Day: January 31, 2018

2nd February, 2018… Candlemas day

2nd February, 2018… Candlemas day

Candle- what? Candlemas! Have you heard this holiday spoken about but never really understood what it is? Let’s fix that right now! There are two answers that mostly depend upon which way you want to look at it. First is the Christian viewpoint, then there is the more ancient viewpoint of how the day was celebrated before Christianity came about. We’re going to take a look at both views so that you can understand it all and then find a way to make Candlemas a part of your yearly celebrations. Ready? Let’s getting cracking and find out more! History of Candlemas Near the end of the winter season, as ancient people looked forward to the planting season of spring, many different cultures found ways to celebrate this shift from the cold and dark days to a happier and more productive time
2nd February, 2018… Wear Red Day

2nd February, 2018… Wear Red Day

Red, it’s powerful and scintillating, and the color of that most vital fluid that pumps through our hearts. The right red dress can really fire up your appearance, making you stand out in a crowd and drawing the eye. It can also help support an important cause, bringing awareness to a disease that kills thousands of women every year, Heart Disease. Wear Red Day is your chance to help spread the word about Heart disease, and make sure that your friends and family can start taking the first steps to heart health. History of Wear Red Day The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute established this campaign to help bring awareness to the fact that 610,000 people die every year from heart disease, making it the most lethal disease in the United States, and around the world. The sources of
2nd February, 2018… Sled Dog Day

2nd February, 2018… Sled Dog Day

Running through snow all day, every day, pulling a sled that can weigh hundreds if not thousands of pounds—that’s a sled dog’s job. Don’t you think they might deserve a little recognition? February 2nd is the official holiday of the sled dog that we can safely say man would not have managed very well at all without. The History of Sled Dog Day Sled dogs are thought to have evolved in the mountainous regions of Northern Asia over 35,000 years ago, but are thought to have started actually pulling sleds for people about 3,000 years ago, when hunting and fishing communities were forced to move further up north to Siberia. From there, they made their way to Lapland, Alaska, Canada and even Greenland. Historical references to actual dog harnesses far outdate the first European contact with t
2nd February, 2018… World Wetlands Day

2nd February, 2018… World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is a great excuse to go tromp around in your nearest wetland, but it’s also a great chance to take a moment to think about the environment. Have a seat and let’s take a look at the wetlands and why it is important to have a day in their honor. Do you know what exactly a wetland is? A wetland can be defined as land that contains marshes or swamps. History of World Wetlands Day The first time this holiday was celebrated was in 1997. Each year a new theme is selected and that is the focus of all the celebrations for that year. Some of the past themes have been “No wetlands, no water”, “Fish for tomorrow?” and “Healthy wetlands, healthy people”. World Wetlands Day brings awareness and remembrance of the Convention on Wetlands of 1971. The convention and the world wetland