Archive for the 'Birthday' Category

(August 03) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Martha Stewart’s Birthday

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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Martha Stewart’s Birthday
The Domestic Goddess of all that is beauteous* is celebrating her 70th birthday today.

A very Happy Birthday from the elves at Holidays on the Net!

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(July 18) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Mandela Day

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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Mandela Day
An annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

More info: Mandela Day

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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On this day, we raise our hands in celebration and renewed commitment to the making of a just society. Nelson Mandela teaches us that every human being can make a positive imprint. One by one, and together, we must continue to encourage open dialogue around social issues. We must transform discourse into action. We have work to do.

Today is the 93rd Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Make an imprint and join the Mandela Day celebration at MandelaDay.com.

(May 10) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Birthday of the Buddha

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011


Birthday of the Buddha (Buddhist)
Commemorate the most important Buddhist holiday, the Day of Vesak. Buddhists throughout Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Thailand celebrate the birthday of the enlightened one, who lived from 563 – 483 BCE in India.

photo credit: via flickr

(March 02) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Yes its true, yes its true or
so that it seems,
That today’s a big day,
the kind even in dreams,

For all little girls and all little boys
Will wake up bright and early to read with much joy!
And they’ll read. And they’ll read. And when they’ll get to the parts
were their giggles begin and the laughter, it starts
And they’ll giggle and giggle with laughter for sure!
Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!

(and we know that the Grinch would have hated the noise!)

So a big birthday thanks
for the magic and more
Thanks for that Cat in the Hat
and the rest of the score

We loved all your stories
we loved them galore
Let’s sing! And Let’s sing!
And then sing! Sing! Some more!

That’s about as good as it gets as my rhyming’s quite sad
but lets just give some thanks for the fun we’ve all had
Its a big celebration out here on the tubes
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to youse!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday today by taking part in Read Across America Day (March 02, 2011) and encourage the reading of books.

(January 17) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 17th, 2011
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Each year on the third Monday of January we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream…
I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers
I have a dream today”

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

So visit our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. for more on the man and the holiday. And check out the Video and Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. In its entirety.

link: Martin Luther King , Jr. Day on the Net

January 17 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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Today, Monday January 17, is the birthday of US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband’s presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University.*

*source: wikipedia – Michelle Obama

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