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January 6th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 06, 2012 | 0 comments
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JanuaryCuddle Up Day
- an opportunity to snuggle up to someone on a cold winters' day or night. Chances are it's cold outside. So, cozy up to a special someone, and enjoy the warmth and love. This day is enjoyed by both young and old.

National Shortbread Day
- The shortbread cookie may have been around since the twelfth century. At first, shortbread was made with yeast instead of butter, making the cookie dough more like bread dough than cookie dough. It was twice baked, and sprinkled with sugar and different spices, then left to harden. In the sixteenth century, Mary, the Queen of Scots ordered the shortbread recipe perfected.

Pepe Le Pew's Birthday
- a fictional character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, first introduced in 1945. A French skunk that always strolls around in Paris in the springtime, when everyone's thoughts are of "love", Pepé is constantly seeking "l'amour" of his own. However, he has one huge turnoff to any prospective mates: his malodorous scent.

Sherlock Holme's Birthday
- a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Epiphany or Twelfth Night
- The Eve of the Feast of the Epiphany is the twelfth day of Christmas, and tonight is known as "Twelfth Night" (or "Twelfthnight"). It begins the celebration of Christ's revealing His Divinity in three ways.

Schoolhouse Rock Birthday
- an American series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television network ABC. The topics covered included grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics. The series' original run lasted from 1973 to 1985 - did you watch back then?

Armenian Christmas
- Christmas is observed on January 6th in the Armenian Church, the oldest Christian national church.

Three Kings Day
- Major festival of the Christian Church observed in many parts of the world with gifts, feasting, last lighting of Christmas lights and burning of Christmas greens. Twelfth and last day of the Feast of the Nativity. Commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men (Kings or Magi) to Bethlehem.

National Smith Day
- There are more Smiths in the United States than any other surname and for that reason it is traditional to give everyone with the name of Smith a hug on this day


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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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