Life in the Lost World

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Archive for the 'odd holidays' Category

   Dec 28

It’s Card Playing Day!

It’s a day to celebrate card playing with your friends and family! Most of our research shows that this day is celebrated by sending fun greeting cards and enjoying a day of playing card games of the past as well as playing new card games. This day is a day to keep alive games that [...]

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   Dec 27

It’s Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day!

A great way to celebrate the festive season and winter in general is by making your own snowflake decorations. Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day encourages you to get busy with paper and scissors to make your very own snowflake decorations source – Days of the Year How to Make Snowflake Cutouts (and tons of other [...]

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   Dec 26

It’s Boxing Day!

As far as we know, Boxing Day doesn’t have anything to do with the sport of boxing. Although there are many explanations as to the origin of the name, one point that most agree on is that on the day after Christmas, members of the higher class gave gifts to tradespeople, employees, servants or serfs, [...]

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   Dec 24

t’s National Eggnog Day!

Today is National Eggnog Day! Eggnog is one of the most popular beverages served around the holidays, so it is very appropriate that this occasion is celebrated on Christmas Eve! The traditional recipe for eggnog is milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs, spices, and sometimes alcohol. The type of alcohol depends on the country where it [...]

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   Dec 23

Happy Festivus!

Today is Festivus! Festivus is a holiday that was created by writer Dan O’Keefe as a way to celebrate the holiday season without buying into its commercialism. Festivus was immortalized when O’Keefe’s son wrote an episode about it for the popular TV show Seinfeld. The episode (called “The Strike”) aired on December 18, 1997. A [...]

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   Dec 22

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the Winter Solstice! Autumn has officially come to an end. The winter solstice occurs when the sun’s position in the sky is at its greatest angular distance from the hemisphere, resulting in the shortest day and longest night of the year. For the Northern Hemisphere, this usually occurs between December 21 – 23 [...]

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   Dec 21

It’s National Flashlight Day!

Don’t be left in the dark on National Flashlight Day. The basic requirement for this day, is a flashlight and good batteries. Flick the switch, and you can put anything into your spotlight. We’d like to shed a little light on this special day. National Flashlight Day arrives on Winter Solstice, which is the shortest [...]

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   Dec 19

It’s National Hard Candy Day!

Celebrate National Hard Candy Day! Who doesn’t love a piece of hard candy now and again? 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 caramels. It’s no wonder that hard candy has remained so popular all these [...]

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   Dec 18

It’s International Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day!

Alot of places I checked today seem to agree that it’s Bake a Cookie day which is very appropriate for the week before Christmas when everyone IS involved with their holiday baking. Maybe it’s this flu/cold/bronchitis that’s kicking my butt, but it just didn’t sound that odd to me, so I dug a little further and [...]

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   Dec 17

It’s National Maple Syrup Day!

It’s National Maple Syrup Day! 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 [...]

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