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NATIONAL VIRTUAL VACATION DAY

When March 30th arrives, so does National Virtual Vacation Day, reminding us all to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate no matter where we are.

Vacations restore our minds, bodies, and souls. Studies show that taking a vacation lowers the risk of heart disease. They also help hone our problem-solving skills and promote overall brain health. Furthermore, we’re more satisfied with the money spent on vacations than on material goods.

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by BNEXT
VR Headset Compatible with iPhone & Android Phone – Universal Virtual Reality Goggles – Play Your Best Mobile Games 360 Movies with Soft & Comfortable New 3D VR Glasses | Blue | w/Eye Protection

by BNEXT

However, virtual vacations do not require money, packing, or transcontinental flights. All you need to achieve a virtual vacation is your imagination and free VR apps or a VR headset. Check out some of the tours on Google and Google Earth. Most do not require a VR anything.

If you’re stuck at home and looking for some culture or educational activities that are fun for the kids? Make sure you check out some of the most prestigious museums in the world without leaving your couch.

If you can dream it, you can achieve a virtual vacation. Enjoy an exciting African safari. Or hike the exotic Amazon rainforest. Then hit the beach in Bali, or join in the festivities at Mardi Gras. Explore a space vacation if you dare! Adventurers to armchair travelers thrill at the possibilities.

HOW TO OBSERVE #VirtualVacationDay

There’s never been a better time than now to explore a virtual vacation. We’ve scored some VR tours to get you started and will continue to add more. While exploring, be sure to share your virtual vacation with others. Take a tour of your favorite places and learn something along the way. Grab some snacks for the ride, too!

As Social distancing and so many places are shut down due to Coronavirus, now is a great time to enjoy the many offerings, while keeping you and your family safe and healthy. Today is National Doctor Day.

Make sure to thank all our medical and first responders on the front lines. Their work helps keep our families safe. As it is NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY

Learn more about virtual vacations and all the ways to enjoy one at Terrance Talks Travel http://terrancetalkstravel.com/virtual-vacation-day/.  Share your favorite virtual holidays using #VirtualVacationDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL VIRTUAL VACATION DAY HISTORY

Terrance Talks Travel founded National Virtual Vacation Day in 2016 to share the genius and potential of Virtual Vacations.

The Registrar of National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed annually on March 30th.

About Terrance Talks Travel

TerranceTalksTravel.com shares cheap travel tips, affordable adventures, and little-known travel resources—and includes an archive of all Terrance Talks Travel: Über Adventures podcasts. Additionally, you can download dozens of free travel reports at www.terrancetalkstravel.com.

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Mar 15 NATIONAL KANSAS DAY

On March 15, National Kansas Day recognizes The Sunflower State.
Magnificent herds of bison, elk, mule deer and antelope roamed the vast open plains populated by Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee and many other tribes. The region became a part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Generations of travelers came to Kansas as the country expanded. From the Corps of Discover in 1804 to the Pony Express, all the roads in Kansas seemed to point westward.
Railroads brought rapid settlement to the territory and with it the divisive decision for citizens regarding statehood. Would Kansas be free or slave? The debates turned so vicious, the territory earned the name “Bleeding Kansas” before entering the union as the 34th state and free.

Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 Hardcover – October 21, 2002

by Craig Miner (Author)
Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 Hardcover – October 21, 2002

by Craig Miner (Author)

With the railroads, ranching, livestock, and agriculture grew. The verdant, fertile soil of the Kansas farmland made the state the Breadbasket of the World.
Frank L. Baum even depicted farm life for one young girl named Dorothy in his books about a place called Oz. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz took the world by storm, especially when Hollywood put Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton and Billie Burke in the cast. There was indeed no place like home, no place like Kansas.

Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more  Format: Blu-ray
Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more 

One of the most critical decisions in Civil Rights history took place in Topeka, Kansas. The appeal of Brown vs. the Board of Education was brought before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1954. What had started with groups of parents and teachers in all-black schools in communities across the country had finally culminated in a final decision. Separate but equal violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice Hardcover – November 10, 2016

by Susan Goldman Rubin  (Author)
Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice Hardcover – November 10, 2016

by Susan Goldman Rubin  (Author)

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalKansasDay

Discover the trails and byways of Kansas! Follow the Yellow Brick Road, find an adventure and history or explore the back roads. Dive into barbeque while listening to live jazz. Celebrate National Kansas Day with us! Use #NationalKansasDay to share on social media.

