Monday, December 17, 2007

December 17 bizarre reasons to party

Need a reason to celebrate something weird, wacky, or just plain bizarre? Here are three official holidays for December 17.

Clean Air Day. Personally, I think every day should be clean air day. But it's not about me. It's about the environment, and after perusing several websites, I get conflicting data about today's celebration. Most show that it's a week-long celebration in June. Some California cities honor it in May. So...considering that it's snowed here and the landscape is a brilliant blanket of white, it certainly smells clean here. Except for the 50 calves in the pasture behind us. :)

It's also Wright Brothers Day. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville took to the skies. This day commemorates the first successful mechanically-propelled flight. Officially proclaimed holiday.

And if you like french toast or pancakes or well, if you like the taste of maple, then here's the day for you: National Maple Syrup Day. Now, the Native Americans were the first to tap the tree and boil the liquid into a thick syrup. Test your maple syrup knowledge at yumsugar.

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