What You Think Upon Grows Day
A day for promoting the idea that the power of positive thinking can turn your dreams into reality.
Archive for May, 2008
And with Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month (June 01-30)Â only days awayÂ - if you don’t have a feline friend to celebrate with today, consider going to your local shelter and adopting a new pal!
photo credit: flickr
Ascension of the BahÃ¡’u’llÃ¡h (BahÃ¡’Ã)
Commemorates the anniversary of the death of the founder of the BahÃ¡’Ã faith.
BahÃ¡’Ãs see BahÃ¡’u’llÃ¡h as the initiator of a new religion, similar to Jesus or Muhammad.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
As Older Americans Month winds down, seniors take part in activities helping to promote the idea that fitness and exercise are an important part of their health regiment.
Cellophane Tape Day
Celebrating the anniversary of the patent of cellophane tape and all it’s wonders we enjoyed.
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