Life in the Lost World

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Archive for the 'odd holidays' Category


   Dec 21

It’s Humbug Day!

Embracing the holiday spirit, for many people, can be incredibly stressful. Coping with the pressures of shopping for gifts and planning events and parties and trying to embrace the holiday spirit can be a lot to ask! Humbug Day encourages a controlled venting of all that stress before Christmas so that you can enjoy the [...]

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   Dec 20

It’s National Sangria Day!

It’s National Sangria Day! This refreshingly fruity adult drink is the perfect cure for your winter blues. There are thousands of different variations of sangria that combine ingredients like sliced fruit, honey, sugar, juice, carbonated soda, red or white wine, and other alcohols. Each combination changes the flavor, alcohol content, and carbonation of the sangria. [...]

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   Dec 19

It’s National Hard Candy Day!

Hard candy rocks! Its sweet, sugary taste literally causes your mouth to water. Today is a celebration of all types of hard candies—everything from lollipops to candy canes to butterscotch drops. It’s no wonder that hard candy has remained so popular all these years! Hard candy can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, Arabia, and [...]

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   Dec 18

It’s Bake Cookies Day!

Bake Cookies Day occurs in the middle of the holiday season, and if you haven’t begun your Christmas baking yet, is a great excuse to bake some delicious cookies to help you get through the cold, winter days! Why not try some Cinnamon flavoured cookies (like some Snickerdoodles) to get your kitchen smelling of the [...]

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   Dec 17

It’s National Maple Syrup Day!

Ooey gooey and sweet, maple syrup is a distinctly North American product. Canada, the largest supplier of maple syrup, produces over 5 million gallons of it each year! Native Americans were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup — a process that was documented and copied [...]

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   Dec 16

It’s Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Chocoholics, rejoice! Today is your chance to smother everything that you eat with chocolate! Indulge in chocolate covered waffles for breakfast, chocolate fondue for lunch, chocolate covered nuts for a snack, and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! There are many different types of chocolate that you can use to top your food: sweetened, unsweetened, bittersweet, [...]

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   Dec 15

It’s Cat Herders Day!

Cat Herder’s Day is a day for those of us who feel like we’re asked to do the impossible, recognizing the frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable. Whether it’s work, home, school or other areas of life, if it feels like herding cats, today’s your day. Those of us on the Mom Blog and [...]

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   Dec 14

It’s Monkey Day!

Today is Monkey Day! Quit monkeying around and take a moment to participate in this celebration of all things simian! Did you know that there are three distinct types of simian primates? Familiar species like baboons and macaques are classified as Old World Monkeys; capuchins and howler monkeys are New World Monkeys, and bonobos, chimpanzees, [...]

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   Dec 12

It’s National Poinsettia Day!

The first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, introduced these gorgeous flowers to the United States in the 1820s. Mr. Poinsett found the flowers growing on a hillside while visiting Taxco, and sent some of them home to South Carolina. The flowers grew well in his greenhouse and Poinsett began giving them to friends. [...]

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   Dec 11

It’s International Mountain Day!

December 11 was designated International Mountain Day by the United Nations General Assembly to bring attention to the important role that our mountain regions play in the world wide ecosystem. Mountains are essential to the world’s fresh water supply. They also play a part in safeguarding multiple natural resources and help protect communities against natural [...]

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