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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:16 AM

Daily Holidays - January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Day

International Hot & Spicy Food Day For one red-hot day a year, the world’s chili heads, heat-seekers and extreme eaters can take their passion to extremes. International Hot and Spicy Foods Day sparks a wildfire of events, from habanero-eating challenges to fancy-dress contests and cook-offs of popular recipes. Among serious aficionados, it also re-kindles the great debate: which chili pepper tops the official Scoville heat scale? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-hot-and-spicy-food-day/

Appreciate A Dragon Day The dragon is a powerful symbol in mythology all over the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond. Appreciate A Dragon Day encourages you to explore the cultural significance of the dragon in your society and history! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/appreciate-a-dragon-day/

Nothing Day has been commemorated since 1973. The day is literally about doing nothing at all, placing it in a similar vein to other such surreal non-occasions as an Un-Birthday or Buy Nothing Day. There is absolutely no purpose or intended structure for this pointless celebration. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nothing-day/

Religious Freedom Day On January 16, 1786, soon after the United States of America came into existence as a sovereign nation, the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. This statute then became the basis for what we know today as the First Amendment, which guarantees religious freedom to all people residing in the U.S.A. Every year since then, an statement is released on this same day by the president f the United States officially proclaiming Religious Freedom day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/religious-freedom-day/


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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 10:01 AM

2. Thanks Femmocrat

I did need to visit the bank today, but that will wait for tomorrow. Need to straighten out a little hiccup it seems.

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