February Holidays!

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February Holidays!
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:30am

February 1st is...

February.jpgSerpent Day
- In cold climates like Scotland, snakes hibernate during winter. They disappear into their holes in the earth like the sleeping roots of plants and trees. On Serpent Day, a strange old custom documented by Alexander Carmichael included beating the earth with a piece of peat in a sock while reciting a rune. No doubt this practice was meant to awaken the sleeping serpents and therefore the land to let them know spring is coming and it is time to wake up.

National Baked Alaska Day
- The history of the Baked Alaska dates back to the 1800s when it was named after the new territory of Alaska. The newest territory, being a frozen asset was the impetuous of the dessert which is frozen to the core also. Earlier than this, an American physicist named Benjamin Thompson claimed credit for creating the dessert when trying to determine the heat resistance of egg whites. It was his version of the dessert which prompted the name of omelet surprise.

Women's Heart Health Day
- Women’s Heart Foundation’s nationally recognized day to raise awareness about the number one killer of American women: heart disease.

National Freedom Day
- celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom. Established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially started in 1873
- the national police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized of its kind in the world. It is unique in the world as a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. The RCMP provides federal policing service to all of Canada and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (the RCMP does not serve as provincial or municipal police in Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports

Skippy Peanut Butter Created
- a commercial brand of peanut butter made in the United States. Ninety million jars of Skippy are sold annually. It was first sold on February 1, 1933.

Robinson Crusoe Day
- Anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who had been put ashore (in September 1704) on the uninhabited island Juan Fernández, at his own request, after a quarrel with his captain. His adventures formed the basis for Daniel Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe. A day to be adventurous and self-reliant.

African American Coaches Day
- To provide a day each year to educate the African-American community about the value of working with a personal or business coach and to provide an opportunity for coaches and their clients to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

G.I. Joe Day
- This toy action figure was introduced by Hasbro and sold for $2.49. It was the first mass-market doll intended for boys and was a great success. The figure’s name came from a film, The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), that starred Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith.

Hula in The Coola Day
- A day for those longing to escape the winter doldrums to laugh at the cold with a luau party. Put away your winter coats, get out your shorts and flip-flops, play limbo and say, “Aloha!”

Spunky Old Broads Day
- celebration for all women over 50 who are interested in living a regret-free life.

Working Naked Day?!?!?
- dedicated to those who are working from home “naked”—stripped of the resources that millions take for granted in the traditional corporate workplace.


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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:44pm
I'm ready for spring this year!!!
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:47pm
Thanks for the reminder!! I'm happy for you and your family and I'll continue to pray for you all!!
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:29pm

Me too!!!

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:30pm

Thanks Kristi!!!

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 5:13pm

February 5th is....

February.jpgIce Cream For Breakfast Day
- Once upon a time there was a little girl named Ruth and a little boy named Joe. Ruth and Joe grew up in the back of beyond in New York state where it was very very cold. Every winter between New Year's Eve and Passover, life in up-state New York got extremely boring, so their parents invented a holiday to brighten up the dreary days of winter. It was called Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. This was a wonderful holiday for children and parents alike because to celebrate you had to eat ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February.

National Chocolate Fondue Day
- Remember this special food holiday by getting out that fondue pot you have stored in the closet, heat it up and melt up that special chocolate sauce! Call up all your friends and family and get ready for a sweet dipping good time!

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
- It’s time to take out the garbage and get rid of that “jerk” boyfriend or girlfriend. This is a chance for all you under-appreciated boyfriends and girlfriends to take out the trash, get rid of that jerk, and find a special some one to share your V-day with!

Disaster Day
- Over the past several years, think about the natural disasters that have taken place in your area, in your state, in your country, and around the world. What do you think has been the greatest natural disaster and why?

Hank Aaron's Birthday
- Born February 5, 1934, Mobile, Alabama. Nicknamed "Hammer", "Hammerin' Hank", and "Bad Henry", is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the years 1954 through 1976. Aaron is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day
- There’s lots of room, friendly folks and Amish farms. Lebanon is a haven for residents and tourists to serenely indulge in the city’s world-famous bologna and the Wertz family homemade candies.

Peter Pan Day
- Movie released in 1953 - A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time) meeting ordinary children from the world outside.

Sale of the first Wiffle Ball
- Their first sale was to Three Judges Restaurant, a diner just down the street from the factory. This unlikely outlet sold the Wiffle ball from its front window at the 1953 price of 49 cents. A humble start for sure, but one that led to orders from local sporting goods stores.

National Weather Persons Day
- honors weathermen, and woman who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business. According to the Air Force News, Weatherman's Day "commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America's first weathermen". Jeffries was born on Feb 5, 1744. He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.

Thank a Mailman Day
- This is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather. They are a hardy lot. You'll find some mail carriers on walking routes, wearing shorts in all but the coldest of winter days.

