Monday, February 21, 2011

International Mother Language Day and more

February 21st, 2011, is International Mother Language Day, Card Reading Day, and, of course, Presidents' Day.

International Mother Language Day was established by the United Nations in 1999, "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world."

Card Reading Day was created, presumably by a greeting card company, as a day for reading cards. Of course, you should probably send some as well.
American flag. Image: Salvatore Vuono;

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. Scholars dispute whether the holiday is meant to honor just Washington and Lincoln, or all of the U.S. presidents. Sadly, many Americans merely view the holiday as an opportunity to miss work or school.

Holiday Whiz best advice: Send greeting cards to U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations President Joseph Deiss, scribbling multi-lingual comments in each.

More about International Mother Language Day:

More about Card Reading Day:

More about Presidents' Day:

Click to view all blog posts!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Holiday Whiz readers are from:

Albania, Algeria, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus. Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia [FYROM], Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia

If you're from somewhere else, please say "Hello" in the Comments!