February 11th, 2012, is Be Electrific Day, Inventors' Day, Satisfied Staying Single Day, Don't Cry over Spilt Milk Day, Make a Friend Day, White T-Shirt Day, Woo at the Zoo, Pro Sports Wives Day, World Day of the Sick, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, National Shut-In Visitation Day, National Foundation Day (Japan), and National Peppermint Patty Day.
Be Electrific Day, also known as Inventors' Day, commemorates the birth date of Thomas Edison. His light bulb invention is really starting to catch on.
Satisfied Staying Single Day is a day of pride for every happy single person, as well as every pretending-to-be-happy single. The day is most likely a reaction to the social pressures of Valentine's Day.
On Don't Cry over Spilt Milk Day, don't dwell on events you cannot change. Instead, use your energy to make positive change for the future.
Put out a little extra effort today. Say "hello," make light conversation, smile or nod at someone as you pass, perform a random act of kindness. Embrace the spirit of Make a Friend Day.
White T-Shirt Day commemorates a show of solidarity by the United Auto Workers in 1937. Participants wore white t-shirts in the spirit of unity. Celebrate by wearing a white t-shirt, buying an American-made car, or listening to some Plain White T's tunes.
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, hosts Woo at the Zoo. This adults-only event offers participants a glimpse into the mating and reproductive habits of animals, along with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and the chance to decorate a brownie from, appropriately enough, Naughty Bits Brownies.
Pro Sports Wives Day honors those who seem to lead cushy lives - the wives of professional athletes. They have money, of course. They're invited to fancy events. They have the opportunity to travel with their husbands or enjoy breathing space when their hubbies are out of town, whichever suits their style. The main downside might be the sports groupies.
On February 11th, the Catholic Church observes World Day of the Sick and Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In 2012 events are being held in Germany. Pope Benedict XVI writes, "On the occasion of the World Day of the Sick, which we will celebrate on 11 February 2012, the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, I wish to renew my spiritual closeness to all sick people who are in places of care or are looked after in their families, expressing to each one of them the solicitude and the affection of the whole Church."
National Shut-In Visitation Day is a great day to visit someone who lives alone or doesn't get out much. Spread a little cheer in a local nursing home or hospital. Everyone needs companionship!
The people of Japan celebrate the founding of their nation on National Foundation Day.
Celebrate either the chocolate and mint confection or the girl who likes Charlie Brown on National Peppermint Patty Day.
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