church, many of which were martyrs. The church sets this day aside to celebrate over 10,000
recognized saints. Historically, All Saints Day was known as Hallomas.
All Saints Day and All Souls Day was originally in May. They were moved to November 1st and 2nd
to downplay the Pagan holidays of Halloween (All Hallow's Eve) and Dia De Loss Muertos. Religious
leaders felt these holidays were too popular at the time to ban outright. But, if moved the
Christian holidays to this time periods, the pagan holidays would slowly die away.
feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many
western churches, it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on
the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All
All Saints' Day is observed by Christians in many countries around the world. In countries such as
Spain, Portugal and Mexico, offerings are made on this day. In countries such as Belgium, Hungary
and Italy people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives. In other parts of Europe, such as
Austria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania, it is customary to light candles on top of visiting graves of
deceased relatives. It is also observed in parts of Asia, such as the Philippines, where people visit
graves of deceased relatives and clean or repair them. They also lay flowers on the graves and
In France church services in memory of all the saints are held on November 1 but by the evening
the focus turns towards the dead. Cemeteries everywhere are crowded with people who come to
clean and decorate family graves. All Saints' Day is closely tied with All Souls' Day, held on
November 2, which is dedicated to prayers of the dead who are not yet glorified.
forever. Bulgaria was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for almost five centuries, and the
Empire's Turkish authorities suppressed any expression of unity or national pride by the Bulgarian
people. Bulgaria had poor schools and no other institutions in place to protect and preserve its
heritage. Under such conditions, the country's traditional culture could not thrive.
National pride and unity were greatly reinforced by these efforts, which are credited with paving
the way to successful opposition to Ottoman rule. On November 1, Bulgaria celebrates a national
holiday to honor and remember those visionaries who did so much to establish a sense of national
pride and to lay the foundation for Bulgarian liberation. The holiday was declared official in 1922,
but was suspended in 1945 after Bulgaria came under Communist rule, as part of the former
Soviet Union. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, celebration was resumed in 1990 and
made official again in 1995.
Halloween (Nos Galan Gaeaf or Gŵyl Calan Gaeaf) and for November First (Calan Gaeaf). As you
might expect, “nos” is “night” in Welsh. Gŵyl is “festival” and is related to the Irish “féile”
(despite only having one letter in common!) and both are related to the Latin “vigilia.”
“Calan Gaeaf” means “the first day of winter.” It comes from “calan,” (first day of a month, like
“Calan Mai;” related to Calends, calendar, etc.) and “gaeaf.” “Gaeaf” is pronounced like English
“guy” + “of,” with the final “f” like a “v,” or silent (for once I’m just using English analogies rather
than phonetics or my phonetics “rough guide” since it seems more straightforward for this case).
Winter-depression, which was creeping upon them that evening. After a couple of warming drinks
and inspiring discussions at their local Pub, they gave birth to the idea of founding an Irish-Band.
It should not be just a simple Folk Band. No, they wanted to sing about the History of Ireland, so
it had to be more of a Irish Tranditional & Rebel Band. They both already shared the interest
for Ireland, it’s history, it’s people and of course it’s Music. Through a good mate, the idea was
also very strongly linked to Celtic Fc, the Irish Footballteam of Glasgow.
Originally, it was intended to be a One-Man-Show. But, the warming drinks and the cozy
athmosphere of the Pub started to take effect. So they concluded to found the Band MI NA
SAMHNA together. (The name is irish-gaelic for “November”).
and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to
pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in
Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on
November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day
(November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the
deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and
visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. It is a time to pray for their souls that they may
be received into heaven. Upon death, it is believed that souls have not yet been cleansed of sin.
Praying for souls of loved ones helps to remove the stain of sin, and allow the souls to enter the
pearly gates of heaven. All Souls Day was started in 1998.
Often people will pray to their lost loved ones and even ask for special favors.
All Souls Day is sometimes called the "Day of the Dead".
everywhere. Looking for circles is a lot like swimming in a round pool. With lots of splashing, you
go around and around, but you go absolutely nowhere.
We hope you spend this day looking for circles and we are sure you will find plenty. Have a
circular-titious route to a happy and fun filled Look For Circles Day!
we have not been able to find the creator of this day, it can be assumed that it was created to
make notice of deviled eggs as well as making and eating them. Either you can find a restaurant
that serves deviled eggs, or you can make them yourself.
Make plans on getting your fill of Deviled Eggs on National Deviled Eggs Day!
Deviled Eggs Recipe: This is a basic deviled egg recipe. You can do all sorts of variations. Try
adding chives to the egg yolk mixture, or instead of bacon bits, put a green olive (whole or sliced)
on top of each egg.
Deviled eggs recipe:
6 hard boiled eggs, chilled, peeled and cut lengthwise
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste
real bacon bits
Carefully scoop yolks out of egg halves
Set egg white halves aside on a plate or a piece of waxed paper
In a bowl, mix together with a fork the egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and a dash of salt and
Fill the empty egg whites with the egg yolk mixture
Sprinkle a few bacon bits on top of each egg
Sprinkle a little paprika over the egg for effect
Set finished eggs onto a serving dish
(Yields 12 halves)
caring creatures, build and enrich strong family environments. They help to instill family values
and good character.
Housewife is an old term. It hails back to the days when one income could support the family in a
manner of comfort. It was also a time when women did not have equal rights. While these days
are long gone women views of working or staying at home, fall on both sides of the fence. The
decision to be a "housewife", or stay at home mom, is still preferred by many. Unfortunately,
income needs often necessitate going to work. Today, we celebrate and thank all of the ladies who
choose to stay home and tend to the house and family!
Some husbands celebrate this day by honoring their wives and thanking her for staying home for
the family during the child rearing years; without a doubt, our children grew up much better for
it. And, I benefited by the many sacrifices she made by staying home.
Housewife Day is also referred to as "Retro" Housewife Day.
Flower of the Day: Lavender
Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Roll
Although we are not able to locate the originator of this special day, we can suspect a housewife
created this day. By their very nature, housewives tend to stay out of the spotlight, and if a
housewife indeed created this day, it would be typical of her not to take credit. The other likely
creator is a husband. In this event, he simply wants to tell the world how lucky he is to have her.
Among other things, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was a heavy gambler. Montagu often spent many
long hours in London's gambling parlors. In 1762, he created the sandwich, by putting meat
between two pieces of bread. This allowed him to remain at the gambling table for long periods of
time. Obviously, the sandwich was named after him.
