Category: fun history


Hippo Hooray for National Hippo Day!

Yes dear readers, today is indeed National Hippo Day!  We were blissfully unaware of this prestigious holiday until very recently (yesterday to be exact).  However, we believe that this is a little-known holiday that deserves more attention! A day to celebrate the Hippo? Certainly!  And why not?  We have many holidays devoted to much less […]

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Chinese New Year starts on February 5 this year!

Did  you know that this year Chinese New Year celebrations begin on February 5th?  No, well we did!  We believe that it is our responsibility to inform you about all these important holidays!  And, if this isn’t a day you would ordinarily celebrate, remember, billions of people do.  Therefore, we think you can too! The […]

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Is today National Opposite Day? Yes, no, maybe?

If this is National Opposite Day, then if we say it is then it really isn’t?  does this confuse you?  Maybe January 25th is National Opposite Day, and maybe it isn’t.  Who can tell?  Finally, we believe that today is Opposite Day.  If it is, then who thought it would be a good idea to […]

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Today is National Winnie the Pooh Day! Hooray!

For all you Winnie the Pooh lovers out there, today is the day to celebrate!  January 18th is the day we get to honor author A.A. Milne and all things Pooh related! Why January 18th? January 18th was A.A. Milne’s birthday.  Milne was born in 1886. He began writing the beloved stories for his son, […]

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What is Boxing Day anyway?

Here’s what we already know.  Boxing Day is December 26th.  The Brits and the Canadians celebrate it. We asked our Canadian friend what it is. Apparently, she heard three different legends about it as a child.  We decided that since she was a bit hazy on the details,  we would go to that tower of all […]

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Today is National Button Day!

Ah, the humble button!  Today is it’s special day!  Who knew?  Why we did, of course!  And now we are sharing all the exciting button information with you!  For example, did you know that sometime in the 1200’s, the button was invented in Germany?  In addition, in 1250 in France, the button maker’s guild was […]

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Happy Juneteenth Day!

We love to give you interesting facts and little known information, and Juneteenth is something that we had never heard about before.  Maybe you haven’t either, so read on to learn about Juneteenth Day! What is Juneteenth Day? We are glad that you asked!  June 19th is Juneteenth Day.  Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became […]

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Monday is Memorial Day

This Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day.  In 1971, Memorial Day became an official nationwide holiday.  It began as  Decoration Day.  And so this day, the last Monday in May every year is a day set aside to honor those courageous men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.  These people gave […]

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