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Daily Holidays - February 21

National Sticky Bun Day Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a carbohydrate filled treat, the sticky bun is the ideal gastronomic delight to fill the brief. Fortunately for those who enjoy a good sticky bun, an entire day is dedicated to celebrating and eating them – Sticky Bun Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sticky-bun-day/

International Mother Language Day Announced by UNESCO in 1999, International Mother Language Day celebrates cultural diversity and commemorates the “language martyr” students of 1952 Bangladesh. These students are honored by the encouragement of multiculturalism and the promotion of protective measures for endangered languages. It’s hard to imagine the challenges faced by students who have been ordered to learn in a foreign language, as without linguistic inclusion, there is no equal access to education. Current International Mother Language Day events include multicultural festivals which promote the hearing of all voices, and display social cohesion, cultural awareness, and tolerance. The unique nuances and subtleties of linguistic communication which connect individuals to culture and personal identity are valued and encouraged. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-mother-language-day/

Single Tasking Day Research shows that multitasking is really inefficient. Trying to focus on and hop between multiple tasks dilutes focus, introduces delays, and makes things take longer to complete. Single Tasking Day, then, is about embracing one and only one task. Make a list, put it in order of priority, and get started on a task – and ignore everything else until you finish it! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/single-tasking-day/


Daily Holidays - February 20

National Cherry Pie Day When we think of pie most of us think of an Apple Pie, but the sweet-tart Cherry Pie deserves a place right next to it brother on the dessert tray. So do you like your pie sharp and tart or do you prefer a more sweet and smooth pie? Todays the best day to have one. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cherry-pie-day/

Love Your Pet Day How’s your relationship with your favourite furry friend? Love Your Pet Day is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or [insert other] how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/love-your-pet-day/


Daily Holidays - February 19

National Chocolate Mint Day There’s something special about the combination of smooth, rich, luxurious chocolate and cool, refreshing, sharp mint. Celebrate this incredible combination on Chocolate Mint Day by indulging in your favourite minty, chocolate treat!


Daily Holidays - February 18

Drink Wine Day Well, whosoever thought of proclaiming a Drink Wine Day certainly pleased the gods and one in particular, Dionysus, or Bacchus to the Romans, god of merry making, wine, theatre and ecstasy. Whatever the vintage of the one you’re sipping as we speak, make sure you share it, because today is a ‘wine and dine’ day. In fact, you can leave out the ‘dine’ part because wine is said to be such a strong aphrodisiac, and red wine in particular, that your beloved will surely forgive you. In fact, let’s raise a glass to the French for the hard work they’ve put into making us more lovable. Santé! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drink-wine-day/

Battery Day Where would we be without the humble battery? Take a moment to consider how many of your household items use batteries – from cars to remote controls and hand-held devices, Battery Day is all about celebrating and recognising just how important the simple battery is to our way of life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/battery-day/


Daily Holidays - February 17

National Cabbage Day From the French caboche, meaning “head”, cabbage comes in a variety of forms. The cabbage family is quite varied and includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kohlrabi and kale. Cabbage is an ancient food with origins in Asia Minor (Turkey today) and eastern Mediterranean. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cabbage-day-february-17/

Random Acts of Kindness Day It is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only is it special for the receiver, it also feels good as the doer! http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-random-acts-of-kindness-day-february-17/

My Way Day The day where you are encouraged to do whatever you want, however you want. Do you fancy watching every Bond film in a row wearing a onesie and eating chocolate? Go ahead. How about being a bit ore adventurous and begin to write that novel you were always thinking about? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/my-way-day/

World Human Spirit Day World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits. A day to search within for contentedness and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others. This day is a celebration of continuity, of hope, of awareness, an occasion for us all to connect spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond our worldly bodies. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-human-spirit-day/


Daily Holidays - February 16

National Almond Day It’s generally believed and agreed by historians (and food historians in particular) that almonds were one of the earliest cultivated foods by mankind. Almond Day celebrates this and all things almond, and rightly so, given their high vitamin E content, their effectiveness at reducing cholesterol levels and helping with weight loss! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/almond-day/

Innovation Day Spot a problem, think of a solution, and before you know it you’re innovating! Innovation Day is all about imagining new, better ways of doing things. How will you be innovative? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/innovation-day/

