FAT THURSDAY falls on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday and is one of the last big hurrahs before the season of Lent. The Polish call it donut day, as an average of 2-3 paczki are consumed per person in that country on this day. Paczki is basically a donut filled with all of the goodness, fat and calories we have come to know and love. Make sure and indulge a little, especially if these little fried gems are on your no-no list for Lent. Besides, if you eat a donut today, you will have good luck all year long – according to Polish tradition.
A Tip of the Hat Goes to…
WORLD ANTHROPOLOGY DAY gives a nod to the science of the study of humanity and the practitioners thereof. By studying civilizations and human behavior from the past and present, these scientists can help determine a better future for all of us. Thank you for what you do.
Awareness Spotlight shines on…
WORLD CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA DAY shines a light on one of the rarest and deadliest forms of cancer. It attacks the liver and bile ducts and there are no screening tests for it. It is usually found through other tests that reveal the tumors that block the bile ducts and liver. This is one cancer that hasn’t had a lot of research done and we definitely need to learn more about it.
Family and Friends
Are you in the mood to make the world a better place today? DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY gives you that opportunity. You may come across someone having a bad day, or a bad life, and if you can give them a smile and a helping hand you just may turn their frown upside down. On the other hand, if you find that people are reaching out to you today – it may be that you are a little grouchy.
On Today’s Menu…
Let’s go a little nutty with NATIONAL ALMOND DAY. These tasty snacks are not only delicious but healthy. Along with a heart healthy diet, the almond definitely contributes to a steadier heartbeat. This nut is full of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber and can be enjoyed as part of a recipe or by themselves.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
Acts of Kindness Day
National Caregivers Day
No One Eats Alone Day
National Cabbage Day
Café Au Lait Day
On this day…
1923 – King Tut’s tomb is unsealed by Howard Carter. Thanks for unleashing the mummy, Howard.
1937 – Patent# 2,071,250 gives us and the rest of the world a leg up with the invention of Nylon.
1951 – Joseph Stalin calls the United Nations “a weapon of aggressive war” over the events unfolding in Korea – talk about the pot calling the kettle black
1959 – Fidel Castro takes over Cuba
1968 – The first 911 emergency system is put into use in Alabama
2005 – In an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution, the Kyoto Protocol takes effect
2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital – M*A*S*H – is decommissioned by the Army
2020 – 400 American citizens are evacuated from a Covid stricken cruise ship in Japan
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, so many are suffering from cancer, please heal those who are fighting it and be with their friends and family to strengthen them and give them hope. Be with the doctors, nurses and scientists to give them the skills, knowledge and caring to come up with cures and to take care of these patients. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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