Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY

On January 3rd National Drinking Straw Day commemorates the date in 1888 that Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. Since then, all variety of drinking straws are used. It is believed the Sumerians used the very first drinking straws for drinking beer.  Archeologists speculate they used the straws to avoid …
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UNITED NATIONS DAY

United Nations Day recognizes the founding of the United Nations (UN) in 1945. The celebration is observed annually on October 24th.  U.N. Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions, and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion …
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NATIONAL MACARONI DAY – July 7

Each year on July 7th, pasta lovers across the nation dig into one of their favorite noodles on National Macaroni Day. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is a large variety of dry pasta, which typically does not contain eggs. While many people think the shape gives macaroni its name, the kind of dough used to …
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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. 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 …
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