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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DAY

National Reconciliation Day on April 2nd each year urges us to repair relationships that have been damaged through words or actions. While many different “Days of Reconciliation” are held around the world, this specific observance takes place on April 2nd.

We all know of a relationship where a misunderstanding caused friction. Eventually or suddenly the relationship was destroyed. Time passes and before long, years pass and not two words have been spoken between the two people. They may be siblings or parent and child. Childhood friendships dissolve in an instant over angry words. Friends often immediately regret the cause of the quarrel but don’t know how to start over.

Over time, feelings of resentment, bitterness, and anger cause more than the loss of friendship. These feelings add to health problems and also infect other relationships in our lives. 
The act of reconciliation requires some giving to achieve a peaceful balance. Someone must make the first move to break down the barriers that have been built. And while forgiveness may be a part of the conversation, it isn’t necessarily a requirement. 

Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World Paperback – May 7, 2019

by Dan White Jr.  (Author), Debra Hirsch (Foreword
Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World Paperback – May 7, 2019

by Dan White Jr.  (Author), Debra Hirsch (Foreword

As we look back on the memories that make up your experience the biggest regret most have is letting that time slip away. If you could go back and change anything? Don’t let this be the reason you loose those memories not yet made.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalReconciliationDay

This day is designed to patch up relationships. Misunderstandings, unintended words or actions and simply an unforgiven mistake can tear apart relationships. The day encourages us to take that step and make amends. It’s not too late. Reach out to that friend or loved one and make a fresh start.

Use #ReconciliationDay to post on social media.

WorldAutismAwarenessDay is also observed today.



NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DAY HISTORY

Our research has found several references to Reconciliation Day throughout the year. However, credit is given to newspaper columnist Ann Landers, who in 1989, in response to one of her reader’s letters, began annually promoting April 2nd as Reconciliation Day. She encouraged her readers to repair their broken relationships and dedicated each April 2nd column to letters concerning just such relationships.

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), on April 2nd each year shines a bright light on a growing global health crisis.

National Autism Association
National Autism Association

According to the National Autism Association, Autism affects 1 in 59 children. The bio-neurological developmental disability usually presents itself by the age of three, and it’s more prevalent in boys than girls.

As children with autism grow older, they face all sorts of obstacles. Because many don’t speak or use social cues as you or I do, they become targets for bullies or are excluded altogether. Children with autism are also vulnerable to drowning because they wander from their homes and schools. Due to their inability to communicate, they cannot tell someone their name or where they live, either.

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Additionally, as adults, they are more likely to unemployed or underemployed.
However, resources are available for families and schools to help keep children safe and to support them lead happy and healthy lives. 

Visit the National Autism Association website for resources, guides and tips for families and schools.
The day also focuses on the growing need for programs designed to support those with autism now and in the future. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldAutismAwarenessDay or #WAAD

National Autism Association website accepts donations, provides information and training.


Due to health concerns this this year will be recognized through more online avenues than in person. Throughout the day, organizations hold events supporting autism awareness. Attend an event and show your support for someone you know. Share your story and make your voice heard. 

While the day also celebrates the stories and lives of those with autism, it’s also important to remember that autism is a life long condition with varying degrees of severity. It’s important to continue to support research for treatment and therapies that will improve the lives of those with autism. Speak out about autism to help eliminate the stigma associated with it.

Use #WorldAutismDay to share on social media. 

Reconciliation Day is also observed today.

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

The United Nations General Assembly declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness day in 2008 to draw attention to the growing need for innovative programs designed to support those with autism.

Big Heart Autism Ribbon Key Chain in a Gift Box

by Fundraising For A Cause
Big Heart Autism Ribbon Key Chain in a Gift Box

by Fundraising For A Cause


Mar 29 NATIONAL NEVADA DAY

On March 29, National Nevada Day ushers The Battle Born State.
Joining West Virginia as the only other state to be granted statehood during the Civil War, Nevada is a study in contrasts.

The mostly desert landscape is nearly devoid of trees. With vast open spaces, dramatic gorges, majestic mountains and windswept rock formations, the state transforms quickly.

