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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 27, 2012 | 0 comments
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JanuaryInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
- On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The day also commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1945. It is hoped that through remembering these events, people will remember the Holocaust and prevent genocide.

National Chocolate Cake Day
- a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake. Why this a day to "bake your chocolate cake....and eat it, too!" On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do. Nor, will part chocolate, part white suffice. It must be chocolate, all chocolate. You can make milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, or any other type of chocolate cake.

Punch the Clock Day
- celebrates the system of calculating employee work hours through the Punch Clock system and it's invention. On this holiday you are encouraged to share a day of celebration at your work place. Management needs to have plenty of coffee, tea and doughnuts in the break room so you and all your work mates can get together on your coffee break and celebrate the punch clock.

Holocaust Memorial Day
- is a national event in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of The Holocaust. It was first held in January 2001, and has been on 27 January every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.

Mozart's Birthday
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He began to study music with his father at a very young age and began composing when he was five. He spent his entire childhood travelling around Germany, Austria, France, England, Holland, Switzerland and Italy, giving concerts on the organ, harpsichord, piano and violin and being rewarded with gold rings and watches.

National Activity Professionals Day
- to honor the activity professionals at nursing homes, hospice or hospitals for their efforts in improving the daily lives of all of the patients and residents.

Auschwitz Liberation Day
- Auschwitz was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops, a day commemorated around the world as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Vietnam Peace Day
- A ceasefire to take effect at midnight was announced as the Paris Peace Accords were signed by the United States and North Vietnam in 1973, officially ending American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Clashing Clothes Day
- a day to come to work or school in your most clashing outfits. Wear lots of layers, which when worn incorrectly tend to look heinous. Like a skirt over jeans with mismatched shoes, then put a t-shirt on with a button up over that and a vest and two belts and too many necklaces. It really depends on how far you want to go!

Mad Tea Party Day
- "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" ~ Alice, from Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Birthday
- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

National Toilet Day / Thomas Crapper Day
- a holiday devoted to the man who invented the flush toilet. And we all should celebrate the toilet! Can you imagine life without it? It would be like camping in the woods your whole life.
Thomas Crapper's plumbing company built flush toilets of Giblin's design in the 1880's. After the company received a royal warrant, Crapper's name became synonymous with flush toilets.

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