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!
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.
Day (February 4): These men and women walk hours on end in rain, sleet and snow. Give a wave and word of thanks.
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.
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.
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
Add Go Skateboarding Day and other uncommon holidays to your new 2019 calendar.| WASHINGTON POST ALLA DREYVITSER