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National Hug a G.I. Day (March 4th)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 4th Tagged as Attitudes & Emotions Helping Others Military People & Relationships What's the hashtag? #NationalHugaGIDay When was it founded? 1996 Who founded it? Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith Have we missed something? Take some time on this day to think about the freedoms offered through those who serve in the military, and also to show some appreciation for those service men and women who work so hard to provide it. It’s time to enjoy and celebrate National Hug a G.I. Day!  History of National Hug a G.I. Day The story behind the term “G.I.” is an interesting one that has a number of different interpretations. It seems that originally the term “G.I.” stood for galvanized iron, which is the material from which many different items were made, such as buckets or trash cans. The letters “G.I.” were stamped on these items and so it began to be used to define anything which was related to the army. As this happened, the

Do Something Day (March 4th)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 4th It's also known as... March Forth and Do Something Day Tagged as Attitudes & Emotions Life & Living What are the hashtags? #DoSomethingDay #MarchForthandDoSomethingDay Have we missed something? Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill Whether in a season of success or failure, whether struggling with difficulties, overcoming the odds, or living your best life, Do Something Day brings with a myriad of opportunities to stay encouraged, look up and keep moving forward to live out your dreams! History of Do Something Day This day is also known as “March Forth and Do Something Day.” Since the name of the day is also a co MMA nd, it’s only natural that this would be a time to celebrate what it means to move forward in life. The ultimate play on words, March Fourth simply becomes “March Forth” and these hours become all about encouragement, motivat

World Hearing Day (March 3rd)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 3rd What's the official website? Official Site Tagged as Body & Health Health care What's the hashtag? #WorldHearingDay When was it founded? 2007 Who founded it? World Health Organization Have we missed something? World Hearing Day is an annual event that brings the globe together to learn more about hearing loss. It’s also an ideal day for creating even more awareness about early detection of ear problems and the treatment of hearing impairment. When we can better understand the causes of hearing loss, we can improve the quality of life for those who experience it. History of World Hearing Day World Hearing Day was first called International Ear Care Day and was celebrated in 2007. The World Health Organization’s Office for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness started this week-long initiative to focus global attention on this often-overlooked – hearing loss. World Hearing Day means a concerted effort to d

Bulgaria Liberation Day (March 3rd)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 3rd It's also known as... Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Oppression, Liberation Day Tagged as Countries & Cultures Historical Interest What are the hashtags? #BulgariaLiberationDay #DayofLiberationofBulgariafromtheOttomanOppression #LiberationDay When was it founded? 1888 Have we missed something? Many people don’t realize that Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe – with access to a fascinating culture and unique historical sites. Join in with various traditions and events for the celebration of Bulgaria Liberation Day!  History of Bulgaria Liberation Day Officially known as the Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Oppression, or simply Liberation Day, takes place on the anniversary of the Treaty of San Stefano, which was signed on March 3, 1878. This treaty marked the end of the hostilities and the rule of the Ottoman Empire that had lasted for almost five centuries. On the ten

National Invest in Veterans Week (Mar 1st to Mar 7th)

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Quick facts When is it? Mar 1st, 2020 - Mar 7th, 2020 Mar 1st, 2021 - Mar 7th, 2021 Mar 1st, 2022 - Mar 7th, 2022 Mar 1st, 2023 - Mar 7th, 2023 Mar 1st, 2024 - Mar 7th, 2024 Mar 1st, 2025 - Mar 7th, 2025 Mar 1st, 2026 - Mar 7th, 2026 Tagged as Helping Others Jobs & Professions Military What's the hashtag? #NationalInvestinVeteransWeek When was it founded? 2017 Who founded it? Rickey L. Pope, Drayton Florence and Jeff Shuford Have we missed something? Life after serving in the Military can be difficult for veterans, especially those who have been part of wars or co NFL ict where they have experienced trauma. Those who serve their country through the armed forces can use some extra support when they return and re-enter civilian society, some of them starting local Business es that serve their communities. Those veterans who find support locally are much more likely to experience success in their Business es as they impact their neighbors for good. Na

James Ronald Webster Day (March 2nd)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 2nd Tagged as Countries & Cultures Famous People What's the hashtag? #JamesRonaldWebsterDay Have we missed something? James Ronald Webster Day might be the most significant observance on the calendar in the Caribbean nation of Anguilla. The island nation celebrates this day annually to honor the legacy of James Ronald Webster Day. He’s the man known throughout the world as the Father of Anguilla. This day pays homage to the spirit of this man. He is remembered for his independence, leadership, and the progress he made for his country. It’s a day for Anguillia citizens – and their friends and allies around the globe – to reflect on their past and envision a future that continues to be inspired by Webster’s ideals. History of James Ronald Webster Day James Ronald Webster Day commemorates the birth of the Father of Anguilla in 1926. Webster was born in Anguilla; his parents had sixteen children, with only eight survivi

