year on June 19th. Garfield was created by the famous cartoonist Jim Davis and appeared in the comics for the first time on June 19, 1978. The comics also featured Garfield's owners, Jon Arbuckle and his dog friend Odie.




Garfield is a cat who especially likes to sleep and eat lasagna in quantities and hates Mondays. It is named after the grandfather of creator Jim Davis, James Garfield Davis (named after the 20th President of the United States, James Abram Garfield).

2 comic strips by Jim Davis in honor of Garfield's 8th birthday.
The author writes:
Garfield has two consecutive birthday bands in 1986, it's appropriate to do both for him. No wonder he's so fat, when John feeds him so much food!
And what is cherry phosphate? That's what John Arbeckel calls cherry-flavored soda.
How to celebrate Garfield's birthday?
Eat a lot of lasagna, sleep a lot and complain that you hate Monday ....


(Source: Facebook)


June 19 is also Juneteenth

International Sushi Day - June 18

International Sushi Day is celebrated on June 18. The reason for choosing this date is unknown. But what does it matter. The idea is great. 
International Sushi Day was first celebrated in 2009. 
How to celebrate this day? by eating sushi of course!



Some interesting facts about sushi: 
The source of the sushi is not in Japan - the sushi actually came from Southeast Asia, from the Mekong River in China, from fermented fish dishes wrapped in sour rice. The concept of modern sushi was invented in Japan by Hanaya Yohei around the end of the Edo period in Japan, a period in Japanese history that began in 1603 and ended in 1868 with the transformation of Japan into a modern one. 

The sushi started as a quick and cheap snack, something you eat with your hands, like when you watch a movie at a movie theater.
The wasabi we eat is probably not real wasabi - the real wasabi comes from the root of the wasabia japonica plant, not horse radish. The authentic Wasabi is expensive. The wasabi is usually served in sushi restaurants made of mustard and mustard powder, and a green color with artificial colors makes it look like the real wasabi.
The sushi became popular in Western countries in the 1960s.


Sushi animated gifs





Fresh Vegetables Day- 16 June

Fresh vegetables are an important component of our diet, and studies show that to maintain a healthy and long-lasting lifestyle, eat at least 5 servings of fresh vegetables a day in five colors: green, red, orange, white and purple.


The vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber and therefore protect our bodies from disease. June 16 is the day of fresh vegetables, the day when we recommend a change and start enriching our meals with fresh vegetables around the clock.


 
The fresh vegetable day is celebrated at the beginning of the summer, when the vegetables are the most delicious and abundant. No matter how, in salad, whole, chic or whatever way you like, be sure to eat plenty of fresh vegetables to keep you healthy.


Vegetables animations
June 16 is also Bloomsday in Ireland

Nature Photography Day- 15 June

Nature Photography Day was created by the Society of Nature Photographers in North America in 2006 to promote the beauty of nature photography and to promote the preservation and protection of plants, wildlife and landscapes around the world. 


Since then, people around the world have discovered many ways to observe and enjoy the Nature Photography day. If you want to celebrate the day, why not leave the city and look for beautiful places in nature, with flowers and landscapes. Also within the city you can find places with a piece of nature easily, flowers, sea, birds, trees, grass, parks and more. You can also go up to the roof of a tall building and photograph the landscape. Nature photography can be uploaded to the Flickr site, where there are groups of photographers that can be joined to receive feedback and feedback from other people, or to Facebook where you can get a lot of likes and more.


Nature photograph in the city




The sea- a view from the train

Photograper: Yoel Yaron

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day- June 13




June 13 is the day  that dedicated annualy to those of us who find it difficult to function in the kitchen (as cooks, not as eaters). For people who have left hands and utter incompetence when it comes to cooking, baking and food preparation.





When I look at my friends Facebook and Instagram pages, I see endless images of culinary creations. Impressive cakes, cupcakes, patties, pasta, bread and all the dishes in the world, of course, with very complicated receipes. It seems that everyone around knows how to cook and bake like a world-class chef. They are so successful and talented.