We invite you to bite into your favorite sandwich, for today is Sandwich Day. The sandwich is
truly a great creation. Sandwiches are a daily luncheon staple for millions of Americans.
We know a lot about the sandwich, how it was created and who it was named for, however we did
not find any information on who created Sandwich Day or when it was first celebrated.
Nonetheless, we are certainly grateful for the sandwich, and agree it deserves this special day of
Celebrate this special day by eating your sandwich of choice - consuming them at every meal! Be
bold and daring, and try a new sandwich, but do not forget to wash your hands first.
Happy Sandwich Day!
Over 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamen became the King of Egypt at the age of 9. He died at
the age of 19. He is commonly called "King Tut". The tomb of Egypt's "child king" was discovered
on November 4, 1922. The tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt's Valley of Kings.
King Tut's rule lasted a short nine years, from 1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C. The cause of his death is
uncertain. Murder and an innocent accident are the two main theories.
Celebrate this day by spending a little time with your nose in the Egyptian history books; learning
more about King Tut, along with the culture and times of Ancient Egypt.
Happy King Tut Day!
Conspiracy of 1605 in England. It was led by, you guessed it, Guy Fawkes.
In 1603, King James I took the throne in England. An avid Protestant, he began persecuting
Catholics in the country. He forbid Catholics from practicing their religion ,and punished Catholics
who did not convert to the Protestant church.
The Gunpowder Conspirators were a group of Catholics who sought to act against the king. They
plotted to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. They planned to do so, when the king and his
supporters were in the buildings. Their plot was uncovered on November 5, 1605. Thirty-six
barrels of gunpowder were found in the basement of Parliament. Guy Fawkes, the leader of the
conspiracy, was arrested and tortured until he confessed. He was arrested just as he was about
to ignite the gunpowder.
The people in England celebrate Gunpowder Day with fireworks and bonfires.
Although we know the origin of the cause for this special day, we do not know when this special
day began to be celebrated, but can assume it most likely began in the 1600s.
celebrate, as America now has a chance to save herself.
Over the years, some of us have voted for a Republican, but their lack of compassion was a
turnoff. When we needed them to help the guy who was - due to know fault of his own - down on
his luck, they turned their noses up and opposed him. It is our beliefs that it is no way to say
you love America when America includes ALL of The People in the United States of America.
Although we are aware that the disrespect for President Obama will continue, we feel that The
People have let it be known that they are too tired and not going to take it any more.
However, it should be noted that the presidential election is not as important as elections for
Congress and the Senate.
If you have not mailed your ballot, be sure to be in line at the polls before 7:00PM tonight!
If you are like me and find yourself going around in circles, feel hopeless and lost, not knowing
where I am and clueless, then this day is especially for you.
Being marooned without a compass for a day could be a good thing, as it cuts into our busy
lifestyles, leaving time for us to stop and just relax. Today, we can just kick back and enjoy
being marooned, as tomorrow will come soon enough to continue a fast-paced life.
Happy Marooned Without a Compass Day!
symphonic bands, marching bands and more. It is only fitting that this great instrument has a day
of recognition. The sax is made of brass.
The Saxophone was invented around 1840. Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker,
created it. Adophe Sax invented 8 types of saxophones: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor,
Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created was the Bass
A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004. It is the smallest
Some famous Saxophone Players:
Coleman Randolph Hawkins "Hawk"
Charlie "The Bird" Parker
Lester Prez Young
It is apparent why this day is celebrated today, as Adophe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone,
was born on this day in 1814.
Happy Saxophone Day!
improve your Cholesterol levels. So, bittersweet chocolate with almonds is good for you, right!?
On this special day, we will not question this logic...will you?
Happy National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day!
great folks at Wellcat.com.
According to it's creator, Wellcat.com, Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to
cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, "homey" odors. It is
celebrated in the month of November, as houses are closed up for the winter, and capture the
We hope you cook up a storm today, and have a very happy Cook Something Bold Day!
get right to it and learn about dunce caps and the creator of dunce caps.
Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.
Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from
brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning
potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of
the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the
perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be a dunce. There was a positive side to his use of
dunce caps. It motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the cap. Scholar critics
of his work derived the term "dunce" from his name and place of birth.
Although we know the origin of the term "dunce" and the dunce cap, we do not know when this
special day was first celebrated. However, you can celebrate this day by putting on a Dunce Cap
and have a very smart and educational Dunce Day!
calm down at work and home, along comes something to disrupt your life. Yes, disorder is
everywhere. Hectic schedules, changes to plans, unexpected tasks and chores, the list goes on and
on and on.
Chaos Never Dies Day recognizes the chaos in your life. You can best celebrate this day, by
recognizing that chaos never dies, but rather a way of life. You can partake in this special day,
by putting just a little order back into your life. You can start, by picking one thing that is really
disrupting your life, and change it for the better. On the bright side, if you think your life is
chaotic today, just wait until the holiday season arrives.
Click HERE to learn about a scientific Chaos Theory.
The creator of this day is unknown, but most likely their life was so chaotic, that he failed to
We hope you have a calm and serene Chaos Never Dies Day!
created during the Revolutionary War.
The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America, authorized the creation
of the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. It was later renamed the U.S. Marine Corps
and is often abbreviated as USMC.
The Marine Corps has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States.
If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or
retired, they deserve our thanks and appreciation.
United States Marine Corps' birthday!: The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of
the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the
mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of
seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United
States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy,
often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes;
however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch.
People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we
have not seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!? This day is intended to
remember the living. But, some people have used it to memorialize a loved one who is no longer
Here are some great ways to celebrate National Forget Me Not Day:
Send Forget Me Not Day Ecards to everyone on your email address book
Send Forget Me Not flowers to people you have not seen in a while
Give Forget Me Not flower seed packets to family and friends. This is very popular. The seed
packets are very inexpensive and easy to mail
Phone people you haven't seen in a while and wish them a happy National Forget Me Not Day.
(They will get the message.)
Flower of the Day: Forget-Me-Nots
the government of Indonesia to people considered to have made a significant contribution to the
fight for independence or the development of the nation.
The tradition of officially naming people Indonesian National Heroes began in the time of President
Sukarno. The first person awarded the title was Abdul Muis via Presidential Decision No. 18/1959
issued on August 30, 1959. With seven new National Heroes in November 2011, the total number
There are four types of National Hero:
National Independence Hero: the term used during the administration of President Sukarno
National Hero: used since the beginning of President Suharto's administration
Proclamation Hero: awarded to Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, who proclaimed Indonesian
Heroes of the Revolution: awarded to people killed by the September 30th Movement in 1965.
very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve
our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases,
they made the ultimate sacrifice.
