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

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


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

April 28 : 11 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 08, 2011!

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(April 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

04262007ds.jpgTake Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Join millions of Americans in this public education campaign to take your sons and daughters (or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends’ children) to work today.

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education, and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. It is intended to be more than a career day. Each year, workplaces and adults around the country recognize its benefits and participate in the program to support our nation’s daughters and sons.*

*source: Official website: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work

(April 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Bouquet by scissorina
Administrative Professionals Day
(Also known as Secretaries Day) observed on the Wednesday of the last full week of April to “recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals”.*

*source: wikipedia – Administrative Professionals Day

(April 26) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Hug an Australian Day

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Hug an Australian Day
Show your love and affection today for those down-under. Grab an Aussie and hug away!*

*possible harassment charges at your own risk!

Holiday Reminder: Mother’s Day

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Holiday Reminder: Mother’s Day in the US will be celebrated in 2 weeks – Sunday May 08th.

Join our Mother’s Day celebrationMother’s Day on the Net – where you’ll find fun Holiday things for you, your mom and your family. We’ve got history to read, recipes to make, muffins to bake, pictures for the kids to color, and holiday craft gift ideas! So bring the kids and tell your friends.

(April 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Smigus Dyngus / Dyngus Day / Wet Monday / Easter Monday

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Smigus Dyngus / Dyngus Day / Wet Monday / Easter Monday
After Easter events include egg rolling competitions (ex. White House Easter Egg Roll) and, in many Catholic countries, dousing other people with holy water blessed the day before at Easter Sunday Mass.

In the United States, Dyngus Day celebrations are widespread and popular in Buffalo, New York and South Bend, Indiana. In Buffalo’s eastern suburbs, Dyngus Day is celebrated with a level of enthusiasm that rivals St. Patrick’s Day. Common tradition is to buy pussy willow (Salix discolor) to display in the home; this is tied to the “striking” custom from Poland, where goat willow, the European type of pussy willow, was traditionally used for whipping the legs of girls. In South Bend, the day is often used to launch the year’s political campaign season (particularly among Democrats)- often from within the West-Side Democratic Club, the Falcons Club or in local pubs, where buying drinks is favored over handshaking.

Starting in 2004, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana began celebrating Dyngus Day at the request of South Bend students. The event includes free Polish sausage for students as well as a free concert. This year they will celebrate a “Belated Dyngus Day” the following Monday since Easter Monday falls during a vacation week for students. Wet Monday is also celebrated at Jonathan Edwards College, one of the residential colleges at Yale University, when each year the freshman class storms the college with water weapons, where upperclassmen are ready to defend the college and ensure no one goes home dry.

For Easter Monday in Hungary, perfume or perfumed-water is used. The girls would reward the boys who sprinkle with coins or Easter eggs.*

*source: wikipedia – Easter Monday
photo credit: klbndc via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/24)

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Did You Know?
April 24

It’s Easter!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Easter.

Hoppy Easter,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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