Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mountain Day, Choral Day, Candle Lighting Day, more

December 11th, 2011, is International Mountain Day, World Choral Day, Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, Proclamation of the Republic (Burkina Faso), and National Noodle-Ring Day.

The United Nations supports International Mountain Day on December 11th, to raise awareness of the importance of mountain forests in a Green Economy. The theme for 2011 is "Mountains and Forests."

The International Federation for Choral Music sponsors World Choral Day. The theme for 2011 is "Solidarity." The event was proposed by Alberto Grau during the 1990 2nd World Symposium on Choral Music in Helsinki, Finland, to foster "solidarity, peace, and understanding."

December 11th is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, created by the Compassionate Friends. At 7:00 p.m., your local time, "light a candle for all children who have died...that their light may always shine."

Burkina Faso observes Proclamation of the Republic today.

What's a henway? About 3 pounds. Wbat's a noodle-ring? A firm noodle casserole baked in a ring pan, then unmolded to serve. Happy National Noodle-Ring Day  to all.

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