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You're Welcome Day

Friday, November 28, 2014

You're Welcome Day



When: Day after Thanksgiving

You're Welcome Day encourages us to simply say "You're welcome". It helps to put manners back into society.

This very special day comes the day after Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day we say "Thanks" for what we have. So, it only seems natural, that "You're Welcome" immediately follows a thank you.



Participating in this day can happen anywhere that you are, and anywhere that you go today. Just speak a profusion of "thank you's" for even the slightest of reasons. When you say thank you, make sure to be sincere. It will go a long ways.

Are you enjoying this special day? If so, You're welcome!

Determining the proper date of celebration:

We surfed through countless sites. We found that this day is referenced as occurring on either November 23, 24, 25, 28, or 29. The 23rd was the most common date. We also discovered that most sites that also noted the year, had it occurring the day after Thanksgiving. Recognizing that the single reference to the meaning and content of this day had it noted on the day after Thanksgiving, one can only conclude that this is the correct day of celebration.

In our experience, this is a classic case of individuals and websites copying a date for a special day, without understanding that it may not occur on the same date every year. Keeping the dates correct, takes a lot of effort and research.

Origin of You're Welcome Day:
It is very likely that this special day originated on a blog in 2002. The blog was posted on blogs.salon.com, declaring that day, the day after Thanksgiving, as You're Welcome Day . Unfortunately, the creator did not identify themselves.

  
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MILPAM3 11/28/2014 11:49AM

  I've noticed that rather than saying "you're welcome" around here, we tend to say "no problem" or "sure" or "think nothing of it." When a Canadian pointed that out, I started making an effort of saying "you're welcome."

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Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Bountiful Thanksgiving Tradition



Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game or go to a movie, and enjoy a huge feast. It's also time for us to give thanks to our God, for the things he has bestowed upon us and upon this great nation. There is no nation in the world that has more to be thankful for than us.



Thanksgiving History:
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Indians in 1621.That first feast was a three day affair. Life for the early settlers was difficult. The fall harvest was time for celebration. It was also a time of prayer, thanking God for a good crop. The Pilgrims and the Indians created a huge feast including a wide variety of animals and fowl, as well as fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest. This early celebration was the start of today's holiday celebration. Like then, we celebrate with a huge feast.

Today, most of us enjoy Turkey with "all the trimming". The "trimming" include a wide variety of foods that are a tradition for your family. Those traditional foods often replicate the foods at the first Thanksgiving feast. While others, are traditional ethnic or religious groups recipe, or a special food item that your family always serves at Thanksgiving dinner. Then, to top it off, pumpkin pies, apple pies, an even mince meat pies are bountiful around the table.



American Thanksgiving traditions revolve around a huge and lavish meal, usually with Turkey as the centerpiece. For those who do not like Turkey, a Roast or Prime Rib is common. As tradition has it in most families, a special prayer of thanks precedes the meal. In many homes, family members will each mention something they are very thankful for.



Did you know? Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving. Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to North America.

After the first Thanksgiving, the observance was sporadic and almost forgotten until the early 1800's. It was usually celebrated in late September or October. In 1941, Congress made it a national holiday and set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.

  
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EDLEAR 11/28/2014 2:13AM

    I hope that you had a great and relaxing holiday!

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MARTYLYNN1 11/27/2014 1:06PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Happy Thanksgiving

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1CRAZYDOG 11/27/2014 7:36AM

    Happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

ďA real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.Ē Regina Brett

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/27/2014 7:23AM

    Happy Thainksgiving from Maine, where it is very wintery, more like Christmas~

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REJOHNSON3 11/27/2014 6:41AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you from Massachusetts along the mighty Merrimack River where it is quite wintery.

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Shopping Reminder Day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shopping Reminder Day



When : Always November 26th

Shopping Reminder Day is today. On your mark. Get Set. Go Shop!

If we all heed this reminder, there is no doubt the malls and stores will be mobbed. But, wait a minute!? Isn't the holiday season already in full gear? Aren't we being blasted with ads on Television, radio, newspapers and billboards? How could we not know, that it's time to shop for the holidays?



There is no shortage of fun, crazy, wacky and special days. Some of them are a little "wackier" than others. As we pondered this special day, we realized if you need a special day this time of year, to remind you to do your holiday shopping, then it's not just this special day that's a little wacky .......

So, just in case you weren't thinking about it.... please remember to do your holiday shopping.

Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Shopping Reminder Day.

Origin of Shopping Reminder Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it. We suspect this day has its roots in Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and the busiest shopping day of the year.

Internet sites are almost evenly split, as to the date of this special day. Almost one half list it on the 25th. With the other half recording it on the 26th. A very slight majority have it on the 26th. Therefore, without any insight from the creator of this day, we go with the majority on the 26th.

  
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PLMITCH 11/26/2014 10:51PM

    Really don't plan to hit the big box stores. Maybe our local winery...

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    Hate shopping this time of year!

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    Seriously!?????? I'm good to go.

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National Parfait Day

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

National Parfait Day



When : Always November 25th

Today is National Parfait Day.

A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass.



Celebrate this day by eating Parfaits. While chocolate is by far the favorite, use your imagination to create a wide range of single and mixed flavors.

Savor your favorite flavor of parfait, as you enjoy National Parfait Day.

Origin of National Parfait Day:
We have not yet discovered who created National Parfait Day.

We found no congressional records, or presidential proclamation, creating this day as a national day.

  
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EDLEAR 11/26/2014 2:43AM

    Oh rats, I missed this. I'll celebrate anyway!

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    yum yum...I love em

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    YUM!

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    Cheers to Parfait Day!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 6:53AM

    Gonna have one!

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PICKIE98 11/25/2014 6:27AM

    I make mine with yogurt too..or just buy one from McDonalds. I love theirs!!

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    I make mine with yogurt instead!

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Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day



When: Always November 24th

Itís Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day! Everyone has a unique talent or skill at which they truly excel. Today is the day to embrace those quirky abilities and show them off to everyone else!



Your unique and special talent could involve writing, art, sports, or math! Or maybe you are double jointed, can talk in a cartoon voice, or can do a one-handed pull-up like no other. No matter what your special skills are, today is the day to flaunt them for all your friends and family.

Invite everyone you know over to have a show down for the best special talent. Winner gets a prize and Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day bragging rights!

We found no factual information on this special day.

  
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    Does wiggling your ears, including one at a time count?

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    Wonderful

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 10:29AM

    All righty then . . . now I have to figure out what my unique talent is!

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