Day: February 13, 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

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Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year. Book Giving Day has few organised events. Instead, individual volunteers are encouraged to give a favourite book or books to children. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations. The organisers of Book Giving Day support the holiday by sharing par
Today Special – 14th February 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

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There are countless ways for chocoholics to indulge their passion, but there are those among us who hold a special place in their hearts for cream-filled chocolates, and Cream-Filled Chocolates Day has been created with these people in mind. There’s just something about snapping through the outer layer of chocolate and letting that luscious creamy centre melt on your tongue; nothing else compares! Whether it’s strawberry, butterscotch or peppermint you crave, there’s a flavour to satisfy anyone’s taste. So is there any reason not to celebrate this most delicious of holidays? We think not! The History of Cream-Filled Chocolates Day The concept of cream-filled chocolates was actually based on the first, simple pralines made in the 17th century by a sugar industrialist named Marshal du Pe
Today Special – 14th February 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

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Pet Theft Awareness Day is meant to call attention to the importance of pet identification methods. It is a day for considering just how much the presence of an animal can enrich a family and also the responsibility that goes with it. It is a day that encourages those with pets to take steps to ensure the animal’s security and their own peace of mind. Launched in 1988 by the Last Chance for Animals organisation, Pet Theft Awareness Day is aimed at educating animal owners in keeping their pets safe from thieves. With almost 2 million pets being stolen annually in American alone, the threat is real. Two options are to have pets micro-chipped or tattooed, which can provide an opportunity for some group bonding. An indelible imprint denoting who belongs to who can bind a couple and their pe
Today Special – 14th February 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

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Donor Day is a holiday that celebrates all those people who have helped save people’s lives by donating blood, marrow, tissue, and even organs. It’s a holiday that drives home exactly how amazing and giving the human spirit is because it pays tribute to so many people who have donated of themselves, often to help save the life of someone they’ve never met. So, how can you celebrate Donor Day? It’s quite easy, and don’t worry because you don’t have to go out and actually find someone who needs an organ. You can take a small step by donating some blood, which is a completely painless process. However, your blood could be instrumental in saving someone’s life because blood transfusions are responsible for saving millions of lives annually. Finding out where you can donate blood is relativ