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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, February 26, 2012 | 0 comments
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FebruaryTell a Fairy Tale Day
- On this day we are encouraged to have fun reading fairy tales and discussing fairy tale stories! A fairy tale is a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals, and usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events.

National Pistachio Day
- Pistachios are a pretty filling snack. An ounce of pistachios is equal to about 49 nuts, which is a fairly large serving. These yummy nuts are also a rich source of plant protein, with 6 grams in a serving. Heart-healthy monounsaturated fat makes up the majority of the fat in pistachios. A diet that contains healthy fat will keep you satisfied and energized.

Thermos Bottle Day
- Ah, the old fashioned glass-lined thermos bottle with the twist-off red plastic coffee cup. Today's a day to celebrate these miracles of 1950's modern science. keeping your coffee hot for hours. Don't settle for some modern space-age contraption. Some things just can't be improved upon.

New York Subway
- Inventor Alfred Ely Beach opens New York City’s first subway line, a pneumatic demonstration project in a 300-foot tunnel under Broadway. After only 58 days of construction, Beach’s subway opened as a demonstration project on Feb. 26, 1870. Passengers entered the railway through a station in the basement of Devlin’s clothing store and offered as a fare a small donation to a home for orphans of Union soldiers and sailors from the Civil War.

For Pete's Sake Day
- the day we celebrate Mr.Pete. But the world still wonders...who exactly is he? And why is he so great that we should do all these things for his sake? Then again, why not just do random things for his sake?

Levi Strauss Day
- Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss created the world’s first pair of jeans—Levi’s 501 jeans—for California’s gold miners in 1850. Born at Buttenheim, Bavaria, Germany on February 26, 1829 - he died in 1902, at San Francisco, CA.

Open That Bottle Night
- A night to finally drink that bottle of wine that you’ve been saving for a special occasion that never seems to come.

International Sword Swallowers Day
- Sword swallowers have been risking their lives for 4,000 years! Today we recognize this ancient art that is still being carried on by a few dozen surviving practitioners. Sword swallowers around the world are encouraged to do what they do best: swallow swords!

American Birkenbeider Race
- The largest and most prestigious cross-country ski marathon in North America attracts more than 5,000 participants for the 51k trek. A Nordic festival of related ski events and activities precedes the race.

Carnival Day
- celebrates a popular entertainment venue. Each year, millions of Americans flock to carnivals and put down big bucks to be entertained by death defying treats, clowns, elephants, lions, animal acts, and much more. Often, carnivals are preceded by a parade. Its a away to let the townspeople know that the carnival has come to town. Don't limit your thinking about Carnival Day to a professional carnival. There is a wide range of summer and winter carnivals. School carnivals are popular. Towns, and even businesses, hold carnivals of all types.

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