Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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When you think about reading in the bathtub, does it bring back memories of childhood soaks with your favorite comic books? Perhaps you think about the scolding by the Librarian when you tried to return the book that got away – and took a plunge into the bathwater? It’s time to make new memories on Read in the Bathtub Day! Grab your favorite book or device (I admit I read my digital books in the bath – carefully of course!) and get ready for a relaxing soak. History of Read in the Bathtub Day It is easy to imagine the first person to read in the bathtub to be some noble reading off scrolls in a tiny tub as they tried to figure out how to rule their realm. Possible, but perhaps that joy came later when tubs, indoor plumbing, and lighting made the task a joy rather than a chore? It is no
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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If you’ve never had molasses, then Molasses Bar Day would be the perfect and most apt day to try it! Molasses, or treacle in British English, is essentially a thick sugary syrup made from sugarcane or sugar beets that contains large amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium. Beet molasses is 50% sugar by weight, and sugar is sometimes extracted from beet molasses through molasses desugarization. Cane molasses is more commonly used in cooking. The History of Molasses Bar Day The word molasses actually comes from the Portuguese word “melaco,” which evolved from the Latin “mel,” meaning “honey.” This sticky and sweet stuff has been used as far back as the 1500s as a sweetener for food. There are a wide variety of uses for it in cooking; for cookies, gingerbread, sauces, dark rye breads, beer
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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Operas have been captivating audiences since the sixteenth century, and this highly revered art form continues to gain new enthusiasts today. An opera is a piece of performance art that combines music with text, and is often a dramatic enaction of a story, complete with acting, scenery and costumes. There is no better time to celebrate your passion for opera than Opera Day. If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Opera Day is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend. If this isn’t an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home. Try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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Oh good, you’re laughing already! I know you think that it is a silly excuse to have a holiday but think about it! Laughing helps in everything. It even helps in tediously dry and boring moments. Don’t tell me you haven’t had the rogue giggle attack in a moment of seriousness! Have you ever had to excuse yourself just to leave the room before that giggle attack takes over? Heaven help you if your friend is in the room. You do know that a friend in close proximity increases the potency of those giggles, right? History of Laugh and Get Rich Day The creation of Laugh and Get Rich Day had only your best interest at heart. The day is about encouraging laughter so that the effects can be felt across all areas of life. Science has proven that laughter actually can be medicine. Those who are i
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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When you hear about flying kites, do you automatically hear the Mary Poppins song in your head? If you don’t then you obviously haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying that lovely movie! Take the time to watch it and you won’t be disappointed. But we were talking about Kite Flying Day! Yes, it is a holiday I promise! So, get down into your basement and dig out that kite you have not looked at in years. It’s time to get out into the fresh air! History of Kite Flying Day Kites have been bringing joy and relaxation since the 5th century in China. Kites are made of different parts that when working together allow for the high-flying tricks that we all love to watch. Those parts are the wings, tethers, and anchors. The kite is designated as a heavier-than-air craft that is tethered with wing s
Today Special –  7th February 2018

Today Special – 7th February 2018

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Are you the friendly one in your neighborhood or are you more the crank? Well today it doesn’t matter as this is the day that is all about fresh beginnings. It’s Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day! Don’t laugh, this is a real holiday…really! Instead of getting…or giving… that one fingered wave as you walk by to get in the car, today open that hand and wiggle all your fingers as you wave. You may just be surprised at the result. You might even get a new beginning! History of Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day People have been dealing with their neighbors since the dawn of days. It is difficult to get ahead in life if you can’t get ahead in your relationship with those who live around you. The creation of this seemingly silly day had a higher motive than to make you gig
Today Special –  7th February 2018

Today Special – 7th February 2018

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We all have different types of friends. Some are like family and some are more aptly described as acquaintances. No matter how we describe them, they each play a role in our lives. We can recall with clear vision our good and bad moments with each of them. Today is Send a Card to A Friend Day. It’s your chance to tell them exactly what they mean to you and why. This is not about a phone call or an email. This is a day to send a card… in the mail! Yes, there still is a person who delivers physical letters and cards! They come down your block every day…check it out! History of Send a Card to a Friend Day Since our days have become filled with every kind of electronic communication that you could dream of, the art of penmanship and letter writing has begun to fade into a memory. Don’t thi
Today Special –  7th February 2018

Today Special – 7th February 2018

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When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward. – Andrea Thompson There’s something magical about going to ballet. The music, the outfits, the utter passion of the dance as the ballet artists lose themselves to the performance, all of it comes together to create a beautiful, otherworldly experience for those in attendance. There is an almost magical power in their graceful movements across the stage, like flower petals on a stiffening breeze. Ballet Day encourages you to get out and see the ballet again, or for the first time if you haven’t already. History of Ballet Day Ballet found its origins during the Renaissance throughout Italy and France, though it had yet to evolve into the form we know it today. The
Today Special –  6th February 2018

Today Special – 6th February 2018

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Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day is an annual celebration observed on February 6th of every year. The internet has become a vital tool in everyday life of anyone. It is unquestionably an amazing invention in the field of technology. The Internet has changed the way we gather information, communicate with others and more of technology things. A coin has its two sides, and similarly, the internet has its positives and negatives. The boon of the internet has a very big list as most of our private lives and information are transferred over the internet are not often safe. It is much right when it comes to the children. Safer Internet Day reminds us to promote the safe and positive use of the digital technology for the children and young people and protect them from the dangers as to
Today Special –  6th February 2018

Today Special – 6th February 2018

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National Frozen Yogurt Day National Frozen Yogurt Day is celebrated on February 6 of every year. Frozen Yogurt is a frozen dessert made with yoghurt, and sometimes other dairy products will be added. It is an ice cream, and since using milk instead of cream, it is lower in fat. Recently it is termed as low- fat or light Ice Cream as it differs from Ice milk and regular soft serve. Frozen Yogurt may contain some live and active bacteria cultures. Hence National Frozen Yogurt Day is a perfect day to enjoy the tart taste of Yogurt with your family members, friends, and even co-workers. History of Frozen Yogurt Day The creator or inventor of National Frozen Yogurt Day was still unknown. People in the Middle East and India are eating Yogurt for nearly four millennia, and it was brought