Sunday, April 26, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week


April 26 - Administrative Professionals or Secretary's Day - We all have a secretary in our lives - maybe at work or the dental office...to all you Executive Admins: I salute you!!

April 26 - Hug an Australian Day - Do you know an Australian? Go ahead and give them a big bear hug ...and another from me because I don't know one. :(

April 26 - National Pretzel Day -This is a no brainer - Must go the the picture show! Where else will I get the best pretzels?? Did you know that pretzels are believed to be the world's oldest snack. Pretzels date back to 610AD in Southern France. Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child's arms folded in prayer. Add a little salt, and Voila! ...the pretzel industry was born. Thank the Lord!

April 26 - Richter Scale Day - Born on April 26, 1900, American seismologist Charles F. Richter (1900–1985) invented the Richter Scale in 1935. The Richter Scale measures the amount of energy released by an earthquake by measuring the magnitude or seismic waves produced by an earthquake. The Richter Scale measures from 0 to 9. On the scale, each increase in number represents an earthquake 10 times more powerful. At any case we appreciate this genius!

April 27 - Babe Ruth Day honors one of Baseball's greatest players ever! On April 27, 1947, Babe Ruth attended Yankee Stadium for Babe Ruth Day. It was to be the second last time he was at the stadium. In 1946, Babe Ruth was diagnosed with Throat Cancer.

April 27 - National Prime Rib Day - Break out the BBQ mammasitas - today let the men play in the outdoor kitchen and sit back and relax and enjoy a big, thick, juicy cut of prime rib, cooked perfectly to your liking.

April 27 - Tell a Story Day - Oh, shucks I celebrate this day all the time!!

April 28 - Great Poetry Reading Day - There's lots of poetry out there - some good and some not so...it really doesn't matter: just enjoy some rhymes...how about a poetry reading hour?!?

April 28 - Kiss Your Mate Day - Oh yeah,it's smoochalistic day!

April 29 - Greenery Day - How about a walk in the park? or a day of gardening? Japanese Greenery Day celebrates the birthday of Japanese Emperor Hirohito. In Japanese culture, Greenery day is a time to commune with nature and to be thankful and appreciative of it's abundance.

April 29 - National Shrimp Scampi Day - Are you kidding me? A brilliant excuse to go out and enjoy some yyyyuuummmi scampi?!?! I'm there!

April 30 - Hairstyle Appreciation Day - Like we need an excuse to express our individuality through our hairstyles. How about changing it up by going to the salon today and getting a new do!

April 30 - National Honesty Day encourages us to be honest today, and everyday. We honestly believe you try your best to be honest. Be careful guys though when you are asked "Do you like my new hairstyle?" Respect the Day!

May 1 - Astronomy Day - Get out your telescope peeps this is the day to turn off the tube and sit out in the back yard and enjoy the skies - Astronomy Day was created in 1973. It was started by Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California.

May 1 - May Day - celebrated around the world with many different meanings the first day of May is a celebrations of spring, flowers and mother nature. To communist and socialist countries, it is a celebration for the workers. In many countries it is celebrated as part of a one to three day holiday. Of particular note, it is not a national holiday in the United States, except in Hawaii where it is known as "Lei Day".

May 1 - Loyalty Day is an opportunity to express and reaffirm our loyalty to our country and resolve to uphold the vision of our Forefathers. In proclaiming this day, President George W. Bush wrote: "We express allegiance to our Nation and its founding ideals, we resolve to ensure that the blessings of liberty endure and extend for generations to come." We should also take a moment to appreciate the members of our armed forces who are displaying the ultimate in loyalty and service to protect our freedoms, and liberty, and our way of life.....especially in these times.

May 1 - Mother Goose Day - The term "Mother Goose" dates back to the 1650's. It refered to stories like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. It does not appear to represent a particular person, as many of "Mother Goose" stories were written both before and after this term was first used. And, the stories were written by numerous authors. In any case Mother Goose stories are just plain fun to read!! I'm gonna have to break into my sons treasure chest

May 1 - Save the Rhino Day - Simply founded to raise awareness about this fascinating creature. Native to Africa, this leftover from the age of Dinosaurs was hunted to near extinction. Hunters on safaris, killed Rhinos just for sport. Poachers hunted them for their horn. The horn has been used as medicine, and for making knife handles, carved statues, and other objects. Animal rights groups have helped to save this animal from extinction, and their numbers have rebounded somewhat.
May 2 - Baby Day - I can act like a baby! O.k. no, this is a day to celebrate the babies in our lives...or to plan for the babies of our future ;). Today would be a great day to go find the old black and white silent movie "Baby Day" that aired in 1913.

May 2 - Brothers and Sisters Day - Basically a day to get in touch with your siblings and have fun!

2 comments:

debbie said...

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND BECOMING A FOLLOWER...I LOVE TO HAVE PEOPLE JOIN AND I LOVE SEEING ALL THEIR LITTLE CREATIVE PICTURES. I LOVE ART. I HAVE FOUND THAT IT IS VERY HEALING AND REACHES PEOPLE IN WAYS THAT NOTHING ELSE CAN AND WILL SET THEM FREE.
DID YOU DRAW THE HAIRSPRAY PICTURE...I WOULD LOVE TO USE IT ON MY BLOG...I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TIME IN ROME AND SEE PICTURES....I AM SO SORRY FOR THE EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT THERE RECENTLY.
I AM SURE GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THOSE HOLIDAYS I HAVE BEEN MISSING....
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO FLORIDA.
HUGS
debbie

Angela said...

Wow! There is a holiday for everything! I think I may make up my own little holiday...hmmm