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Celebrating the Year of the Sheep – Happy Chinese New Year!

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What is the Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the New Year according to the lunar calendar. Traditionally, the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, was a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors and to gather with family for elaborate feasts. Although the Chinese typically celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1 ever since China’s adoption of the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese New Year is still widely celebrated and remains an important social and economic holiday in China.
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Black History Month

What is Black History Month?

On Black History Month, or National African American History Month, we celebrate the achievements of black Americans while remembering the important people and events that helped reshape American history and culture.
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15 Must-Have Calendars for the New Year!

2015 is around the corner, and it’s time to say goodbye to 2014. Look forward to a new year and a new you! Treat yourself to the 15 Must-Have Calendars for 2015 and start planning for a better year.

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Holiday Potluck

All around the world people are getting together to get in the spirit of the holidays. Here at Calendars.com  we celebrated our annual holiday potluck and it was a delectable success! Check out what we cooked up and which special visitor decided to make a surprise appearance!

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

Behold our holiday cheer! The Calendars.com staff got together for our annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, and we had a tough choice picking out the best (ugliest?) sweater this year.
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The Best Holiday Films Ever!

We asked the Calendars.com staff to pick out their favorite holiday films, and we got some pretty interesting answers.
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12 Deals of Christmas

Starting on Flip Day, December 1st, we will begin our 12 Deals of Christmas on our Facebook page but you get an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at the 12 Deals here!

Get 60% Off when you use the special holiday code on the following items:
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Getting Ready for the Holidays

By Amy Knapp

Do ahead what can be done ahead! A lot of staging and assembly can be done well ahead of the official decorating.

Amy KnappAfter Halloween:

Try to take one or two projects per week to prepare. Start early with lists: gift to purchase, house projects, decorating, baking, and entertaining.

Keep the holiday list separate by merging them with your master weekly to do list.
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15 Years! 15 Minutes of Fun! Week 4

This October marks the 15th anniversary of Calendars.com. 15 years. Wow.

We’ve decided to celebrate in a big way this month, 15 years after all is nothing to shrug your shoulders at. So, in addition to being thankful for 15 amazing years, we’ll find, and share, ways to have fun every single day.
Pablo Picasso's Birthday
October 25 – Pablo Picasso’s Birthday

In honor of the great artist today create Picasso faces using this tutorial. These are so fun!
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National Doctor’s Day

Medical Cartoons 2015 box.inddMarch 30 is National Doctor‘s Day! This day is meant to recognize and honor physicians for their contributions to society and the field of medicine and their help in keeping us all healthy and happy.

National Doctor’s Day was first celebrated in Widner, Georgia on March 30, 1933, and was created by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond. This date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetia in surgery. Dr. Crawford Long used ether to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck in Jefferson, Georgia on March 30, 1842. As part of the celebration on the very first Doctor’s Day, The Barrow County (Georgia) Medical Society Auxiliary mailed cards to physicians and their wives and placed flowers on the graves of deceased doctors.

The United States House of Representatives adopted a Resolution Commemorating Doctor’s Day on March 30, 1958. Years later in 1990, the House and the Senate developed legislation to establish a national Doctor’s Day. By October of that year, the approval by the House and the Senate was overwhelming, and on October 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed S.J. RES. #366, officially declaring March 30 “National Doctor’s Day.”

Doctor’s Day is and can be commemorated in a variety of ways today. Many employers and hospitals celebrate today by showing their admiration and respect for doctors by hosting luncheons and giving gifts to doctors on their staff. Greeting card companies have even taken note of this national holiday, and you can find cards made especially for this day. Make sure your local health professionals do not go unnoticed today and do something nice for those who help keep your community healthy. Whether it’s buying them a gift or simply telling them how much you appreciate their services to your community, be sure to show your gratitude!

Happy Doctor’s Day!

Sources: About.com, DoctorsDay.org, Hallmark, Huffington Post

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