Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

August 16 - National Tell a Joke Day - Knock Knock! Go ahead bring out your old corny jokes and share them with everyone today! and don't forget to laugh, after all that is the importance of jokes and laughter is good for you :)

August 17 - National Thriftshop Day - Man! this sounds like a fun day, who doesn't love the eternal search for "that" treasure?! Thrift shops are a perfect place to work your imagination too, you can try innovative ways to use things that others have retired and hey, while you are on your way there how about taking an item or two of your own that you are ready to retire and pass along

August 18 - Bad Poetry Day - I am certainly not a poet and I do know it!! well it could be kinda fun to try and rhyme today...certainly creates good mental yoga

August 19 - Aviation Day - This special day was created by a presidential proclamation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. And we thank you Franky, after all the The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This inaugural flight was soon to change the skies forever.

August 20 - Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month, Chinese style. Today is Chinese Valentine Day. It is also known as the Daughter's Festival and several other names.
Here is one of the the most popular versions of the story:
The Goddess of Heaven (also known as the Queen of Heaven) had seven beautiful, young daughters. The seven daughters came down to earth. They decided to bathe in a pristine river, leaving their clothes on the shore. Along came a cow herder (the herd were actually ox) named "Niu Lang". He took their clothes to see what they would do. The daughters decided that the youngest, and most beautiful, named Zhi Nü should go out of the water and recover their clothes. Because Niu Lang saw her naked, they had to get married. They fell madly in love, and shared several years of marital bliss. Finally, her mother became irritated by her absence from Heaven, and ordered her to return. Seeing how much Zhi Nü missed her husband, the Jade Emperor of Heaven brought the couple back together. Ultimately, Zhi Nü was allowed to visit her husband, Niu Lang just once a year. The annual reunion occurs on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar.

August 20 - National Radio Day - The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention. So, turn up your radio and rock your tunes today!

August 21 - Senior Citizen's Day - On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day to be August 21. this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.

August 22 - Be an Angel Day - Be An Angel Day was first celebrated on August 22, 1993, making it a fairly new holiday, This special day was created by Jayne Howard Feldman. The objective of this day is to be like an angel, and do something good or kind for someone. It encourages us to be God's servant in doing good things for others. It is intended to do something nice or kind for someone who is in need of help. The type of angelic help you can offer is not defined or limited. It can be physical, emotional, or spiritual.

1 comment:

Elise said...

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