In­spire your cre­ativ­ity, have fun with JBJ cal­en­dar

Happy New Year, friends! Here’s to a fun-filled 2019 with our ac­tion-packed ‘hol­i­day’ cal­en­dar!

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - JELLYBEAN JOURNAL | TV BEANS - Christina Bar­ron

WHEN you think of hol­i­days, you may think of days with spe­cial food, dec­o­ra­tions or re­li­gious mean­ing. Most of those days are noted on printed or dig­i­tal cal­en­dars. We put to­gether a cal­en­dar of hol­i­days you may not know about. (These days aren’t of­fi­cial, so don’t count on get­ting a day off school.)

Use the list to have a bit of fun and per­haps in­spire your own cre­ativ­ity. If you could cre­ate a hol­i­day, what would it be? Happy New Year to all!

Dress Up Your Pet

Day (Jan­uary 14): Your lit­tle Buddy or Bella prob­a­bly has a per­ma­nent fur coat, but those pat­terned sweaters are hard to pass up. Just re­mem­ber that your pup or kitty doesn’t like itchy cloth­ing any more than you do.

Thank-a-Let­ter-Car­rier

Day (Fe­bru­ary 4): These men and women walk hours on end in rain, sleet and snow. Give a wave and word of thanks.

Ab­so­lutely In­cred­i­ble

Kid Day ( March 21): We’ve heard the com­plaints about how mom and dad have their own hol­i­days, but here’s one for kids. Your par­ents can let you know how much they ap­pre­ci­ated you. Yay, you!

Ro­bot­ics Week (April 6-14): Tech lovers have an en­tire week to share their en­thu­si­asm for ro­bot­ics.

In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Day (June 1): It is usu­ally marked with speeches on chil­dren’s rights and well-be­ing, and other events ded­i­cated to chil­dren.

Go Skate­board­ing

Day (June 21): Skate­board en­thu­si­asts came up with this hol­i­day more than a decade ago to urge ev­ery­one to get out­side and hop on a board (with a hel­met on, of course). To see ex­pe­ri­enced skaters visit The Shred in Paar­den Ei­land or Bat­tery Park, a new ur­ban park at the V&A Water­front.

Man­dela Day calls on us all, ev­ery day, to make the world a bet­ter place. Each year on July 18 we do kind deeds and help oth­ers.

zzzzzzzCarousel Day (July 25): Merry-go-rounds fea­tur­ing carved ponies and other an­i­mals were wildly pop­u­lar in the early 20th cen­tury.

Some fairs still of­fer the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mid­dle Child Day (Au­gust 12): When you’re not the old­est or the baby of the fam­ily, you de­serve a spe­cial day. So hug your “mid­dle” sib­ling or friend to­day. And if you’re a mid­dle,

zzre­mem­ber that you’re ac­tu­ally your par­ents’ favourite.

Col­lect Rocks Day (Septem­ber 16): This re­cently cre­ated hol­i­day is an op­por­tu­nity to ex­am­ine what Earth is made of. Go on a hunt to­day, and you may find a min­eral that’s mil­lions of years old.

zKnock-Knock Joke

Day (Oc­to­ber 31): Knock knock. Who’s there? Wooden shoe.

zWooden shoe who? Wooden shoe like to tell knock-knock jokes all day? Go ahead!

World Hello Day (Novem­ber 21): Broth­ers Brian and Michael McCor­mack cre­ated this day in 1973 af­ter a war in the Mid­dle East. They wrote let­ters to world lead­ers to en­cour­age peace through di­a­logue. To cel­e­brate, greet 10 peo­ple with a “hello!” (“hola!” or “ciao!”) in what­ever

zlan­guage they speak.

Bis­cuit Day (De­cem­ber 4): Mark this day with a bis­cuit ex­change among friends or a fam­ily bake-off. If your par­ents usu­ally make gin­ger­bread cutouts, try some­thing new – such as stained-glass bis­cuits or co­coapep­per­mint but­tons. Or in­vent your own. Bis­cuits of any kind make for a pretty sweet hol­i­day. | The Wash­ing­ton Post

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Add Go Skate­board­ing Day and other un­com­mon hol­i­days to your new 2019 cal­en­dar.| WASH­ING­TON POST ALLA DREYVITSER

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