Archive for May, 2007

(May 26) Today we're celebrating. . . International Jazz Day

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

05262007md.jpgInternational Jazz Day
Jazz lovers worldwide celebrate their favorite musical style with local jazz festivals and other musical festivities.

(May 25) Today we're celebrating. . . National Tap Dance Day

Friday, May 25th, 2007

National Tap Dance Day
A day for celebrating, honoring, and promoting this unique American dance form.

A style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. It is derived from the traditional clog dance of northern England, the jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland, and the rhythmic foot stamping of African dances. Popular in 19th-century minstrel shows, versions such as “buck-and-wing” (danced vigorously in wooden-soled shoes) and “soft-shoe” (danced smoothly in soft-soled shoes) developed as separate techniques; by 1925 they had merged, and metal taps were attached to shoe heels and toes to produce a more pronounced sound. The dance was also popular in variety shows and early musicals*

Celebrated annually on the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of America’s premier Tap Dancers.


And lets celebrate with this video clip of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Shirley Temple as they tap dance their way across the screen!

*source: Wikipedia – Tap dance

(May 24) Today we're celebrating. . . Brother's Day

Thursday, May 24th, 2007


Brother's Day
Celebrating the brotherhood of men! For whether their bonds are biological or via fraternity, military, union, or friendship – a brother is a brother is a brother.

photo credit: 20070512 – The Brothers d by sadalit via flickr

(May 23) Today we're celebrating. . . World Turtle Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007


World Turtle Day
A day for celebrating and bringing awareness to protecting turtles, tortoises, and their habitats.

Sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue

photo credit: Basking by ozoni11 via flickr

(May 22-23) Tonight and Tomorrow we're celebrating. . . Shavuot

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

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Shavuot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
 A Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel.  Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

(May 22) Today we're celebrating. . . Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood's Birthday

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood's Birthday

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?



Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood with this video clip of the very first show!
(Turn speakers up as sound is very low)
So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Won't you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?

 

(May 21) Today we're celebrating. . . "I Need a Patch for That Day"

Monday, May 21st, 2007

05212007p.jpg“I Need a Patch for That Day”
Patches, patches everywhere. There are patches to stop smoking, for birth control, diet patches, and lots of unpronounceable medications. How much longer before there is a patch for everything?

And a PS to all you Geeks out there – its NOT a day for celebrating those patches Microsoft has to release every week!

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