Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tax Freedom Day, Equal Pay Day, Blah Blah Blah Day, more

April 17th, 2012, is Tax Day, Tax Freedom Day, Equal Pay Day, National Blah Blah Blah Day, Nothing like a Dame Day, World Hemophilia Day, Independence Day (Syria), Ellis Island Family History Day, and National Cheeseball Day.  

If April 15th came and went, and you forgot to file your U.S. taxes, breathe a sigh of relief. In 2012, you have until midnight on April 17th to get that envelope postmarked. Have a happy Tax Day!

Tax Freedom Day is calculated each year, to determine how far into the year Americans must work just to pay federal, state, and local taxes. Just think - tomorrow the money you earn will be yours to keep.

Wear red today, in support of Equal Pay Day. The date is calculated each year, symbolizing how far into the new year women must work to equal what men earned in the previous year.

National Blah Blah Blah Day is a day to actually listen to - and follow through on - the stuff people say that usually goes in one ear and out the other. Just don't talk on and on about it.

Nothing like a Dame Day celebrates women. "Dame" is an old-fashioned term, but it implies a certain boldness and confidence.

World Hemophilia Day is a time to learn more about this bleeding disorder and how you can help.

Syria observes Independence Day on this date.

Did your ancestors pass through Ellis Island in search of a new life? April 17th marks the date, in 1907, when a record number of people entered the U.S. via Ellis Island. Today is Ellis Island Family History Day.

Have you ever made and/or served a cheese ball when you were not having a party? Live on the edge and do it today, in honor of National Cheeseball Day.

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