Today Special –  6th February 2018

Today Special – 6th February 2018

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National Lame Duck Day National Lame Duck Day is an annual fun celebration observed on February 6th of every year. A lame duck is a term currently used in politics. However, a lame duck is a phrase originated in a field that far away from the politics. Lame Duck refers to the person or a group of elected officials who are nearing their tenure and will no longer be running for the political office again. i.e., the successor of the elected official has already been elected, and the reelection is no longer a possibility for that officials. National Lame Duck Day honours and recognizes anyone who is on their way out of their tenure or their elected office. History of National Lame Duck Day The founder and the year from when the National Lame Duck Day has been in the celebration are un
5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

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Get out your tiara…wait no! It’s not that day. It is Western Monarch Day. It is a day to celebrate the Western Monarch butterfly. It travels from place to place but this day specifically we give thanks for their return to the central California coast. Why is this so important? It is important to watch and make sure that they do return. The monarch butterfly is facing a terrific decline in numbers. Many conservation groups are calling for it to be protected as an endangered species and claim that the number of declines could be as high as 90%! History of Western Monarch Day The Monarch butterfly is a stunning mix of grace and beauty. With rich tones of gold, red, yellow and orange they fly across the landscape and take over the job of pollination. They somehow know when it is time to mo
5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

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My two favorite things combine to make Chocolate Fondue Day! What does fondue conjure up when you hear it? I think melty, creamy, hot cheese that you dip a variety of bread and meat into. So, hold the phone, Chocolate Fondue Day? Oh yes! Get your dipping tools ready because it is time to melt down some great chocolate and get to work. I know you can do it, you can, right? History of Chocolate Fondue Day I’m sure that there has been chocolate fondue forever but now it has its own day. A full day of devotion! 24 hours of guilty pleasure for all the chocoholics out there. There is no guilt to be had when you are merely celebrating a holiday! That is what we tell ourselves during the winter holidays, so why not now? Makes perfect sense to me. What exactly is fondue you may ask? Fondue is
5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

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Happiness is a warm taste of hazelnut spread on a warm flaky pastry! That hazelnut spread is known across the world as Nutella. It can be spread on toast or put into the center of pastries or other baked goods. I don’t know about you but I have been known to consume it simply with a spoon or finger! Don’t laugh! I’ve seen others use pretzel sticks to get their taste of it or even potato chips! I’m sure if you are a fan you have your favorite way to get your Nutella fix! World Nutella Day is the day to share all your ideas with the world! History of World Nutella Day World Nutella Day was first celebrated in 2007. The idea for the day came from Sara Rosso who was an American blogger who was living in Italy at the time. What made her think to start World Nutella Day? Why her love of the
5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

5th February, 2018…Today’s Special

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Quick! Look out your window, what is the weather like? Go on! Go look. Is it doing what your weatherperson told you before you left the house this morning? I hope you had positive results in our little quiz! Most city’s television stations have not just one weatherperson like in the past, but highly trained meteorologist’s that form a weather team. Their accuracy has become a thing of pride and highly competitive with the others in town. History of Weatherman’s Day Weatherman’s Day helps to honor those who work in the field of meteorology from the storm spotters to the people you see on camera. Did you know that the history of measuring weather in the United States of America goes back to 1774? John Jefferies is one of the first to make weather observations and record them. He did this
3rd February, 2018… Take Your Child To The Library Day

3rd February, 2018… Take Your Child To The Library Day

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Do you remember that feeling of a cozy welcome when you went to the library as a child? The excitement of finding some new adventure around the next stack of books? The feeling of success when you finally understood the Dewey Decimal System? Or was it the smell of the print on the pages of the books that kept you coming back? These memories are something that not many children are being introduced to since almost everything is on the internet. On Take Your Child to The Library Day it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure your child can close their eyes and conjure these memories as well. History of Take Your Child to The Library Day Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta are co-chairpersons of the Take Your Child to The Library Day intuitive. Nadine created the idea to make a fun way to br
3rd February, 2018… Lace Day

3rd February, 2018… Lace Day

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When I don’t know what to wear, I wear black lace. – Carine Roitfeld Lace… It’s the very image of delicacy and allure, elegance and fashion. When we think of sexy lingerie, it may involve silk and satin, but it’s always trimmed with lace. Lace Day celebrates this elegant fabric and the history and skill of its production. There are still those who make it today by hand, and Lace Day goes out to celebrate them and their continuation of this amazing art form, rather than letting it fall to the reign of machines. History of Lace Day Lace Day’s history is the history of lace, which is as convoluted and interwoven as the substance itself. Italians say it was created there in 1943 by a Milanese family by the name of Sforza. The Flemish claim is founded on a painting from 1485 where a pries
3rd February, 2018… Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

3rd February, 2018… Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

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Eating ice cream for breakfast is basically every little kid’s dream. Well, that and being able to have pizza for dinner every single day. But even if you aren’t 8 years old, you have to admit there’s something fun about the idea of having a big ol’ bowl of ice cream first thing in the morning. So why not celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day this year? The History of Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was created in the 1960s by housewife Florence Rappaport from New York—the exact year is unknown, but it is suspected that it could have been 1966, as an enormous blizzard had hit that area that year. The idea behind the day was simply that Florence’s 6 children were exceptionally bored one cold and snowy February morning, and she had to some up with something to ent
3rd February, 2018… Carrot Cake Day

3rd February, 2018… Carrot Cake Day

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Who doesn’t love a nice warm piece of carrot cake with creamy frosting starting to melt! Oh my, it is my kind of sweet heaven! When I found out that Carrot Cake Day is an actual thing, you can be sure I did a happy dance! 24 hours, one whole entire day to do nothing but give this often-overshadowed dessert it’s due! So, are you with me? Are you dancing in your seat just waiting to learn more about this culinary celebration? Don’t you worry I have everything you need to know. History of Carrot Cake Day Carrot cake is a lovely creation that evolved out of the Medieval favorite called carrot pudding. Through times in history when access to sugar was non-existent or very hard to come by, people have used sweet vegetables to make their desserts sweet. This has been as recent as during World
2nd February, 2018… Candlemas day

2nd February, 2018… Candlemas day

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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