October 20 days to celebrate.....
When : If you ever want to get confused about when a holiday is held, this is the one. We've done extensive research, and what we have found is there is really a number of Children's Day observances around the world. Here is a recap of what we've found, with the most common listed first:
Universal Children's Day- Observed on November 20th each year. In 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an "appropriate" day. We are not sure, but perhaps each country did.....at various different dates during the year. The resolution was adopted on November 20, 1954.
International Children's Day- The second Sunday in December. This is a joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It's a day when broadcasters "tune in to kids".
World Children's Day- Always November 20th. This is a day McDonald's uses as a fund raiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The first official WCD was held on November 20th, 2002 and was celebrated around the world as a way to celebrate children and benefit RMHC chapters around the world. This now annual celebration is officially held on November 20th each year, however fundraising opportunities often extend beyond the day.
Children's Day in Japan- This is a national holiday in Japan celebrated on May 5th. Started in 1948, Children's Day is a festive day to celebrate your child's life. The holiday is believed to have begun in china where they would hang medicinal herbs to ward off childhood diseases. In Japan it is often celebrated by giving children kites and hanging streamers.
In Japan, the Children's Festival was originally called the "Boy's Festival" while the girls had the "Doll Festival".
Children's Day in other countries is celebrated in other countries, often on different dates and with varying customs.
It's also Beautiful Day
Today is truly a Beautiful Day in every way, shape and form. The world is filled with ugliness. So, as day like today is refreshing, and eye appealing. It's filled with beautiful sights, sounds and smells.
But, wait a minute. Just what was Beautiful Day created for? We have yet to find the creator. In addition to what we found in our research, we can only speculate as to the intent of this day.
Isn't it totally absurd? Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face.
Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent error, or just through surfing the net, you've stumbled upon this special, senseless day.....how absurd!
Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don't sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don't try to make sense with it.
A male turkey is called a tom, a female is a hen, and a youngster is a poult. Only male turkeys, or toms, can gobble!
Ben Franklin recommended that the turkey replace the eagle as our national bird.
The loose red skin attached to the underside of a gobbler's beak is called a wattle, and the fleshy flap hanging over the beak is called a snood. Both change color when the male gobbler is excited!
Yes, turkeys can fly, albeit short distances.
Turkeys perched on trees and refusing to descend indicate snow. –Old weather proverb
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." ~Thomas Jefferson
"I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong." ~Samuel Goldwyn
"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much." ~Robert Louis Stevenson
10 days until Yellow Sweater Day