Sunday, August 4, 2013

Holidays for August 4th 2013

Backgammon Day

August 4th is Backgammon Day. Line up those checkers, and shake that dice cup! The board game of Backgammon, or something like it, has been around for millennia. Ancient ruins in Egypt, India and Rome have been unearthed, revealing pictographs and artifacts for backgammon or its likely predecessors. Backgammon offers a stimulating solution to midsummer boredom, particularly on Backgammon Day - August 4th. Roll the dice!

National Chocolate Chip Day

With the month of August underway, the calendar is chipping away at summer. Aptly, August 4th is Chocolate Chip Day. Are you ready to chip in for some baking ingredients on August 4th? Why not whip up some chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip brownies or another favorite chocolate chip pastry? Or simply scoop up a delicious portion of chocolate chip ice cream on a hot August 4th summer day. And let the chips fall where they may.

Hooray for Kids Day

Kids rock, especially on August 4th. It's Hooray for Kids. No one seems to know the actual origins of this happy holiday for hooligans, but it probably started with a bunch of youngsters. Still, who hasn't been a kid - at least once? Celebrate youth. Act like a child. Skip a rope, toss a ball or ride a bike on August 4th. Hooray for Kids!

Quotations Day

American author John Bartlett (1820 - 1905) published Bartlett's Familiar Quotations on August 4, 1855. The classic tome has become a mainstay for public speakers, writers, teachers and other quotations fans. Celebrating this memorable and quotable date in history, August 4th is known as Quotations Day. Bibliophiles (book lovers) may spout familiar sayings from Scripture, literature, celebrities and other sources. What is your favorite quotation? Whom do you like to quote the most? Have you ever been misquoted?

U.S. Coast Guard Day

"Semper Paratus" (always prepared) is the motto of the United States Coast Guard, a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Are you prepared to celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day on August 4th? The Revenue Cutter Service was formed on August 4, 1790. In 1915, this organization was docked with the Life Saving Serving, creating a group which came to be known as the U.S. Coast Guard. August 4th is U.S. Coast Guard Day in the United States, where Americans salute those who serve.

National Champagne Day

When is National Champagne Day? Always August 4! There's a bit of confusion as to when National Champagne Day is. Some calendars say it's December 31st where others say it's August 4. We think the reason everyone thinks December 31st is National Champagne Day is because of the New Years Eve saying- "It's Champagne Day!" It is champagne day as far as the New Years celebration goes but as far as the National Holiday, we think the actual National holiday is August 4. Origin of this Holiday Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. We found several greeting card sites that listed Champagne Day as August 4- on these sites you can send Champagne Day greeting- This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are.   However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day at this time. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it! How is this holiday celebrated? This holiday is celebrated by breaking open a bottle of bubbly! Yep that's what everyone does on this holiday. What's the most popular way to open the bubbly you ask? Well it looks like it's traditional to celebrate this holiday by hosting a champagne breakfast, brunch or lunch. I've read some posts that say they like to have a champagne picnic if the weather is good too. Most people need a good reason to drink champagne because it's more of a celebration drink but National Champagne Day is a holiday in itself which gives everyone an excuse to drink the bubbley! What is a Champagne Breakfast? "A champagne breakfast is a breakfast served with champagne or sparkling wine. The accompanying breakfast is sometimes of a similarly high standard and include rich foods such as salmon, caviar, chocolate or pastries, which would not ordinarily be eaten at breakfast."

Friendship Day
Friendship Day 2013

Friendship day commemorates the day when we celebrate the most special relationship in our life, i.e. friendship. Let’s learn about this day in more detail. History of friendship day Originally the idea behind the friendship day came in the year 1930. A person named as ‘Joyce Hall’ called for a day which is dedicated to the friendship. He was owner of the Hall mark greeting card and it is said that, in order to boost up the sales of his greeting cards, he invented this day. But soon this move got lot of opposition from people because of his business motive behind. But again in the year 1958, 20 July, a person named as Dr. Artemio Bracho who was having dinner with his best friend Puerto Pinasco, thought of a day that could be dedicated to the friends. So that day, world friendship day was born. From that very day this practice has spread to every country. But more recently due to the advent of social media, this has reached and penetrated much more people than ever. In many countries where there was no knowledge of friendships day, but due to social medical, it has come in those countries also. In the 1998, Nane Annan, Wife of then United Nations head Kofi Annan, named a person named as Winnie a Pooh as the brand ambassador of friendship in the United Nations. How people celebrate the friendship day? Well this is a day which includes a lot of joy, happiness and fun. Since this is day when you are with the person with whom all the restriction are not there, so people tends to enjoy more. Some tie friendship bands around the wrist of their friends. Generally people go out for party as this is on Sunday. Several food outlets have special discounts for this day. Going for movies and other stuff of entertainment are done by the people. Also some people send greeting cards to their friends. Meeting, sharing of thoughts and ideas about each other on this day is very common. But friendship can be with anyone. For some it is between them and their grandparents, so the way of enjoying differs with them a lot.

National Doll Day

Celebrate Dolls everyday - especially on the 1st day of August! "National Doll Day" was created May 18, 2011. This was after searching the Internet for some type of recognition and found nothing! I believe dolls, and what they have brought to so many lives, in so many cultures throughout the ages, deserve their special day! It's a good day to de-stress and just play! If you don't have a doll now, make one! Paper Dolls count! Or, maybe simply reflect on all the great memories dolls brought you over the years. I encourage you to spend some time today remembering the joy you received while playing with a favorite doll, or giving one to a special person in your life.

Single Working Women's Day

Happy Single Working Women's Day! Yes, according to the Single Working Women's Affiliate Network, August 4 is a day to pay homage to all the single ladies out there who work hard for the money. In celebration, we present a slideshow of five famous ladies who swiftly got back to business post-divorce. You're single--whether for today, a year or a lifetime. Join millions of other single working women--divorced, widowed, ever-single--around the world who face challenges and share triumphs just like yours. You're one of the women of all ages who are building unique lives of their own choosing. We celebrate your creativity, passion and courage!

Sisters' Day

Today is Sisters Day! Did you know that 80-90% of all the people in the USA have at least one birth sibling? By the time we’re eleven years old we spend over 30% of our spare time exclusively with our brothers and sisters. It’s no wonder that they are the people who know us best! Sisters Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your relationship with your sister and tell her how much she means to you. Send a Sisters Day eCard to express your appreciation and make plans to spend some time together. Grab lunch, hit the beach, or watch some home videos. Happy Sisters Day!