Web Holidays

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Dec 082014
 
Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day is celebrated on December 8 in Japan and on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This day honors the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and resolved to sit under a peepal tree and simply meditate until he […]

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Dec 042014
 
Wear Brown Shoes Day

December 4 is Wear Brown Shoes Day. This odd celebration (of unknown origin) is for donning brown footwear. Brown Shoes in History In the late 1700 the phrases “no brown in town” or “no brown after six” were common, and the ideas were strictly adhered too. By the 1950s brown shoes were common daywear, but not evening […]

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Nov 112014
 
Beggar's Day

Beggar’s Day is celebrated in the Netherlands on November 11th. It coincides with Martinmas, the feast of Saint Martin. Many towns build bonfires that children dance around. The children visit neighbors singing for candies and treats while carrying lanterns made from hollowed-out sugar beets and turnips. Sources: Roney, John B.. Culture and Customs of the Netherlands. Macmillan, 2009 […]

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Apr 192014
 
Primrose Day

April 19th is Primrose Day. Primrose Day honors the memory of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, who died on this day in 1881. Queen Victoria and Benjamin Disraeli had a strong friendship. When he died, she sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral with a note stating that they […]

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Apr 122014
 
Look Up At the Sky Day

April 12th is Look Up At the Sky Day. It’s a busy time of the year. Spring is arriving, people are upping their workout regimes in order to get ready for summer, the newness of the new year has worn off and we are all buckling in, and in the US it’s tax season. It’s a perfect […]

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Apr 072014
 
No Housework Day

April 7th is No Housework Day. Let the bed stay unmade, let the laundry go, and let the dishes stack – better yet order pizza and forego plates altogether. Give yourself a break today. This holiday was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs. This most needed holiday is just one […]

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Apr 062014
 
Fête of the Little Boats

Fête of the Little Boats or Fête des Petits Bateaux is celebrated by the towns along the Moselle river in France on April 6th. A fête is a celebration or a festival. To celebrate the coming of Spring, children make little pine wooden boats to set sail on the river. On this special day, they place […]

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Apr 062014
 
Chakri Day

Chakri Day is celebrated in Thailand on April 6th. This day commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty (the current ruling house) and the founding of Bangkok by King Rama I in 1782. The national flag is displayed. People participate in traditional ceremonies and leave flowers and garlands at the statues of Kings in the House […]

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Apr 052014
 
Fortuna, Festival of Good Luck

The Festival of Good Luck was celebrated on April 5th in Ancient Rome. Fortuna, also known as Fors Fortuna (equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche), was the goddess of fate, change, fortune, and the personification of luck in Roman religion. She had different aspects such as Fortuna Annonaria for the luck of the harvest, Fortuna Belli for the fortune […]

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Apr 032014
 
03: National Find-A-Rainbow Day

April 3rd is National Find-A-Rainbow Day. A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the […]

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