The date June 13 is dedicated to those transparent people, those who have nothing to be proud about. This is the day to remember that there are people among us who always spill too much salt or forget to spice, their cake will always rise and then get thin as plywood, they always put too much or too little water, always will burn them in the stew. So now embrace them and cherish them and tell them that it's OK not to know how to cook, and if they don't like to do it, they don't have to prove anything to anyone.

People who can't cook day




International Falafel Day- June 12

What is falafel?
Falafel is a street food that came from the Middle East.
Falafel is a deep-fried balls made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both.
The falafel is commonly served in a pita with salads, pickled vegetables, and tahini, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray (assortment of appetizers). 



falafel in a pita
Falafel is a good replacement for meat because it contains legume, so if you're a vegetarian, you must try Falafel, you may love it. It's also healthy because it's eaten with vegetables salad and tahini.

Where the falafel come from?
The common theory about the origin of falafel is that it originated in Egypt, and possibly eaten by Copts as a replacement for meat during Lent. Later the dish migrated to northern countries of the Levant. Some researchers believe that falafel is even older, from the Pharaonic Egypt era.


Where can you eat a falafel? 
In the Middle East you will find it everywhere, in every street corner. In Europe and North America you can also find it in Middle Eastern and Jewish neighborhoods and restaurants.

Nutritional value of falafel - per 100 g (3.5 oz) 
Energy 1,393 kJ (333 kcal)
Carbohydrates 31.84 g
Fat 17.80 g
Protein 13.31 g
Vitamins:
Vitamin A 13 IU
Thiamine (B1) (13%) 0.146 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (14%) 0.166 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.044 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.292 mg
Vitamin B6 (10%) 0.125 mg
Folate (B9) (20%) 78 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0.00 μg
Minerals:
Calcium (5%) 54 mg
Iron (26%) 3.42 mg
Magnesium (23%) 82 mg
Manganese (33%) 0.691 mg
Phosphorus (27%) 192 mg
Potassium (12%) 585 mg
Sodium (20%) 294 mg Zinc (16%) 1.50 mg
Other constituents:
Water 34.62 g 




 June 12 is also Dia dos Namorados

International Yarn Bombing Day- 11 June

Yarn Bombing Day is a day dedicated to the art of knitting clothes to inanimate objects on the street. This art is also called yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting and graffiti knitting, and really it is a kind of graffiti.
Knitting objects on the streets are public works that are not permanent (although there are those who have remained on the object for years). Unlike regular graffiti, they can be easily removed if needed. There are bars that dress the objects legally and are authorized to do so. Some, like many graffiti artists, do it secretly and dress up in the middle of the night without getting permission. Dressing public objects is illegal, but most communities do not seem to want to prosecute armed fighters with needles.


The purpose of graffiti is usually to express social or political protest, marking territory, decoration, self-expression, publicity or vandalism, while the purpose of yarnbombing is usually the decoration and customization of sterile or cold public places, that is to add to the cold, industrial and monotonous color And life.

The history of the Yarn Bombing
It is believed that the origin of street knit art is in the United States, when Texas bars found a creative way to use the remains of their threads for objects, and since then it has spread throughout the world.
The move is attributed to Magda Saig, 37, of Houston, who says she got the idea for the first time in 2005, when she wrapped her woolen wool in her store handle.
Artist Bill Devonport created and exhibited crochet objects in Houston in the 1990's.
In 2008, Jafagirls, a group of street crochet artists, put a sweater on a tree in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and received international attention. They called their work Knit-Knot.


The movement went on from simple dressing of objects to "tailor-made stories." Lauren O'Farrell of London created her street art under the name Deadly Knitshade and thus founded the city's first knitting graffiti movement.


