Archive for February 13th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/13)

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 13 : 01 Day to V’Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world, including Korea?

There, women are the traditional gift bearers on February 14th. But a month later, on March 14th, men return the generosity. The holiday, known as White Day, is so named since the traditional gift is “white chocolate”. In a nod to Korean singles, April 14th is referred to tongue-in-cheek as Black Day, when singles get together with friends and eat black-colored Jajang noodles.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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(February 13) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Get A Different Name Day

Sunday, February 13th, 2011


Get A Different Name Day
January Minty! Rose Bush! Eks Wye (XY)! Holly Wood! Anita Pee! Ima Hogg! Mary Christmas! Gay Barr! What the hell were their parents smoking?

Not everyone is happy with their birth names and many wish they could change their names. Did you know it was very easy to change your name? Today is the day to bring focus to the unhappiness felt by many who just despise their names and the fact that they can choose a more suitable name.

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