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deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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National Agriculture Day

When : March 19, 2013 (date varies)

National Agriculture Day is a salute to American Agriculture and everyone who plays a role in it.

According to the Agricultural Day website, the purpose of National Agriculture Day is to "celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture".

Every year, producers, associations, universities and other groups recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture.

On this day:

  • Spend a little time to better understand agriculture.
  • Learn about how food is produced and distributed
  • Encourage people to enter agriculture as a career.
  • Eat well today. As you do, think about all that goes into bringing the food you eat to your table.

The date of this special day can vary. It is often, but not always on the first day of spring.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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National Chocolate Caramel Day

National Chocolate Caramel Day is observed on March 19. It's a day to celebrate everything great about chocolate and caramel. While it may not be a holiday that you'll have off from work, it can be just as much fun as any other holiday. Use this day as an excuse to get your family and friends together to enjoy your favorite treats and have a ball celebrating. In addition to making your favorite Chocolate Caramel recipe, you may want to send your friends an e-card to announce your National Chocolate Caramel Day celebration! You could even decorate your house with different boxes of chocolate and caramel candies for the party. You don't have to wait until March 19 to celebrate. Just open up your favorite chocolate and caramel treat, and every day can be National Chocolate Caramel Day!

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Operation Iraqi Freedom Day

On March 19, 2003, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein did not step down from power, two hours after the 9:30 p.m. ET deadline. He held firm and U.S., British and Australian forces began air strikes.

According to Council on Foreign Relations: "Operation Iraqi Freedom begins, with U.S. and coalition forces striking a target in Baghdad where, intelligence reports indicated, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his top deputies had gathered in underground bunkers. President George Bush addresses the nation and says the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq have begun."

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Let's Laugh Day

One way to start Act Happy Week (March 19 to 25) is to start with laughter. Laughter really is the best medicine, and it might help boost your immune system, according to WebMD. It can also relieve tension, make you feel relaxed, and increase endorphins released by your brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. So go ahead, laugh it up, who cares if it's a Monday? Shake off those blues by laughing.

* Watch your favorite comedies with friends or family. Choose from your an old favorite, or watch new comedy videos.

* Attend a local improv performance for tear-producing laughter.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:14 AM

National Poultry Day

Whether you like your chicken fried, roasted, or baked, you're in good company. Prehistoric humans domesticated fowl, and the chicken was the most important. It could produce eggs year round, its feathers had practical usages, and people could eat the animal's meat. Chicken has been important in the United States since the 17th century, according to The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. National Poultry Day is not the same as Versailles Poultry Days, which takes place in Ohio from June 8 to June 10, 2012.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Saint Joseph's Day

Since the 10th century, March 19 has been the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity and is celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, many Lutherans and other denominations, according to Catholic Online. Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary. He's considered the patron of carpenters, fathers and the Catholic Church. Images of Joseph appear in various works of art, including "Joseph's Dream" by Rembrandt.

A traditional meatless meal for Saint Joseph's Day from Fish Eaters could include minestrone, pasta with breadcrumbs (to symbolize sawdust), fava beans, and St. Joseph's cream puffs.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day

The miracle of the "Swallows" of Capistrano takes place each year at the Mission San Juan Capistano, on March 19th, St. Joseph's Day.

As the little birds wing their way back to the most famous Mission in California, the village of San Juan Capistrano takes on a fiesta air and the visitors from all parts of the world, and all walks of life, gather in great numbers to witness the "miracle" of the return of the swallows.

Each year the "Scout Swallows" precede the main flock by a few days and it seems to be their chief duty to clear the way for the main flock to arrive at the "Old Mission" of Capistrano.

With the arrival of early dawn on St. Joseph's Day, the little birds begin to arrive and begin rebuilding their mud nests, which are clinging to the ruins of the old stone church of San Juan Capistrano. The arches of the two story, high vaulted Chapel were left bare and exposed, as the roof collapsed during the earthquake of 1812.

This Chapel, said to be the largest and most ornate in any of the missions, now has a more humble destiny--that of housing the birds that St. Francis loved so well.

After the summer spent within the sheltered walls of the Old Mission in San Juan Capistrano, the swallows take flight again, and on the Day of San Juan, October 23, they leave after circling the Mission bidding farewell to the "JEWEL OF ALL MISSIONS" San Juan Capistrano, California.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

National Agriculture Day

When : March 19, 2013 (date varies)

National Agriculture Day is a salute to American Agriculture and everyone who plays a role in it.

According to the Agricultural Day website, the purpose of National Agriculture Day is to "celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture".

Every year, producers, associations, universities and other groups recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture.

 

On this day:

  • Spend a little time to better understand agriculture.
  • Learn about how food is produced and distributed
  • Encourage people to enter agriculture as a career.
  • Eat well today. As you do, think about all that goes into bringing the food you eat to your table.

The date of this special day can vary. It is often, but not always on the first day of spring.

 I don't work directly in the agriculture industry, but I do work at a juice concentrate company and our parent company works directly with the farmers in eastern Washington to get their apples, pears, and cherries. It's a pretty fascinating industry.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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Quoting deccaf:

National Poultry Day

Whether you like your chicken fried, roasted, or baked, you're in good company. Prehistoric humans domesticated fowl, and the chicken was the most important. It could produce eggs year round, its feathers had practical usages, and people could eat the animal's meat. Chicken has been important in the United States since the 17th century, according to The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. National Poultry Day is not the same as Versailles Poultry Days, which takes place in Ohio from June 8 to June 10, 2012.

 I'll have to give my chickens a little extra treat today :-)

leahbeah143
by Leah on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

Let's Laugh Day

One way to start Act Happy Week (March 19 to 25) is to start with laughter. Laughter really is the best medicine, and it might help boost your immune system, according to WebMD. It can also relieve tension, make you feel relaxed, and increase endorphins released by your brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. So go ahead, laugh it up, who cares if it's a Monday? Shake off those blues by laughing.

 

* Watch your favorite comedies with friends or family. Choose from your an old favorite, or watch new comedy videos.

* Attend a local improv performance for tear-producing laughter.

 It really does feel good to laugh! I'll have to watch something extra funny tonight!

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