Although Yarn bombing was popular in urban places, Stephen Duneier, was the first to wear sweaters for trees, rocks and sculptures in the countryside, in Los Feders National Forest starting in 2012.
The Yarnabombers from Craft Club (Emma Curley, Helen Thomas, Gabi Atkins, Claire Whitehead and Rebecca Burton) became the Guinness World Record for the largest display of knitted items, with "Hacking" the children's hospice with 13,388 knitted items to make them happy at Christmas. They also knitted sweaters to their community mailboxes in Essex, England.



How to celebrate the Yarn Bombing day?
Well, if you already know how to knit, then begin to knit trees, benches, post boxes, fences and everything around you to make it colorful and more beautiful. If you do not know how to knit, you can sign up for a knitting course or join a begginers yarn bombing group.

Iced Tea Day- 10 June





Ice tea is not only refreshing on a hot summer day, it also has some great health benefits and can be enjoyed in many different flavors. 
June 10 is the ice tea day and this is an excellent excuse to enjoy this refreshing drink! Do not be afraid to add a little lemon or sugar to taste, or even ginger to help if you suffer from a sore throat. 






The Ice Tee can be bought in a bottle or can, mixed with various syrups such as lemon, raspberry, lime, passion fruit, peach, oranges, strawberries, cherries and more.
The oldest printed recipes of Ice Tee are dated to 1870. Two of the earliest cookbooks with cold tea recipes are the Buckeye Cookbook by Estel Woods Wilcox, first published in 1876, and the book Housekeeping in old Virginia by Marion Cabell Tyree, first published in 1877.




Iced tea receipe from the book "Housekeeping in Old Virginia" by Marion Cabell Tyree





Iced tea began to appear in the United States during the 1860s. In the early 1970s, it began showing up on hotels and stalls at train stations, mainly in the southern US, and his popularity gained momentum after being exhibited at a 1904 world's fair in St. Louis by Richard Blechynden.


The popularity of the ice tea in the United States led to the creation of sets of cutlery adapted to this beverage: Ice tea spoon is a spoon with a long handle, suitable for mixing sugar in the long glasses.

How to celebrate the cold tea day? 


Usually the 10th of June falls on a hot day, so the best way to celebrate the day is to drink cold tea refreshing in different flavors.


Donald Duck's birthday- June 9




Donald Duck made his debut on June 9, 1934, in Walt Disney's cartoon The Wise Little Hen.


In this cartoon, Donald and his friend Peter Pig fake stomach aches as an excuse for avoiding to help Mrs. Hen who is busy sowing seeds of maize. After Mrs. Hen finishes her toils unaided, they hope to get a treat but learn a painful lesson instead.
The Wise Little Hen video on Youtube (7.24 seconds)









Fun facts about Donald Duck:

Donald is a white feathered duck with orange-yellow legs and beak. His attire usually consists of a sailor shirt and cap, and a red tie.

The voice impersonating Donald Duck belonged at first to the voice actor Clarence Nash until his decease in 1985. Since then the voice actor Tony Anselmo has taken on the role.

Donald's family members include: Daisy Duck (Donald's girlfriend), Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald's three nephews), Scrooge McDuck and Professor Ludwig Von Drake (uncles).

Up to now 178 Donald Duck cartoons have been filmed, surpassing the number of Mickey Mouse cartoons.



Donald Duck suffers from a lack in anger control. Rage builds up inside him until he blows his top. He is short tempered and tends to run into trouble when fury gets the better of him.

When calm, Donald Duck generally loves leisure and tends to impassivity. His speech consists of shrieking, practically unintelligible utterances.

In 2004 a star in his name was embedded in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adding him to the company of cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse.





Finland had boycotted Donald Duck for years-because he had no pants.




