April 3rd Find A Rainbow Day

Today you are supposed to find a rainbow. If it doesn’t rain, good luck. However don’t give up. Rainbows can appear in the strangest places at the oddest times. It does require some sort of liquid, water works best, and the atmospheric conditions allow light to reflect off that droplet of liquid. Now if you remember Roy G. Biv, a great scientist even if made up, you’ll get the colors of the rainbow in order. Starting with red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. April was picked because April showers bring May flowers and hence, it’s supposed to rain in April, like a lot!

How to celebrate – Start looking for your rainbow early. Look for other sorts of rainbows besides those you see in the sky. Watch the Muppets.

November 10th Sesame Street Day

November 10th Sesame Street Day

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The first Sesame Street television show appeared on PBS, November 10th, 1969. It was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett using Jim Henson puppets… Bert & Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, the Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird and Elmo, among others.

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The idea was to teach youth numbers, colors and the alphabet. Mayor Michael Bloomberg created today to honor Sesame Street in 2009. Today, HBO and PBS show the series.

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How to celebrate – Read about the Jim Henson puppets. Watch Sesame Street. Watch Jim Henson’s other creations – like the Labyrinth.