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    International Youth Day

    International Youth Day is a United Nations holiday celebrated annually on August 12th. Also called World Youth Day, this date is recognized through worldwide events that discuss the ever-evolving role of the youth in global development, economics, socialization and peace. On top of that, International Youth Day also celebrates the achievements of outstanding members of this age group. Significance of Global Youth The United Nations considers the world youth to fall between the ages of 15 and 24. While this age group makes up almost a fifth of the global population, the number is expected to rise in developing nations,...

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    National Aviation Day

    When is National Aviation Day? National Aviation Day has been celebrated every year on August 19th since its enactment in 1939. The date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of aviation pioneer Orville Wright. Not only does this holiday represent the work done by Wright and his brother Wilbur, but it’s an all-encompassing holiday for every aspect of aviation. Americans take the time to celebrate the achievements made possible through the history of aircraft and passenger flights. Aviation History On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made aviation history. Not only did they successfully fly an aircraft, but this...

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    National Dog Day

    Prepare to pamper your pooch! August 26 is National Dog Day. Founded in 2004, this holiday celebrates pups of all kinds and serves to remind everyone just how many dogs need homes. How can you take part on this dog-gone great day? Spend Time with Your Pet Think of the everyday things that you do with your dog. Take your puppy to the park, go for a walk or just sit and cuddle. Even though this is a ‘holiday’, you don’t necessarily need to go over-the-top to celebrate. If you don’t have time to bake a doggie dessert (but, wouldn’t...

National Dog Day

Prepare to pamper your pooch! August 26 is National Dog Day. Founded in 2004, this holiday celebrates pups of all kinds and serves to remind everyone just how many dogs need homes. How can you take part on this dog-gone great day? Spend Time with Your Pet Think of the everyday things that you do with your dog. Take your puppy to the park, go for a walk or just sit and cuddle. Even though this is a ‘holiday’, you don’t necessarily need to go over-the-top to celebrate. If you don’t have time to bake a doggie dessert (but, wouldn’t...

Challah Bread For Rosh Hashanah

All over the world, folks celebrate the Rosh Hashanah by baking challah bread, a braided bread prepared for special holidays and the Sabbath.  Since it's also traditional to eat apples and honey when ringing in the Jewish New Year, why not combine traditions and bake an apple-honey challah bread? Here's how:   APPLE-HONEY CHALLAH BREAD INGREDIENTS 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/2 c. + 1 tsp.  honey, divided 1/3 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs, beaten 1 egg yolk, beaten 1 1/2 tsp. salt non-stick oil spray (such as Pam) 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 1/2 lemon 1 egg,...

Patriotic Pretzel Sparklers

Here's a fun snack idea for your 4th of July barbeque - Kids of all ages will enjoy these edible sparklers. Ingredients Long rod pretzels White chocolate, melted Sprinkles in red, white and blue Directions Break white chocolate into a deep bowl or tall coffee mug. Melt chocolate in the microwave. Holding one end of the pretzel rod, dip the other end into white chocolate about 2/3rds of the way down. Sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles over the wet chocolate. Invert to harden in a wax paper-lined cup. Keep pretzels cool in the fridge until ready to serve. Author...

Countdown to Father’s Day

Did you know that many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14? Former President George W. Bush, himself a father of two, agrees. As he wrote in the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Father’s Day. “By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.” Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted...

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day Administrative professionals are essential in virtually all sectors of businesses and institutions. Their contributions are celebrated annually on Administrative Professionals Day. This holiday was founded in the United States, but other countries celebrate it, too. It is recognized in conjunction with Administrative Professionals Week, formerly known as National Secretaries Week. Date of Celebration In the United States, Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on Wednesday within the last full week of April. This same week is also Administrative Professionals Week. In 2013, Administrative Professionals Day is slated for observance on April 24th. Many other countries and communities around...

Earth Day

Earth Day April 22nd may just seem like any old day to many people. To others, this is better known as Earth Day. It is one of the few environmental holidays around that celebrates our planet across all countries. The holiday has activism in its roots, although it is a widely peaceful holiday. Earth Day serves as an important reminder that not doing anything impacts the environment just the same as harming it. History In the late 1960s, people were becoming more aware of their surroundings along with many of the atrocities that were taking place. This was also the...

Ascension Day

When is Ascension Day? Ascension Day is a Christian holiday that observes the ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven. It is celebrated on the 40th day of the Easter season, which takes place 39 days after Easter Sunday. Also referred to as the Feast of the Ascension, it is another important holiday to Christians as they pay tribute to their Savior as they await his return. History of the Holiday According to the Holy Bible, Jesus was crucified on the day the Christian Church now recognizes as Easter Sunday. It wasn’t until 39 days later, however, the Jesus rose into...

World Day for Cultural Diversity

When is World Day for Cultural Diversity? World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a holiday dedicated to the acceptance and embracing of diversity across all cultures. Also simply known as World Day for Cultural Diversity, it is observed every May 21st with the support of the United Nations. This is an educational holiday to promote peace and tolerance across cultures. History of the Holiday At the turn of the century, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) saw an opportunity to broaden its reach in cultural awareness across the world. During a General Assembly...

World Migratory Bird Day

When is World Migratory Bird Day? World Migratory Bird Day is a holiday established to protect migrating birds, as well as all of their habitats. Unlike other traditional holidays, World Migratory Bird Day is actually held over two days. It falls on the second weekend of May every year. Why Protect Migratory Birds? Migratory birds refers to the species that travel to other regions as seasons change. Hence, this is where the American term “south for the winter” comes from. At the season’s end, the birds flock back to their native regions. World Migratory Bird Day was established to help...

Holy Saturday

When is Holy Saturday? Holy Saturday is the Saturday after Good Friday, and before Easter. All of three of these days hold individual significance to Christians. Easter Sunday is the day Jesus rose from his tomb, but Christians commemorate Holy Saturday as remembrance of him lying in the tomb. A Brief History Holy Saturday represents both the joy and the sadness experienced by many Christians around the time of Easter. While they express joy in the life and sacrifices made by Jesus, his death is certainly a tragic event. The name of “Good” Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, expresses...

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