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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 10, 2012 | 0 comments
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FebruaryUmbrella Day
- in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun. On this holiday you are encouraged to take a walk in the rain and enjoy your umbrella.

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
- The first known recipe for brownies appeared in the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue. What everyone seemed to love about brownies, besides their delicious taste, was how quick and easy they were to make! Since then, the original brownie recipe has transformed into a wide variety of flavors to suite every brownie lover's needs. Celebrate today by enjoying the sweet, rich, and creamy flavors of a cream cheese brownie!

World Marriage Day
- One of the ways to encourage long term marriage relationships is to celebrate World Marriage Day in your own community. Encourage couples to do activities that will strengthen their own marriages, such as reading a book on marriage together or attending a marriage communication course or encounter.

YWCA Birthday
- The movement that resulted in the World YWCA began in England in 1855 in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the Crimean War. Founded through the convergence of social activist Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird’s General Female Training Institute, and committed Christian Emma Robarts’ Prayer Union, it sought to be a social and spiritual support system for young English women.

Plimsoll Day
- A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law.

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