This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954,
President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all
On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in
honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time
and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In
keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.
Veterans Day is a day not only to remember those who died in service to our Country, but also to
recognize those who continue to serve today.
Americans are encouraged to say thank you to those who fulfill this patriotic duty to maintain the
freedoms of our Country. This year, Veterans Day, November 11, 2012, falls on a Sunday.
There are numerous events across Colorado in the week leading up to the holiday, as well as
events on the day itself. Be sure to check your local listings for Veteran Day celebrations in your
area. In doing so, we can show our soldiers how much we appreciate them for their service - both
past and present.
The date of November 11th became a national holiday of remembrance in many of the victorious
allied nations - a day to commemorate the loss of so many lives in the war. In the United States,
President Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. A few years later, in
1926, Congress passed a resolution calling on the President to observe each November 11th as a
day of remembrance:
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary,
and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of
peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed; and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with
thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual
understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to
be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives
concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling
upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November
11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or
other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.
Click HERE for Veteran's Day Craft Projects
Veterans, do not forget to ask for your well deserved discounts at your local restaurants such as
Applebees, Texas Roadhouse and Famous Dave's BBQ. Additionally, there are free movies at your
local movie theaters, and discounts at your local grocery stores, coffee and donut shops as well as
U.S. Forest Service Centers. There are free car washes and gasoline discounts at places such as
Water Way and Autawash and other car wash outlets, along with free legal assistance to
veterans, service members and their families from The Colorado Bar Association.
Check your local listings for job expos that may include the US Forest Service, Target, Denver's
RTD, Hire Smart, Soft Tech Solutions, Excelsior Youth Center, Global Technology Resources, KBC
Advanced Technologies and Evolver. Call 303-623-2372 for additional information.
Colorado State University loves all Veterans and will host a free breakfast.
For additional information, click HERE.
For free counseling and claim-filing assistance, call 303-914-5570.
commemorate World War I and other wars. It is known as Veterans Day in the United States.
Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in
Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed
forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as
special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is
observed on November 11th to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in accordance
with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and
5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.)
World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of
remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I. This was
possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who
established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem
"In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in
World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
National Independence Day (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości) is a public holiday in Poland
celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of Poland's assumption of
independent statehood in 1918 after 123 years of partition by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
The foundation of the Second Polish Republic is considered a key event by many Poles. The
process of restoration of Poland's independence was gradual; the date chosen is the one on which
Józef Piłsudski assumed control of Poland. The Independence Day was constituted in 1937 and was
celebrated only twice before World War II. In the People's Republic of Poland (PRL) the national
holiday was moved to July 22 the day the PKWN Manifesto was issued. In 1989 the Independence
Day was moved back to November 11.
singing songs for candy.
Saint Martin's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, the Feast
of Saint Martin of Tours or Martin le Miséricordieux, is a time for feasting celebrations. This is
the time when autumn wheat seeding was completed, and the annual slaughter of fattened cattle
produced "Martinmas beef". Historically, hiring fairs were held where farm laborers would seek
new posts. November 11 is the feast day of Saint. Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman
soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man
who led a quiet and simple life. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in
half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of the cold. That
night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. Martin heard
Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clothed
obviously, this day was created for commercial reasons. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is a
celebration that is all about you. According to the creators of the book series of the same name,
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day was created as ".... a celebration of who you are, where you've
been, where you're going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there!"
We suggest you take this day as a celebration of the value and healing of chicken soup, especially
mom's chicken soul. Chicken soup has long been seen as remedial for colds, flues, and just about
anything that ails you. You cannot find that healing in a can, but only in homemade chicken soup.
Have a happy Chicken Soup for the Soul Day!
It seems appropriate to hold this day in mid November, as we approach Thanksgiving. Native
American Indians were very much a part of the first Thanksgiving feast. It is quite likely that
these puddings were served, and enjoyed, at that first Thanksgiving.
American Indian puddings are defined as a number of recipes of Native American Indian origin.
Generally, they include molasses and cornmeal, and backed apples were often an ingredient.
Although this today is noted as a National holiday, we have yet to find neither any congressional
records nor the creator of this day.
Make sure to enjoy your American heritage, and a dish or bowl of Indian pudding, as you celebrate
National Indian Pudding Day.
as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in
promoting more kindness around the world. It culminated in the "Declaration of Kindness" on
November 13,1997. With this declaration, a new and very special day was born.
World Kindness Day encourages us to be kind to others, helping to create a nicer, better world.
According to the World Kindness Movement website, World Kindness Day is intended to "build a
kinder and more compassionate world".
Use today as an opportunity to be kind to family, friends, neighbors, and others. You will find
kindness rubs off on others, and generates even more kindness.
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day.
I cannot understand why there is only ONE day to celebrate World Kindness Day, nonetheless, I
am glad someone thought about it.
It is easy to celebrate World Kindness Day, just be kind today and every day and see if it
the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his
displeasing looking daughter, so he created Sadie Hawkin's Day. On this day, a race was held and
all the single men were given a short head start. If a woman catches her man, he had to marry
Sadie Hawkins Day races and events grew in popularity during the course of All Capp's long running
cartoon. This cartoon made holiday largely died out after 40 years when the cartoon was
discontinued. However, I remember going to the Sadie Hawkins Dance while in High School.
Branstad established Operating Room Nurse Day.
Operating Room Nurse Day honors those important nurses, who care for patients before, during
and immediately after surgery. It is a very important role, during a period where a patient's
comfort and life is in another person's hands.
Show your thanks and appreciation to Operating Room Nurses by sending them a note of thanks.
and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation
(IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick
Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-
saving treatment for diabetes patients.
WHO estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. This number is likely
to more than double by 2030 without intervention. Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and
In India, the Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by
the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the
bright future of India.
Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural
performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may
perform songs and dances for their students. The State and the Central governments also make it
a point to showcase Children's films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the
country on this date. All over the country, various cultural, social, institutions conduct competitions
for children. Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun.
By recycling, it sends less material to the waste stream, and it results in consuming less of our
precious and limited natural resources.
According to the National Recycling Coalition America Recycles Day "is dedicated to encouraging
Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products".
