Wednesday, the 26th of March, 2014 is the 85th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 26, 2014 in the World
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day takes place on March 26, 2014. Now it’s your turn: Make Your Own Holiday Day allows you to make today a special holiday for anything you want. Holidays are designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted.
Establishing an official national holiday is not an easy process. For example, in the 1800s Sarah Josepha Hale decided that our nation should observe a national day of thanks. She wrote countless letters to politicians, governors, and even the president. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln agreed to Hale’s proposal, but Thanksgiving did not become an official national holiday until 1941!
Unofficial holidays are holidays that are not traditionally marked on calendars. These holidays are celebrated by various groups and individuals. Some promote a cause, others recognize historical events not officially recognized, and others are “funny” holidays celebrated with humorous intent.
Where is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day?
So my holiday is: Peace, love, Smiles and naturally HUGS!
Prince Kuhio Day
March 26, 2014 in Hawaii
Prince Kuhio Day is observed on March 26, 2014. Prince Kuhio Day is an official holiday in the state of Hawaii in the United States. It is celebrated annually to mark the birth of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole – heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, prince of the House of Kalakaua, and later territorial delegate to the United States Congress.
Where is Prince Kuhio Day?
Nationwide Hawaii
Historical Events:
1147 – Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1150 – Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
1780 – 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
1804 – Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 – Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1859 – 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1885 – Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 – Louis Riel’s forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1895 – King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain’s Arbor Day
1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1936 – Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
1953 – Salk Polio vaccine announced
1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett,” becomes the #1 record in US
1970 – 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
1971 – Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1973 – Soap “Young & Restless” premieres
1989 – 1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.