Do A Grouch A Favor Day Have you done a grouch a favor today? If not then it’s likely that no one told you it was Do a Grouch a Favor Day, as doing a grouch a favor is what the day is all about. We all know a grouch at some point in our lives, and it is very likely that we’ve had phases of being grouchy ourselves. Sometimes another person doing us a favor is the last time, but other days a favor from someone, be they a close friend or a random stranger, is exactly what we need to break us out of our slump. Of course, there may not be any redemption for the grouchy neighbor who hates your dog, and your mailbox, and the way your lawn mower sounds, and the color of your house and…. Well, you get the point. Even if you have that person for a neighbor, doing them a well meaning favor would not go amiss on Do a Grouch a Favor Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/do-a-grouch-a-favor-day/


Daily Holidays - February 15

National Gumdrop Day Gummy, chewy, tasty sweets are the theme of Gumdrop Day, which presents you the opportunity (or the excuse) to eat as many gumdrops as possible (within reason, with consideration for your teeth, sugar levels and general health)! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/gumdrop-day/

National Hippo Day Bet you didn’t know that Hippo loosely translates to River Horse in ancient Greek. Hippo Day, then, celebrates the third largest mammal on Earth. Why not take some time to waddle in a mud bath, get angry with some tourists, and yawn a lot whilst opening your mouth really-really widely? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hippo-day/


Daily Holidays - February 14

National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day There are countless ways for chocoholics to indulge their passion, but there are those among us who hold a special place in their hearts for cream-filled chocolates, and Cream-Filled Chocolates Day has been created with these people in mind. There’s just something about snapping through the outer layer of chocolate and letting that luscious creamy centre melt on your tongue; nothing else compares! Whether it’s strawberry, butterscotch or peppermint you crave, there’s a flavour to satisfy anyone’s taste. So is there any reason not to celebrate this most delicious of holidays? We think not! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cream-filled-chocolates-day/

Ferris Wheel Day Ride high, high in the sky (within the constraints of a Perspex box attached to a giant wheel); what better way to celebrate Ferris Wheel Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ferris-wheel-day/

International Book Giving Day Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-book-giving-day/

Valentines Day Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints name Valentinus. February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing. During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending valentine cards. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/valentines-day-february-14/

World Marriage Day Marriage is a hugely important institution in many parts of the world, and symbolises the formalisation of a relationship between a loving couple. Marriage Day celebrates everything about marriage, and is a great day to propose to your partner, or to get hitched! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/marriage-day/


Daily Holidays - February 13

National Tortellini Day The best way to celebrate Tortellini day is to learn to make your own tortellini, which is not as difficult as it may seem. If this is your first attempt, feel free to buy the pasta dough ready-made, as this will greatly decrease the amount of work necessary. Roll and cut pasta dough into thin, two-inch squares, then put a small amount of filling in the center. Ricotta seasoned with black pepper and nutmeg is a popular choice that is both simple and traditional. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tortellini-day/

Employee Legal Awareness Day established by an Australian lawyer, Paul Brennan. His aim was to emphasise the importance of legal education for employees and small businesses and reduce their risk of legal problems. The day isn’t only about laws though, Brennan also suggests that employees should increase their awareness of their company’s policies. According to him, it is important for employees to have a copy of the employer’s handbook, where you can find information about bereavement policy, attendance and punctuality, conflict of interest statements and non-disclosure agreements. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/employee-legal-awareness-day/

World Whale Day Giants of the ocean are celebrated on World Whale Day, which aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures. The annual holiday was founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980, to honour humpback whales, which swim off its coast. It’s the main showcase of the Maui Whale Festival. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-whale-day/

World Radio Day Before the internet, many people relied on the humble radio to deliver their daily dose of news, entertainment and important weather updates. This was especially true for poor or remote communities who didn’t have access to television or other means of communication. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/radio-day/


Daily Holidays - February 12

National Plum Pudding Day Plum Pudding Day is dedicated to a mouthwatering treat that, surprisingly enough, contains no plums! In the 17th century when it was first created, plums were referred to as raisins or any other type of dried fruits. Plum pudding (aka Christmas pudding) is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season. Plum pudding is composed of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon, dates, and many other ingredients. In England, it is tradition to have every person a household simultaneously hold onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. As they stir it they also have to make a wish! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plum-pudding-day/

Lost Penny Day When you think about it, pennies are a real nuisance. They’re small and seemingly almost worthless, and despite putting them safely in your wallet or purse, they always seem to wind up blocking the filter on your washing machine, slipping down the sides of the cushions on your favourite armchair, or getting sucked up the vacuum cleaner. Nevertheless, on one special day each year we can take the time to gather up those ever-wandering coins and finally do something more useful with them that we usually do by donating them to a charity of our choice. Lost Penny Day is the perfect day to take a moment to recognize that despite the fact that pennies may not seem like they are worth much, they can still be found and used to help those in need to whom each and every penny counts and adds up. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lost-penny-day/

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