Archive for May, 2010

(May 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  International Jazz Day

Saturday, May 29th, 2010


International Jazz Day
Tap your feet and clap your hands during this worldwide celebration of jazz. If your town doesn’t have a local festival, then start your own!

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/28)

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 28 : 3 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day, referring to the adornment of graves of those soldiers killed in action?

The term Memorial Day did not become the common vernacular until after World War II.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(May 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hug Your Cat Day

Friday, May 28th, 2010


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

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/27)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 27 : 4 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Monday in May?

The holiday is intended as a national memorial for those who have died serving their country, along with their bereaved families. Since 1971, when Congress enacted the Uniform Holidays Bill, Memorial Day — together with Presidents’ Day and Labor Day — have been celebrated on Mondays following a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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Celebrating the anniversary of the patent of cellophane tape and all it’s wonders we enjoyed.

(May 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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
photo credit: Lynn Horan

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