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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Penguin Awareness Day ~ January 20

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For those of you who are not sure, yes penguins are birds. There are 17 to 20 different species of penguins, all living in the southern hemisphere, with major populations in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa.

Movies like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet have made the penguin a star in modern culture.

One of the reasons they are such an easy creature to love is their resemblence to humams...walking upright with a funny waddle and coloring that reminds of us a tuxedo...
Whether they are favorite of yours or not, you have to admit they do have their charms.. 

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