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(September 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Calendar Adjustment Day

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Calendar Adjustment Day
In 1751, Britain issued a “Gregorian Correction” edict for the following year. The act attempted to sync up the Gregorian and Lunar calendars by eliminating September 3 – September 13. The act also set January 1st as the official New Year’s Day. Until then it had been March 25.

photo credit via flickr

(September 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Chicken Boy’s Birthday

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

09012007cb.jpgChicken Boy’s Birthday
I’ve gotta say this is one of my absolute favorite daily holidays of the year. My admiration for Chicken Boy, and the artist that “saved” him from certain destruction, goes back years and years and years!

And who, or more realistically what, is Chicken Boy you may ask?

Well Shame! Shame! Shame on you, you cultural Luddite!

The beloved Chicken Boy is a pop cultural icon in Los Angeles. Chicken Boy is a 22-foot-tall statue of a boy with a chicken’s head holding a bucket of chicken.

09282009cb Named for the former restaurant that once shared his name, Chicken Boy was rescued from destruction by a local graphic designer over 20 years ago and now resides proudly once again over the Los Angeles community. Chicken Boy has also been lovingly referred to as the “Statue of Liberty” of Los Angeles.

Visit the official Chicken Boy website for more information (make sure to read the looong story as it’s very humorous) and of course CB gifties galore! And don’t forget to print out your own membership card to become a card carrying “Friend of Chicken Boy.”

(August 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Love Litigating Lawyers Day

What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Don’t’cha just love a good lawyer joke? Me too! But enough of that – today is really a day for honoring those lawyers that really do make a difference in the world with their work.

Ok now that thats over with lets get back to the jokes!

What’s the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
One is a slimy, bottom dwelling, scum sucker. The other is a fish.

And I’ll sign off with this one…

How many lawyer jokes are there?
Just two, all the rest are true.

For more Lawyer jokes check out these websites:
Lawyer Jokes (and thanks for the jokes!)
Lawyer Jokes – Only Joking

photo credit: flickr

( courtesy of www.wellcat.com )

(August 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Eid-Al-Fitr

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Eid-Al-Fitr / Eid ul-Fitr / EID (Celebrating the Fast – Islamic)
Almost two billion Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (eed al-fitter), the three-day festival commonly known as “Eid.” “Eid ul-Fitr” literally means the feast of the breaking/to break the fast. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.

Eid-Al-Fitr began last night at sunset

source: Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr

photo credit: EID Prayers – Ashish T via flikr

Did You Know? Eid ul-Fitr (EID – 08/30)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

August 30

Did you know that the end of the month of Ramadan is marked with a joyous festival called Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr (EID) literally means the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” during which many Muslims partake in elaborate feasts. They also wear their finest clothes, exchange gifts, while simultaneously increasing their almsgiving.

EID begins tonight, Aug. 30, at sunset. EID MUBARAK!


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(August 30) Today we’re also celebrating . . .  National Holistic Pet Day

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

National Holistic Pet Day
A day for educating and promoting the use of natural and holistic treatments for your pets and animals.

(August 29) Tonight we’re celebrating . . .  Eid-Al-Fitr

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Eid-Al-Fitr / Eid ul-Fitr / EID (Celebrating the Fast – Islamic)
Almost two billion Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (eed al-fitter), the three-day festival commonly known as “Eid.” “Eid ul-Fitr” literally means the feast of the breaking/to break the fast. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.

Eid-Al-Fitr begins tonight at sunset

source: Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr

photo credit: EID Prayers – Ashish T via flikr

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