Recycling is not difficult, as all you have to do is set aside containers for your recyclable goods
and arrange for pickup.
Use this special day to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling.
The world will thank you for it. Even if you practice recycling today, there is probably more you
can do and you are encouraged to look around your home, workplace or school and identify ways you
can practice recycling. Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too.
The Boy Scouts of America has the right slogan for this topic: "Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle".
According to a presidential proclamation by President George W. Bush, each person in America
produces about four pounds of waste every day!
President George W. Bush issued a presidential proclamation declaring November 15, 2004 as
America Recycles Day. The roots of this day does back to 1997.
Stephen M. Roberts in Austin, Texas says: "America Recycles Day was created in 1997 by Kevin
Tuerff and Valerie Davis of EnviroMedia. It was based on the successful Texas Recycles Day
program and brought together state recycling coordinators from throughout the country, along with
the US EPA, the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, the National Recycling Coalition,
the USPS, and the Steel Recycling Institute, among others. The day was created to raise
awareness of the need to recycle and to buy products made from recycled-content materials –
thus completing the loop."
the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Over the course of history, Philanthropists have made great contributions to those in need, and to
According to the official National Philanthropy Day website, this day is set aside to "recognize and
pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the
philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world."
Great philanthropist are known in history for their many and frequent monetary contributions, big
and small. Many of them do so in a quite way, not looking for recognition. While we commonly view
Philanthropy as a monetary contribution, the voluntary efforts at fundraising is also within the
definition of philanthropy. If you have little extra money to contribute, you can turn your labor
effort into charitable cash contributions by participating in fundraisers, thus making you a
breath each time you open it. Eww! At one time, everything in your refrigerator was once a
fresh, healthy food, ready for your consumption. It may have been a tasty leftover, intended for
later enjoyment, but unfortunately over the course of weeks or more, things get pushed to the
back of the refrigerator and slowly transform into something impossible to identify.
Celebrate Clean Your Refrigerator Day by cleaning it from bottom and bottom to top. When it
comes to food safety, remember the old adage, "When in doubt, throw it out!"
Although we have yet to find the creator of this day, it does seem fitting at this time of the
year to clean the refrigerator in time for Thanksgiving.
variety of buttons for your collection.
It is unclear as to why this day is recognized, as it can mean a celebration of the variety of
buttons, wear a multitude of buttons and/or collect buttons. Either way, you can celebrate this
day by collecting them and make a collage with your family and share the art with your friends.
Since we do not know the true meaning by the creation of this day, you can do any of the following:
Button Collecting and Display Day - collect and display clothing buttons
Button Up Day- 'cause it's cold outside!
Pushing Your Buttons Day - you're kidding me, aren't you!?
Belly Button Day - now, here's one that could be real fun
Belly Button Fuzz Day - it is amazing what you find in there
Wear Buttons Day - skip the political buttons. My favorite is a Smiley button.
However you choose to celebrate, have a Happy Button Day!
Day, and what a swell day it is going to be! Today, your bear and you get to have a "bear
Celebration. So, get out the party banners and balloons, make a cake, invite all of your teddy
bears and their human friends, too, and let the party begin!
Other days to spend with your Teddy Bear:
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
Teddy Bear Day
Have a happy Party With Your Bear Day!
Florida in 1997. Don was also known as "Peace guy"; a pretty good alias! Don Morris encourages
us as individuals, to play a role in making the world a better place and believes it starts with us.
He suggests we teach our children and others, in ways to promote peace, and avoid war. He also
invites us to write our county's leadership about our support for peace and world harmony, as
without peace, the consequences is tragic.
World Peace Day encourages us to be kind to others and teach others to be peaceful. Please do
your part to promote peace on this day. If we all act on this issue, we theoretically could make
war and strife obsolete.
but it is unfortunately periodic in nature.
The Leonids generally begin on November 13 and end on November 21, with maximum generally
occurring during the night of Novemer 17/18. The Leonids are barely detectable on the beginning
and ending dates, but observers are generally treated to displays of about 10 meteors per hour on
the night of maximum. About every 33 years, the Leonids enter a phase of enhanced activity that
accompanies the return of its parent comet. During these periods, rates can amount to hundreds
and even thousands of meteors per hour. The last such enhanced period occurred during the period
of 1998-2002 and the Leonids have been winding down ever since.
There are other, weaker meteor showers going on around the same time as the Leonids. The
Leonids move very fast. When you see a meteor, mentally trace it backwards. If you end up at
Leo then you have probably seen a Leonid meteor!
love to send and receive E-cards, as they are fun as well as free! So, hop on an electronic
greeting card site and send a few animated cards today. However, do not just limit the fun to
today, as online greeting card sites have cards for every day of the year.
Start the celebration by getting the ball rolling and send out E-cards, and then you will find that
many of the recipients will send you one back.
It appears that the Homemade Bread Day Committee of Montague, Mi, sponsors this special day.
Although their website is unknown, we have yet to uncover more information about this special day.
Bread has been made for thousands of years and it is estimated date its origin back to 5000
10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the world of specialty
baking and holiday baking. People just do not have time to bake home made bread anymore, so we
quickly "run" to bakeries and grocery stores for our bread needs. The arrival of automatic bread-
makers has created a small resurgence of home made breads, especially specialty breads.
The purpose of this day is easy to understand: make home made bread and encourage others to
make tasty and nutritious bread. So, take a little time out of your busy day and make some
bread; your nose, your taste buds, and your whole family will be glad you did.
Click HERE for a Homemade Bread Recipe.
Happy Homemade Bread Day!
shape. Hikes are distinguished from walks, in that they are taken in the woods, hills, mountains,
or somewhere else in a nature setting. Hikes not only give you exercise, they also provide scenic
sites and vistas, that are good for relaxation of the mind and soul.
There is some reference to this as National Tell Your Boss to Take a Hike Day. We think it likely
evolved out of Take a Hike Day. We have found no factual information whatsoever, on this
derivation of Take a Hike Day. We also believe that telling your boss to "take a hike", may not
be healthy to your employment situation.
