That today it is Mothers Day most people will know, but did you know that there are many International/National Celebrations?
Rob and I had great fun yesterday looking up all kinds of not so commonly known international or national celebrations. Some are funny, some are just weird and some even make some sense.
Did you know that today, aside of Mothers Day, it is also Limerick Day?
Limerick Day, honors the birthday of Edward Lear, English poet, and author. Born in 1812, Lear popularized this form of poetry in his 1846 book called A Book of Nonsense.
The way to celebrate this day is to read some Lear’s Limericks or write one yourself.
Of course we had also a look at Rob’s birthday, 17 April. This day is also related to poetry. It is the Haiku Poetry Day.
Haiku is a type of short poetry that is usually three sentences long. First popularized in Japan in the 17th century. You celebrate this day by writing your own Haikus, read some Haikus or read more about the history of Haiku.
On my birthday, 26 November, it is Cake Day! The origin of the celebration seems to be unknown, but it is celebrated by eating cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After reading this Rob promised me to bake a big nice cake for my birthday this year!
Here some more funny celebrations… and yes, I kept it decent :-)
12 January: Marzipan Day (Celebrate marzipan, the sweet, almond-based multi-purpose confectionary)
6 February: Lame Duck Day (he unofficial holiday honors anyone who is on their way out of their jobs or their elected office)
22 March: International Goof Off Day (encourages people to take the day to relax and do unproductive and useless things)
16 April: Wear Pajamas to Work Day (don’t even ask….)
21 May: Talk Like Yoda Day (The day honors the popular Star Wars character whose grammar is any language teacher’s worst nightmare)
13 June: Sewing Machine Day (dust off your sewing machine and sew away)
17 Juli: World Emoji Day (pay homage to emojis)
10 August: Lazy Day (giving up all your daily chores and doing nothing the whole day long)
14 September: Hug Your Hound Day (give your four-legged best friend a big hug)
5 October: Chic Spy Day (acknowledge that a well-dressed spy is always more successful in catching the bad guys than a scruffy one)
20 November: Absurdity Day (acknowledge that absurdity is part of life)
1 December: Eat a Red Apple Day (celebrates one of the healthiest fruits available in nature’s pantry)
Rob and I had great fun (the wine may have helped with that ).
But it was good to see that Rob can still laugh and be optimistic after the new hurdle he ran into this week.