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May 2: Buddha's Birthday


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March 20: Today is... First Day of Spring 2010

Vernal (Spring) Equinox - 1:32pm EDT

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March 4: Holidays Today

Iran Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh

Iraq Public Holiday (Kurdistan)…

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March 3: Hinamatsuri (Japan)

Today is...…


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Dec 7: Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1941

2009-12-07 - Pearl Harbor Day (USA)

This day commemorates the attack of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Force on the armed forces of the United States stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing two thousand people. This caused the United States to enter into World War II.

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Dec 5: Pakjesavond (Netherlands)

2009-12-05 - Pakjesavond (The Netherlands)

In the Netherlands, Saint Nicholas' Eve (December 5) is the chief occasion for gift-giving and the evening is called "sinterklaasavond" or "pakjesavond" ("presents evening"). The name Santa Claus supposedly derived from older Dutch Sinte Klaas.

Source: The FullCircles Multicultural… Continue

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Dec 2: Full Moon [Blue Moon]

Dec 2nd is a full moon.

Two full moons in December 2009... Dec 2 and New Year's Eve, Dec 31st. The second full moon in a month is a BLUE MOON.

The next BLUE MOONS will be:
2012: August 2, August 31
2015: July 2, July 31

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Nov 30: St. Andrew's Day (Scotland)

St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's National Day, designated as a bank holiday in 2006.

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Nov 27: Buy Nothing Day (USA/Canada)

Check out my Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day "tweetgrid"



Why do you buy?

Once upon a time, we used to buy what we needed, period.

Now that we have all we need, we buy for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill… Continue

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Nov 25: St. Catherine's Day -- France

Are you an unmarried woman over 25? Then according to an old Quebec tradition, you'd be a "Catherinette!" But don't worry… put on your apron and start pulling some taffy!

But where does this custom come from? Here!

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Nov 23: Kinro Kansha No Hi (Japan)

Kinro Kansha No Hi (Japan)

This is the Japanese Labour Thanksgiving Day when people express gratitude to each other for their labours throughout the year.

Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日 Kinrō kansha no hi?)…


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November 20: Universal Children's Day (UN)

Universal Children's Day

20 November

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare… Continue

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Nov 7: Joni Mitchell's 66th birthday

November 7, 1943: Joni Mitchell - Great Canadian songwriter / singer born Roberta Joan Anderson.

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Nov 5: Guy Fawkes Day (U.K., England)

05 nov 09

Guy Fawkes Day (UK, England)

This is also known as Bonfire Night. Guy Fawkes was a leader of a group of Catholic men who, on this day in 1605, were plotting to blow up the king and Parliament but were arrested in time. The English and Irish burn bonfires topped by a figure known as the guy. West Indians from the Bahamas and Barbados celebrate it as well.…


Added by Eric Snyder on November 5, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Nov 2: Bunka No Hi (Japan)

2009-11-03 - Bunka No Hi (Culture Day)
A national holiday dedicated to the love of freedom and promotion of Japanese culture.

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October 28: Ochi / Ohi Day (Greece)

National Day 'Ochi' / Ohi (Greece)

Marks the anniversary of when Prime Minister Metaxas on October 28, 1940, said `no` (or `ochi` in Greek) to the invasion of Albania by the Italians, thereby entering Greece into the war.

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Oct 26: Chung Yeung Festival (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

October 26, 2009

Today is...

Chung Yeung Festival (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Families visit the graves of their ancestors.

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Oct 19: Day 1 - Waste Reduction Week - Canada

Waste Reduction Week (WRW) Canada Monday, October 19th to Sunday, October 25th.

The 2009 theme, Too Good To Waste, emphasizes conserving earth's resources to make life on the planet sustainable. We humans always talk about "saving our earth; saving our planet", but the planet isn't going anywhere. We just need to make sure that it stays habitable, and maybe even enjoyable, for our species -- humans!

In 2009, the provincial and territorial WRW organizers across Canada are… Continue

Added by Eric Snyder on October 19, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

Google Wave

I've given Google Wave invites to a few Classroom 2.0 participants and a few folks from the worldwide ReUse movement.

I've been thinking that there could be some mutual benefits to connecting the two discrete communities of people. Perhaps we'll do a bit of playing around with that on Google Wave once a few more folks get connected.

Google Wave certainly seems to have lots of potential.

Added by Eric Snyder on October 16, 2009 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

Oct 15: Blog Action Day '09 - Climate Change

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web.

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