Hidden Treasures


Coronado Heights Castle – Lindsborg


Dorothy’s House and Land of Oz – Liberal

World’s Largest Ball of Twine – Cawker City

Geographical Center of the Contiguous United States – Lebanon

World’s Largest Czech Egg – Wilson


Bessie Anderson Stanley – Writer – (1879 – 1952)

Bessie Anderson Stanley - He Has Achieved Success - 11x14 Unframed Typography Book Page Print - Great Gift and Decor for Poets, Artists and Home Under $15

by Personalized Signs by Lone Star Art
Bessie Anderson Stanley – He Has Achieved Success – 11×14 Unframed Typography Book Page Print – Great Gift and Decor for Poets, Artists and Home Under $15

by Personalized Signs by Lone Star Art

Clarence Batchelor – Cartoonist – (April 1, 1888 – September 5, 1977)


Hattie McDaniel – Actress – (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952)

Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel Kindle Edition

by Carlton Jackson  (Author)
Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel Kindle Edition

by Carlton Jackson  (Author)

Buster Keaton – Actor – (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

The Buster Keaton Collection - Volume 1 (The General / Steamboat Bill, Jr.) [Blu-ray]

Blu-ray

Buster Keaton (Actor, Director, Writer), Marion Mack (Actor), & 2 more
The Buster Keaton Collection – Volume 1 (The General / Steamboat Bill, Jr.) [Blu-ray]

Blu-ray

Buster Keaton (Actor, Director, Writer), Marion Mack (Actor), & 2 more

Amelia Earhart – Aviator – (July 24, 1897 – January 5, 1939)

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart Kindle Edition

by Candace Fleming  (Author)
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart Kindle Edition

by Candace Fleming  (Author)
Amelia

Hilary Swank (Actor), Richard
Donat
Amelia

Hilary Swank (Actor), Richard Donat (Actor)  


Aaron Douglas – Painter – (May 26, 1899 – February 2, 1979)

Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance Paperback – June 1, 1995

by Amy Helene Kirschke (Author)
Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance Paperback – June 1, 1995

by Amy Helene Kirschke (Author)

William Inge – Playwright – (May 3, 1913 – June 10, 1973)

Life of William Inge: The Strains of Triumph Hardcover – June 1, 1989

by Ralph F. Voss  (Author)
Life of William Inge: The Strains of Triumph Hardcover – June 1, 1989

by Ralph F. Voss  (Author)

Gwendolyn Brooks – Poet – (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000)

The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: (American Poets Project #19) Hardcover – November 17, 2005

by Gwendolyn Brooks (Author), Elizabeth Alexander (Editor)
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: (American Poets Project #19) Hardcover – November 17, 2005

by Gwendolyn Brooks (Author), Elizabeth Alexander (Editor)

Charlie Parker – Saxophonist – (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955)

Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker (Music in American Life) Hardcover – August 23, 2013

by Chuck Haddix  (Author)
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker (Music in American Life) Hardcover – August 23, 2013

by Chuck Haddix  (Author)
Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns JAZZ Collection Charlie Parker 
Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns JAZZ Collection Charlie Parker 


Robert Altman – Film Director – (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006)

Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Zuckoff Mitchell (2009-10-20) Hardcover Hardcover 
Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Zuckoff Mitchell (2009-10-20) Hardcover Hardcover 


Harrison Ford – Actor – (July 13, 1942 -)

Harrison Ford a Biography Hardcover – June 1, 1992

by Robert Sellers  (Author)
Harrison Ford a Biography Hardcover – June 1, 1992

by Robert Sellers  (Author)
Harrison Ford: The Films Hardcover – February 4, 2005

by Brad Duke  (Author)
Harrison Ford: The Films Hardcover – February 4, 2005

by Brad Duke  (Author)

Basil Poledouris – Composer – (August 21, 1945 – November 8, 2006)

The Film Music of Basil Poledouris

Basil Poledouris (Author) 
The Film Music of Basil Poledouris

Basil Poledouris (Author) 


Lynette Woodard – Basketball coach – (August 12, 1959 – )

Lynette Woodard: The First Female Globetrotter (Sports Stars) Paperback – October 1, 1986

by Bert Rosenthal  (Author)
Lynette Woodard: The First Female Globetrotter (Sports Stars) Paperback – October 1, 1986

by Bert Rosenthal  (Author)

Melissa Etheridge – Singer/Songwriter – (May 29, 1961 – )

The Truth Is... My Life in Love and Music Hardcover – June 19, 2001

by Melissa Etheridge  (Author), Laura Morton  (Author)
The Truth Is… My Life in Love and Music Hardcover – June 19, 2001

by Melissa Etheridge  (Author), Laura Morton  (Author)

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TOLKIEN READING DAY

Celebrated around the world on March 25th, Tolkien Reading Day is a favorite among fans of the renowned author. 

