January 14th - Featuring Kite Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 14, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Kite Flying, by Heri Santoso on Pixabay

January 14th is... International Kite Day, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, First Successful C-Section Performed/Caesarean Section Day (1794), Ratification Day (1784), National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (1887), Organize Your Home Day, Take a Missionary to Lunch Day, STIQ Day, Diary Day/Candle Day, Orthodox New Year, Makra Sankrant (India), National Undhiyu Day (India), Pongal (India), Seijin-no-hi (Japan), Coming of Age Day (Japan), Cakes and Ale Day (UK), National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand), Eugenio Maria de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico), Narcissus Festival, Feast of the Ass Day

MORE (2nd Monday): National Clean off your Desk Day, Blue Monday, Hansel Monday

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: Kite Festival and International Kite Festival in Satun Province: The beauty of the kite. Bright colors floating in the sky (Thailand Festival Book 1), by Jessica Carter (Author). Publication Date: July 25, 2017International Kite Day
-- Every year, Gujarat celebrates more than 200 festivals. The International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) is regarded as one of the biggest festivals celebrated. Months before the festival, homes in Gujarat begin to manufacture kites for the festival. The festival of Uttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar. It is the sign for farmers the sun is back and harvest season is approaching which is called Makara Sankranti. This day is considered to be one of the most important harvest days in India. Source

Read: Kite Festival and International Kite Festival in Satun Province
-- The author took photos and watched the atmosphere of kites closely. Colors floating in the sky. The fun and smile of the children. Enjoyment. It is another tradition you should not miss. People in Satun Kite competition has been held since 1976, using Satun Airport as the venue. And it has been going on for 37 years.

Image: Tomi Kite – Huge Rainbow Kite - Ideal for Kids and Adults – Easy to Launch in Stiff Wind or Soft Breeze – 60 Inches Wide – 100 Meter String – 6 Tails – Built to Last - Great for Family FunTomi Kite – Huge Rainbow Kite -- Your children will have the time of their lives flying this unique kite with you! This delta kite comes with a long line, is easy to fly and its rainbow colors look spectacular against the blue sky. This colorful kite is made from the highest quality materials, including weather-resistant rip-stop fabric and strong, flexible fiberglass rods with extra reinforcement!

MAKAR SANKRANTI/PONGAL -- This book, Makar Sankranti/Pongal, the first in the series, Indian Festivals, describes how the festival is celebrated all over India.

Kite Coloring and Activity Books

Giant Kite
Amazon Freebies:

Free Kite ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read Kite ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Kite apps

Free Kite games

Watch Kite Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to Kite Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | Kites

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Kite Homemade Craft | Kite Theme

A Few Simple Kite Plans

Disneynature Born in China printable Activity Page Make a Kite

FREE Printable Packet for Preschoolers | K is for Kite | Teaching Mama

Kite Craft Archives | Fun Family Crafts

Kite Activities | Making Learning Fun

Free Printable Bookmarks | Kites

NASA | National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Kites

Full Size Kite Templates | Fighter Kite Central

Directions For Making a Tetrahedron kKte - Mathematics

Kite coloring pages

Free Kites for Non-Profits! From the Thank You Charlie Program

National Dress Up Your Pet Day
- Do you have the most stylish cat or dog on the block? Now is the time to coordinate some fabulous outfits so your pet can celebrate in style! This is your chance to make Fido fit for the runway.

First Successful C-Section Performed/Caesarean Section Day (1794)
- Dr. Jesse Bennett, of Edom, VA, performed the first successful Cesarean section. He performed the Cesarean on his own wife at the birth of their only child on January 14, 1794.

Ratification Day (1784)
- Anniversary of the act officially ending the American Revolution and established the US as a sovereign power. On January 14, 1784, the Continental Congress, meeting at Annapolis, MD, ratified the Treaty of Paris, thus fulfilling the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776.

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (1887)
- Although New York's Sussman Volk is generally credited with producing the first pastrami sandwich in 1887, the claim is disputed by the founders of Katz's Deli in New York, which was founded in 1888. Volk, a kosher butcher, claimed he got the recipe from a Romanian friend in exchange for storing the friend's luggage while the friend returned to Romania. According to his descendant, Patricia Volk, Volk prepared pastrami according to the recipe and served it on sandwiches out of his butcher shop. The sandwich was so popular Volk converted the butcher shop into a restaurant to sell pastrami sandwiches.

Organize Your Home Day
- First they want me to clean off my desk, and now they want me to organize my home too? I don't know about you, but this is not a task I could ever complete in a single day. Perhaps I could get a handle on my desk in one day! Maybe...

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