Yesterday, we had a large nine holidays...
Origami Day (Japan)
Saint Martin's Day
Veterans Day (US)
Admission Day (Washington)
Independence Day (Angola)
Independence Day (Poland)
Sundae Day celebrates the Ice Cream Sundae, obviously; but not on a Sunday. What the **** America?! Date aside, few people know where the sundae originates from. Way back around the roaring 20s or so, religious nutjobs said that drinking soda and eating ice cream on Sundays was blasphemy. Ice cream with garnish on top that obscurs the ice cream itself isn't technically considered ice cream; so the sundae was born to get around said religious nutjobs and their stupidity in banning everything that's good. Celebrate the fact that clever loopholes gives religion some tough shit by eating a sundae of your own... Yesterday.
Origami Day is what it is; it commemorates the art form that is origami. Japan in particular favors origami in that Japan has effectively made the paper crane an international symbol of peace. Not sure what the reason behind the date is, though.
Death/Duty Day honors the soldiers who died on the day of WWI's armistice; fighting effectively continued without point until 11 AM, the agreed time for hostilities to stop. There were plenty of unnecessary deaths on this last morning of the war, and plenty of families left without a husband and Father... A single day truly doesn't do justice for such meaningless and unneeded casualties.
Saint Martin's Day is a Catholic feast day commemorating St. Martin, a Roman soldier who was born unbaptized and, obviously, a man of war. However, once past his prime the man became a monk and led a quiet and peaceful life. One night in a snowstorm, the story goes that he ripped his cloak in two to give half to a lonely beggar who would of froze to death otherwise. Through such kindness, even if the man was once a killer and as a child was Christian, Jeebus came to 'em in a dream and gave him his blessings to the angels. One of the few feast days that has a meaning; that generosity and genuine kindness makes every man a man of god. But of course, it's not widely known... =/
US' Veterans Day celebrates and honors all those who've served their country, simple enough.
Washington's Admission Day originates from the same day in 1889 when Washington became the 42nd state... Yep.
Angola's Independence Day celebrates the same day they gained freedom from Portugal in 1975.
Poland's Independence Day celebrates Poland finally being released from a chain of multiple partitions and regaining it's independence, said partitions lasting 123 years in a row.
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is effectively Veterans Day for the entire world (y u so special, 'merica?) to remember all those who've died for their country. It was originally just for WWI, but is generally an honoring for all soldiers who lost their lives.
Today's post coming soon...
Today, we've got just four holidays and two birthdays.
National Library Gaming Day
Birth of Baha'u'llah
Postman's Day (Mexico)
Grace Kelly's Birthday
Auguste Rodin's Birthday
National Library Gaming Day is a day most of us missed when we were kids... And that's just bullshit. =/ I think we can all remember a time when adults were all skeptical of video games unless they were gamers themselves, and it was looked down on as childish and a waste of time even moreso than today. My regrets ( ) aside, today is a fantastic day. Some libraries have had gaming nights (no, not board game nights; GAMING nights) in the past few years to attract the youngin's who want everything digital and love their video games, and as a way for the non-hipster adults to not be entirely clueless about gaming. Such library activities have grown popular enough for a national day, which is pretty awesome. Some libraries after even having ****ing tournaments on the holiday if they've got staff that know anything about games. Who woulda thought libraries would ever gather kids that aren't bookworms? I think most of us can agree this is a grand holiday, even if we have nothing to do with it. Thus, it's my holiday pick of the day.
Domino Day is awesome... 'nuff said.
Birth of Baha'u'llah is the birthday of Baha'u'llah turned into a holy day, honoring the creator of the Bahá'í Faith. I mentioned a Bahá'í holiday some time ago, and still know nothing about said faith... >_>;
Mexico's Postman Day, in Spanish Dia del Cartero, is the day that Mexico's residents remember their local postman or postwoman and give a gift for his/her hard work. You won't see much snow or rain in Mexico, but their work in the oh-so often heat is grueling. Unlike most mail personnel in other modern countries, most mail and packages will travel to within around a mile of their destination, and then a fleet-footed delivery personnel will take it to the destination by foot or bike, motorcycle if necessary as well. No cozy, comfortable, and sealed mail trucks. They certainly do deserve any thanks they get for their labor-intense courier services.
Grace Kelley was an American actress, and more notably, a princess through marriage. Yeah, the modern day kind. Famous for her inherited status, her affairs as an actress, and the many movies and TV shows she starred in, Grace was quite the popular gal back in the 50s. Too bad being married to royalty demolished her acting career; not too many of royalty are known for appearing on the big screen, after all.
Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor from the 19th century. His style is generally considered a precursor to modern sculpture, even though he had no intent to revolutionize his art of choice. T'was just his style. He got quite a bit of critique in the way of controversy for his style of sculpting, but he refused to change in a "haters gonna hate" fashion, and it eventually paid off. By the start of the 20th century, he was world renowned and well paid for private commissions. From proletariat to art phenomenon, he certainly earned his way to fame through natural innovation and talent.
Speaking of parents' ignorance towards video games, I'm curious if we'll get another gigantic wave of "VIDEO GAMES CAUSES VIOLENCE, BAN 'EM!" when GTA V is released.
^^But whatheyplay is going to send emails everyone in the world that gaming rots your mind. It ain't going to be pretty but being older has your privileges.
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You guys are acting very immature. Debating is not awkward.
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Trying to motivate myself to play: Ace Attorney 5, Strange Journey, Skyrim.
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