Monday, the 21st of April, 2014 is the 111th day in 2014 and in the 17th calendar week.
General Events:
World Creativity and Innovation Day
April 21, 2014 in the World
It’s World Creativity and Innovation Day! Today is the day to celebrate your creativity and new ideas! World Creativity and Innovation Day is the final day of celebration during World Creativity and Innovation Week. It has been celebrated in over 46 countries since 2002. People in businesses, organizations, schools, and communities take part in this day to generate new ideas for a brighter future.
Marci Segal, a creativity specialist, came up with the idea for World Creativity and Innovation Day. After reading a newspaper headline, “Canada in Creativity Crisis,” Segal decided to do something about it. With the help of her colleagues, she organized the first World Creativity Day to encourage people to use creativity to make the world a better place.
There are many ways to celebrate this day, so just use your imagination! Invite some friends over tonight for some creative activities or a brainstorm session to solve a neighborhood problem. Good luck!
World Creativity and Innovation Week Global:
Where is World Creativity and Innovation Day?
Kindergarten Day
April 21, 2014 in the World
Kindergarten Day takes place on April 21, 2014. The day celebrates the preschool educational institution for children and honors the creator of the concept of the “kindergarten”. The term “kindergarten” was created by Friedrich Fröbel (born on April 21, 1782) for the play and activity institute that he created in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg as a social experience for children for their transition from home to school. His goal was that children should be taken care of and nourished in “children’s gardens” like plants in a garden.
The term kindergarden is used around the world to describe a variety of different institutions that have been developed for children ranging from the ages of two to seven, depending on the country concerned. Many of the activities developed by Fröbel are also used around the world under other names.
Where is Kindergarten Day?
Grounation Day
April 21, 2014 in Jamaica
Grounation Day is observed on April 21, 2014. Grounation Day is an important Rastafarian holy day, and second after Coronation Day (November 2). It is celebrated in honor of Haile Selassie’s 1966 visit to Jamaica.
Where is Grounation Day?
Nationwide Jamaica
San Jacinto Day
April 21, 2014 in Texas
San Jacinto Day is observed on April 21, 2014. San Jacinto Day is the celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. It was the final battle of the Texas Revolution where Texas won its independence from Mexico. It is an official holiday in the State of Texas. An annual festival, which includes a reenactment, is held on the site of the battle.
Where is San Jacinto Day?
Nationwide Texas
Patriots’ Day 2014
April 21, 2014 in Massachusetts and Maine
Patriots’ Day is observed on April 21, 2014. Patriots’ Day (officially Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Patriot’s Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and Maine, and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin.
Where is Patriots’ Day?
Nationwide Massachusetts and Maine
Religious Events:
Easter Monday 2014
April 21, 2014 in the World
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic cultures. Easter Monday in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week. In Poland and parts of the United States, Easter Monday is called Dyngus Day, meaning “Wet Monday“, referring to traditional pranks involving water.
Formerly, the post-Easter festivities involved a week of secular celebration, but this was reduced to one day in the 19th century. Events include egg rolling competitions and, in predominantly Roman Catholic countries, dousing other people with water which traditionally had been blessed with holy water the day before at Easter SundayMass and carried home to bless the house and food.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite, EasterMonday is known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday, and is the second day of Bright Week. The services are exactly the same as on Pascha (Easter Sunday), except that the hymns from the Octoechos are in Tone Two. It is customary to have a Crucession (procession headed by a cross) either after Paschal Matins or after the Paschal Divine Liturgy. It is customarily a day for visiting family and friends. Easter Monday is also the day when the feast day of St. George is celebrated, in years when St George’s Day (April 23) falls during Holy Week or on Easter Sunday.
Where is Easter Monday?
Historical Events:
753 BC – Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
1509 – Henry VIII becomes King of England
1649 – Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1785 – Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1836 – Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
1857 – Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
1898 – Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
1908 – Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn’t)
1918 – World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron”, is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.
1946 – Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
1952 – Secretaryies’ Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated.
1967 – Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1970 – The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia – it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations
1982 – Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1984 – Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1989 – Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1994 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
1997 – Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit