Friday, December 7, 2012

Letter Writing Day, Cotton Candy Day, more

December 7th, 2012, is Letter Writing Day, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, International Civil Aviation Day, and National Cotton Candy Day.

In honor of Letter Writing Day, turn off the electronics for a while. You'll be okay. Gather some paper and a pen - remember those? Oh, and you'll also need an envelope and a stamp - remember those? Write a letter to someone who would love to hear from you. They'll be surprised and charmed.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the day in 1941, during World War II, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy."

The International Civil Aviation Organization established International Civil Aviation Day in 1994, the fiftieth anniversary of the organization.

National Cotton Candy Day celebrates a fun fair food, consisting of spun sugar in pastel colors. What we know as cotton candy in the U.S. goes by many other names: candy floss in the UK; fairy floss in Australia; Papa's beard in France; and sugar thread in Italy.

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