Month: February 2020

February 25, 2020 – NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – IHOP – FAT TUESDAY – PACZKI DAY – FASTNACHT DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED NUT DAY – NATIONAL CLAM CHOWDER DAY – WORLD SPAY DAY

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“Black Friday”

Overview

Black Friday is an annual shopping event observed in the United States on the Friday after Thanksgiving, during which most major retailers open early and offer a variety of promotional sales and discounts, to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Since 2005, it has remained the busiest shopping day of the entire year.

Background

The earliest known use of the term “Black Friday” in the context of the holiday shopping season can be found in a December 1961 newsletter describing the heavy traffic jam in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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February 22, 2020 – NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY – NATIONAL CALIFORNIA DAY – NATIONAL COOK A SWEET POTATO DAY

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Advowson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish.

Advowson (or “patronage”) is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: “the right of presenting”).

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February 21, 2020 – NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY – NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY – NATIONAL GRAIN-FREE DAY

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Molecular Machines

A molecular machine is a minute mechanism consisting of molecular components that perform mechanical-like movements in response to specific stimuli. Chemists have synthesized a number of simple molecular machines, including molecular propellers and molecular motors, the latter of which are powered by light or reactions with other molecules and are capable of unidirectional rotation.

Far more complex biological versions of these artificial nanomachines are found in living cells. What do they do?

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NEW WEEK PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL INVEST IN VETERANS WEEK – March 1-7

NATIONAL INVEST IN VETERANS WEEK National Invest In Veterans Week is observed each year from March 1 through March 7. During the week, we honor aspiring and established veteran business owners and their contributions to the economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small business firms owned by veterans employed 5.03 million people, had an […]

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February 18, 2020 – NATIONAL BATTERY DAY – NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY – NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY

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MEDIA ALERT | NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY – March 2

WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY On March 2nd, World Teen Mental Wellness Day aims to raise greater awareness of mental health issues among teens, as well as provide education about removing stigmas surrounding preventative mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, Gen Z has the worst mental health of any generation. However, teens are […]

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Bonden Festival

At the Bonden (or Bonten) Festival at Yokote in the Akita Prefecture of Japan, each district of the city has a team of young men to carry its bonden in a race to the Asahiokayama-jinja shrine.

The bonden is a ten-foot bamboo pole, draped with heavy cloth and topped by a platform holding a figure of the Animal of the Year. Those carrying the bonden gradually increase their pace until they are running, often pushing members of competing teams to the ground to be the first to the top. The team that arrives first wins the privilege

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February 15, 2020 – SINGLES AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY – NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

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