Saturday, April 23, 2011

Talk Like Shakespeare Day, St. George's Day, Holy Saturday, Peppercorn Day, more

April 23rd, 2011, is Talk Like Shakespeare Day, St. George's Day, Holy Saturday, Peppercorn Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day, Conch Republic Independence Celebration, Feast of St. George, Take a Chance Day, World Laboratory Day, Nose Picking Day, World Book and Copyright Day, and Zucchini Bread Day.

Prithee, take note! 'Tis the birth date of The Bard; 'tis  also Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Alas, poor Sir Francis Bacon - we honor ye not so well.

There's a campaign afoot in England to make St. George's Day a national bank holiday. Support the cause if you're there!

Holy Saturday or Easter Even commemorates the day Jesus lay in his tomb.

Peppercorn Day is celebrated on April 23rd in Bermuda. In 1797 officials began collecting one peppercorn as rent for the Old State House in Saint George.

Craving a sweet treat for dessert? Today is Cherry Cheesecake Day - you know what to do!

Conch Republic Independence Celebration is a quirky holiday about a border dispute between the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. The Border Patrol stopped Keys residents at the mainland, forcing them to prove citizenship, and hard feelings led Keys residents to seceed from the Union in 1982! Everything has long since been resolved, but the celebration remains.

The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. George on this date.

Do something crazy or risky on Take a Chance Day. What could possibly go wrong?

Without laboratories, we wouldn't have modern medicines, cake mixes, or light bulbs. Celebrate World Laboratory Day!

I'm not sure why International Nose Picking Day should be a holiday, but someone thought it was a good idea. I'd recommend you don't celebrate the holiday literally. Try playing "Wario Smooth Moves" on the Wii - one of the mini games involves aiming fingers at nostrils!

UNESCO established World Book and Copyright Day to encourage reading, publishing, and the protection of copyright and intellectual property. Feel free to pass this post along, but with proper author credit!

Celebrate Zucchini Bread Day today if your kitchen isn't too hot for baking.

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