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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Jul 032017
 

Created to heighten public awareness of the importance of law enforcement training and its related fields. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 304 designated the first week of January 3 as “National Law Enforcement Training Week” and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. President George Bush […]

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Jul 032017
 

The first week of January is designated as Braille Literacy Week in both Ohio and California. Louis Braille (born January 4, 1809) invented the Braille system in 1829. An accident blinded him at the age of three. He attended the Royal Institute for Blind Youth (now the National Institute for Blind Youth) in Paris. The […]

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Jul 032017
 

Handsel Monday was celebrated in Scotland and northern England by giving servants the day off and giving them a token for there services. Handsel originates from the old Saxon word which means “to deliver into the hand,” and refers to small tips and gifts of money given as a token. It was celebrated from the […]

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Jul 032017
 

Global Family Day grew out of the United Nations Millennium celebration, “One Day In Peace.” This day is recognized by Congress and the UN General Assembly. It’s a day to share meals with friends and the needy, to pledge nonviolence, and celebrate by ringing a bell. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

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Jul 032017
 

Hook Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the world (located in Wexford, Ireland) had a New Year traditions of hunting daisies. Children would collect daisies and receive pennies for them. It was a popular way to bring the community together. The first recorded “hunt” was in 1943. The tradition stopped for about sixty years, […]

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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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