J.R.R. Tolkien (Jan. 3, 1892 – Sept. 2, 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor.  He was best known as the author of the classic works The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings and The Silmarrillion as well as Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham. However, he has published more than 30 books, several posthumously. The author has sold more than 150 million copies of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and that number continues to grow. 

The Silmarillion by Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Silmarillion by Tolkien, J.R.R.

The day encourages readers of all ages to explore the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and learn more about the author. With over 30 published works, he had a lot to say and not just about hobbits, though many are on medieval order.

Tolkien [Blu-ray]

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Nicholas Hoult (Actor), Lily Collins (Actor), & 1 more
Tolkien [Blu-ray]

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Nicholas Hoult (Actor), Lily Collins (Actor), & 1 more

HOW TO OBSERVE #TolkienReadingDay

Can you doodle like Tolkien? Check out the video below. He was an avid crossword puzzler, too. While reading Tolkien’s amazing adventures, learn more about the master. Take out your markers and pens. Draw up the creatures or doodle an amazing realm from your imagination. What will you create?

Here are other ways to participate from home:

  • Create your own map of Middle Earth.
  • Download and print this Tolkien word search puzzle. Can you find all the Middle Earth words?
  • As you’re reading one of Tolkien’s books, make a list of all the new words you encounter.
The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien (Actor), Prescilla Tolkien (Actor), & 1 more
The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien (Actor), Prescilla Tolkien (Actor), & 1 more

Read some of Tolkien’s works and use #TolkienReadingDay to post on social media. For Lord of the Rings books and movies click here.


TOLKIEN READING DAY HISTORY

The Tolkien Society created this observance in 2003 to encourage the readings of J.R.R. Tolkien. They chose the date of March 25th because it matches the fall of Sauron in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

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NATIONAL OREGON DAY

On March 8, National Oregon Day recognizes the 33rd state to join the union.

Today join the International Women’s Day celebrations.

Also known as The Beaver State, Oregon’s climate enjoys the warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley. More extreme temperature ranges are experienced in Oregon’s high desert.

Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Mollalla, and others settled along the Columbia River Gorge, Klamath Basin, and points east. Many of the first European explorers to arrive sought the elusive Northwest Passage
The Corps of Discovery Expedition followed the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. They would winter at Ft. Clatsop. Soon, pioneers would follow along what would become the Oregon Trail.
The gorge was created from volcanic lava flows and glacial floods.

The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Library Binding – July 1, 2013  by Matt Doeden  (Author)
The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Library Binding – July 1, 2013

by Matt Doeden  (Author)

Windsurfers flock to the Columbia due to the powerful, steady winds off of the Cascade Mountains. Kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor adventures can be found up and down the Gorge, but its icy crown is Mt. Hood. The Stratovolcano’s last eruption occurred in 1865 and was named after Lord Samuel Hood.

South along the Cascade Range, a sleeping volcano forms the mysterious Crater Lake.  A well-planned hike along the trails to the remote brilliant, blue waters of the deepest lake in the U.S. is worth the effort. The pristine volcano is a wonder to see. Eastern Oregon takes on the color of a sunset in the undulating Painted Hills near Mitchell.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOregonDay


Explore all the wonders of Oregon!  Join National Day Calendar in celebrating the 33rd state’s history, people and culture. Uncover hidden treasures and explore Oregon’ diverse landscapes!

Use #NationalOregonDay to share on social media.

Chief Comcomly – Tribal Leader – (1765 – 1830)

An expertly skilled navigator and negotiated, Chief Comcomly overcame the loss of an eye. The leader of the Chinook Indians, Comcomly traded with many different companies over his lifetime. During the Corp of Discovery Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark recorded in their journals their impressions of Comcomly, the village and the surrounding area.

Tsin-is-tum (Jennie Michel) – Folklorist – (1814 – 1905)


George Dantzig – Mathematician – (November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005)

The Basic George B. Dantzig (Stanford Business Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 15, 2003  by Richard Cottle (Author)
The Basic George B. Dantzig (Stanford Business Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 15, 2003

by Richard Cottle (Author)

Minoru Yasui – Attorney – (October 19, 1916 – November 12, 1986)


Linus Pauling – Chemist – (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)

How to Live Longer and Feel Better Paperback – May 1, 2006  by Linus Pauling  (Author)
How to Live Longer and Feel Better Paperback – May 1, 2006

by Linus Pauling  (Author)

