Feb 222012
 
Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day celebrates the memories of two great American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The date chosen falls between their birthdays. Lincoln’s birthday is on February 12th and Washington’s is ten days later on the 22nd. By selecting a Monday it insured that businesses and schools would consistently have a three-day weekend in February. […]

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Feb 222012
 
Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada. In the United States, Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. Labor Day was originally created to honor the working class. The idea for this holiday is generally credited to Knights of Labor leader P.J. McGuire although some believe that machinist Matthew Maguire […]

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Feb 162012
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956). His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have […]

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Feb 162012
 
National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month. A hobby is an activity or interest pursued outside of one’s regular occupation. It is engaged in primarily for pleasure. Hobbies range from fishing, playing sports, and gardening to writing poetry, knitting, and collecting stamps. Hobbies are a great source of relaxation, and they can reduce anxiety, and increase concentration. Celebrate […]

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Feb 162012
 
National Eye Care Month

January is National Eye Care Month. This month learn about the eyes and how to take care of them. Learn the parts of the eye, how the eye works, and what determines if your eyes will be blue or brown. Haven’t had a check-up in awhile? Go see your ophthalmologist. They will check for glaucoma, […]

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Feb 162012
 
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), in conjunction with America’s Blood Centers and American Red Cross, encourages donors to give or pledge to give blood this month. January is typically a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations. This is due to fewer people donating during […]

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Feb 162012
 
National Carnation Day

January 29th is National Carnation Day. Also know as Red Carnation day, this day honors the memory of President William McKinley. The carnation was said to be McKinley’s favorite flower, and he always wore one in his lapel. The Columbus, Ohio Statehouse often commemorates by giving discounts at the museum shop for individuals wearing red carnations […]

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