Some people have suggested that this day be used to tell someone to "take a hike". We leave this
use of this interpretation up to the reader! However, it is our belief that we should use this
special day to take a hike, alone or with others. You will be glad you did.
movement, which was formed from young Latvian students and intellectuals. Abolishing of serfdom
made opportunities for Latvians to get education. Education is seed of national growth. Latvians
gathered in unions, made their own schools and organized cultural activities. Because of success of
national unions Russian enforced Russification suffered defeat. Latvians spoke in Latvian actively
and became politically active. However in last decade of 19. century left ideology was also present
in Latvia. Such persons as Jānis Pleikšāns (Rainis) and Peteris Stučka was main socialist leaders of
The revolution in 1905. was first sign of Latvian national awaking. Although the main force in
revolution was Latvian social-democrats whole revolution was made against foreign oppression. The
attacks on German mansions and calls for Latvian autonomy had national character. Next crucial
point was First world war. In 1915. German army invaded Latvian territory. 567 000 people fled
Latvia to Russia. It was a catastrophic situation when half of Latvian population left their
homeland. Nationally minded refugees organized self-support committees in all Russia. Only Jewish
refugees were more organized than Latvians. German army stopped near Riga and stayed there
until 1917. To fight Germans Latvians organized national rifleman regiments. Latvians gathered
under Russian banner to protect their land. This was a birth of Latvian national military.
Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of
individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of
IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give some gender balance." She added that UNESCO
was looking forward to cooperating with the organizers.
The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boys'
health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role
models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their
achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family,
marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic
International Men's Day is celebrated in over 60 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago,
Jamaica, Australia, India, China, United States, Romania, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom,
South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark,
Norway, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts
and Nevis, St. Lucia, Grenada and Cayman Islands, on 19 November, and global support for the
celebration is broad.
or Borinquen which means: "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord" or "land of the great
Today this word -used in various modifications- is still popularly used to designate the people and
island of Puerto Rico. The Taíno Indians, who came from South America, inhabited the major
portion of the island when the Spaniards arrived. The Taíno Indians, lived in small villages,
organized in clans and led by a Cacique, or chief. They were a peaceful people who, with a limited
knowledge of agriculture, lived on such domesticated tropical crops as pineapples, cassava, and
sweet potatoes supplemented by seafood.
great folks at Wellcat.com.
As we began to research this day, we expected to find that this day was intended to recognize
that everybody has a bad day once in a while. Au Contraire!!!!
Believe it or not, Have a Bad Day Day was created to encourage us to wish people to have a bad
day. The intent is to have sales people stop saying to their customers "have a good day", and
replace it with "have a bad day".
At this point, we must remind you that we do not create special days or their meaning. We only
report to you those that exist and this is truly the meaning and intent of this day, as stated by
So, in keeping with the intent of this day, we hope you Have a Bad Day!
extensive research, and have found that there are several Children's Day observances around the
Universal Children's Day: Observed on November 20th each year. In 1954, the UN General
Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an
"appropriate" day. We are not sure, but perhaps each country did.....at various different dates
during the year. The resolution was adopted on November 20, 1954.
International Children's Day: The second Sunday in December. This is a joint initiative between
UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is a day when
broadcasters "tune in to kids".
World Children's Day: Always November 20th. This is a day McDonald's uses as a fundraiser
for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The first official WCD was held on November 20th, 2002
and was celebrated around the world as a way to celebrate children and benefit RMHC chapters
around the world. This now annual celebration is officially held on November 20th each year,
however fundraising opportunities often extend beyond the day.
Children's Day in Japan: This is a national holiday in Japan celebrated on May 5th. Started in
1948, Children's Day is a festive day to celebrate your child's life. The holiday is believed to
have begun in china where they would hang medicinal herbs to ward off childhood diseases. In
Japan, it is often celebrated by giving children kites and hanging streamers. In Japan, the
Children's Festival was originally called the "Boy's Festival" while the girls had the "Doll Festival".
Children's Day in other countries is celebrated in other countries, often on different dates and
with varying customs.
Regardless, have a great celebratory Children's Day with family and friends!
Today is truly a Beautiful Day in every way, shape and form. The world is filled with ugliness, so
a day like today is refreshing, and eye-appealing, and is filled with beautiful sights, sounds and
We have yet to find the creator of this beautiful day, but here is part fact, part speculative
reasons this day was created:
A song by the band U2 is titled Beautiful Day
The Beautiful Day monster appeared on Ed Sullivan and later Sesame Street. The monster
created mayhem and chaos, in his attempt to ruin a beautiful day
Its creator wanted to create and enjoy the perfect, beautiful day
The Beach Boys song It's a Beautiful Day
However or whatever your beliefs, we have decided to just kick back and enjoy this beautiful,
God given day!
Have a lovely Happy Beautiful Day!
Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent
error, or just through surfing the net, you have stumbled upon this special, senseless day; how
Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Do not sit back waiting for something absurd to happen.
Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it, but
whatever you do, do not try to make sense with it.
Have a wonderful, mind boggling and absurd Absurdity Day!
revolution that ran from 1910 to 1920. The revolution was begun by the arm struggle against
dictator/president José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori called for by Francisco Madero.
November 20th is in fact the holiday however, like many other countries when the holiday falls on
a weekend the following Monday will be celebrated as a holiday. This year expect banks,
government offices and many businesses to be closed on Monday November 21, 2011. Major
shopping chains are usually open.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to
memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of
transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued
violence endured by the transgender community.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a
transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in
November 20. It commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, when a small Argentine army
stood against an Anglo-French navy that broke into the Paraná River, against the will of the
Argentine Confederation. Although the battle itself ended with an Argentine defeat, the losses of
Britain and France in the whole military campaign were so high that they both surrendered to Juan
Manuel de Rosas. It was enacted as a national observance in 1974, following a request from the
revisionist historian José María Rosa, and promoted into a national holiday in 2010.
Brian McCormack, a Ph.D. graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, and a
graduate of Harvard University created world Hello Day in 1973. They continue to promote this
global event. World Hello Day was created during the 1973 conflict between Egypt and Israel.
The creators of this day, Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack believe your efforts can help
to promote global peace. They believe it starts with communications, hence the greeting to ten
The objective of World Hello Day is to promote world peace. The theme of this day is "Greet ten
people for peace". It is really easy to participate in World Hello Day: Simply, say hello to the
people today, and then voice your concern for world peace.
So, let us all make a difference. Get out on the streets today, and say "Hello" to at least ten
For more information, visit the creators' website, World Hello Day.
For some unknown, yet wacky reason, the creator of this day thought it would be fun to encourage
Did you do it or not? If you did, mum's the word for today. However, if you did not do it, then
today is your day to offer up a false confession.
Caution: While this day sounds like a lot of fun, use caution while participating, as a false
confession can get you in a heap of trouble in a hurry. So, please do not make any false
confession that will cause injury or harm to you or others.
