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14 December - Monkey Day - A day for monkeying about, Monkey Day is celebrated across the world by acting like monkeys, but has a more serious undertone about raising awareness of the theory of evolution, medical research and animal rights. While the holiday is mainly about monkeys, it also celebrates other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs.  Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_Day

14 December - Monkey Day - A day for monkeying about, Monkey Day is celebrated across the world by acting like monkeys, but has a more serious undertone about raising awareness of the theory of evolution, medical research and animal rights. While the holiday is mainly about monkeys, it also celebrates other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs. Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_Day

1 May - International Workers' Day - Today we commemorate the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. This celebration of the working classes is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs in more than 80 countries. Let us never forget the rights we have won!  Learn  More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day

1 May - International Workers' Day - Today we commemorate the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. This celebration of the working classes is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs in more than 80 countries. Let us never forget the rights we have won! Learn More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day

10 February - Umbrella Day - Today we show our appreciation for one of the most useful inventions in the world: the umbrella! This item can keep us dry during rainy season and protect us from the harmful rays of the sun. It is also of great use in photography and fashion accessory or even as a weapon against attackers!

10 February - Umbrella Day - Today we show our appreciation for one of the most useful inventions in the world: the umbrella! This item can keep us dry during rainy season and protect us from the harmful rays of the sun. It is also of great use in photography and fashion accessory or even as a weapon against attackers!

8 February - Opera Day - If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Today is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend (if this isn’t an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home - try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Mozart and Wagner).

8 February - Opera Day - If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Today is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend (if this isn’t an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home - try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Mozart and Wagner).

5 November - Gunpowder Day - "Remember, Remember the fifth of November..."  Today marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and King James I in 1605, the day set for the king to open Parliament. The anniversary was named after Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators.  People (and goblins, of course) use to celebrate this day with fireworks and bonfires.

5 November - Gunpowder Day - "Remember, Remember the fifth of November..." Today marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and King James I in 1605, the day set for the king to open Parliament. The anniversary was named after Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators. People (and goblins, of course) use to celebrate this day with fireworks and bonfires.

23 May - Lucky Penny Day - “See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.” Pennies made in 1982 and earlier contain 95 percent copper, which is valued at more than double the worth of the penny itself. Many people are beginning to hoard these older pennies, speculating that the government will soon discontinue them. Once that happens, it will become legal to melt them down and sell them as scrap, which means they will more than double their money.

23 May - Lucky Penny Day - “See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.” Pennies made in 1982 and earlier contain 95 percent copper, which is valued at more than double the worth of the penny itself. Many people are beginning to hoard these older pennies, speculating that the government will soon discontinue them. Once that happens, it will become legal to melt them down and sell them as scrap, which means they will more than double their money.

6 June - Yo-Yo Day - Yo-yos have been popular toys for over 2,000 years. Early forms of the toy were called different names, such as quizzes, bandalores or Jou-Jous. The earliest recorded account of the word yo-yo is from an 1860 Filipino dictionary. It seems that the yo-yo as we know have its origins in the Philippines, although it is bellieved that painted terra cotta disks were used as toys in ancient Greece and China. Learn more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-yo

6 June - Yo-Yo Day - Yo-yos have been popular toys for over 2,000 years. Early forms of the toy were called different names, such as quizzes, bandalores or Jou-Jous. The earliest recorded account of the word yo-yo is from an 1860 Filipino dictionary. It seems that the yo-yo as we know have its origins in the Philippines, although it is bellieved that painted terra cotta disks were used as toys in ancient Greece and China. Learn more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-yo

18 April - Velociraptor Awareness Day - The day was created not only to remember those who have fallen to these terrible beasts, but to raise awareness of how one can attempt to protect themselves from these dangerous and cunning predators.

18 April - Velociraptor Awareness Day - The day was created not only to remember those who have fallen to these terrible beasts, but to raise awareness of how one can attempt to protect themselves from these dangerous and cunning predators.

