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Walking the Dog Day

February 22 is Walking the Dog Day!

Taking a stroll with your canine companion can be great exercise for the both of you. Although dogs should be walked daily, today is the day to treat your dog to an extra long walk out in nature. If your dog has been cooped up all day, a lengthy walk will surely be the highlight of their day.

Exercise your furry pal by taking him or her on a nice long walk today. Or, if you don’t have a dog, take a different approach and practice “Walking the Dog” with a yo-yo!

Sources: Squidoo, Examiner

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National Yo-Yo Day – June 6th

Wooden yo-yoWhat is National Yo-Yo Day?

National Yo-Yo Day celebrates the yo-yo! Not only is the yo-yo a classic toy, but it’s one of the oldest. The first yo-yos, made of terra cotta disks and decorated with paintings of mythological creatures and Greek gods, originated in ancient Greece around 500 BC. Archeologists believe that ancient Greek children offered their yo-yos to the gods as a rite of passage into adulthood.

Learn more about the history of the yo-yo by clicking here.

When is National Yo-Yo Day?

June 6, the birthday of Donald F. Duncan Sr., a businessman who made the yo-yo popular in America and began manufacturing the Duncan Yo-Yo in the early 1900s.

How do I celebrate National Yo-Yo Day?

“Walk the dog,” “shoot the moon,” “rock the baby” or perform any other yo-yo tricks. Don’t know how? Learn how to be a “Yo-Yo Ninja” by clicking here.

Sources: holidayinsights.com, yo-yo.com
Photo Source: XuliánConX via Wikimedia Commons
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