BFFs Day- June 8



Best friends day, or BFFs day of the is celebrated every year on June 8. We do not know what the source of this date, but surely this is a good reason to celebrate. Everyone should have at least one good friend in his life, so he can share his troubles and problems, count on to be there for him whenever necessary, to rejoice with him, spend time with him and have fun.
The Best Friends Day can be celebrated with a picnic in the park, a restaurant meal or a cup of coffee, or simply pick up the phone and wish for that special friend in your life happy best friends day.
In honor of best friends, here are some nice quotes about: When it hurts to look back...and you're scared to look ahead...you can always look beside you and I'll be there as your best friend. 






Best friends glitters




~ Author unknown


Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.


~ Bill Waterson





Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you do not say.


~ Author unknown


Best friends can make your worst day to one of the best days of your life.


~ Nathaniel Richmond



Chocolate Ice cream Day- June 7

It is unclear what is the origin of chocolate ice cream day, which is celebrated on June 7 every year, but I'm sure that not many people will oppose to celebrate it.

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The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla, but since the Italians made frozen hot chocolate in 1692, Chocolate ice cream is competing very closely. The festive day in honor of chocolate ice cream probably were a manufacturer entrepreneur who wanted to encourage higher sales of the delicious dessert, but the question is whether it was really necessary to encourage people to eat more chocolate ice cream.

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Chocolate ice cream made from a combination of cocoa powder with eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar.

Russian Language Day- June 6

The Russian language is complex, ironic, funny and beautiful - that's what makes so many people fall in love with this language and learn it.
With a hundred million Russian-speaking in the world, the Russian language is anything but in extinction danger. However, for many of us it's alphabet seems too hard to learn.


To encourage us to learn Russian, in 2010 the United Nations declared the Russian Language Day. On this date reading events, music performances and more cultural events are held, in the Russian language.
This date coincides with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian genius who wrote novels, drama, poetry and much more.
Want to celebrate the Russian language? Find a good book written by the Russian writer, listen to Russian songs or start to learn Russian or the Cyrillic alphabet.


Learn Russian


June 6 is also Yo-Yo Day

Hot Air Balloon Day- June 5

Hot air balloon is the oldest form of flight technology used by humans. The first manned flight was on June 5 in 1783. The balloon envelope itself is used to contain the hot air, and a gondola, which means creating a ride with hot air. The hot air balloon in the casing creates a low density of cold air from outside, which is what makes the balloon rise. Hot Air Balloon Day is an annual celebration that indicates the effect of the hot air balloons flying experience.


How to celebrate Hot Air Balloon Day?
Although it is a precious experience, you may want to celebrate the Day balloon ride balloon. While this is not ideal for those with a fear of heights or flying, but if you want, there are companies that offer hot air balloon flights and even coupons to cheapen it.






The 35th of May- June 4




Some people refer to the date of June 4 as the date of 35 May, based on the famous novel by Erich Kastner, since that June 4 is the day that comes five days after May 30.
The 35th of May, or Conrad's Ride to the South is a novel published by Erich Kästner in 1931.


The novel recounts the adventures of Conrad, a schoolboy whose teacher gave him an assignment to write an essay about the South Sea, believing that as the boy was good in arithmetic, he must be "lacking in imagination".


Conrad's whimsical uncle, Mr. Ringelhuth, leads him to a journey to the South Sea, accompanied by Negro Caballo, a talking horse. The journey, which starts inside the uncle's wardrobe, passes through bizarre places such as the land of the lazy, whose inhabitants refrain from any exertion whatsoever and swallow pills in order to avoid the effort entailed by chewing food. Other fantastic places through which Conrad and his companions pass include the Automated City that is governed by futuristic technology (such as mobile phones with vocal dialing that were considered science fiction at the time the novel was published), the upside-down world governed by children who educate the adults and reprimand their misbehaved parents, and so forth.
All these adventures occur on the 35th of May, which makes sense as that date is prone to be filled with miracles and wonders.
In honor of this special date, please buy Erich Kästner's book (The 35th of May) or borrow it from your local library. Remember, magic is reality on May 35. Nothing is strange on that day.






June 4 is also Old Maids Day

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