Bathtub Party Day
December 5, 2013 in the World

To enjoy a really good soak, take the ringer off the phone, light a few candles, tune into some favorite music & lock the door. If you want to add a few drops of essential oils to your bath, be sure to wait until the moment you are ready to step into the tub, to ensure the essence doesn’t evaporate before you benefit from it–whether you want the relaxation of lavender or chamomile or the stimulation of rosemary or peppermint.

Don’t forget to have a big, fluffy towel ready for you! For after bath skin soothing, while your skin is still damp, apply a favorite body lotion or body oil.

If you’ve invited a few friends to celebrate Bathtub Party Day, be sure to plan ahead so you don’t have to hop out of the bubbly warmth to pour a glass of wine or serve a platter of snacks. Assign each guest a task: keeper of the towels; cleaner of the ring around the tub; trimmer of the candle wick; guardian of toiletries. Enjoy!

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International Volunteer Day
December 5, 2013 in the World

International Volunteer Day (IVD)- (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions – at local, national and international levels – to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The International Volunteer Day is marked by many non-governmental organizations, including Red Cross, scouts and others. It is also marked and supported by United Nations Volunteers.

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme works closely with partners and governments to establish national volunteer programmes to create structures that foster and sustain local volunteerism in countries. Through the Online Volunteering service volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organizations over the Internet.

International Volunteer Day

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Sinterklaas 2013
December 5, 2013 in Netherlands

Sinterklaas is observed on December 05, 2013. Sinterklaas is a traditional winter holiday figure. He is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas’ eve in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas is an elderly, stately and serious man with white hair and a long, full beard. He wears a long red cape or chasuble over a traditional white bishop’s alb and sometimes red stola, dons a red mitre and ruby ring, and holds a gold-coloured crosier, a long ceremonial shepherd’s staff with a fancy curled top. He carries the big book of Saint Nicolas that tells whether each child has been good or naughty in the past year. He traditionally rides a white horse.

Where is Sinterklaas?
Nationwide Netherlands

Repeal Day 2013
December 5, 2013

It’s Repeal Day! Today is the anniversary of the day that the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, restoring the right to purchase and consume alcohol.

The 18th Amendment, which was ratified on January 16, 1919, prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor throughout the United States. Prohibition led to widespread disrespect for the law. New York City alone had about 30,000 speakeasies by 1927! Eventually, many influential and respected citizens including John D. Rockefeller Jr. came forward and organized a counter movement. The 21st Amendment ending Prohibition was ratified on December 5, 1933.

Repeal Day is a celebration of the balance of power in the United States and of the individual freedom that allows each American citizen to choose whether or not to drink alcohol.

Repeal Day

Where is Repeal Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

63 BC – Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.

1408 – Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.

1492 – Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

1766 – London auctioneers Christie’s hold their first sale

1835 – 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels

1837 – Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada

1846 – C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive

1876 – Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench

1893 – 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges

1929 – 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

1933 – 21st Am ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed (5:32 PM EST)

1941 – Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved

1945 – “Lost Squadron” crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)

1951 – “Dragnet” premieres

1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

1974 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus final episode airs on BBC

1988 – Shuttle Atlantis launches world’s 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!! 😀