Archive for April, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day (04/30)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 30 : 09 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that stepmoms in America have their own special holiday?

National Stepmother’s Day is celebrated on May 1st. Of course, you are welcome to honor your stepmom on Mother’s Day, too!

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 09th!

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(April 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Hairstylist Appreciation Day
What would Marge Simpson be without her blue bouffant? Rachel without her “Rachel” shag? Farrah Fawcett (who?) without the famous “Farrah Fawcett” flip? Dorothy Hamill’s wedge? Bo Derek’s cornrows? Or even Sanjaya without his pony-hawk?

Well we’ve got their hairstylists to thank for these lovely, and in some cases iconic doos. So give a shout out today (and maybe a bigger tip) to your own hairstylist and let them know how important they are to you and your tresses.

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day (04/29)

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 29 : 10 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that nearly 96% of all Americans participate in Mother’s Day celebrations in some way?

For example, the holiday is the peak day for long distance carriers and one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 09th!

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(April 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


Poem in Your Pocket Day
Is that a poem in your pocket…?

Celebrate National Poetry Month by carrying your favorite poem with you to share with others.

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day (04/28)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 28 : 11 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that the founder of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, was vehemently opposed to the commercialization of the holiday?

“I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit,” she once said. Despite Jarvis’ opposition, Mother’s Day is the second biggest gift-giving holiday in America, preceded only by Christmas. The National Retail Foundation estimates that Americans will spend more than $14 billion a year on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 09th!

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(April 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Workers Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010


Workers Memorial Day
Commemorating the founding of OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and its efforts to protect American workers.

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day (04/27)

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

diduknow-momblog

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 27 : 12 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that motherhood is commemorated in national celebrations around the globe?

From Australia to Zimbabwe, more than sixty countries celebrate Mother’s Day together with Americans on the second Sunday in May.

In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is held on the forth Sunday of the Lenten Season. March 8th marks the celebration of moms in most countries of the Former Soviet Union, while the Arab world honors mothers on the Vernal Equinox (March 21).

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 09th!

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

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