Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Milk Day ~ January 11


It is believed that today is Milk Day to commemorate January 11th as the first day milk was delivered in bottles.  Previously the milk wagon would have come around with large cans and the customers would have to transfer their milk into their own containers, usually open pails.

There is some controversy about the validity of the date, and there are several other days of the year dedicated to this wholesome beverage, but for today pour yourself a tall glass of ice cold milk and enjoy! 

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