Friday, the 5th of February, 2016 is the 36th day in 2016 and in the 5th calendar week.
General Events:
Constitution Day (Mexico)
February 5, 2016 in Mexico
National Holiday in Mexico it celebrates the ratification of the Constitution of 1917, adopted after the Mexican Revolution. All government offices, schools and businesses are closed on this day. Constitution Day is marked by large parades across Mexico.
The constitution of Mexico has undergone several changes. It was in 1910 that the people of Mexico began getting restless with the old constitution of Mexico which was established in 1857. This led to the Mexican revolution in 1910, resulting in the ouster of General Diaz, who was known to be an oppressive ruler. What followed was a series of fights among the Mexican rulers themselves, resulting in assassination of quite a few political leaders.
It was in 1913 that Pancho Villa formed a huge army which fought inside forces on the side of those in favor of a new constitution, namely Venustiano Carranza. After a long struggle, Pancho Villa was successful in ousting the rebellion forces and Venustiano Carranza was sworn to presidency. It was in 1917 that Carranza signed an important convention which resulted in the formation of the new constitution.
The Constitution of 1917 is the first such document in the world to set out social rights, serving as a model for the Weimar Constitution of 1919 and the Russian Constitution of 1918. The 1917 Constitution established the bases for a free, mandatory, and secular education; the foundation for land reforms; empower the labor sector, which had emerged in the late nineteenth century and which supported the winning faction of the Mexican Revolution; and seriously restricted the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico.
In 1992, under the administration of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, there were significant revisions of the constitution, modifying to better guarantee private property rights and ended redistribution of land, and the articles restricting the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico were largely repealed.
A lot of music concerts and other festivities are also arranged on this day, and people can be seen enjoying the day with great pride and honor. Sale of liquor is banned 3 days prior to the day up until the day itself. Exchanging of gifts and pleasantries is also not uncommon on this day, as this is one of the most important festivals in the country.
Article 74 of the Mexican labor law (Ley Federal del Trabajo) provides that the first Monday of February (regardless the date) will be an official holiday in Mexico. This was a modification of the law made in 2005, effective since 2006; before, it was the February 5th regardless of the day.
Where is Constitution Day?
Nationwide Mexico
World Nutella Day
February 5, 2016 in the World
Have you ever loved something so much you thought it deserved a holiday? An American blogger named Sara Rosso did. That’s why she founded World Nutella Day on February 5th, 2007.
Chocaholics know that there is chocolate and then there is Nutella. The creamy and delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread has been around since the 1940s, and despite the many imitations that have appeared in the market, Nutella continues to be the favourite guilty pleasure of chocaholics around the world. It is not surprising that die-hard Nutella fans decided to start the Nutella Day tradition back in 2007, and soon tens of thousands of like-minded Nutella devotees showed their appreciation for the chocolatey delight online.
So, Nutella fans of the world unite! Celebrate the existence of this delicious chocolate spread by grabbing a spoon and getting creative with hundreds of Nutella recipes. Start your Nutella Day with a classic Nutella-on-pancakes breakfast and follow with a shaken espresso with a dash of Nutella. On this day, add Nutella to your cupcakes, ice cream, mousse, or even to savoury dishes. Your imagination is the limit!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Did-You-Fart?-Day
February 5, 2016 in the World
Did-You-Fart?-Day takes place on February 05, 2016. This day should remind you of a phenomenon often repressed your own existence. Did-You-Fart?-Day is celebrated since 2006 and was first proclaimed by the German cartoonist Bastian
Melnyk.
Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as “flatus expelled through the anus” or the “quality or state of being flatulent”, which is defined in turn as “marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence.”
There are five general symptoms related to intestinal gas: pain, bloating and abdominal distension, excessive flatus volume, excessive flatus smell and gas incontinence. One method of reducing the volume of flatus produced is dietary modification, reducing the amount of fermentable carbohydrates.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Western Monarch Day
February 5, 2016 in California
For Western Monarch Day, we’re not celebrating Queen Elizabeth and friends, but the annual migratory return of the Western Monarch butterfly to the central Californian coast. The Western Monarch has a beautiful, distinctive pattern of amber and black on its wings, creating almost a stained glass window effect. It lives to the west of the Rocky Mountain Range and fly south to California to survive the winter.
The species is believed to be in decline, so those living along the migratory route, can celebrate Western Monarch Day by ensuring there are plenty of flowering plants, especially milkweed in their backyards to encourage them to visit.
Western Monarch Day is celebrated in California with events centering around Pismo State Beach, where many of the butterflies spend their winter months. Visitors can view the butterflies, learn more about them and help to plant vegetation to help create safe habitats.
Where is the event?
Nationwide California
National Chocolate Fondue Day
February 5, 2016 in the USA
The word “fondue” is derived from the French word “fondre,” which means to melt. The dish originated in 19th century Switzerland as a way to use up hardened cheese. It became popular for dinner parties in the 1950s, but the chocolate dessert version did not emerge until the 1960s.
Chocolate fondue is a wonderful centerpiece for a party. Traditional dippers include fresh fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and tangerines; small pieces of cookie or cake; and miscellaneous goodies like marshmallows and pretzels.
Celebrate National Chocolate Fondue Day by inviting some friends over to dip your favorite fruits and snacks into a delicious chocolate fondue!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 5th February:
1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily’s Jews to attend conversion sermons
1572 Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out
1663 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1831 Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila
1879 Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
1885 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession
1900 The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
1904 American occupation of Cuba ends
1916 Enrico Caruso recorded “O Solo Mio” for the Victor Talking Machine Co
1917 The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year
1924 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
1948 “Nature of Things” science show premieres on NBC prime time
1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
1981 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
1996 British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree – the first GM food to be sold in the country
1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
2013 UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
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