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Friday, February 2, 2007

Groundhog Day

Yes, your favorite day is back again Ė it is Groundhog Day. Isnít it everyoneís favorite observance? If it isnít your favorite, there are a multitude of other days, weeks or months you can chose.

At least one day a week the members of Congress set aside time to make National Days and National Weeks and National Months. No wonder our Representatives and Senators donít get anything done - - they are too busy making silly ordinances such as setting aside a National Pretzel Day or National Sticky Bun Day, or Quiet Day. Below are some examples of their idiocy:

February Celebrations and Observances:
Monthly Events:

AMD Awareness and Low Vision Month
American Heart Month
American History Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Canned Food Month
Children's Dental Month
Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
International Boost Your Self-esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Friendship Month
Learn Italian Month
Library Lover's Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
National African American History Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Blah Buster Month
National Caffeine Addiction Awareness Month
National Cat Health Month
National Cherry Month
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Embroidery Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Hobby Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Senior Independence Month
National Sign Up for Camp Month
National Snack Food Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Wild Bird Feeding Month
National World Understanding Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Potato Lover's Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Scouting Month
Sleep Safety Month
Sweet Potato Month
Wise Health Consumer Month
Youth Leadership Month

Weekly Events:
Agricultural Week- Week One
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - Week One
National School Counseling Week- Week One
National Consumer Protection Week - Week One
National Pay Your Bills Week- Week One
Funeral Service Education Week - Week One
National Baby Week -Week One
National Pancake Week- Week Two
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - Week Two
Heart Failure Awareness Week- Week Two
National New Idea Week- Week Two
Random Acts of Kindness Week -Week Two
Boy Scouts Week- Week Two
Celebration of Love Week- Week Two
Big Brothers/Sisters Week- Week Two
National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week- Week Two
Homes for Birds Week - Week Two
National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week- Week Two
National Flirting Week- Week Two
National Crime Prevention Week - Week Two
National Hero Week - Week Two
Kraut & Frankfurter Week- Week Two
"Pickle Time" Week- Week Two
Engineering Week- Week Three
Friendship Week- Week Three
National Wildlife Week- Week Three
National Engineers Week -Week Three
National Brotherhood-Sisterhood Week - Week Three
Health Education Week- Week Three
International Friendship Week- Week Three
Second Honeymoon Week- Week Four
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - Week Four
Eating Disorders Awareness Week- Week Four
National Read Me Week- Week Four

Here is a list of special days in February:
1- Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence
1- National Baked Alaska Day
1- National Freedom Day
1- Women's Heart Day
1- Serpent Day
1- Skippy Peanut Butter Birthday (1933)
2- Grand Central Station Birthday (At the stroke of midnight on February 2, 1913, Grand Central Station opened in New York City.)
2- National League Birthday (1875)
2- California Kiwi Fruit Day
2- Bottle Cap Patented
2- Groundhog Day
3- The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
3- Elmo's Birthday Sesame Street
3- National Carrot Day
3- Halfway Point of Winter
4- Hank Aaron's Birthday Born in 1934.
4- National Stuffed Mushroom Day
4- Rosa Park's Birthday
4- Create a Vacuum Day
4- Thank a Mailman Day
4- Gumby's Birthday
5- Disaster day
5- Peter Pan Movie Day (1953)
5- National Popcorn Day (Always Super Bowl Sunday)
5- Super Bowl Sunday
5- National Weather persons day
5- Hank Aaron's Birthday Born in 1934.
5- Sale of the first Wiffle Ball
6- Pay a Compliment Day
6- National Frozen Yogurt Day
6- Babe Ruth's Birthday Born in 1895.
6- Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores In 1935.
7- Charles Dicken's Birthday Born in 1812.
7- Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Born in 1867.
7- National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
7- National Girls and Women in Sports Day
7- Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
7- Send a Card to a Friend day
7- Pinocchio Day (1940)
8- Boy Scouts Day Founded in 1910.
8- Fly a Kite Day
8- Laugh and grow rich day
9- Hershey's Chocolate founded
9- Chinese New Year, 2006 The Year of the Dog
9- National Bagels and Lox Day
9- Toothache Day
9- GI Joe's Birthday (1964)
10- YWCA Birthday (1870)
10 - Umbrella Day
11- Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
11- Thomas Edison's Birthday Born in 1847.
11- National Inventor's day
11- White T-Shirt Day
11- Make a Friend Day
11- La-Z-Boy Chair Birthday (1948)
12- First Barbie doll for sale
12- Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Born in 1809.
12- National Lost Penny Day
12- National Plum Pudding Day
12- Pancake Day
13- Get a Different Name Day
13- Clean Out Your Computer Day (Second Monday in February.)
13- First public school established 1635
14- Ferris Wheel Day
14- Valentine's Day
14- Read To Your Child Day
14- National Have a Heart Day
14- Telephone Birthday (1876)
15- National Gumdrop Day
15- Susan B. Anthony's Birthday Born in 1820.
15- Clifford The Big Red Dog (1963)
16- Nylon patented By DuPont in 1937.
16- National Almond Day
16- Do a Grouch a Favor Day
16- 911 Birthday (1968)
17- National PTA Day
17- Random Acts of Kindness Day
17- Bumstead's Wedding Day (1933)
18- Pluto discovered By Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
18- National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
19- Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Debuted In 1968.
19- International Friendship Day
19- National Chocolate Mint Day
19- Cherry Coke's Birthday (1985)
20- Clean Out Your Bookcases Day
20- Columbo's Birthday 1968 (First episode)
20- National Student Volunteer Day
20- National Cherry Pie Day
20- President's Day (Third Monday in February.)
20- Post Office Birthday (1792)
20- Toothpick patented in 1872
21- Locomotive's Birthday 1804
21- National Sticky Bun Day
21- Love your pet Day
22- Be humble day
22- Pebbles Flintstone's Birthday
22- Golf in America Day (First demonstrated 1888)
22- Pro Wrestling Birthday 1949
22- World Thinking Day
22- George Washington's Birthday Born in 1732.
23- National Rationalization Day
23- National Banana Bread Day
23- International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23- Tennis Day
23- Tootsie Roll Birthday (1896)
24- Nylon Toothbrush Birthday 1938
24- National Trading Card Day
24- Gordon's Birthday Sesame Street
24- National Tortilla Chip Day
25- Let's All Eat Right Day
25- Hudson River Tunnel Anniversary 1908
25- Quiet Day
26- Thermos Bottle Day
26- New York Subway Birthday 1870
26- Movie Cartoon Birthday 1909
26- National Pistachio Day
26- Levi Strauss' Birthday Born in 1829.
26- Tell a Fairy Tale Day
27- Mardi Gras New Orleans Birthday 1827
27- International Polar Bear Day
27- No Brainer Day
28- Car Keys and Small Change Day 1590 Pockets were Invented
28- Public Sleeping Day
28- Floral Design Day
28- DNA Discovery Day 1953
28- M*A*S*H Bites the Dust Day (1983 Final Episode)
29- Leap Year Day

I rest my case.

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