Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, more

January 31st, 2014, is Chinese New Year, Backward Day, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, Hell Is Freezing Over Day, Preschool Fitness Day, Independence Day (Nauru), National Brandy Alexander Day, and Eat Brussels Sprouts Day.

Year of the Horse. Image: gubgib,
This year, the main celebration of Chinese New Year takes place on January 31st. Welcome to the year 4712, the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Calendar. Festivities include fireworks, dragon dancing, and lion dancing (not line dancing). People clean their houses thoroughly, to drive away bad fortune.

.yaD drawkcaB si ts13 yraunaJ....January 31st is Backward Day.

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day is a fabulous concept. For example, music can touch your heart in a romantic way, a bluesy way, or a cardiac workout way. Find your inspiration.

Have you ever promised to do something when hell freezes over? Well, today could be a problem for you, because it's Hell Is Freezing Over Day.

The last Friday in January is Preschool Fitness Day. Drop and give me fifty, kiddos!

Nauru, a Pacific island nation, celebrates Independence Day on January 31st. Believe it or not, Nauru is the only nation whose economy is based on fossilized bird droppings!

Please pass the brandy, Alexander. National Brandy Alexander Day celebrates a delicious drink featuring brandy, creme de cacao, cream, and coffee.

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day  honors a much-maligned veggie. Try them roasted with olive oil and garlic before you judge!

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