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Sun Apr 26, 2015, 01:36 AM

Daily Holidays - April 26

National Pretzel Day It’s generally believed that the humble pretzel is the oldest of all snack foods, with documented consumption of pretzels dating back as far as the 7th century AD, where French monks baked salted dough strips shaped like the arms of children in prayer.

Whether you like yours sweet, salty, covered in chocolate, or flavored with herbs and spices, Pretzel Day is all about enjoying the humble pretzel in all of its shapes, sizes, flavors and styles. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pretzel-day/

Hug An Australian Day Hug An Australian Day is an annual event that was founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy of the Wellcat.com website.

Though the origins of this event are unclear, Hug An Australian Day has quickly become popular over the last few years, and is celebrated by sending the likes of greeting cards and e-cards to Aussie friends.

Event ideas for Hug An Australian Day include listening to famous Aussie music artists, from The Seekers to Kylie all day long with a can of Foster’s or Castlemaine XXXX, or holding an Aussie movies day – beginning with ‘Crocodile Dundee‘, naturally enough.

Hug An Australian Day shouldn’t just stop with just a hug for Aussies living overseas. They’re bound to be appreciative of a present that reminds them of home, like a toy koala bear or kangaroo for instance – or a DVD of great Aussie cricket moments.

If you really want to celebrate Hug An Australian Day why not plan a trip around it? It is the perfect time to travel to the land down under, especially if you have friends or relatives there that need a good hugging. It could be Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, it doesn’t matter, there’s bound to be Australians to hug wherever you choose. With the timing right before the big holiday season beginning in May, most travel sites will even be offering discounts. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-an-australian-day/

National Help A Horse Day No horsing around – today is an opportunity for you to be a good ‘neeeiiigh-bor’ on Help a Horse Day!

Horses continue to be both a popular pet as well as serving as hard-working farm animals. In recent years, stories of their neglect and abandonment have continued to rise; as owners have found the cost of looking after them too prohibitive to cope with.

Help a Horse Day is your opportunity to send a donation to an equine care charity of your choice! Or share an apple or carrot with a local horse you know! Or sign your name to a petition demanding better care for these faithful, four-footed friends who have served us so well over the centuries. All they need is a hand (after all, most of them are at least 10 hands high!) to enjoy a better life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/help-a-horse-day/

Richter Scale Day If there’s ever a day to hold onto hats, double-test foundations and keep an ear out for rumblings deep within the Earth, it’s Richter Scale Day. This occasion is an acknowledgement and celebration of the birthday of the man who taught the world how to measure earthquakes – Charles F. Richter.

Born in 1900, the American earthquake obsessive (technically known as a ‘seismologist’), came up with the Richter Scale in 1935, while at the California Institute of Technology. Since then, the world has been able to compare various earthquakes and investigate their relative power for destruction. The 20th century’s biggest happened in Chile on 22 May 1960, measuring a magnitude of 9.5.

Some people celebrate by getting together with a bunch of friends to watch their favourite disaster films. 1974’s Earthquake, 1999’s Aftershock: Earthquake in New York and 2003’s The Core are all popular choices. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/richter-scale-day/

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:56 AM

1. Good morning, Sherman!

Today is my wife's birthday. Happy birthday, Jen!

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 09:28 AM

3. Happy Birthday, Jen!

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 11:38 AM

5. Happy Birthday

To Jen. Please let her know that Jennifer is my favorite name! Hope she has a great birthday! 😃

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 01:44 PM

6. Will do! nt

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 09:15 AM

2. I love horses!



“There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse” (horse-riding adage)


Ways to help: https://www.aspca.org/get-involved/horses/help-a-horse-day-2015

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 10:26 AM

4. Ooh, I could go for a nice pretzel!

 



I don't like too much salt, though. I like a nice dipping sauce, even mustard.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:21 PM

7. Awesome!

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