National Ferris Wheel Day, Who Knew?
By Cara, age 14, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Recently, I was trying to find out if my birthday shared the day with any important dates in history. After a few minutes of research, I found www.holidayinsights.com. This website has nifty lists of all the happenings that go on within all months of the year.
I thought that SDM readers might be interested in finding out what's going on in February. For instance, February 11th is "Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day." As the web author states: "Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is in recognition that everyone spills a little milk now and then. It's a day to be optimistic, think positive, look on the bright side, and to find something good in everything that happens. As the song says: Don't Worry, Be Happy!"
For your birth month, just visit the site and click "Days" in the left column, or click here. Enjoy!
P.S. My birthday is also known as National Thrift Shop Day.
February1st: National Freedom Day - This is the day to celebrate freedom from slavery.
2nd: Groundhog Day - C'mon, who doesn't know about Groundhog Day?
3rd: The Day the Music Died - On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash.
4th: Thank a Mailman Day - This is your day to thank whomever it is who delivers your mail.
5th: National Weatherman's Day - This is a day to honor those who predict the weather.
6th: Lame Duck Day - This is a day to give recognition to those whose time in office is running out (like GWB). [So my birthday is Lame Duck Day. Woot! Yeah, I'm feeling it! - Stephanie Lynn]
7th: Send a Card to a Friend Day - This is a day to re-connect with a friend.
8th: Boy Scout Day - This day celebrates the birthday of scouting. It's also National Kite Flying Day ... Just the activity for February 8th if you live in Minnesota or New England.
9th: Toothache Day - There are still questions as to why one would want to celebrate a toothache.
10th: Umbrella Day - A day to honor this spectacular invention.
11th: White T-Shirt Day - This day celebrates the people who participated in a sitdown strike at General Motors.
12th: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - This celebrates "honest Abe's" birthday.
13th: Get a Different Name Day - For those who don't like their name, this is the day to change it.
14th: Ferris Wheel Day - This day celebrates the creation of the ferris wheel.
15th: Singles Awareness Day - This is a day for those who are single to celebrate ... since, you know, the previous day was celebrated by those in a relationship. It's also National Gum Drop Day.
16th: Do a Grouch a Favor Day - This is a day to, uhh ... do a grouch a favor.
17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day - This is a day to perform random acts of kindness for others.
18th: National Battery Day - This is a day to celebrate the battery.
19th: National Chocolate Mint Day - This is a day to celebrate anything that is chocolate mint flavored.
20th: Love Your Pet Day - This is a day to pamper your pet.
21st: Card Reading Day - This is a day to read any old cards or letters.
22nd: International World Thinking Day - This is a day to think about things going on in the world.
23rd: Tennis Day - This is a day to go outside with a friend and play tennis. Also, it's National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. I think I'll spend the day appreciating dog biscuits.
24th: National Tortilla Day - This is a day to celebrate tortilla chips.
25th: Pistol Patent Day - This is the day to get your design for a pistol patented.
26th: National Pistachio Day - This is a day to eat pistachios and learn more about them.
27th: Polar Bear Day - A day to celebrate the polar bear. It's also No Brainer Day, a day not to do any tasks that require any brain activity.
28th: Public Sleeping Day - Yes, my friend, a day when it's okay to sleep in public. It's also National Tooth Fairy Day.
29th: Leap Day - This day occurs once every four years. If you were born sixteen years ago today ... congratulations, it's your fourth birthday!