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APRIL 24, 2014 - NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY - NATIONAL PIGS IN THE BLANKET DAY

APRIL 24, 2014 – NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY – NATIONAL PIGS IN THE BLANKET DAY

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NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY

In 2014, celebrating it’s 21st anniversary, National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 24.  This day is recognized on the fourth Thursday of April each year.  The 2014 theme is, “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”

This annual event is an educational program in the United States and Canada that revolves around parents taking their…

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APRIL 23, 2014 - NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY - NATIONAL PICNIC DAY - NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY - TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY - NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

APRIL 23, 2014 – NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL PICNIC DAY – NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY – TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

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The first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD) is being celebrated today, April 23, 2014.   NLDAD was created a day to bring attention to all of the dogs that are lost each year and to celebrate the thousands of dogs that had been lost and successfully  reunited with their families.

For complete information regarding National Lost Dog Awareness Day,…

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APRIL 22, 2014 - EARTH DAY - NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY

APRIL 22, 2014 – EARTH DAY – NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY

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First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22,  is filled with events that are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.   

 John McConnell pioneered the name and concept of Earth Day in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.  His thought, for Earth Day, was to have it be the first day of spring, March 21, 1970 and that…

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APRIL 21, 2014 - NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY - NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY

APRIL 21, 2014 – NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY

NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY

The very first kindergarten was started in Germany, in 1837 by Friedrich Froebel.  National Kindergarten Day annually celebrates and honors Froebel on April 21,  the date of his birth.

Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782  - June 21, 1852), a German teacher and a student of Pestalozzi, laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that…

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APRIL 20, 2014 - NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY- NATIONAL LIMA BEAN RESPECT DAY - NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN DAY

APRIL 20, 2014 – NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY- NATIONAL LIMA BEAN RESPECT DAY – NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN DAY

0a 1 NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY

At one point in time, most all of us have heard one of the following sayings:

  • Hey, I saw someone at the concert that looked just like you, I think you have a twin out there.
  • You remind me of someone.
  • You look just like (insert name).

Maybe you often have people tell you that you and your cousin look like you could be twins?  There are impersonators and some people even…

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APRIL 19, 2014 - NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY - NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY - NATIONAL GARLIC DAY - NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY

APRIL 19, 2014 – NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY – NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY – NATIONAL GARLIC DAY – NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY

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NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY

There are benefits, both financial and environmental, to using a clothesline for drying laundry.  According to Project Laundry List’s website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption.  Hanging out clothes is not only better for the environment and good for saving money, it is also therapeutic and offers health…

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APRIL 18, 2014 - NATIONAL COLUMNISTS DAY - NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKER DAY

APRIL 18, 2014 – NATIONAL COLUMNISTS DAY – NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKER DAY

0A 1AA NATIONAL COLUMNISTS DAY

Newspaper columnists are recognized and honored today, for their importance and value, as across the nation we celebrate National Columnists Day.  This special day of honor, is celebrated each year on April 18.

As a large part of our daily lives, we want to acknowledge the people who do the research and write the columns that we read each day.

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APRIL 17, 2014 - NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY - NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY - NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY

APRIL 17, 2014 – NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY – NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY – NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY

001 aassdd 1 NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY

Each year, in the United State, on the third Thursday of April, we celebrate National High Five Day.  This is a fun day where you can “High Five” everyone that you see.   High five those you pass on the sidewalk, those in the subway line, people in the movie line, office workers by the water fountain, strangers in the elevator and everyone that will “High Five” you back!

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APRIL 16, 2014 - NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY - NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY - NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY - NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY

APRIL 16, 2014 – NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY – NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY – NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY

IMG_7973 NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY

Each year, the day after taxes are due in the United States, it is time to let go of the stress, wear your pajamas to work and celebrate with millions of others on National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day.

What some people are calling “the best holiday of the year”, this day was created as a fun (yet somewhat unusual) holiday.  It is a day to celebrate and…

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APRIL 15, 2014 - NATIONAL TAX DAY - NATIONAL TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY - NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY - NATIONAL RUBBER ERASER DAY - NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY

APRIL 15, 2014 – NATIONAL TAX DAY – NATIONAL TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY – NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY – NATIONAL RUBBER ERASER DAY – NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY

NATIONAL TAX DAY

To help fund the Civil War, federal income tax was introduce with the Revenue Act of 1861.  It was subsequently repealed, re-adopted and held unconstitutional.  Early taxes were based on assessments, not voluntary tax returns.  The due date of the tax payment varied by act.

The first year of federal income tax was 1913 with a filing deadline for individuals of March 1.  In 1918,…

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