Archive for January 26th, 2009

(January 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Chinese New Year

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Chinese New Year
Gung Hay Fat Choy! The first day of the Chinese lunar calendar is a very important holiday to the Chinese people. It is celebrated worldwide, wherever there are large Chinese populations, with food, festivities, fireworks, and parades.

There are 12 cycles to the Chinese lunar calendar, each represented by an animal. This year, 2009, is the year of the Ox.”

It is common to give red packets to children during this period of celebration. The red envelopes contain money, which should be of an even number (as odd numbers are associated with money given during funerals).

And for your enjoyment here is a short video of the Chinese New Years parade in New York City’s Chinatown. This will give you a brief flavor of the festivities and fun.

photo credit: via flickr

(January 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Celebrating the joy that is Bubble Wrap, our favorite shipping material. So take some time today to learn the history and etiquette of bubble wrap “popping.”

And courtesy of Virtual Bubblewrap here is some excellent Bubble Wrap fun to help with your holiday celebration. On you mark. Get set. Pop!

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link: Bubble Wrap

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