Toddle Waddle (March 2nd)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March 2nd Tagged as Body & Health Charity Children Helping Others What's the hashtag? #ToddleWaddle Have we missed something? The Toddle Waddle could be the cutest fundraising walking event ever. This yearly walking is a spectacle unlike any other. Why? Because it is aimed at parents and children under five. Watching the Toddle Waddle, you’ll undoubtedly see some children confidently strolling along. However, you’ll also witness cute younger ones barely toddling alongside their strollers. It’s all for good fun, not to mention an excellent cause: raising money for meningitis awareness. History of Toddle Waddle Toddle Waddle organizers wanted to create additional awareness about meningitis. Meningitis is a swelling of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The history of meningitis dates back to ancient times. The famous Greek philosopher and doctor Hippocrates appears to have noted the first case of meningitis

Veggie Month (March 2024)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March Tagged as Body & Health Food & Drink Vegetarian & Vegan What's the hashtag? #VeggieMonth Have we missed something? Veggie Month – do you carrot all to participate? The month means more than just the hope and promise that only spring can bring. Instead, Veggie Month is also the perfect time to celebrate the wholesome deliciousness of vegetables. This special time is set aside for appreciating those nutritional powerhouses – vegetables. But it is also wonderful for exploring the myriad ways we can all add them into our daily diets – creatively and with excellent taste! So whether you’re a seasoned veggie lover or just sprouting your green thumbs, Veggie Month is the perfect chance to turn over a new leaf and try out some better eating habits. History of Veggie Month Vegetables have been a staple of our diets since the earliest days of humankind. Initially, ancient hunter/gatherer peoples foraged, collecting b

Developmental Disability Awareness Month (March 2024)

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Quick facts When is it? Every March Tagged as Health care Helping Others Life & Living What's the hashtag? #DevelopmentalDisabilityAwarenessMonth When was it founded? 1987 Who founded it? Ronald Reagan Have we missed something? The world has come a long way since people with developmental disabilities were ostracized, institutionalized, marginalized and even treated as objects of scorn. Even so, there is still more progress that can be made in recognizing and meeting unique needs of each person who has a developmental disability.  Developmental Disability Awareness Month seeks to make it a reality that children and adults of all types are succeeding in their Education and in life! History of Developmental Disability Awareness Month Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was made official in 1987 when US President Ronald Reagan recognized the event. The stated purpose was to increase public awareness of the needs as well as the potential of Americ

Bachelor’s Day (February 29th, 2024)

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Quick facts When is it? February 29th, 2016 February 29th, 2020 February 29th, 2024 February 29th, 2028 What's the date pattern? Each leap year Tagged as Men People & Relationships What's the hashtag? #BachelorsDay Have we missed something? Like everything, being a bachelor has its pros and cons. Of course, living alone and not having anyone to come home to can get a little lonely sometimes, as can not having anyone to cuddle up to at night or never having , or eating a real meal once a month when visiting Mom. But Bachelor’s Day was created to remind guys to celebrate the beauty of their bachelorhood, a state that usually lasts just a few beer-filled years before the next stage of life begins–and everyone knows how much life can change after after marriage and/or having a couple of kids. So time to live it up, guys! This is your day to celebrate one of the freest times of your life. The History of Bachelor’s Day Bachelor’s Day originated as an Iri

The Big Breakfast Day (February 27th)

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Quick facts When is it? Every February 27th Tagged as Food & Drink What's the hashtag? #TheBigBreakfastDay When was it founded? 2020 Who founded it? Jeffrey Arnold Have we missed something? Often called the most important meal of the day, breakfast gets its name from the idea of breaking the natural fast (or time of not eating) that happens overnight. Different cultures may have different ideas about what the best foods are to consume at this time, but one thing everyone probably agrees on? Breakfast is delicious!  Have some fun and enjoy some culinary experiences too by getting involved with and celebrating The Big Breakfast Day! History of The Big Breakfast Day The Big Breakfast Day acts as a reminder to slow down just a bit and make time to savor everything in life. After all, there’s just no need to be in such a rush! Established in 2020, The Big Breakfast Day offers an opportunity to slow down a bit and enjoy more than just a quick cup of coffee o

Adopt A Ferret Month (April 2023)

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Quick facts When is it? Every April What's the official website? Official Site Tagged as Animals What's the hashtag? #AdoptAFerretMonth When was it founded? 2008 Who founded it? Dawn Miklichs Have we missed something? I can’t talk to a man who bears an undeserved animosity towards ferrets. Graham Chapman Who doesn’t love ferrets? They’re slinky balls of fur that love to jump, tumble, and squeak! Although it isn’t a common Pet to have in the household, ferrets are lovable creatures that can bring excitement into your life. Sadly, not many ferrets get adopted. That’s why the month of April is deemed Adopt a Ferret month, a month all about educating people about ferrets and where you can get them. Let’s take a look at what ferrets are like and how you can go about getting a new fuzzy friend into your home. History of Adopt A Ferret Month Adopt a Ferret Month is all about educating people about ferrets and how to take care of them. The holiday has multiple