Today Special –  10th February 2018

Today Special – 10th February 2018

”I didn’t invent the rainy day. I just own the best umbrella.” Jimmy Fallon Everyone is familiar with the site of an umbrella, they’re present whether you live in the hottest of climates or the coldest. They’re there to keep the rain off on a blustery day, and there to protect you from sunburn on a warm and sunny one, there’s simply no day that isn’t a perfect Umbrella Day! So of course there’s a holiday to honor this ever useful, ever fashionable and essential piece of travel gear. History of Umbrella Day Umbrella Day celebrates this useful device that has been with us for quite a long time, and has served every purpose from practical to fanciful since its creation. Just how long has the umbrella been with us? Long enough that it’s permeated every culture across the globe, and ori
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

Pizza Day, your time to get your pizza eating game on! Yes, you heard correctly! A whole day – 24 happy hours – to celebrate that yummy carb that almost no one can do without! From the humble beginning to today’s gourmet offerings pizza has captured the heart and stomachs of people around the globe. Do you like the traditional cheese and pepperoni? Are you more adventurous and need to show that in your pizza toppings? Now is time to show the world! History of Pizza Day You can say that Pizza Day started in the 10th century in Naples, Italy. This is when records first show the presence of pizza. It started out as a simple flatbread spread with sauce and sprinkled with cheese. I bet the women who most likely made this as a creative snack for their families had no idea the sensation that
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers. – J. K. Rowling The Internet has been an amazing invention that has undoubtedly change the world in more ways than we can think of. Not all of those ways, unfortunately, have been positive. We can connect to people faster, find things easier, and transfer information at the speed of light. These very boons of communication can become the bane of safety. So much of our private lives and information get transferred over the internet, Safer Internet Day reminds us to protect ourselves from the dangers there and make the internet a little safer for everyone. History of Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day came to exist officially in 2012, when the US Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission decided it was time to
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

Toothaches are no fun, and so you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Toothache Day exists. Don’t be alarmed, though. This day is certainly not about celebrating the dreaded toothache. No way! Instead, Toothache Day is actually more about education and awareness and helping people learn how to prevent them happening to begin with and how best to make them go away, and quick! It is so important that we learn how to take care of our teeth and not only get rid of nasty aches but also stop them coming back or turning into something more serious, and Toothache Day is a great opportunity to promote and celebrate health, share knowledge and fill your brain with info and facts in a fun and silly way. One thing is for sure though, there will be no sugary candy or soda involved! Sourc
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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