James Beard – Cook – (May 5, 1903 – January 21, 1985)

American Masters: James Beard DVD
American Masters: James Beard DVD

Bill Bowerman – Coach – (February 19, 1911 – December 24, 1999)

Bill Bowerman's High-Performance Training for Track and Field (Third Edition)
Bill Bowerman’s High-Performance Training for Track and Field (Third Edition)

Beverly Cleary – Author (April12, 1916)

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The World of Beverly Cleary Collection – 15 Book Ultimate Boxed Set! Ramona and More! (Beverly Cleary) Paperback – Box set, 2010

by Beverly Cleary

Douglas Engelbart- Engineer – (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013)

Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (Writing Science) Hardcover – December 1, 2000  by Thierry Bardini  (Author)
Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (Writing Science) Hardcover – December 1, 2000

by Thierry Bardini  (Author)

Steve Prefontaine – Athlete – (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975)

Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Paperback – March 15, 1997  by Tom Jordan  (Author)
Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Paperback – March 15, 1997

by Tom Jordan  (Author)

Hidden Treasures

The Great Salt Lick – Baker City

Enchanted Forest – Turner

The Wreck of Peter Iredale – Warrenton

Haystack Rock – Cannon Beach

Mills End Park – Portland

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.  According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133.

It's Our Day Women's Day 8 March: International Women's Day 2020 Notebook/Journal Gift, #EachforEqual, Empowerment Women, IWD2020, 8 March, Happy ... 6" x 9" Lined Notebook With Purple Soft Cover Paperback – February 16, 2020

by Pretty Women's Day Journals (Author)
It’s Our Day Women’s Day 8 March: International Women’s Day 2020 Notebook/Journal Gift, #EachforEqual, Empowerment Women, IWD2020, 8 March, Happy … 6″ x 9″ Lined Notebook With Purple Soft Cover Paperback – February 16, 2020

by Pretty Women’s Day Journals (Author)

See also #National Oregon Day, today.

Gender equality is the equal access to the same rights and opportunities regardless of gender. These rights and opportunities include:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • employment / economic gain
  • pay
  • protection under the law
  • right to vote
  • free from violence

Striving for Change

Holding Political Office

Just over 100 years ago, only .2 % of the United States Congress consisted of women. Actually, the 65th Congress was comprised of a single woman. In 1916, Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin as the first Congresswoman to hold a federal office. Fast forward to the year 2020 and women hold 23.7% of the U.S. Congressional seats. While that might seem like progress, according to United Nations statistics, the U.S. percentage matches exactly the worldwide average for women in political office. 

Education

In many parts of the world, women are less likely to own land, a business, or attend school. Education alone is a powerful tool leading to financial independence for women. Their children reap the rewards, often for generations to come. Additionally, but when the women of a community prosper, so does the community. Educated women and girls are more likely to educate their offspring. They also have a better understanding of healthcare and understand their rights. 

Equal Pay

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s poorest people are women. International Women’s Day strives to bring economic power to women who aren’t allowed to work for pay or work for low wages. And despite strides in industrialized countries, there’s still work to do there, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalWomensDay

Around the world, organizations, communities, and individuals organize events focused on the mission of gender parity, celebrating the achievements of women worldwide and education.

  • Attend a lecture, seminar or festival
  • Organize an event 
  • Speak or perform at a local fundraiser
  • Participate in a march for women’s equal rights
  • Learn about the women who paved the way for many of the rights and freedoms we have today
  • Become involved in your local, state or national political system
  • Invite others to join you, including other women, sons, brothers, sisters, and daughters
  • Share your job skills at a local career fair
  • Celebrate all month long. It’s also National Women’s History Month.
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)

Use #InternationalWomensDay when posting on Social Media.

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– #womensday
– #IWD2015
– #internationalwomensday
– #PaintItPurple

Besides tagging your photographs and post with these has tags, you can also do the following:

• Share content or retweet amessage that might be relevant to the theme of International Women’s Day 2020
• You can use thelogo of the international women day on your blog, website or on your Facebook’s cover photo. Alternatively, you can also use the IWD logo in your email signatures
• The official colour of International Women’s Day is purple. You can wear a purple shirt to work, use purple in your websites, blogs or social media. You can also make a video or presentation on the theme of International Women’s Day 2018 and post it on your social media account to raise awareness about the different issues that women from different backgrounds all over the world are forced to fight everyday.

International Women’s Day 2020


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HISTORY

International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900s when women became more politically active and took an invested and vocal role in steering their course toward voting rights, fair pay, working conditions, and representation under the law

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NATIONAL TIME REFUND DAY Feb 29

National Time Refund Day celebrates that one day every four years, February 29th, when we get back something notoriously hard to reclaim: time.

