Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Safer Internet Day, IHOP National Pancake Day, more

February 5th, 2013, is Safer Internet Day, IHOP National Pancake Day, Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon PA Day, African-American Coaches Day, National Weatherman's Day, California Western Monarch Day, Kashmir Solidarity Day, Constitution Day (Mexico), World Nutella Day, and National Chocolate Fondue Day.

The theme of Safer Internet Day in 2013 is "online rights and responsibilities." Enjoy your favorite corners of the Internet, but proceed with courtesy and caution.

Hungry? Today is IHOP National Pancake Day! In exchange for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, diners are asked to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network or other designated local charities. It's a win-win situation, unlike yesterday's Super Bowl.

One holiday that has yet to build much momentum is Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day. Lebanon is more famous for Amish farms, bologna, and candy than for celebrities, spotlights, or paparazzi. Be careful what you wish for!

African-American Coaches Day is observed on the first Tuesday in February. Coaches are valuable sources of inspiration in sports, business, and personal development.

National Weatherman's Day honors all weathermen and weatherwomen, including meteorologists. But most partcularly, the day honors John Jeffries, one of the first serious weather observers in the United States.

California Western Monarch Day is not a day to honor the King of California. Sorry, Your Majesty! It is a day to appreciate butterflies, especially monarchs, who are expert navigators.

Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day, showing support for Kasmir, occupied by India.

Mexico observes Constitution Day, commemorating the ratification of their constitution on this date in 1917.

World Nutella Day honors a hazelnut spread beloved by many around the world.

When the beer, popcorn, nachos, and wings run low at your Super Bowl gathering, break out the chocolate fondue! Today is National Chocolate Fondue Day.

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