Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring rains

"April showers brings May flowers" - English Proverb
(Photo credit: April showers submitted by John Doyle,

Sunday's Celebrations

April 24th has a bunch of celebrations to consider:
Orthodox Easter Sunday (Christian)/ Pascha (Orthodox)
Christian Feast Day: Ecgberht of Ripon, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Mellitus, Wilfrid Anglican Church
St. Egbert's Day
Birthday of the Sun, China
Concord Day, commemorating the 1995 peace accord ending the Tuareg Rebellion (Niger)
Democracy Day, commemorating the reinstitution of parliament in 2006 (Nepal)
Genocide Remembrance Day, commemorating the Armenian Genocide of 1915. (Armenia)
Kapyong Day, a day of remembrance for Korean War veterans; named after the Battle of Kapyong in 1951 (Australia)
Republic Day (The Gambia)

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day-hot dogs wrapped in pastry dough (US, Dutch, German) / sausage wrapped in bacon (UK)
Mother/ Father Deaf Day (children of deaf parents) (last Sunday of April)
National Pet Parent's Day
Library of Congress Day - Library of Congress established, 1800
Birthday - Barbra Streisand (singer, actress)
Jane Fonda’s first Workout video released, 1982 
Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project, 1945

(Photo credits: Easter eggs,; Jesus ascension stain glass church window, pandelasemana.; Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Wikipedia; Jane Fonda workout,; )