Archive for May, 2008

(May 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  What You Think Upon Grows Day

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

What You Think Upon Grows Day

A day for promoting the idea that the power of positive thinking can turn your dreams into reality.

(May 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hug Your Cat Day

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Hug Your Cat Day
Show some lovin’ for your feline friends today with a great big hug. So love’em, squeeze’em and hug’em all day long, hopefully claw-free!

And with Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month (June 01-30) only days away - 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

(May 29) Today we're observing . . .  Ascension of the Bahá'u'lláh

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Ascension of the Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í)
Commemorates the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Bahá’í faith.

Bahá’ís see Bahá’u’lláh as the initiator of a new religion, similar to Jesus or Muhammad.

(May 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008


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.

(May 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Cellophane Tape Day

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

05272007st21.jpgCellophane Tape Day
Celebrating the anniversary of the patent of cellophane tape and all it’s wonders we enjoyed.

(May 26) Today we're observing . . .  Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Memorial Day (US)
A United States federal holiday commemorating the men and women who have died in military service to their country.

The day is also celebrated as the traditional start of summer with BBQs , picnics and parades.

For more info : Memorial Day

photo credit: flickr

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

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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

© 2017 Holidays on the Net Designed and Maintained by Studio Melizo