Nevada may have once been the loneliest state and is home to the loneliest highway. After the Comstock Lode discovery of silver in 1859, the population grew dramatically. By 1864 when the state was admitted to the union, Nevada lacked the 60,000 to be granted statehood and didn’t gain the residents until 1880. It would even lose population according to the U.S. Census Bureau and not achieve the qualifying numbers again until 1910.

Greater Than a Tourist – Las Vegas Nevada USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local Paperback – August 23, 2017

by Angela McQuay (Author), & 2 more
Greater Than a Tourist – Las Vegas Nevada USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local Paperback – August 23, 2017

by Angela McQuay (Author), & 2 more

Lonely or not, Nevada was the first state to vote for the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Nevada wasn’t lonely for long. The population exploded when two railroads connected in 1905 and established a town called Las Vegas and first platted in 1910. It would be 30 years before the first resort would open. Casinos and glamour would soon follow.

Bullhead City and Laughlin’s Amazing History! Paperback – January 23, 2018

by Drake Weston (Author)
Bullhead City and Laughlin’s Amazing History! Paperback – January 23, 2018

by Drake Weston (Author)

As the casinos began to sprout, construction of Hoover Dam began. Formerly named Boulder Dam, the dam on the Colorado River provides hydropower to Nevada, Arizona, and California.

The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book) Paperback – September 12, 2006

by Elizabeth Mann  (Author), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)
The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book) Paperback – September 12, 2006

by Elizabeth Mann  (Author), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)

Most of the state is made up of National Parks providing some of the best opportunities for star-gazing anywhere. Perhaps that’s why Area 51 attracts so much attention and mystery. Well, who are we kidding?

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNevadaDay

Use #NationalNevadaDay to share on social media.

Hidden Treasures

Pioneer Hotel – Elko

Valley of Fire – Overton

The Mob Museum – Las Vegas

Bowers Mansion Region Park – Carson City

Fly Geyser – Gerlach


Patrick Anthony McCarran – Senator – (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954)

HistoricalFindings Photo: Patrick Anthony McCarran,United States Senator from Nevada,Politician,1947,2

by HistoricalFindings
HistoricalFindings Photo: Patrick Anthony McCarran,United States Senator from Nevada,Politician,1947,2

by HistoricalFindings

Fred Balzar – Governor – (June 15, 1880- March 21, 1934)


Frederick Delongchamps – Architect – (June 2, 1882 – February 11, 1969)


James E. Casey – Businessman – March 29, 1888 – June 6, 1983)

James Casey founder uf United Parcel Service
James Casey founder of United Parcel Service

Sarah Winnemucca – Author – ( Abt. 1844- October 17, 1891)

Sarah Winnemucca (American Indian Lives) Hardcover – March 1, 2001

by Sally Zanjani (Author)
Sarah Winnemucca (American Indian Lives) Hardcover – March 1, 2001

by Sally Zanjani (Author)

Ruthe Deskin – Journalist – (February 20, 1916 – February 14, 2004)


Procter R. Hug Jr. – Judge – (March 11, 1931 -)


Dawn Wells – Actress – (October 18, 1938 – )

What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life Paperback – March 27, 2019

by Dawn Wells (Author), Steve Stinson  (Author)
What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life Paperback – March 27, 2019

by Dawn Wells (Author), Steve Stinson  (Author)

Art Bell – Broadcaster -(June 17, 1945 – )

The Art of Talk Hardcover – September 1, 1998

by Art Bell  (Author)
The Art of Talk Hardcover – September 1, 1998

by Art Bell  (Author)

Andre Agassi – Tennis Player – (April 29, 1970 – )

Open Kindle Edition

by Andre Agassi  (Author)
Open Kindle Edition

by Andre Agassi  (Author)
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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)
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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.

-#MakeItHappen
– #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 SOUP IT FORWARD DAY


National Soup it Forward Day on March 3rd encourages us to deliver love and kindness by the bowlful because a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms.

My recipes page

When I make a pot of soup, it’s nearly always enough to feed an army. Those time-worn recipes grow over time, and love seasons it to perfection. I make it to warm my home, to cure a cold and warm a soul.

