Wednesday, the 24th of February, 2016 is the 55th day in 2016 and in the 8th calendar week.
General Events:
Flag Day in Mexico
February 24, 2016 in Mexico
Flag Day in Mexico takes place on February 24, 2016. Día de la Bandera (“Flag Day”) is a national holiday in Mexico. It was established by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.
The date was selected because more than a century earlier (February 24, 1821), the “Plan of Iguala” or “Plan of the three guarantees” was proclaimed. This plan was based in three principles: “Religion, Independence and Unity”, which were represented on the flag’s colors. On this same date, Jose Magdaleno Ocampo tailored the first three color flag for what would soon be an independent Mexico. This flag, commonly known as the “Pendon Trigarante”, had the colors: white, green and red in that order, arranged diagonally with three eight-point gold stars, one on the center of each color banner.
When the Pledge is recited, it is customary to salute the flag with the raised arm Bellamy Salute while speaking. When the flag is being paraded, the arm is held across the chest, palm parallel to the ground.
Where is Flag Day in Mexico?
Nationwide Mexico
Dragobete 2016
February 24, 2016 in Romania
Dragobete is observed on February 24, 2016. Dragobete is a traditional Romanian holiday originating from Dacian times. Specifically, Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter.
Where is Dragobete?
Nationwide Romania
World Bartender Day
February 24, 2016 in the World
The bartender is everyone’s favourite person on a night out. They will keep you well supplied in beverages – probably of an alcoholic variety – at any bar or pub you happen to visit, as long as you have enough money and aren’t too drunk to be served!
World Bartender Day is the day to appreciate the staff in your local bar. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well! Remember to always be friendly to the bartender, especially by being patient if you have to wait to be served. Give the bartender a smile and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – the bartender will appreciate it and you are more likely to get better service next time you buy a drink. Most importantly, if you’re in a country where tipping is expected, make sure you tip appropriately!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Tortilla Chip Day
February 24, 2016 in the USA
National Tortilla Chip Day is celebrated on February 24, 2016. A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried. Alternatively they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked. Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.
Tortilla chips are the quintessential and often complimentary appetizer in Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips were always considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados. Though usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue, or red corn. Some manufacturers include many other ingredients including wheat, sugar, and MSG.
The triangle shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in southwest Los Angeles. Carranza found that the discarded tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, were a popular snack.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 24th February:
303 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
1389 Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
1541 Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
1739 Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
1895 Cuban war for independence begins
1920 Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
1946 Juan Peron (Labor Party) first elected President of Argentina
1949 Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
1968 Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish)
1974 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1989 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
1989 Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini offers a $1-3M bounty on Salman Rushdie’s death due to his novel, “Satanic Verses”
2008 Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years

 

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