Blue Sky 2020 Weekly & Monthly Planner, Frosted Flexible Cover, Twin-Wire Binding, 5" x 8", Lindley

by Blue Sky
Blue Sky 2020 Weekly & Monthly Planner, Frosted Flexible Cover, Twin-Wire Binding, 5″ x 8″, Lindley

by Blue Sky

While the observance may have come to be as a way of correcting the cosmos for our calendars, since we get the time back, we may as well make meaningful use of it. In fact, setting something aside in the hopes we can someday reclaim it is an idea that resonates well with Americans.

Another less glamorous day inspired this time giving day: Tax Day. But both operate on the same simple principle, whereby we put something aside, sometimes begrudgingly, but reclaim it in one glorious day. That one glorious day every four years where we get our time back is Time Refund Day.

Outlander: The Complete Series Season 1-4 [ DVD, 2019]
What if you could turn back time? Could you change the future by venturing to the past? Season 5 in currently playing on Starz, so binge-watch and re-watch as many times as you like.
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HOW TO OBSERVE #TimeRefundDay

Time Refund Day is all about reclaiming our time. That means you can celebrate it by doing the things you enjoy most! Spend time with family, volunteer, start a new book, go outside, or work on something you may procrastinate on other days of the year, like doing your taxes or bathing your dog.
But whatever you do, remember that it’s all about making the best use of that refund. We can’t create more time, but we’re fortunate to get some back. Use it wisely, and be sure to use #TimeRefundDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL TIME REFUND DAY HISTORY  

H&R Block founded National Time Refund Day to encourage people to make the best of their time refund on Leap Day.

According to a survey from H&R Block, Americans crave more free time with 70% of respondents saying they would spend money if that could buy them more time.

H&R Block’s virtual tax product, Tax Pro Go, saves Americans valuable time by providing expert tax prep without the office visit. Instead of doing their taxes, taxpayers can spend that time doing something they enjoy while an H&R Block tax expert trained to handle their unique situation does the rest. It’s like a time refund.

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NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY Feb 28

February 28th, National Tooth Fairy Day encourages us to take look back on the history of one of dental care’s little helpers. It’s one way our children develop good dental hygiene. 

Like some of the fantastic creations who oversee children, the tooth fairy is a relative newcomer to the world of childhood fantasies.

In the mid-1920s fairies were used for all sorts of health education from bath fairies to fresh air fairies as a way to get kids to remember to eat their vegetables, wash behind their ears and get a good night’s rest. Like toothpaste, today that advertises fruity flavors and sparkles to get kids excited to brush their teeth, in 1925 it was probably quite a bit more difficult considering the pastes were mostly peroxide and baking soda. One advertisement was for a Fairy Wand Tooth Whitener. This product promised to brush away cigarette and coffee stains.  The ad was aimed at both children and adults, we hope!

Then in 1927, Esther Watkins Arnold printed an eight-page playlet for children called The Tooth Fairy. It was the same year Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “proved” his claim that fairies and gnomes are real and “verified” with pictures of two little girls surrounded by fairies. The world was ripe with imagination and primed to have a tooth fairy about to come collect the lost teeth of little boys and girls and leave a coin or two behind.

Tooth Fairy 
Tooth Fairy 


Arnold’s play began to be performed in schools the following year, and the tooth fairy has been slipping into homes ever since.  She (or he) started leaving nickels and dimes under the pillows of sleeping children. Over the years there have been variations on the theme.  In 1942, in an article written by columnist Bob Balfe in the Palm Beach Post, his children received War Stamps to put in their books when they lost a tooth.  It was a popular alternative during a time when giving to the war effort was a motivating factor.  Today, the tooth fairy jingles much less than ever.  The average payout for a lost tooth ranges from $3 to $4 and can go even higher if Dad is on duty or if the tooth is lost late at night with no time for a parent to run to an ATM.

Tooth Fairy 2 Blu-ray

Larry The Cable Guy (Actor), David Mackey (Actor), & 1 more
Tooth Fairy 2 Blu-ray

Larry The Cable Guy (Actor), David Mackey (Actor), & 1 more


HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalToothFairyDay

Use #NationalToothFairyDay to post on social media.  Download this coloring page, color and then post to social media.

NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY HISTORY

Children’s author, Katie Davis, created the February 28th observance of National Tooth Fairy Day.  While there is also an August 22nd observance, it is interesting to note the two observances are six months apart and the American Dental Association’s recommendation to have cleanings twice annually.

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