Sunday, April 17, 2011

This third week of April celebrates:

Organize Your Files Week
Medical Labs Week
Coin Week

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Tonight celebrates a Full Pink Moon!

This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. 
Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn, or seed moon, waking moon. 
The Pink Moon is the early full moon of the Vernal Equinox, usually in April.

(Source: Wikipedia,; photo credit:; phases of the moon,

Today's celebrations

April 17th has a bunch of celebrations to consider:
National Cheeseball Day    
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
Bat Appreciation Day
Ellis Island Family History Day
Pet Owners Independence Day
Nothing Like a Dame Day
Perigean Spring Tides
Full Pink Moon
International Ford Mustang Day: Ford Mustang debuts at World’s Fair, 1964
Palm Sunday/Orthodox Palm Sunday
Christian Feast Day: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (Canada), Pope Anicetus
St. Stephen Harding's Day
Evacuation Day celebrates the recognition of the independence of Syria from France in 1946
Independence Day (Syrian Arab Republic)
FAO Day (Iraq)
Eidul Adha
Flag Day (American Samoa)
Women's Day (Gabon)
World Hemophilia Day (International, UN)
Verrazano Day

(Photo credits: Cheeseball,; Full Moon in Bangalore, April 2007,; mustang debut,; palm leaf,