Sunday, March 16, 2014

World Eagle Day, Buzzard Sunday, Artichoke Heart Day, more

March 16th, 2014, is World Eagle Day, Buzzard Sunday, Lips Appreciation Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day, Curlew Day, National Goddard Day, St. Urho's Day, and Artichoke Heart Day.

The World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, celebrates World Eagle Day. Learn about eagles from around the world.

The Sunday following March 15th is always observed as Buzzard Sunday in Hinckley, Ohio, USA.

Pucker up - today is Lips Appreciation Day. If you're feeling brave, draw attention to your beautiful lips with some awesome lip decals!

Show your confident self to the world today, because we're celebrating Everything You Do Is Right Day. Much better than yesterday's rather negative holiday, Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, don't you think?

Curlew Day is observed annually at the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, USA, celebrating the return of the long-billed curlew to the area. The long-billed curlew is the largest North American shorebird.

National Goddard Day commemorates the 1926 flight of the first liquid-fuel-powered rocket. It was launched by Robert Hutchings Goddard in Auburn, Massachusetts, USA.

Finland observes St. Urho's Day, celebrating the day when the mythical St. Urho drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. Participants wear green and wave pitchforks to drive away the grasshoppers, then later change to purple. Some Finns may merely want to get an early start on drinking green beer; some drink purple beer instead. Still others say the fictional character of St. Urho was created in Minnesota, USA.

Whole artichokes may intimidate the home cook, but artichoke hearts are easy to extract. Just open the jar! Have a wonderful Artichoke Heart Day.

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