World Nutella Day
- Nutella is more than just a “chocolaty hazelnut spread,” it is a way of life. From childhood memories to oozing hot crepes, from breakfasts on vacation to free-spooning sessions on the couch, Nutella is prominent in the memories of many children and grown-up children in the world. In 2007 we gave Nutella its own holiday, and this year we’re continuing the tradition.

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 9:36am

February 6th is...

February.jpgSuper Bowl Sunday!
- Super Bowl Sunday, the second-biggest eating day of the year (Thanksgiving is first) but No. 1 in snack food consumption, is about more than football. It's a framework upon which to stitch together a tapestry of friends, food and fun that, with a bit of party planning, can appeal even to confirmed non-sports fans. And while it's not true that cities' sewage systems are at risk during halftime due to increased flushing or that Disneyland is all but deserted — both enduring myths — it is true that the location of choice for many Americans on Super Bowl Sunday is in front of the TV screen. In fact, Super Bowls dominate the list of all-time highest-rated telecasts, and sales of big-screen TVs increased 500% the week before XXXIX.

National Frozen Yogurt Day
- This holiday is about bringing awareness to those who have not yet tired frozen yogurt by making some homemade and sharing it by way of a yogurt party. Yogurt parties can be nice little quiet parties just between family or it can be a real big yogurt party that's full of many varieties of yogurt to sample and enjoy!

Lame Duck Day
- If you are a Lame Duck: Enjoy those final days. Reflect upon you successes, and the joys and rewards the position provided to you. Kick back a little and have some fun today, and in the remaining days. If you know a Lame Duck: Supporters should provide recognition and support. Non-supporters can cut the Lame Duck a little slack today. They will soon be gone.

Pay a Compliment Day
- Compliments are a simple, yet powerful, relationship building tool. There are many different reasons to give a compliment. The most compelling - it makes you feel good. You cannot give a sincere compliment without feeling great. It's impossible. Why does it feel so wonderful to pay a compliment? Because you are connecting honestly, directly, and kindly with another human being. It is a basic need that doesn't get met often in our fast-paced, media-hyped, negative-slanted, technical world.

Babe Ruth's Birthday
- George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team.

Monopoly Board Game
- The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903, when a Quaker woman named Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie Phillips created a game through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory of Henry George (it was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies). Her game, The Landlord's Game, was commercially published in 1924. Other interested game players redeveloped the game, some changing its name to Auction Monopoly and later to plain Monopoly, and many making their own sets customized for their own cities

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 6:53am

February 7th is....

February.jpgWave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
- the perfect opportunity to greet your neighbor with a big wave. But, to show your respect and appreciation on this very important day, you must wave with all of your fingers! Without a doubt, this day was created to put a smile on your face, and upon your neighbors. It's intent is to be friendly and create better relations. You should also use the term "Neighbor" loosely. Go out and greet everyone today with a big five fingers wave.

Send a Card to a Friend Day
- a great chance to get in touch with a friend. We all lead busy lives. Its easy to let a friendship or two lapse, as we try to shuffle kids to and from events. It's hard to stay in touch, when workload demands eat up countless hours. Today is the perfect chance to send card to a friend. A paper card, or an Ecard, is just fine. You may likely find an Ecard is quicker and easier. And, you will save on postage, too.

Charles Dicken's Birthday
- English social critic and novelist, born at Portsmouth, England in 1812. Among his most successful books: Oliver Twist, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
- Fettuccine alfredo originated during the 1920s in Rome at a restaurant called Alfredo all’ Augsteo. It was popularized among U.S. tourists by restaurant owner Alfredo di Lelio. Though the name “fettucine alfredo” stuck with Americans, it is unheard of in Italy. Italians most commonly refer to this dish as “pasta al burro (with butter)” in southern Italy and “pasta in bianco (in white)” in northern Italy.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday
- Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. She was second of five children born to Caroline and Charles Philip Ingalls. Laura was 65 when she published her first book entitled Little House In The Big Woods. Then she stared writing more about when she was a little girl and that led to the Little House series. But not all were about her childhood. A weekly television series, Little House on the Prairie, began in 1974 and ran for many seasons

Ballet Day
- Renowned French danseuse Mme Francisquy Hutin introduced ballet to the US in 1827 with a performance of The Deserter, staged at the Bowery Theater, New York, NY. A minor scandal erupted when the ladies in the lower boxes left the theater upon viewing the light and scanty attire of Mme Hutin and her troupe.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 7:16am

Of the recent ones I like orld Nuteella day best.

I wish DD would ike Laura Ingalls Wilder as much as I did but I don't imagine she will.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 7:30am

I enjoyed the bood.....and we also had a TV show based on the books that I enjoyed watching!

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 3:53pm
No ice cream for breakfast for this girl. Upsets my stomach! I liked Little House too, but I never read the book. I was not a reader when I was a girl. I enjoy it now though.