Sunday, August 23, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week


August - 23 Ride the Wind Day - Summer will soon be over, time to step back out of the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and ride the wind, catch a drift, enjoy a summer breeze, or maybe take time to appreciate that person that is the wind beneath your wings, maybe fly a kite on the beach, take a day trip on a sail boat or feel the wind in your hair on a motorcycle....you get the legist of it

August 24 - Vesuvius Day - August 24, 79 A.D. was an historic date for the world. This was the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in a huge explosion. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions in recorded history. This deadly volcano destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. They were buried by volcanic ash and pumice. An estimated 3,360 people died in the volcano's eruption. Mount Vesuvius also exploded a second time in 1631. At that time, it killed approximately 3,500 people.

August 25 - Kiss and Make Up Day - oh, now this almost makes me want to pick a spat just so I can celebrate today, LOL! joking aside today is a good time to settle some silly tiffs that have been lurking in the back of your relationships: just shrug is off and move on. celebrate.

August 26 - National Dog Day - Who let the dogs out? National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time". National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives, so give your pooch some lovin and an xtra biscuit to celebrate!

August 26 - Women's Equality Day - In 1971, after much work, and at the urging of U.S. Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY), Congress designated August 26 each year as “Women’s Equality Day”. This day was selected to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920. This amendment granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of decades of effort by women suffragettes and other groups. Their efforts dated back to first women’s rights convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.

August 27 - Global Forgiveness Day - Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California. Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. Two forgiveness days can only help to make things better!

August 27 - Just Because Day - you can sing at the top of your lungs: just because. you can take a bubble bath in the middle of the day: just because. you can paint your nails purple and wear your Halloween costume: just because. COME ON! this one can be soooooooooooooooo fun: JUST BECAUSE!!

August 28 - Race Your Mouse Day - but, what kind of "mouse"? - because you know as well as I do that we can run this little mouse crazy when we want to! oh, but I suppose if you have a pet mouse you can let it loose and try your hardest to beat it once around the house!

August 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day - Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There's nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes.

3 comments:

Almost Precious said...

I'm marking my calendar for Aus. 27th...why ? Just Because. Love it, now I have a day when I can do what I want 'just because'.

Hard to believe that this summer is just about over, time flies when you're having fun. ,)

Almost Precious said...

Oops that's supposed to be Aug. or August.
I think Aus. is an abbreviation for Australia ?

jacque4u2c said...

I am going to have to get my calender out - looks like the rest of the month is going to be VERY busy. LOL!