Author: Doug Philp

February 17, 2018 – NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY – NATIONAL CABBAGE DAY

FEBRUARY 17, 2018 | NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY | NATIONAL CABBAGE DAY NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year.  It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. It is a favorite day for many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.  Not only is it positive for the receiver, but for the giver, too!     “I was a recipient of the kindness but more glad to be a contributor!” (Unknown) Our research found that the Random Acts...

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February 16, 2018 – NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY – NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY – NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY

FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY | NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY | NATIONAL ALMOND DAY | NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY National Caregivers Day is observed annually on the third Friday in February. Across the nation dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care.  National Caregivers Day honors those men and women dedicated to providing these vital services. Caregivers deliver a variety of services from personal care to medical services with compassion and professionalism.  Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most....

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February 15, 2018 – SINGLES AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY – NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | SINGLES AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY | NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY SINGLES AWARENESS DAY The day after Valentine’s Day has been designated Singles Awareness Day.  February 15th declares to the world that there is nothing wrong with being single. In fact, there are quite a few benefits to being unattached.  Singles can come and go as they please with no regard to a partner’s schedule, wants or needs.  Career opportunity?  A single doesn’t need to consult a spouse before accepting an offer.  It’s also easier for a single to keep up healthy habits.  There isn’t...

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February 14, 2018 – VALENTINE’S DAY – NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR DAY – NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY – NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 | VALENTINE’S DAY | NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR DAY | NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY | NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY VALENTINE’S DAY Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing.  During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending Valentine cards.     HOW TO OBSERVE...

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February 13, 2018 – FAT TUESDAY – NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 | FAT TUESDAY | NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY FAT TUESDAY The last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertwining of a period festivals and feasts that lead to a time of fasting and reflection. Also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, this enduring celebration has many traditions and deep roots around the world. Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) dates back to an ancient Roman festival honoring the deities Lupercalia and Saturnalia which took place in mid-February. When Christians arrived in Rome, they incorporated the festival into Lenten...

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