Here are a couple of our do's and don't's as examples:
Do not falsely confess to a crime
Do not falsely report someone lost, killed or injured
Do not falsely confess a relationship or love affair
Do confess to kissing your dog on the lips
Have a happy False Confession Day.
As the holidays approach, life becomes chaotic, and perhaps a bit stressful. Take a breather,
and go for a relaxing ride. You do not need a destination to enjoy this day, but you certainly can
bring family or friends along for company.
The means of transportation can be anything. Sure, a car, bus, or motorcycle ride may
immediately come to mind, but here are some other ideas that may prove more fun than the
Take a sleigh ride
Ride a horse
Ride a horse-drawn carriage
Snowmobile rides are always "cool"
A bicycle is a great, way to ride and exercise
A boat ride, if your are a warmer climate
A plane ride to a sunny vacation spot
Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Go For a Ride Day!
remembrance of the liberation from the French Mandate which was exercised over Lebanese soil
for over 23 years.
Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England.
When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and
eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes.
Have a wonderful Eat a Cranberry Day!
Celebrate this day by eating cashews. Eat them any way you like: plain or salted, as a snack or in
a recipe. Eating them is all there is to participating in National Cashew Day.
We believe that this day will truly be all that's its cracked up to be. In a nutshell, this day is a
lot of fun.
and political activist. The soldiers who fought under Maister's command in northern Slovenia
became known as "Maister's fighters" (Slovene: Maistrovi borci). Maister was also an accomplished
poet and self-taught painter.
general Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army over the Mughal army at the
battle of Saraighat in 1671.
Yes, it is basically a fancy word for a sundae, and it is usually served in a fancy glass.
Celebrate this day by eating Parfaits. While chocolate is by far the favorite, use your imagination
to create a wide range of single and mixed flavors.
Savor your favorite flavor of parfait, as you enjoy National Parfait Day.
northern South America. It borders French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, Brazil to the
south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. Suriname was first colonized by the British, and
captured by the Dutch in 1667, who governed it as Dutch Guiana until 1954. The country of
Suriname achieved independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 25 November 1975.
Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles, and the Netherlands itself have cooperated on a basis of
equality since 1954.
feast was a three day affair. Life for the early settlers was difficult. The fall harvest was
time for celebration. It was also a time of prayer, thanking God for a good crop. The Pilgrims
and the Indians created a huge feast including a wide variety of animals and fowl, as well as
fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest. This early celebration was the start of today's
holiday celebration. Like then, we celebrate with a huge feast.
Today, most of us enjoy Turkey with "all the trimming". The "trimming" include a wide variety of
foods that are a tradition for your family. Those traditional foods often replicate the foods at
the first Thanksgiving feast. While others, are traditional ethnic or religious group's recipe, or a
special food item that your family always serves at Thanksgiving dinner. Then, to top it off,
pumpkin pies, apple pies, an even mince meat pies are bountiful around the table. American
Thanksgiving traditions revolve around a huge and lavish meal, usually with Turkey as the
centerpiece. For those who do not like Turkey, a Roast or Prime Rib is common.
Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving. Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to
As tradition has it in most families, a special prayer of thanks precedes the meal. In many
homes, family members will each mention something they are very thankful for.
After the first Thanksgiving, the observance was sporadic and almost forgotten until the early
1800's. It was usually celebrated in late September or October. In 1941, Congress made it a
national holiday and set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.
HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING!!!!!!
If we all heed this reminder, there is no doubt the mall and stores will be mobbed. There is no
shortage of fun, crazy, wacky and special days. Some of them are a little "wackier" than others
are. As we pondered this special day, we realized if you need a special day this time of year, to
remind you to do your holiday shopping, then it is not just this special day that is a little wacky…
So, just in case you were not thinking about it, please remember to do your holiday shopping.
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who
originated it, but suspect this day has its roots in Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and
the busiest shopping day of the year.
Internet sites are almost evenly split, as to the date of this special day. Almost one half lists it
on the 25th. With the other half recording it on the 26th, and a very slight majority have it on
the 26th. Therefore, without any insight from the creator of this day, we go with the majority
on the 26th.
Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Shopping Reminder Day.
special day, and was first celebrated in 1992.
Buy Nothing Day is a 24-hour moratorium on holiday shopping, and was created as protest against
the commercialism of this most sacred of holidays.
This holiday is celebrated in Canada, the United States, and some European countries.
If you are tired of the commercialism of Christmas, then this special day is for you. Aside from
abstaining from shopping on this day, we suggest you reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas
and remember what this season is really all about.
shopping days of the year. In case you did not know, the other busiest shopping day is the day
after Christmas when throngs of shoppers, on holiday vacation, mob the stores to use gift
certificates they received, and to exchange merchandise.
Why Black? In the world of accountants, red signifies a loss, and black signifies a profit. For
many retailers, the Christmas holiday sales season represents one half to three quarters of their
annual sales. Often, retailers are losing money , until holiday sales begin. Holiday sales formally
begin on the day after Thanksgiving. So, Black Friday represents that turning point from a loss
towards big profits!
While retailers appreciate your hard-earned dollars, we need to hold on for one minute and learn
a lesson or two from financial guru Ms. Melanie Hobbson:
Toys are cheapest right before Christmas, not on Black Friday
Televisions are cheapest during the months of December and February
There is no reason to stand in long lines on "Black Friday" when most stores already have "price
matches". Therefore, you will find the cheapest price when matching/beating another store's price
Seventy percent of "Black Friday" deals are found online
Originally, "Cyber Monday" was created because people did not have high speed internet at
home, so they would go to work and shop on line, thus the name "Cyber Monday." Since most
people currently have high speed internet at home, there is no reason to wait for "Cyber Monday"
to find the best deal, as you can find the best deal online any day of the week.
Broadway musical Pins and Needles, opened on this day in 1937, at the Labor Stage Theater in
New York City. Harold Rome wrote this play. The International Ladies Garment Workers' Union
produced it. Union members made up the cast. It ran for 1108 performances, once holding the
record for longevity.
The real purpose of Pins and Needles Day is to commemorate the opening of the pro-Labor play
Pins and Needles on Broadway on this day in 1937. Over decades of time, people lost track of the
original meaning of this day.
Today, most people look upon Pins and Needles Day, as a nervous and anxious day. It is a day of
eager anticipation, as we await an event or for something to happen. One could argue that kids
are on pins and needles from now until Christmas, as they nervously wonder if they have been good
enough to receive a visit from Santa in a few weeks.
