Friday, January 17, 2014

Tulip Day, Peking Duck Day, more

January 18th, 2014, is Polar Bear Jump, Tulip Day, Thesaurus Day, Winnie the Pooh Day, and National Peking Duck Day.

Grab your favorite crazy costume and head to Seward, Alaska, for today's Polar Bear Jump. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

Holland celebrates Tulip Day, honoring the flower for which they are famous.

Today is a joyous occasion for those of us who love words. Thesaurus Day celebrates the famous book of synonyms that helps writers express precise shades of meaning. According to, synonyms for "thesaurus" include: "glossary, language reference book, lexicon, onomasticon, reference book, sourcebook, storehouse of words, terminology, treasury of words, vocabulary, [and] word list." Onomasticon - who knew?

Winnie the Pooh Day honors that famous bear who loves honey, along with his creator, A.A. Milne, who was born on this date in 1882.

National Peking Duck Day celebrates a famous traditional dish of Beijing, China, which features delicious crispy skin. If you're serving this tonight, please invite me to join you!

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  1. This is the same one as posted yesterday. I shared this yesterday morning on Facebook.

  2. I checked on Facebook, and had no Holidays shown for January 17,2014.

  3. Hi Rodger....

    Sorry! Holiday info is available for both the 17th and 18th, but I accidentally set both to post at the same time, at midnight on the 17th. Thanks for being so loyal and observant!


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