Just as the recipes grow and provide a nourishing warmth, so can National Soup it Forward Day. When making one of your favorite soups at home, Soup it Forward. Deliver a healing pot of your delicious chicken noodle or split pea to a family or friend you know is in need. Perhaps they have been ill or down on their luck. Whatever the situation, a little of your home cooking and visit will be a nice change.

Find my families favorites below and find other recipes on my recipe page.

White Chicken Chili
Jen’s Easy Chili
Loaded Potato Soup
Minestrone

Jen’s Chicken Noodle
Vegetable Beef
Slow Cooker French Onion
Loaded Noodle Bowls
My Beef Pho

What soup will you be making on National Soup it Forward Day?

HOW TO OBSERVE #SoupItForwardDay & #HugInABowl

Make up your favorite soup and deliver it to someone you know who could use the warmth of kindness in their life. Use #HugInABowl and #SoupItForwardDay to share on social media.

 

NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY HISTORY

Soup Sisters founded National Soup it Forward Day to encourage everyone to make a difference in each other’s lives through the warm, healing kindness of sharing a bowl of soup.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the National Soup it Forward Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.    
Soup Sisters is an award-winning National non-profit organization Founded March 3, 2009. Since that time more than 1 million servings of nurturing and nourishing soup made by community people has been delivered monthly to 40 emergency shelters in North America for women and children fleeing family violence and domestic abuse. The organization’s Founder, Sharon Hapton launched Soup Sisters by celebrating a milestone birthday with a soup-making birthday party that provided the first delivery of soup to the Calgary Women’s Emergency shelter. That is the simplicity of Sharon’s vision: to give people a way to give back to their community by doing something tangible – getting into the kitchen, spending a night with friends, rolling up their sleeves and creating something heartwarming, heartfelt and with it a message of support to women and kids in crisis. Now operating in over 25 cities Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers deliver the gift of soup by providing a much needed ‘Hug in a Bowl’. Soup it forward with the universal comfort food and for added inspiration, you can find over 300 soup recipes in the Soup Sisters trilogy of cookbooks.

Soul Sisters website

NATIONAL PIG DAY

National Pig Day, observed annually on the 1st of March, recognizes the domesticated pig. This holiday includes events and celebrations at zoos, schools, nursing homes and sporting events around the United States.  Pig parties, pig parades, and gatherings with pig collectibles are a few of the other events that have commemorated National Pig Day.

Pigs are a clever and intelligent animal, however, most people are not aware of their high level of intelligence.  They are a household pet to some that can be trained and taught tricks.

In Dublin in 1772, a trained swine called the Learned Pig told time, counted and other such tricks to entertain crowds in the streets. 

There was a famous, if fictitious, Learned Pig in London in the late 1700s which seemed to gain his learnedness from his mother. She ate an entire volume of Sir Robert Filmer’s manuscripts and “Saobeverel’s Sermons” before she delivered him into the world. He was born with an intelligence that seemed obvious just by looking. When one day he feasted upon the garden of the great Milton himself he began waxing poetic.

Charlotte's Web Hardcover – May 9, 2006

by E. B White  (Author), Garth Williams  (Illustrator
Charlotte’s Web Hardcover – May 9, 2006

by E. B White  (Author), Garth Williams  (Illustrator

Pigs have been popular storybook characters for generations. From A.A. Milne’s Piglet to E.B. White’s Wilbur, pigs have an endearing and flavorful quality about them that makes us love them.

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James Cromwell (Actor), Magda Szubanski (Actor)
Babe [Blu-ray]

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James Cromwell (Actor), Magda Szubanski (Actor)

There are hundreds of different breeds, most of which are descended from the Eurasian Wild Boar. The female is called a gilt or sow and can produce 10 piglets in a single litter. They also produce bacon, ham, baby back ribs, spare ribs, sirloin, pork belly and oh, so many more delectable barbecue items it would be a shame to not honor the swine on this day of all days.

Don’t forget today is also National Minnesota Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPigDay

Cuddle up with one, read about one, or eat one.  Use #NationalPigDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL PIG DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that this day was created in 1972 by two sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. Ellen was a school teacher in Lubbock, Texas and Mary was from Beaufort, North Carolina.  According to Mary Lynne Rave, the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”

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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.

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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.
Outlander: The Complete Series Season 1-4 [ DVD, 2019]



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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