Life Day 26799 – Ho Hum!

November 25, 2020 at 9:57 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my jaded friends. Today is Wednesday, November 25, 2020. it is the 330th day of the year, and 36 days remain.

Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

Blasé Day

Blasé Day is celebrated each year on this date. It is the perfect holiday for the world-weary to revel in their apathy. The definition of blasé is:

  1. Uninterested because of familiarity, frequent exposure, or indulgence.
  2. Unconcerned; nonchalant: He had a blasé attitude about housecleaning.
  3. Very sophisticated.

In a world where we are barraged with outrageous behavior from our government and some of those around us, it is easy to become blasé about certain aspects of life. We think: “Why should I care about ___, nothing I do is going to change it anyway.”
What I glean from the context of my sources is that Blasé Day is a holiday to just let go of your crusading nature for one day, and join the rest of the huddled masses in their ennui. You can resume your battle with “the man” tomorrow.

Shopping Reminder Day

Shopping Reminder Day is always celebrated on the 25th of November. It serves as a reminder that Christmas is only a month away and, if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to start “making your list and checking it twice.” If you don’t celebrate Christmas, this holiday also serves as a reminder that Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are also nigh upon us. The point is that no matter which holiday you celebrate this season, it’s time to start shopping for the occasion.

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

The good ole’ U.N. is at it again with another of its esoteric, verbose, touchy-feely holidays: but this time at least it is for good cause. Violence against women has reached epidemic proportions the world over.

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women
  • Violence against women impacts on and impedes progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security
  • Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential
  • Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic. Up to 70 percent of women experience violence, domestic or otherwise, in their lifetime.

The date of November 25 was chosen as International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were ordered to be brutally assassinated by, then ruler of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo on this date in 1960.

National Jukebox Day

National Jukebox Day is celebrated annually on the day before Thanksgiving.
As Americans flock to their hometowns for Thanksgiving, many will head out to neighborhood bars and restaurants to catch up with friends and family and celebrate by playing great songs on the jukebox.
The name jukebox is thought to originate from places called ‘juke houses’ or ‘jook joints’, which were establishments in the early 1900s where people congregated to drink and listen to music. In 1889, the first coin-operated player was invented in San Francisco by Louis Glass and his partner William S. Arnold, both managers of the Pacific Phonograph Co. Formally known as the nickel-in-the-slot machine, the player included a coin operation feature on an Edison phonograph and played a limited selection of songs without any amplification.
The 1930s are considered the start of The Golden Era for jukeboxes. Manufacturers like the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., the J. P. Seeburg Corp., the Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation, and Automatic Musical Instrument Co., competed to produce them for diners, saloons, and other entertainment venues.
Throughout history, the jukebox continued to evolve with the times. When recording artists were first crooning into microphones and cutting records into vinyl, an aspiring inventor in a Chicago music store worked nights to build a box that would play both sides of the record. When the Blue Grass Boys played the Grand Ole Opry to sold-out audiences, guys and gals would dance the night away by playing their song over and over on the jukebox at a local pub. With the advancement of technology, today’s jukebox is now more versatile than ever before with touchscreen interfaces that respond to the swipe of a finger (or can even be controlled by a mobile app) and a vast virtual library of songs including back catalog jukebox heroes alongside top artists of today.
Throughout each era – from big band and jazz, country and blues to rock & roll, acoustic and electric, and everything in between— the jukebox has played it all.

National Tie One On Day

National Tie One On Day is observed annually on the day before Thanksgiving. Contrary to what you might infer from the title, this holiday does not encourage us to over-imbibe in strong distilled spirits, fermented grapes, or malted beverages.
National Tie One on Day was created by best-selling author Ellyn Anne Geisel, who is also the author of The Apron Book and celebrates the apron as well as the past generations of women who wore them and it was also created as a day to bring joy to the life of someone in need and celebrate the spirit of giving.
To celebrate National Tie One on Day, buy an apron, bake something, tuck a note of encouragement in the pocket of the apron (or pin the note on it), wrap the baked good in the apron and present your offering to a neighbor, friend or person in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness on Thanksgiving Eve.

National Parfait Day

Parfait is a French word that literally means perfect and was originally used to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning around 1894. A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Today, a parfait is usually served in a specially styled glass but, originally, they were served on decorative plates.
There are many variations on the original parfait recipe, which originated in France in the 19th century. American parfait is usually made by layering ice cream with granola, nuts, yogurt, fresh fruits, and whip cream. Sometimes, chocolate and crumbled cookies are used as well.
To celebrate National Parfait Day, simply make a parfait for yourself (and, of course, every other member of your household). You choose the components for each layer. The possibilities are endless and you can customize your creation to the specific taste person for whom you are making it.

More Holidays  

Below is a list of other holidays celebrated on this date worthy of mention: 

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