22 February -  Be Humble Day - Let us practice humbleness today! Sometimes, having a humble personality is viewed as a weakness by our society, but being humble doesn't mean being a "doormat". Like C.S. Lewis said: "Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less

22 February - Be Humble Day - Let us practice humbleness today! Sometimes, having a humble personality is viewed as a weakness by our society, but being humble doesn't mean being a "doormat". Like C.S. Lewis said: "Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less

2 April - International Children's Book Day - Let us inspire children to pick up a book and get reading! Today was chosen for young literature lovers as it's the same date as Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, the author of many famous children's stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.

2 April - International Children's Book Day - Let us inspire children to pick up a book and get reading! Today was chosen for young literature lovers as it's the same date as Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, the author of many famous children's stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.

10 June - Ballpoint Pen Day - The ballpoint pen was originally conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to the quill and fountain pens.  Brothers, Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro, are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943.  Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen

10 June - Ballpoint Pen Day - The ballpoint pen was originally conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to the quill and fountain pens. Brothers, Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro, are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943. Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen

13 June - Sewing Machine Day - Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine in 1790. Since then, this item has become one of the iconic symbols of the Industrial Revolution, representing the transition from traditional handmade goods to automated production.  For many decades this was a standard household appliance, but it is no longer considered a domestic necessity. Although the heyday of the sewing machine has come and gone, we can still recognize its significance in our history.

13 June - Sewing Machine Day - Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine in 1790. Since then, this item has become one of the iconic symbols of the Industrial Revolution, representing the transition from traditional handmade goods to automated production. For many decades this was a standard household appliance, but it is no longer considered a domestic necessity. Although the heyday of the sewing machine has come and gone, we can still recognize its significance in our history.

21 March - Spring Fairy Fun Day - It's about time we get ready for spring and have some fun while we're at it! Today we can make spring fairy trees or build a fairy house. Meanwhile, let us watch the fairies sprang up tulips, daffodils, and violets, and other lovely flowers of spring.

21 March - Spring Fairy Fun Day - It's about time we get ready for spring and have some fun while we're at it! Today we can make spring fairy trees or build a fairy house. Meanwhile, let us watch the fairies sprang up tulips, daffodils, and violets, and other lovely flowers of spring.

27 February - Polar Bear Day - The event is organized to raise awareness about the effects of warmer temperatures and reduced sea ice on the global polar bear population. The focus is on the personal steps we can take to reduce our CO2 emissions, including lowering the heat in our homes and avoiding idling our cars.  learn more here: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/our-work/international-polar-bear-day

27 February - Polar Bear Day - The event is organized to raise awareness about the effects of warmer temperatures and reduced sea ice on the global polar bear population. The focus is on the personal steps we can take to reduce our CO2 emissions, including lowering the heat in our homes and avoiding idling our cars. learn more here: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/our-work/international-polar-bear-day

May 29 - End of the Middle Ages - Today is considered by many historians to be the end of the Middle Ages.  On this day (1453) the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire. This was a specific turning point because the Byzantine scholars migrated away from Constantinople. This scattering encouraged studies of Greek culture outside of the Byzantine Empire and began a revival of learning based on classical Greek sources, which began the Renaissance.

May 29 - End of the Middle Ages - Today is considered by many historians to be the end of the Middle Ages. On this day (1453) the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire. This was a specific turning point because the Byzantine scholars migrated away from Constantinople. This scattering encouraged studies of Greek culture outside of the Byzantine Empire and began a revival of learning based on classical Greek sources, which began the Renaissance.

25 August - Kiss and Make Up Day - This is a great way to end a spat. Everyone has an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while. Family, friends, lovers, no one escapes without an occasional fight. Today is a day to end the fight, kiss, and make up. Oh, what fun this day can be!

25 August - Kiss and Make Up Day - This is a great way to end a spat. Everyone has an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while. Family, friends, lovers, no one escapes without an occasional fight. Today is a day to end the fight, kiss, and make up. Oh, what fun this day can be!

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