Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday's celebrations

April 25th has a bunch of celebrations to consider:

National Zucchini Bread Day
Running of the RodentsWorld YMCA Day
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Dove Awards

World Penguin Day
Cuckoo Day
Industry Day
National Good Telephone Day
National Youth Service Days

Plumber's Day
Anti-Nuclear Day
Red Hat Society Day (1998) - largest women’s social group in the world (70,000 registered members) for women approaching the age of 50 and beyond and its primary purpose is social interaction among women, and to encourage fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. The goal is for members to bond as they travel through life together. "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me."
White House Easter Egg Roll
Canadanaigua (festival of lights, ritual of harvest and thanksgiving; Native American)
Robigalia (Old Roman Wheat Festival/God of Mildew)(Roman Empire)
Hubble Space Telescope deployed (1990)
Patent is granted to Robert Noyce for the integrated circuit (1961)

First Seeing Eye Dog became a reality (1928) 
State License Plate Day: License plates first required, in New York (1901)
Nicolas J. Pelletier is the first person executed by guillotine (1792)

Robinson Crusoe is published, 1719
Malaria Awareness Day - Presidential Proclamation, 2008
World Malaria Day (WHO, 1997)
Russian leader Yuri Andropov (Soviet Union, 1983) wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov's letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. (At the time, the United States and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies.)
Delegates from 45 countries meet in San Fransisco to organize the United Nations. (1945)
Easter Monday/Orthodox Easter Monday (AU, CA, UK, US)
Dyngus Day (Always the Monday after Easter) Smigus Dyngus/Wet Monday
Christian Feast Day: Saint Mark,Saints Philo and Agathopodes, Saint Anianus
Christian Feast Day: Mark the Evangelist, Philo and Agathopodes, Pope Anianus of Alexandria
St George’s Day (Canada)
Tag des Baumes, or Arbor Day (Germany) encouraged to plant and care for trees
Adonia (Greece) (women's festival)
Dia da Liberdade, or Freedom Day /Liberty Day (Portugal) celebrates the 1974 Carnation Revolution that ended the Dictatorship and started Democracy 
Anniversario della Liberazione/Liberation Day (Italy) celebrates the end of WWII (1945) and the fall of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic
Sinai's Liberation Day (Egypt) 1982,  celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai Peninsula 
Family Day (South Africa)
National Flag Day (Swaziland)
National Flag Day (Faroe Islands, Denmark) 1948
East meets West DayArmy Day/Military Foundation Day (North Korea) commemorates the establishment by Kim Il-sung of the anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932
ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, and Tonga) honours members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in Turkey during WWI 
Remembrance Day (New Guinea) 
Confederate Memorial Day (AL, FL, GA, MS)
(Source: ; photo credit: Zucchini Bread,; penguins,; telephone,; Red Hat Society Women of Victoria, BC Canada, 2004, Wikipedia; White House Easter Egg Roll,; Hubble Space Telescope,; NY license plate,; Robinson Crusoe,; United Nations,; Tag des Baumes (Arbor Day) April 2007, Michael Panse, Flickr; Eye of Horus, Egypt, Wikipedia;
ANZAC Day,; Confederate Memorial cemetery,

This fourth week of April celebrates:

Administrative Professionals Week/Administrative Assistants Week
National Karaoke Week
The Tulip Festival
Consumer Protection Week
Forest Week

Jewish Heritage Week
Keep America Beautiful Week
Reading Is Fun Week
National TV-Free Week

Teacher Appreciation Week (begins Last Monday)
Royal Wedding Week (Prince William and Kate wedding on Friday in UK)

(Photo credits: tulips at Garvan Gardens,; forest,; no tv, philosophy of science; pending wedding,