Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

November 8 - Cook Something Bold Day - because sometimes you just gotta!

November 8 - Dunce Day - Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be...... a dunce. Dunce Day celebrates the the term "Dunce" and dunce caps. Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.

November 9 - Chaos Never Dies Day - is this a reminder of the holiday season that is upon us?

November 10 - Forget-Me-Not Day - What a perfect day to Send Forget Me Not Day Ecards, Send Forget Me Not flowers to people you haven't seen in a while, Give Forget Me Not flower seed packets to family and friends, Phone people you haven't seen in a while and wish them a happy National Forget Me Not Day.

November 10 - USMC Day celebrates the birth of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps were created during the Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America, authorized the creation of the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. It was later renamed the U.S. Marine Corps. It is often abbreviated as USMC. The Marine Corps has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States. If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or retired, they deserve our thanks and appreciation.

November 11 - Veteran's Day - This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921, then in 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all wars. On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

November 12 - Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - mmmmmm, cool days a comin' and chicken noodle soup sounds deelicious!

November 13 - National Indian Pudding Day - American Indian puddings are defined as a number recipes of native American Indian origin. Generally, they include molasses and cornmeal. Apples were often an ingredient. They were usually baked. November seems the appropriate time to celebrate this day.

November 13 - Sadie Hawkins Day - Here is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp's "Lil Abner Cartoon in the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin's Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. If a woman catches her man, he had to marry her.

November 13 - World Kindness Day - World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by a group known as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in promoting more kindness around the world. It culminated in the "Declaration of Kindness" on November 13,1997

November 14 - Operating Room Nurse Day - The roots of this special day trace back to Iowa. On November 14, 1989, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad established Operating Room Nurse Day. Any day is a proper day to honor those important nurses, who care for patients before, during and immediately after surgery.

November 14 - Young Readers Day - Young Readers Day was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Use today to help and encourage our youth to learn to read, and open the door to knowledge, information, success, and happiness.

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