Punctuation Day
World holidays

National Punctuation Day

Punctuation marks are important because they are particularly useful in giving a written language clarity and comprehension. One wrong punctuation mark in a sentence or paragraph can give it a different meaning. With this, did you know that there is an annual holiday being celebrated especially for punctuation marks? National Punctuation Day is an annual celebration of punctuation marks. It is being observed every 24th of September, and is celebrated in the United States of America.  This holiday is founded by Jeff Rubin with the purpose of promoting the correct usage of punctuation marks such as periods, commas, semicolons, and more that we use in writing. The year 2018 marked the 15th year anniversary of Punctuation Day and it has

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Sleep

15 Best Snoring Aids

Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders and many people around the world are affected by it. It can impact people of any age, race, and sex. It can also drastically affect a person’s physical and mental state and there seems to be a little that you can do to stop it. Snoring is simply your breath reverberating off of an obstruction in your airway and it can impact both of your mouth and nose. Though there’s no exact cure for it, people who experience this sleep disorder should not lose hope. It’s because, at the present time, there are many available snoring aids that may help. Does your partner always complain about not having enough sleep because

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Great harvest of grains
World holidays

Lammas Day

Grains are essential in our lives because many foods are made from it. It is one of the important ingredients for cooking and is also nutritional for our body. To give appreciation to the great harvest of grains, a feast is created and it is called Lammas Day. Lammas Day or “loaf-mass day” is a custom where local people bring loaves made from the new crop to the church. The new crops are being harvested during the halfway point between the Summer Solstice and autumn September equinox which is called the Lammastide. The tenants were required to give the freshly harvested wheat to their landlords in many parts of England. This celebration used to be held on August 1. However,

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Beach in Bolivia
World holidays

Day of the Sea, Bolivia

The Day of the Sea or El Dia del Mar is a celebration dedicated for Bolivians to claim back their country’s coastline from Chile. The special day is spent with Bolivia’s president, school children, war veterans and fellow countrymen having a moment of silence while listening to the sound of the shore’s waves and seagulls squawking. The holiday is celebrated every 23rd of March. It commemorates the first battle of the war known as the Battle of Topater or Battle of the Pacific which happened on March 23, 1879. Day of the Sea is marked by solemn ceremonies all over Bolivia. Some lay down flowers at the statue of Bolivia’s hero of the Battle of the Pacific, Colonel Eduardo Abaroa

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Bermuda Day
World holidays

Bermuda Day, Bermuda

Bermuda is a territory consisting of 181 islands and is famously known for its pink clear sand beaches. That is why every year on the 24th of May, the people of Bermuda celebrate Bermuda Day which marks the start of summer. This is also the first day of the year where the locals will go to the sea after winter. This day is also a signal of the rise in water and air temperatures informing the Bermudians that it is okay to swim in the ocean. Before, this public holiday was celebrated every 24th of May, and if the day fell on a weekend, it was celebrated on its nearest Monday. However, that was changed to have Bermuda Day will

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Blessed Rainy Day
World holidays

Blessed Rainy Day, Bhutan

Locally known as Thrue-Bab, Blessed Rainy Day is an indigenous festival for the Bhutanese. It is only celebrated in Bhutan and nowhere else in the world. The festival is celebrated on September 23rd and it is said that on that specific day, the rain is sanctified by the Buddha Mahavairocana. And so, the people of Bhutan takes a cleansing bath from the rain water that’s collected overnight to purify all the bad karma or any befoulment of a person. It is said that the festival marks the end of farming season and the start of the harvest months. In East Bhutan, Thrue-Bab is a big festival. Some call it as a gateway to other celebrations because it’s the first of

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Honeydew
World holidays

Melon Day

Melon Day is an annual celebration in Turkmenistan where it is considered the homeland of the best melons in the world. It is a national holiday that is devoted to festivities of celebrating the country’s muskmelon that is praised for its aroma, taste and big size. It is celebrated annually every second Sunday of August in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is a central country in Asia along the shores of the Caspian Sea. It has spent its lifespan majority as the crossroads of civilization. It has served as an important trade stop as the middle point between the West and the East. The celebration showcases a big display of the fruit in all its varieties. They also feature a series of dance

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President Barack Obama
World holidays

Obama Day, Kenya

Although Obama was born in Honolulu in Hawaii, Africa is his father’s home continent. Barack Obama Sr. was a Kenyan.  President Obama becoming the first African-American President was a major accomplishment. During the election, Barack Obama’s running to be America’s first black president had a special resonance in Africa. People in Africa were delighted to find out that one African had the courage to join in the politics in the position of presidency. Africans felt that there will be hope and a favorable outcome from Obama accomplishment. The president of that time in Kenya was Mwai Kibaki who declared the day as a holiday after the result of the election was announced. Obama Day is celebrated annually on November 6

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Magpie Festival
World holidays

Magpie Festival, China

While most of us around the globe celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, in China their Valentine’s is celebrated every February 4. Chinese Valentine’s day, also known as the Qixi Festival or Magpie festival, is a Chinese celebration about the reunion of two lovers in the Chinese mythology on the bridge of magpies. These characters are the cowherder and weaver girl who meets once a year every 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Origin  A goddess by the name of Zhi Nu was renowned for her weaving skills. She went to the mortal world and met a cow herder named Niu Lang. They both fell in love, married, and had two children. But

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Vacuum technology
Time

Create a Vacuum Day

Used almost every day for cleaning the house and sucking up dirt, vacuums have become an indispensable household appliance. But in reality the concept of a vacuum has many uses well beyond cleaning floors.  This importance of vacuums in general has led to a celebration of National Create a Vacuum Day. Celebrated every year on the 4th of February, Create a Vacuum Day is a day wherein we can challenge ourselves to learn the science about vacuum or try and create one. Ives W. McGaffey of the United States invented the world’s first vacuum cleaner in 1866. A vacuum is created when the pressure inside a space is lower as compared to the pressure outside of the same area or

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