Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day, Grape Popsicle Day, more

May 27th, 2013, is Memorial Day, National Moment of Remembrance, Spring Bank Holiday, Ratu Sir Lala Day, Cellophane Tape Day, Old-Time Player Piano Day, and Grape Popsicle Day.  Today used to be National Wig Out Day as well.

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was intended to honor Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. After World War I the holiday expanded to honor U.S. soldiers who died during any war. Take time today to reflect on the sacrifice made by others for our sake and for our country. At 3:00 p.m., your local time, observe a moment of silence - the National Moment of Remembrance.

Have fun, everybody in the UK! The last Monday of May is the Spring Bank Holiday. No work for you!

The last Monday in May is observed as World Hunger Day.
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day, celebrated in Fiji on the last Monday in May, honors the Father of the Nation.

Why should duct tape get all the attention? Tape together a gift, a collage, or a hem with good old cellophane tape today, in honor of Cellophane Tape Day.

Many readers of The Holiday Whiz are too young to remember player pianos, which used paper music rolls to tell the piano which notes to play. They're the mp3 players of 100 years ago! Enjoy this video  in honor of Old-Time Player Piano Day:

Don't bother with lipstick today, ladies. Just grab a grape popsicle and rock that purple smile! May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day.

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