Of all the special days on the calendar, this is a nerve-racking day. You are on pins and needles
until that special future event successfully unfolds, and if it does not, well we will just think
We hope you have a happy, calm, and relaxing Pins and Needles Day!
The 228-day mission of Mariner 4 brought the spacecraft within 6,118 miles of Mars on July 14,
The planet Mars is referred to as the "Red Planet" because it appears red in color. Red Planet
Day honors our celestial neighbor, the fourth planet in the solar system.
Is Mars truly red in color? Scientists debated this question, even after the Mars Rovers landed
and began to explore the planet. The lenses used to take photos are tinted.
On Red Planet Day, take a few minutes to look upwards into the sky, and gaze at our neighbor.
Hopefully, you will have a cloudless night sky for viewing and able to recognize this day by reading
up about Mars, and viewing pictures of it. (There are plenty of pictures online.)
Basic Facts about Mars:
Fourth Planet from the Sun
Mars gets it's name from the Greek word "Ares", the God of War
Often visible to the naked eye
Distance from the Sun: average 136,764,000 miles
Rotation around the Sun: 687 days
Rotation period: 1.026 Earth days
Gravity: 1/3 of Earth
Size: 7th largest planet, about 1/10th the mass of Earth
Temperature range(F): -207 to +81 degrees
your own, so get started, so we can see how good of an artist you are!
This is a crafty day. It is very popular in grade schools, and art classes where you can make your
own head. You can use clay, paper mache, draw or sketch your head. You can make a picture with
paint, charcoal, or crayon. Be creative and add a hat to your head.
Happy Make Your Own Head Day!
1908 and 1910, which were directed at opposing the Young Turk policies of consolidation of the
Ottoman Empire. Following the eventual weakening of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans, Serbia,
Greece and Bulgaria declared war and sought to aggrandize their respective boundaries on the
remaining territories of the Empire. The territory of what is now Albania was invaded by Serbia
in the north and Greece in the south, restricting the country to only a patch of land around the
southern coastal city of Vlora. The uprisings of 1910-1912, and the Montenegrin, Serbian, and
Greek invasion of Albania, led to the proclamation of independence by Ismail Qemali in Vlora, on
November 28, 1912. The independence was recognized by the Conference of London on July 29,
Today is a great chance to get out and "Dosey Do" with your partner, as it is indeed Square
English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S.,
a caller was added to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western
rural areas, and with senior citizens.
Couples square dance in circles or square formations. Square dancing is lively, quick and lots fun
while getting some exercise. Medical sites and journals speak to its health benefits for people of
The U.S. Square Dancing History can be found HERE!
their lives as a way of fighting for pride and glory for the Philippine Islands, they are called
The Philippine heroes are the people that have fought for freedom and independence. Many of the
Philippine heroes were revolutionaries in the fight for independence against Spain. One of them was
Andres Bonifacio. Andres Bonifacio was a Filipino revolutionary leader and patriot, known as the
"Father of the Philippine Revolution." He was one of the founders and organizers of the
Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan.
courtesy of the great folks at Wellcat.com. According to Wellcat.com, the objective is to call in
"well" to your work. It is as simple as that!
Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day is today. Even if you feel okay today, it is a day to
celebrate by staying at home. However, make sure your boss verifies that all is well before you
take this day off. Just because you say all is well, does not mean he/she says all is well.
Following the concept of this day could get you a reprimand or cost you your job. Therefore, we
recommend you use extreme caution and good judgment.
Have a happy Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day.
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day (Scots: Saunt Andra's Day,
Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish
Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday.
Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of
Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
In Germany, the feast day is celebrated as Andreasnacht ("St Andrew's Night"), in Austria with
the custom of Andreasgebet ("St Andrew's Prayer"), and in Poland as Andrzejki ("Andrew's").
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calendar. This anomaly has existed for over 2000 years. In the old Roman
calendar, (which was only ten months long) November was indeed the
ninth month. But this changed when two months were added on to the
year, and subsequently, in 153 B.C. the Roman Senate moved New Year's
Day to January 1st. Curiously, the names of the numbered months were
not changed to account for their new positions.
November replaced Blotmonað in the Old English Calendar. For them, this was the "blood month" when animals were
sacrificed and slaughtered for preservation through the winter.
November began with 30 days, but Numa Pompilius, the second King of Rome, took a day away in about 700 B.C. Julius
Caesar added the day back when he reformed the calendar in 46 B.C. July and August had been named for the first two
Roman Emperors, Julius and Augustus. The Roman Senate offered to change the name of November to "Tiberius". He
wisely refused saying, "What will you do if you have thirteen emperors?"
November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length
of 30 days.
November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the
November is a month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore,
November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.
November starts on the same day of the week as February in common years, and March every year.
November ends on the same day of the week as August every year.
In November in the Northern Hemisphere the cycle of the seasons becomes most obvious as the harvest is complete and
the plants are in their winter mode. It is seen in literature either as a fun time of approaching holidays or as a precursor to
the final denouement of December.
Most celebrated November holidays:
|The festivities of Black History Month are no longer recognized however, it is now a historical event that will
be celebrated every single day for the next 365 days.
Happy Black History Day!!!!
Joseph Cinqué, leader of the Amistad mutiny
(quoted in the New York Sun in 1839.)
March 9, 1841 - Would you rather die than lose your freedom? More than 150 years ago, a
group of people from the West African country of Sierra Leone answered yes to that
After being abducted from their home Country by Portuguese slave traders and placed on
the schooner Amistad, 53 of the Africans followed the lead of Joseph Cinqué in a revolt
against the ship's crew.
son of a chief.
On March 9, 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court freed the 35 Africans who survived the mutiny and cleared the way for their return home.
ordering him to sail the ship back to Africa. Instead, the navigator guided the schooner
northward, where it was discovered drifting off the coast of Long Island and was then
dragged into New London, Connecticut, by the U.S. Navy.
President Martin Van Buren, who wanted to gain the political support of pro-slavery voters,
wanted Cinqué and his followers to stand trial for mutiny, but a judge disagreed and
ordered the government to escort the Africans back to their home country.
The fight between Cinqué mutineers and President Van Buren did not end there. In an
appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, former President John Quincy Adams argued that the
Africans on the Amistad were illegally enslaved and "were entitled to all the kindness and
good offices due from a humane and Christian nation."
