Thursday, the 26th of March, 2015 is the 85th day in 2015 and in the 13th calendar week.
General Events:
Purple Day
March 26, 2015 in the World
Purple Day is a celebration aimed at raising worldwide awareness of epilepsy, a condition that affects over 65 million people globally. Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old from Canada, founded Purple Day in 2008. Cassidy’s efforts were supported by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS). Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy and is also a colour that symbolises solitude. This led to purple being the colour of choice for this celebration.
Anybody interested in supporting Purple Day can become an ‘Ambassador of Purple’. This role involves wearing purple and spreading awareness of epilepsy in your community and to friends and family. Alternatively, dress in purple and hold a purple-themed fund-raising event in aid of either EANS, The Anita Kaufman Foundation or any other charity supporting epilepsy awareness. Most importantly, take the time to increase your own awareness about the effects of epilepsy on people’s lives.
Where is the event?
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
March 26, 2015 in Hawaii
Prince Kuhio Day is an official holiday in the state of Hawaii in the United States. It is celebrated annually on March 26, 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. It was established in 1949 by the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii.
As a delegate, Kuhio authored the first Hawaii Statehood bill in 1919. He also won passage of the Hawaiian Homes Act, creating the Hawaiian Homes Commission and setting aside 200,000 acres (810 km2) of land for Hawaiian homesteaders.
Prince Kuhio Day is one of only two holidays in the United States dedicated to royalty, the other being Hawaii’s King Kamehameha Day on June 11.
Where is Prince Kuhio Day?
Nationwide Hawaii
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 26, 2015 in the World
One of our favourite days of the year, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is a chance to throw away the rule book and celebrate however you like!
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.
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 the event?
National Spinach Day
March 26, 2015 in the USA
Each year, on March 26th, people together celebrate the National Spinach Day, a day to go green food. Spinach is really a nutritious food with amazing flavor and multi-delicious ways to enjoy this leafy green. Have you ever feel thankful for a great food like spinach?
Spinach is a plant originating from Asia, and then it was developed in Western countries, especially in the US, the second largest producer of spinach while China is the first. It is undeniable about the huge advantages and great flavor of Spinach in every dish having it.
There is also many different documents talking about the origin of spinach and one of which talked that spinach is originated in ancient Persia. Arab merchandises brought spinach into India and it was introduced to ancient China. There is also another story telling about the big love of Queen Catherine de Medici of France for spinach. She loved it so much that insisted to have it in every meal.
Let’s celebrate its day on National Spinach Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 26th March:
1027 – John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty
1668 – England takes control of Bombay, India
1804 – Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1812 – Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die
1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
1859 – 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1878 – Sabi Game Reserve, world’s 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1885 – Louis Riel’s forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1910 – US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
1945 – Iwo Jima occupied, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
1953 – Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
1971 – Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1975 – The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force
1979 – Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt
1989 – 1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1995 – The Schengen Treaty goes into effect
1997 – Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides
1998 – Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2
1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world