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Holiday Reminder: Chinese New Year 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Holiday Reminder:
Chinese New Year will be celebrated in 2 weeks, Thursday February 03rd, 2011.

For more info visit our Chinese New Year celebration – Chinese New Year on the Net.

(January 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  The Sign of Aquarius

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Sign of Aquarius

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the age of Aquarius, Aquarius! Aquarius!

Aquarius is the astrological sign which runs from January 20 to February 19.

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac and associated with future ideas and the unusual. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have leadership qualities with creative, challenging, entertaining, progressive, stimulating, and independent character, but one which is also prone to rebelliousness, coldness, erraticism, and impracticality.*

(Video: Fifth Dimension signing “Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In ” from 1969. Lyrics after the jump)


(January 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Tin Can Day

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Tin Can Day
Celebrating the humble Tin Can. On this date in 1825 the first patent for storing food in tin cans was awarded.

(January 18) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Pooh Day

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Pooh Day

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Willy nilly silly ole bear

Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne.

Presidential Proclamation- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America


…THEREFORE, I BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 17, 2011, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service programs in honor of Dr. King’s life and lasting legacy…

Barack Obama
President of the United States of America


Full text of Presidential Proclamation – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

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

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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

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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