The court agreed, and Adams's victory in the Amistad case was a significant success for the
movement to abolish slavery. The movie "Amistad" was made about this case.
|Black Historical Quotation
|According to Connie Schultz, all Americans – Black, white, red, green and yellow - should revisit “Roots.”
Click HERE for Connie Schultz’s “Watching Roots in 2010.”
|November's Black History Events
people to Black history links. Well, my answer is simple: Out here, there is a
lot – too many – Black youngsters who do not know their history – mainly
Black history. I want them to know. It is important to me that they know.
Yes, it is important to me that everyone embraces God and I appreciate most
– but not all – biblical postings. When or if I said ‘all biblical postings,’ I would
set myself up for a controversial religious dialogue and I do not want that, so I
leave that up to those who actually study the Word.
Anyway, when it comes to Black history, I find that my generation and those
that follow have not taken time to teach our children about Black African
American history. When juveniles join gangs because they are searching for a
family and/or say ‘they have never had anything, so why should they be about
anything.’ Well, I want – need – them to know that it is not true. There are
plenty of Black African americans who struggled and made something out of
nothing, and these youngsters can do the same.
unthinkable and climb to immeasurable heights.
I need us and all Americans to know the history of Black African Americans, their plight, their fight and their
I am proud to be a Black African american and I hope, want and need our young Black brothers and sisters to be just
as creditable; embracing their Blackness.
To quote the late James Brown, “Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud!”
|Celebrating Black History
|Black History Links
"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow."
- Elsie N. Brady
|November's Birth Flower is Chrysanthemum:
flowers. It is a native of China, whence it was introduced to Europe. The first
chrysanthemum in England was grown at Kew in 1790, whither it had been sent by
Mr. Cels, a French gardener. It was not, however, till 1825 that the first
chrysanthemum exhibition took place in England. The small-flowered pompons, and
the grotesque-flowered Japanese sorts, are of comparatively recent date, the former
having originated from the Chusan daisy, a variety introduced by Mr. Fortune in
1846, and the latter having also been introduced by the same traveler about 1862.
afford a wide choice in color, form, habit and times of flowering. The incurved Chinese kinds are severely neat
looking flowers in many shades of color. The anemone-flowered kinds have long outer or ray petals, the interior or
disk petals being short and tubular. These are to be had in many pleasing colors. The pompon kinds are small
flowered, the petals being short. The plants are mostly dwarf in habit. In the single varieties the outer or ray florets
alone are large and attractively colored.
|November's Birthstone is Topaz:
brown to yellow color is classic but is confused with the less valuable citrine, which is
sold under the name topaz. The blue topaz that is often confused with aquamarine is
rarely natural and is produced by irradiating and then heating clear crystals. The
structure of Topaz is controlled by a chain like structure of connected irregular
octahedrons. These octahedrons have an aluminum in the middle surrounded by four
oxygens. Above and below the aluminum are the hydroxide or fluoride ions. The
chains of octahedrons are held together by individual silicate tetrahedrons but it is
the octahedron chains that give topaz its crystalline shape.
Topaz is the hardest silicate mineral and one of the hardest minerals in nature. However, it has a perfect cleavage,
which is perpendicular to the chains and is caused by planes that break the weaker Al-O, Al-OH and Al-F bonds. None
of the stronger Si-O bonds cross these planes.
Topaz crystals can reach the incredible size of several hundred pounds.
Topaz can make very attractive mineral specimens due to their high luster, nice colors and well formed and
Color is clear, yellow, orange, red, blue and green
Luster is adamantine to vitreous
Transparency crystals are transparent to translucent
Crystal System is orthorhombic; 2/m 2/m 2/m
Crystal Habits include a prismatic crystal with usually two different prisms that produce a rounded or sharp
diamond-shaped cross-section. The termination is typically capped by a dome forming a roof like top. Another
dome can modify the termination producing a point at the juncture of the two domes. A basal pinacoid can flatten
the prisms termination or truncate the top of the domes. The pinacoid, multiple domes and occasionally
orthorhombic pyramid faces can produce a complex, multifaceted and well formed termination. Topaz can be
granular and massive.
Cleavage is perfect in one direction, basal
Fracture is conchoidal
Hardness is 8
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.4 - 3.5+ (above average)
Streak is white
Associated Minerals include quartz, tourmalines, micas, brookite, cassiterite and fluorite
Other Characteristics: index of refraction is 1.61 - 1.64. Prism faces maybe striated lengthwise
Notable Occurrences include Minas Gerias, Brazil; Pakistan; San Diego Co, California; Ural Mountains, Russia;
Mexico and the Thomas Range, Utah
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, density and hardness
Middle English: Novembre
Latin: Novembris mensis "nineth month"
(November Fact: Novembris had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days after Julius, it became 30 days long.)
|November is Black History Month
|Joseph Cinqué led a group of
would-be slaves to mutiny
|Thanksgiving is the holiday on which we thank God for His bounty and blessings. Thanksgiving, with its
displays of pumpkins and pilgrims is one way Americans proclaim their love of Country. Yet, the true origin of
Thanksgiving and all its celebration reveal an unsettling combination of myths and facts.
First, pilgrims did not introduce the tradition; American Indians had observed autumn harvest celebrations for
centuries before the first Europeans arrived on the continent.
Second, although George Washington set aside days for national Thanksgivings, it was President Abraham
Lincoln who proclaimed the day a national holiday back ion 1863.
Ironically, this was the same year he issued his historic "Emancipation Proclamation" which symbolically at
least, freed more than five million Black people from slavery. Although the first "official" November
Thanksgiving was the first holiday that all Black people in America were able to give thanks for being free from
the chains of servitude, no public connection was made between the two events.
Lincoln dud not make any religious connections to the Thanksgiving holiday. His motives were purely
nationalistic. Having divided the Nation over the slavery issue, and the ensuing Civil War, Lincoln felt the
Union needed all the patriotic fervor that such a holiday observance could engender. While Black people were
the primary justification for proclaiming a national Thanksgiving holiday, no symbolic forms of Blackness have
ever been associated with the holiday. And, not until after the 1890's were American Indians included in the
tradition. Moreover, no one used the term "Pilgrim" until the late 1870's. Probably the only truth about
Thanksgiving, as it is commonly practiced, is that it started off as a homage to patriotism and has remained as
|The First Thanksgiving?
|November Holiday Celebrations
Isaac Hayes - "Chocolate Chip"