Category Archives: Holidays

April Fools’ Day 2015

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Today is April Fools’ Day. Let’s have some fun. This link goes to a site that lists the 100 top April Fools’ Day hoaxes.  For example, this is the number one hoax, in their opinion:

April 1, 1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.” Even the director-general of the BBC later admitted that after seeing the show he checked in an encyclopedia to find out if that was how spaghetti actually grew (but the encyclopedia had no information on the topic). The broadcast remains, by far, the most popular and widely acclaimed April Fool’s Day hoax ever, making it an easy pick for number one.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all our friends!

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Super Pi Day 3.14.15, etc., etc., etc. …

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Today, March 14, 2015, is Pi Day:

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

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Happy Birthday to George Washington, Our First President

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Today is George Washington’s birthday.

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Fat Tuesday 2015

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Today is Fat Tuesday:

Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday,” has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

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Valentine’s Day 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

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Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. At one time, this president was honored in many states with a declared holiday on the day of his birth. Children were excused from school. Many places of businesses gave their employees the day off. Then that holiday was combined with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday and renamed President’s Day.

Contrary to what many falsely believe, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Honest Abe was the very first Republican president!

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