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Calendar day; February 17, 2015

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Tuesday, the 17th of February, 2015. The day is the 48th day in 2015 and in the 8th calendar week.
General Events:
World Human Spirit Day
February 17, 2015 in the World
On 17th February, people all over the world will come together in mind and spirit to celebrate their connection with each other. There is a spark of freedom that lives deep within all humanity… It is called a free spirit and on World Human Spirit Day, it will be communicating to the human race loud and clear;  I’m A Free Spirit … I kindly request peace and harmony on earth.
So many of our statements nowadays end with ‘the world as we know it’. World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits. A day to search within for contentedness and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others. This day is a celebration of continuity, of hope, of awareness, an occasion for us all to connect spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond our worldly bodies.
Where is World Human Spirit Day?
Worldwide
Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 17, 2015 in the World
Random Acts of Kindness Day is the name of an unofficial holiday increasingly celebrated around the world by localities or organizations, or nationwide, in order to encourage acts of kindness.
A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people.
There’s no better time to help a pensioner to cross the road than on Random Acts Of Kindness Day. Of course, crossing assistance is only one of the ways that you can show kindness and assistance to those around you – get creative in finding small ways to make a difference and to make somebody smile!
Where is Random Acts of Kindness Day?
Worldwide
Courir de Mardi Gras
February 17, 2015 in Louisiana
Courir de Mardi Gras takes place on February 17, 2015. The Courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional Mardi Gras event held in many Cajun communities of south Louisiana on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Courir de Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday Run”. The rural Mardi Gras celebration is based on early begging rituals, similar to those still celebrated by mummers, wassailers and celebrants of Halloween.
Where is Courir de Mardi Gras?
Nationwide Louisiana
Powder Day 2015
February 17, 2015 in Tolox (Spain)
Powder Day is celebrated on February 17, 2015. Powder Day or Day of the Powder, is celebrated in the southern Spanish village of Tolox on ShroveTuesday, the final day of the annual Tolox carnival. This local tradition involves the throwing of talcum powder at one another.
Where is Powder Day?
Nationwide Tolox (Spain)
Mardi Gras 2015
February 17, 2015 in the World
Mardi Gras is on February 17, 2015. The terms “Mardi Gras”, “Mardi Gras season”, and “Carnival season”, in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday“, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday.
Related popular practices were associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices included wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins.
Carnival is an important celebration in Catholic European nations. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the week before Ash Wednesday is called “shrovetide”, ending on Shrove Tuesday. It has its popular celebratory aspects as well. Pancakes are a traditional food. Pancakes and related fried breads or pastries made with sugar, fat and eggs are also traditionally consumed at this time in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Where is Mardi Gras?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 17th February:
1568 – Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1600 – Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy
1772 – 1st partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria
1776 – 1st volume of Gibbon’s “Decline & Fall of Roman Empire” published
1854 – Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State
1867 – 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
1883 – A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
1933 – 1st issue of “Newsweek” magazine published
1936 – “Phantom” cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
1936 – The world’s first superhero, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in comics
1940 – Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.
1962 – Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit “Surfin”
1969 – Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel
1976 – Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
1979 – China invades Vietnam, marking the start of the Sino-Vietnamese War
1983 – Netherlands adopts constitution
1995 – Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
1998 – USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal

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This is just my opinion; but I think the world would be a happier place if people would remember to use the magic words!

Some might even be amazed at the response they get.

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sorry I’m just really getting tired of having ppl demand things from me. Yeah, that don’t work for me.

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