Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WotW: Celebrate (good times, come on)!

Happy Wednesday! Happy Emma M. Nutt Day! Merry National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day! Today we honor the first woman telephone operator and un-rhymable words like orange, purple, and silver. But what about tomorrow? and next week? and next month? Because each day (and week and month) is worth celebrating (and sometimes we all just need a little celebration to get us through the day, if you know what I mean...), here are some resources to help you find a reason to celebrate today.

Holidays on the Net gives you the "fun and wacky" daily holidays all across the globe, plus calendars and explanations of religious holidays and in-depth explanations (and separate pages with loads of information) for some of the most well-known modern holidays, like Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. While you're there, check out Holidaypedia: the who, what, when, where, and why of holidays, festivals and celebrations. Holidays on the Net also features crafts and recipes, e-cards, and a holidays widget. If you just can't get enough, sign up for newsletter or text message reminders or subscribe to their blog--the holiday season never ends!

Brownielocks also gives you daily holidays, wacky and traditional in either a printable calendar or list format. Along with the holiday calendar, they also have sendable cartoons, jokes and riddles, limerickspalindromes, the history of the mullet (no joke!), and more. You may want to turn your speakers off, however, unless you enjoy a soundtrack to your browsing. :)

Just in case Holidays on the Net and Brownielocks don't have a celebration for the day you're looking for, check out gone-ta-pott.com, your directory for holidays observances and celebrations. Despite its questionable name, gone-ta-pott is better organized and more, er, aesthetically modern than the others. It also includes a food holidays directory... yum!

And wondering what all these holidays really mean? Answers.com has a handy listing that shows you the observances by date, with links to the origin of each observance or holiday.

Phew. All this holiday-ing has worn me out. It must be about naptime... zzzzzzz....

Lu (or Lorene if you prefer) is the mom of one squirmy boy and the wife of a singing and dancing elementary teacher. She is the proud author of this weekly Wednesdays on the Web (WotW) segment here on Housewife Eclectic and spends the other days of the week blogging about books, crafts, recipes, and whatever else comes up at just Lu.
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