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Eat a Cranberry Day

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eat a Cranberry Day



When : Always November 23rd

Eat a Cranberry Day is today. Cranberries are good for you. How many cranberries will you eat today?

Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes.



Have a wonderful Eat a Cranberry Day!!

More on Cranberries

For about 10 months of the year, cranberries never pass our lips. We neither eat them, nor speak of them. Then along comes Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cranberries as a fruit rolls onto the scene. For just a little while, we can't get enough of them.

Cranberries are grown in bogs, and are native to North America.. They are grown in very few areas of the U.S. Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock areas of Massachusetts, are where most cranberries are grown. But cranberries are also grown in New Jersey, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Canada, and Europe.

Very few of us have ever trudged through the bogs of New England, in search of cranberries for the dinner table. If you did, you would be looking for an evergreen vine that grows low to the ground. The white or pink flowers give way to red, oval berries with a tart taste. The berries are harvested in September and October, just in time for you to use them in your favorite holiday recipes.

Cranberries have had medicinal uses, most commonly for treating urinary infections. It also is high in Vitamin C and is often eaten to help fight and avoid colds. In the 1800's, American sailors ate cranberries on long voyages to prevent scurvy.

Did you know? It was unlikely that Cranberry sauce was on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Cranberry sauce requires sugar, which was in short supply in those early days. But cranberries were most likely there, as they ripened just in time for the Thanksgiving feast.

Health Benefits of Cranberries

Loaded with antioxidants and essential healthy nutrients, Cranberries offer many health benefits. Whether you like cranberries or not, drinking a glass a day, can be very beneficial to your health

Health benefits include:

Fights kidney and bladder problems - prevents kidney stones, too.

Fights cancer - helps avoid and fight breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers.

Treats urinary tract infections - can block infections from occurring, and help to fight existing infections.

Fights heart disease - lowers bad cholesterol, prevents plaque build-up in arteries.

Prevents dental problems - prevents plaque build-up, gingivitis and gum disease.

Aids in weight loss - flushes system, improves metabolism.

Strengthens immune system - antioxidants flush out harmful toxins.

Improves mental health - helps to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as depression.

Anti-aging properties - helps skin look younger, aids health of internal organs.

relieves skin problems - including acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis

Origin of Eat a Cranberry Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it.

  
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    How do you eat a few a day?

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    doing it!

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    good info to know

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Go For a Ride Day

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Go For a Ride Day



When : Always November 22nd

Go For a Ride Day is today. And, what a splendid time you will have!

As the holidays approach, life becomes chaotic, and perhaps a bit stressful. Take a breather, and go for a relaxing ride. You don't need a destination to enjoy this day. But, you certainly can bring family or friends along for company.



The means of transportation can be anything. Sure, a car, bus, or motorcycle ride may immediately come to mind. Here are some other ways of riding, that may prove more fun than the family vehicle:
Take a sleigh ride.
Ride a horse.
Ride a horse-drawn carriage.
Snowmobile rides are always "cool".
A bicycle is a great, way to ride and exercise.
A boat ride, if your are a warmer climate.
Doesn't a plane ride to a sunny vacation spot sound like fun!?
You can't ride in my little red wagon. Okay, you can ride in it.
Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Go For a Ride Day.

Origin of Go For a Ride Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it.

  
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KITT52 11/22/2014 12:54PM

    I did walk today...have a healthy weekend

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    emoticon I think I will go for a ride on my stationary bike today.

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    I think I'm going to do this - thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2014 9:37AM

    Taking a ride . . . NOT on a bike (icy!)

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    Great idea. I will go for a ride, with a friend, later today.
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World Hello Day

Friday, November 21, 2014

World Hello Day



When : Always November 21st

The objective of World Hello Day is to promote world peace. The theme of this day is "Greet ten people for peace". It is really easy to participate in World Hello Day. Simply, say hello to the people today. And, voice your concern for world peace.

World Hello Day was created during the 1973 conflict between Egypt and Israel. The creators of this day, Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack, believe your efforts can help to promote global peace. They believe it starts with communications, hence the greeting to ten people.

So, let's all make a difference. Get out on the streets today, and say "Hello" to at least ten people.



For more information, visit the creators' website.
www.worldhelloday.org/

Origin of World Hello Day:
World Hello Day was created in 1973 by Brian McCormack, a Ph.D. graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, a graduate of Harvard University. They continue to promote this global event.

This holiday is celebrated virtually all over the world.

  
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Absurdity Day

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Absurdity Day



When : Always November 20th

Isn't it totally absurd? Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face.

Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent error, or just through surfing the net, you've stumbled upon this special, senseless day.....how absurd!



Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don't sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don't try to make sense with it.

Have a wonderful, mind boggling and absurd Absurdity Day!!

Origin of Absurdity Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it.

  
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    Ha! We already celebrate this most days around here.

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    I pretty much do this every day anyway..nice to know there is a day for it!

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    love it--absurdity day!--Hmm--

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Equal Opportunity Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Equal Opportunity Day



When: Always November 19

At the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in southern Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This 270-word speech is considered one of the greatest in American history, though it didn't receive much attention at the time. Equal Opportunity Day is observed at Gettysburg National Cemetery each year, where ceremonies commemorating Lincoln's address are held under the sponsorship of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Sometimes this day is referred to as Gettysburg Address Day .

More information: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/p
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    Yet, we are still fighting for equality, today. Charles Manson can get married, but my Gay friends can't.
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