August 12th World Elephant Day

For being a 13,000-pound animal, Elephants are pretty graceful. They general eat some 16 hours day to keep their weight mass up. They are called nature’s gardeners as they only eat plants. Its only real enemy is man and we have done a lot of damage in the name of getting ivory. Over half of the world’s population of elephants, both in Africa and Asia have been slaughtered by man. Elephants do have a great memory as well and can live up to 86 years, There have been over some 300 different species Elephants over time some of which have been completely hunted down.

How to celebrate – Go on Safari so you can see the animal’s natural habitat. Get an Elephant for a pet, but you probably need to house break them. Care about your world and the animals in it

August 2nd World Find a Four-Leaf Clover Day

August 2nd World Find a Four-Leaf Clover Day

Want to win the lottery? Want a new house? Want to find love? Well, you don’t need a magic lamp – just go looking for a four-leaf clover. Like the name of the day, today you are supposed to search for a four-leaf clover. You will need that clover though to possibly find one – because Good Luck! Finding one is estimated to be a 1 in 10,000 chance. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning or bitten by a shark, but of course, if you have your four-leaf clover, you may steer clear of those issues. Well, there is always hope if you can’t find a four-leaf clover, there is always a lucky penny or rabbit’s foot.

How to celebrate – Look for a four-leaf clover. Learn about Irish history. If you find a four-leaf clover – preserve it.

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May 3rd Paranormal Day

Today is… May 3rd #Paranormal Day

The term Paranormal (Meaning: Para- above or beyond and Normal – Ah, well, normal) has only been around since 1920. Paranormal is the phenomena in pop culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation. This includes; angels, demons, ghosts, extraterrestrial life, UFO’s, psychic abilities, extrasensory perception and Cryptids (Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, werewolves, etc.). Anthropologist George Frazer, in his book “The Golden Bough” explains the soul is a creature in an animated body.

Sometimes we find ourselves caught between what we can understand and what we can’t.

Are there ghosts, monsters, UFO’s in the world? Maybe, it all depends on what you believe in. Perhaps they are nothing but our imagination, coming alive in the right setting at the right time.

How to celebrate: Watch a scary movie, preferably with a friend. Read a scary book. Start your own “Tales From The Crypt” television show, it’s pretty easy… you don;t have to prove anything just suggest.

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February 27th International Polar Bear Day

Polar Bears International created the day to help denning moms and cubs as they hibernate in the winter. This is a venerable time for the bears and their cubs. The cubs are born during the wintertime in the dens.The cubs are very tiny and the polar bear families stay in the dens until the cubs have matured enough to venture outside later in the spring.

How to celebrate – Donate to the “moms and Cubs” challenge at polarbearsinternational.org. Visit the site for more info on activities and resources for the day, including a coll video of their latest den project.

January 6th Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings Day

The three kings of the orient did not reach the manger until January 6th, having followed the star that guided them to where the baby Jesus lay sleeping. When you look at your manger scene celebrating Christmas do you have the wise men there before they had actually arrived? Most of us do.

This is one of the reasons why there are twelve days of Christmas… it did not all come together in one single night as we have be told by legend. It did not probably even occur in December as we now celebrate. The date is not as important as the action.

The wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. They were all valuable items in their day. These gifts that they brought to the baby Jesus is probably why we give gifts to each other at Christmas. We all know about gold, most of us have smelled frankincense but I doubt many of us have used myrrh.

Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar all brought the best they had to offer to the new born King. I don’t believe legend tells us how they knew about the birth, maybe there is a story that I have not heard of. Whatever the reason they came, following the star to lead them to their King. But it did not come on December 25th when The Baby was born.

How to celebrate – Don’t be so fast to end Christmas. Study the true meaning of the holiday and where the traditions came from. Find your own star to follow where God leads you.

December 23rd Festivus

Well if you are tired of the old Christmas trappings you may want to look into Festivus, its a non-traditional was to celebrate everything not Christmas! It was created by Daniel O’Keefe to honor his first date with his soon to be wife back in 1966. Daniel’s son, Dan, was a writer on Seinfeld and took the idea to the television show which declared the new holiday on December 18th, 1997. So if you are fed up with Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa try Festivus… it might work for you!

How to celebrate – Don’t actually celebrate anything! Get a Pole for your Christmas Tree, nothing on it… just plain. There are no real decorations for Festivus so don’t worry about decorating.

December 21st Fore Father’s Day

When we think of the Pilgrim’s we always think of the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and Thanksgiving. Well today is the actual day they landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and they started out in two ships instead of one, the Mayflower and Speedwell. The Speedwell leaked so badly that it was forced to return to port and the Pilgrims all loaded on to the Mayflower and set out again. Must have been pretty crowded but they made it and the rest is history. Some may say it’s not great history but I beg to differ. History is what we make it, how we improve it and will never end until we all perish. So make of it what you will, thank your fore fathers for getting you at least one more small step forward to the perfection we will hopefully one day achieve.

How to celebrate – Read about the Pilgrims. Visit Plymouth Rock, Mass. Accept history for that it is, hind sight is wonderful except it never changes what was.

December 18th National Wreaths Across America Day

This is a really cool day and I had never heard of it. It was started back in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company had an excess of wreaths left over and made arrangements to have them sent to decorate the grave sites at Arlington cemetery commemorating the fallen. Others helped by transporting the wreaths and handling the placement, no one asked for any recognition. Every grave was decorated without recognition until 2005 when the nation finally took notice someone was doing something special for those who gave everything for us. Since then, the project has grown to more than 2,500 locations both in the United States and abroad. More and more people have become involved, and so can you in this worthwhile project.

How to celebrate – Put a wreath on a fallen hero’s grave for the holidays. Contact the organization at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ . Have a Merry Christmas for them, they died so you could celebrate.