On January 29, we celebrate the birthday of Thomas Paine. Most noted for scribing works encouraging freedom of thought and individuality, he is one of the most influential individuals in American history. Since the 1990s, this day has been dubbed Freethinkers Day. Freethinkers Day plants seeds for self-discovery as you embrace the right to question, […]
All around the world, we're united by the hope that January shines into our hearts as it lights up a new year of celebrations.
They’re cute. They scurry, scamper and stuff their cheeks. When they can stuff no more, they bury. If you’re nuts about squirrels, you’ll be particularly observant on January 21, Squirrel Appreciation Day. The brainchild of this special day is wildlife rehabilitator, Christy Hargrove. Around the globe, there is roughly 300 different species clad in coats […]
Don your tuxedo, step out onto a sheet of ice and walk like a penguin. Today, January 20, is Penguin Awareness Day, a day to celebrate the formally clad, waddling bird that swims. Penguins are fascinating creatures. While typically associated with the polar region of Antarctica, some actually hail from South Africa, South America, the […]
If we had lost the American Revolution, this entry would be very different. It might address the crowning of different monarchs and an overview of their reigns. Through fateful events, the application of great minds and blind luck, we won our independence. We forged a new republic, we established a democracy and we set in […]
Remember the amazing things you once created with colorful, connecting blocks? Or perhaps you were the kid taking your family’s radio apart because you wanted to see how it worked. The genius that flows from the minds of babes is astonishing. Kid Inventors’ Day, observed annually on January 17, celebrates the imaginative, crafty, inquisitive minds […]