Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Empire State Building Run-Up, Weatherman's Day, more

February 5th, 2014, is Empire State Building Run-Up, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon PA Day, National Weatherman's Day, California Western Monarch Day, Kashmir Solidarity Day, Constitution Day (Mexico), World Nutella Day, and National Chocolate Fondue Day.

Feeling energetic? Today brings the annual  Empire State Building Run Up! This vertical marathon is a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

The theme for the 26th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day is "Title IX at 40: In it for the Long Run." Title IX requires equal treatment for boys and girls in federally funded educational programs and activities, including athletics.

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!

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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