January is National Soup Month 5 (1)

January is National Soup Month! Did you know that January is declared as the “unofficial” national soup month?! With cold

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January 1st is Polar Bear Swim/Plunge Day 5 (1)

Since 1920, a group of hardy swimmers has celebrated New Year’s Day by plunging into the frigid waters of Vancouver’s English Bay. As crazy as it sounds, the custom has spread to the United States, where chapters of the American Polar Bear Club have established themselves in a number of states known for their cold winter weather. In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, more than 300 daring swimmers—many of them in costume—brave the ice floes of Lake Michigan to take their New Year’s Day swim. About 3,000 to 4,000 spectators stay bundled up on the beach and watch. The Sheboygan event has gradually expanded into a day-long festival, with a brat-fry, a costume contest, and live entertainment. A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite

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December 27th is Fossey Day 0 (0)

Over the course of her career, American conservationist Dian Fossey (1932 1985) conducted groundbreaking research on Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, a species long victimized by wide-scale poaching. Her advocacy on behalf of the gorillas also helped ensure their preservation. At the age of 53, Fossey was murdered in her cabin at a research center in the Virunga Mountains on December 27, 1985. For Rwandans and conservationists, the anniversary of her death honors a legacy that draws attention to the plight of a rare animal species and helps promote eco-tourism. Ceremonies take place in Volcanoes National Park, which is the site of Fossey’s murder and contains a permanent memorial to the zoologist. Individuals typically perform traditional dances, while government officials deliver speeches and lay wreaths on her gravesite. CONTACTS: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315-1440 800-851-0203 or 404-624-5881; fax: 404-624-5999 Fossey Day. (n.d.) Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth

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December 8th is National Brownie Day! 0 (0)

WOOHOO…It’s one of our favorite days It is National Brownie Day…Add some Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Fudge…MMMMMM Have you

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“Halloween is the beginning of the holiday shopping season….. 5 (1)

“Halloween is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. That’s for women. The beginning of the holiday shopping season for

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November 25th is National Parfait Day 5 (1)

Parfait is either of two types of dessert. In France, where the dish originated, parfait is made by boiling cream,

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