Hey Holiday-ites! We are back with another episode. It is a bit longer this week but there were some really fun facts we found in our research this time.
We will be on hiatus for 2 weeks as 1/2 of our duo, Bryce, will be off to San Diego for a visit (he graduated a year ago from the University of San Diego – GO TORREROS!). We will be back in 2 weeks with two fun holidays to celebrate every week!
Enjoy this episode:
August 31 – National Avocado Day (0-1.00)
August 31 – Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day (1.00-1.59)
Sites referenced in this episode for Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day:
Who’s your buddy? It only seems right that after yesterday being International Day of Friendship that today we celebrate our true friends, dogs. Now the pure bred dogs are fun to look at but for a true friend, you require the half-breed, the mutt. This is a dog that has nothing to prove and often nothing to lose so they give you their all and often asking for only a small bit of you in return. I am a true dog lover. They are my best friends which makes me want to give them all I can. They celebrate with us on our highs and stay by our sides during our lows. They don’t care about about what kind of house we have or what kind of car we drive, whether we were the most fashionable or dress like a bum, they love us because… they love us. And the best of all is the mutt. They may not be pretty and they may never win a ribbon, but they will always be your friend.
Hot to celebrate – Love your dog. Adopt a rescue. Treat your dog like a King or Queen today.
Friends are very important to people, and animals. In fact, if you have a good friend you can get through practically anything. Historically, the United States was actually the first country to have a friendship day back in 1919 but it was not nationally recognized. Paraguay was the first to declare a national day of friendship on July 30th, 1958. Since then the United National has declared an International Day of Friendship in 2011. It’s amazing that it has taken this long to create the day, of course the world hasn’t always been that friendly of a place. I guess in many ways it still isn’t. Maybe if we try a little harder this is something we can actually accomplish. Then again, maybe not. But there is not harm in trying. The more friends we have the less enemies. But the only way to have a friend is to be a friend, it has to come from both sides.
How to celebrate – Say hello to an old friend. Make a new friend. Treat others how you want to be treated.
Today we celebrate parents. Those who guide us and help us achieve our goals. Are they perfect? Is anyone perfect? Since no two people are the same it is impossible to take others experiences and say they have all the answers. Parents don’t either but they try, bending themselves to help us become the people we are. No one knows exactly who created today, some think it was a candy company to sell more products but it is not Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it is a day to recognize all of what our parents do for us and as individuals themselves. Bill Clinton proclaimed the day in 1994, the 4th Sunday of July. It is a time to honor our parents for doing the best they could and recognizing that we are better for it.
How to celebrate – Take your parents to lunch if you are lucky enough to still have them. List all the things you can remember that you know your parents did for you. Do a family tree.
The cowboy is one of the most misunderstood characters out of history. This man, or woman, settled the western US. They are tough and loyal and work hard, with pride, at what they do. A large number of the original cowboys came out of the American Civil War, people trained to ride horses aggressively during the war that found themselves without work in the east. The day was created in 2005, the fourth Saturday of July, though there is no record of who created it. The cowboy is much more than just a man, or woman, who drives cattle to a destination, they are the soul of the working class, doing what they love, in the only way they know how… straight forward never looking behind.
How to celebrate – Visit the west. Learn the ethics involved with being a cowboy. Love what you do for a living.
July 26th All Or Nothing Day
Today is the day that you should go for broke and gamble
it all that you will win! It’s time to show you are “All In” on whatever it is
you are going to do. This can include gambling everything on the stock market(
Not a good idea), jump in that pool before checking the temperature of the
water (But make sure there is water there first) or tell someone that you love
them (Even if they have never met you before) In other words, damn the
torpedoes, full speed ahead! The point is, when you give something your all you
will always get better results than if you do it half-way. You can win big, or
you can lose big, but the results will probably change your life forever.
How to celebrate – Commit to something in your life. Go
the track and bet on your favorite horse! Try submerging yourself into a real
passion and make it work for you.
If you are going to sew you first need to thread the needle. When I first saw the day listed I thought this was going to be something about surfing. Nope, it’s all about threading the needle so you can either make something or repair something that requires sewing. Now I have tried to sew things in myself time, I admit I am not very good at it. I think a lot of the reason why I am not very good at it is because it takes me hours to thread the eye of the needle which means when it comes time to actually do the sewing part, I am either tired or frustrated so I just want to get the job over with! Someone should invent and sell the pre-threaded needle. Of course you could only use it once but who cares, life would be so much easier!
How to celebrate – Sew something. Thread some needles just for fun. Spend some time trying to make your point.
A number of years ago I was searching through a local barn and found all sorts of photos and letters to, and from, Amelia Earhart visiting a local doctor. It got me interested in what happened to her and why she disappeared on her historic flight before World War 2. Other than being a real party animal nothing I found added anything more than what everyone already knew. She, and her navigator Fred Noonan, seemed to have fallen off he face of the earth in their Lockheed Model 10 Electra, better known as “The Flying Laboratory”. From all I read my belief is, she wanted to just disappear. She was a tough woman who had already celebrated nearly everything she looked for in life. Amelia was born on July 24th, 1897 which is why today was chosen to celebrate her life.
How to celebrate – Read about Amelia Earhart. Learn to become a pilot. Travel around the world.
Hey Holiday-ites! We’re back from Canada and we are coming at you with a new episode and new format. We now will be releasing an episode weekly with 2 holidays that week you can celebrate! Enjoy!
Holidays this Episode:
July 24 – National Drive-Thru Day
July 27 – National Day of the Cowboy
And a few tangents about our trip to Canada!
Wow, another ice cream day in the middle of summer, would have thought! Today we celebrate vanilla as our flavor of choice. It is second only to chocolate but we would probably not even have chocolate if not for vanilla. Vanilla ice cream also lends itself to any flavoring you want to add to it, butterscotch, chocolate, strawberry and practically any fruit you can imagine. You simply start with something that tastes great as it is and then you can add to it. Vanilla seems to go with just about any other taste you may be savoring. All great taste starts somewhere and vanilla ice cream seems to be the place to start with desserts, snacks or just for the everyday treat.
How to celebrate – Have some vanilla ice cream. Make ice cream sundaes. Make an ice cream soda (float) starting with, of course, vanilla ice cream!