Archive | January, 2013

Peculiar People Day

Celebrate the peculiarity in yourself and your friends today on Peculiar People Day!

Every year, January 10 is not a day for making fun of the peculiar people in your life, but for honoring them and their uniqueness. Someone who is peculiar is likely to be different, slightly odd, weird, unique, strange, unusual, etc. Let a peculiar friend know how much you appreciate their unconventional approach to life, and pat yourself on the back for your own eccentricities as well!

You can celebrate Peculiar People Day by hosting a get together where everyone wears something wacky and participates in peculiar party games. Or, you can simply thank the odd people in your life for making it more interesting. Either way, make sure you are embracing the quirks in yourself and others on January 10!

Sources: gone-ta-pott.com, altiusdirectory.com

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Kate Middleton’s Birthday

Today is Kate Middleton’s Birthday!

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on January 9, 1982. She is most known for being married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

Kate met Prince William at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2001, where Kate studied Art History. Shortly thereafter, they began dating, and Kate piqued the media’s interest so much that she needed security detail.

The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced on November 16, 2010 and they were married on April 29, 2011. Recently, the public found out that Kate is pregnant with their first child.

Over the past few years, Kate Middleton has become a style icon for women all over the world, and in 2012, Time magazine named her one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Sources: Marieclaire.co.uk, Wikipedia

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Show and Tell at Work Day

January 8 is Show and Tell at Work Day!

Elementary school was a simpler time for most, where your biggest worries were which crayon to use or what game to play during recess. Relive the good old days with Show and Tell at Work Day.

Get all of your coworkers to participate, each bringing in an object that they’ve won, made, or that represents a hobby or particularly memorable moment in their life. Today, you can get to know your coworkers better and feel like a kid again by taking part in Show and Tell at Work Day.

Sources: Zany Holidays, Ultimate Holiday Site

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National Tempura Day

January 7 is National Tempura Day!

Tempura is a popular deep fried Japanese dish comprised of lightly battered seafood and vegetables. The traditional tempura batter is prepared with cold water and wheat flour, and differs from other batters by excluding eggs from its recipe.

Although tempura is generally associated with Japanese cuisine, it is a little known fact that the dish was first introduced by the Portuguese.

Celebrate National Tempura Day by trying out these easy tempura recipes:

Crispy Tempura Battered Shrimp

Quick Tempura Dinner

Tempura Shrimp & Vegetables

Sources: Punchbowl.com, CNN.com

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National Trivia Day

January 4 is National Trivia Day!

Celebrate today by trying out for a game show, or you could just impress your friends with some completely useless facts.

Either way, we have an amazing selection of trivia calendars and games at Calendars.com to give you the edge. Enjoy!

Source: Holiday Insights

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Humiliation Day

January 3 is Humiliation Day.

The origins of this holiday are unknown, but there is a Canadian Humiliation Day in July to bring attention to Canadian immigration laws banning the Chinese in the 1920s. We think this would be a perfect holiday for anti-bullying campaigns to grab hold of and spread awareness about.

Today is not a day to admit times you have been humiliated, nor is it a day to humiliate others. Today is a day to reflect on how your actions affect other people. Being humiliated or bullied can have traumatic and long-lasting effects on people and has been linked to low self-esteem, depression, and even suicide.

So, think twice before you humiliate someone for kicks today, or any day for that matter. It may also be a good day to make amends with someone you have humiliated in the past, because even though words can hurt, a simple “I’m sorry” could mean the world to someone.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Examiner.com, The Ultimate Holiday Site

 

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National Science Fiction Day

We celebrate National Science Fiction Day on January 2 to honor the birthday of Isaac Asimov. Asimov is considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers of his time, and his more than 500 works of fact and fiction span all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System.

Today is a day to celebrate the beloved genre of science fiction. Take some time today to sit down with a science fiction novel, or have a science fiction movie marathon. If you are a true sci-fi geek, you may even spend your day building a robot or hovercraft!

Sources: Wikipedia, ScienceFictionFantasyHorror.com

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The First Flip Day of 2013!

Happy Flip Day™!

As we change our calendars for the new year, we hope to change a few things about ourselves as well. We wanted to share some of our New Year’s Resolutions with you, and hope you’ll share your in return!

“I often find myself overwhelmed with the amount of responsibilities and commitments I have and so I’m going to try to say no more in 2013.” -Sarah

“Better time management.” -Robert

“I am horrible at keeping in touch with people. My goal for 2013 is to make sure I set aside time each week to call or hang out with those important to me.” -Ashton

“I want to do the hanger challenge!” -Jessica V.

“I’m resolving to make more time for my girlfriends. Between a full time job and a busy family, it’s easy to let too much time go by before reconnecting with friends.” -Marcia

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