Sunday, September 20, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

September 20 - National Punch Day - like I should praise my hole punch? (I do that anyway) or am I to punch people? no...ok, must it must be the drink... that would only make sense. although I may take the day to throw some under the breath punches at random people, it just tends to make me happy - you know like "really mister? you could have held the door for that lady".

September 20 - National Women's Friendship Day - National Women's Friendship Day was created by women, and for women. The Kappa Delta Sorority created this very special day in 1999. This sorority, founded in 1897 in Farmville, Va., has over 180,000 members. National Women's Friendship Day is a great day for us/you ladies. It's a great day to be a woman. The objective of this day, is to promote special friendship among women.

September 21 - International Peace Day - International Peace Day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 (resolution 36/67). It was first held on the third Tuesday of September, starting in 1982. Beginning in 2002, the UN General Assembly changed the date, setting September 21st as the date for yearly celebration. International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end war, starting today.

September 21 - Miniature Golf Day - what a fabulous day to take some good company, put on your tenny's and head to your local mini-golf course! when was the last time you went for a few holes? That's what these holidays are for: to make you step outside of your box and do some things different. Life IS to short to run the hamster wheel all week.

September 21 - World Gratitude Day - Thank you! No, thank YOU. no, I insist THANK you! The roots of World Gratitude Day was started in 1965 at the International East-West Center in Hawaii during a Thanksgiving Dinner. At the dinner, attendees pledged to hold a Gratitude Gathering the following September 21st in their home countries. This grew to be an annual event.

September 22 - Business Women's Day - The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting World War II, women filled the void in the workforce. The returning soldiers found the women eager to have their men return. But, many women were not anxious to return to traditional roles in the home. Since this time, women's role and contributions in the workforce have grown and evolved.
Hilary A. Bufton Jr. and three Kansas City business women founded the American Business Women's Association(ABWA) on September 22, 1949. The first Business Women's Day was celebrated in 1982. In 1983, a joint Congressional resolution was passed, and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming September 22 as Business Women's Day. President Ronald Reagan also issued Proclamation 5532 on American Business Women's Day, in 1986.

September 22 - Elephant Appreciation Day - In 1996 the founder, Wayne Hepburn, received a paperweight of elephants on parade from his daughter as a gift. He became fascinated by them. He amassed a huge collections of elephant books and paraphernalia. His fascination and love of elephants, led to the creation of this day so you and I can stop and enjoy this huge, lumbering beast.

September 23 - Checkers Day - break out the checker board and tell this story while you enjoy a game: In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use. In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people. On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed and explained the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use. Towards the end of the speech, he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they named "Checkers", as a gift. He said they would keep the dog. This speech quickly became known as the "Checkers" speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history.

September 23 - Dog in Politics Day - ...the above insert explains this one.

September 24 - National Cherries Jubilee Day - If you are a fan of cherries and heavenly yum then today is a day to enjoy celebrating! Cherries Jubilee is easy to make. All you need is a can of cherry pie filling, some cognac (or brandy) and vanilla ice cream. not a fan of liquor? have cherries and vanilla icecream and then have some more to make up for the stuff you didn't have :)

September 25 - We all have come in contact with comic books in one fashion or another, be it through our kids, our youth or watching tv and movies. National Comic Book Day - did you know that Superman was a Sunday comic before it became a comic book because no one wanted to pick it up!

September 25 - Native American Day - This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American Continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day -
Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.
John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774. He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels. According to legend, Johny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the "winter plague". The actual date of his death has been disputed.


jacque4u2c said...

Wow- September is going to be busier then I thought! ;o)

alexkeller said...

wow! and i thought i was all cought up with stuff - glad i'm going out to dinner with some girlfriends today :)

Michelle said...

I love that the gratitude day and peace day fall on the same day. What beautiful things to celebrate!

Michelle :)