Tell a Fairy Tale Day
February 26, 2014 in the World
Tell a Fairy Tale Day takes place on February 26, 2014. You could read your kids fairy tales today or read them alone. A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. Fairy tales may be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends and explicitly moral tales, including beast fables.
The older fairy tales were intended for an audience of adults, as well as children, but they were associated with children as early as the writings of the précieuses; the Brothers Grimm titled their collection Children’s and Household Tales, and the link with children has only grown stronger with time.
In cultures where demons and witches are perceived as real, fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unlike legends and epics, they usually do not contain more than superficial references to religion and actual places, people, and events; they take place once upon a time rather than in actual times.
Where is Tell a Fairy Tale Day?
Worldwide

Pistachio Day
February 26, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Pistachio Day! The pistachio is a small bushy tree native to the Middle East. It produces bunches of fruit (similar to grapes) and the pistachio nut is the seed of that fruit.
People use pistachios in cooking and enjoy them fresh or roasted as a snack. Pistachio ice cream with its distinctive green color is also popular. Pistachios have more antioxidants per serving than green tea. They are also an excellent source of fiber, copper, manganese, and Vitamin B6.
To celebrate National Pistachio Day, enjoy a handful of delicious pistachio nuts!
Where is National Pistachio Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
1616 – Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1815 – Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
1848 – Marx & Engels publish “Communist Manifesto”
1885 – Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England
1907 – Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1915 – Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
1935 – RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1936 – Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche’s “Volkswagen”
1936 – Military coup in Japan
1954 – 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
1962 – US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
1971 – Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
1992 – Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion