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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 0 comments
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FebruaryPublic Sleeping Day
- Today is an opportunity to sleep in public. There are a whole lot of places to sleep in the public eye. And, today is the day to do it. You can sleep on a park bench, doze on a blanket on the beach, or even sleep on the job. Wherever you choose to sleep today, we hope it is peaceful and restful.

Floral Design Day
- Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld proclaimed this day in 1995. Floral Design Day was created to honor Carl Rittner the founder of our floral design school, a pioneer in floral art education. Rittner founded the Rittner School of Floral Design. It is the perfect day to appreciate and create floral arrangements. Flowers are loved by all, especially the ladies. It seems only fitting that we have a day set aside to appreciate the creativity and artistic quality of flower arrangements.

National Chocolate Souffle Day
- A chocolate soufflé is one of those desserts that can inspire both fear and wonder. You are warned of a lengthy wait if you order one in a restaurant, though the warning is accompanied with an implicit promise that your patience will be rewarded. Everyone has heard of the inevitable collapse caused by a slamming door or dropped pot.

Paczki Day
- the feast of plenty before the Lenten fast begins. It is the last day of gaiety in Karnawal time, the period between Christmas and Lent. This is the time for sleigh parties called Kulig. To mark the last moments of excess before the austerity of Lenten sacrifice, Polish Roman Catholics celebrate Paczki Day.

DNA Discovered
- James Watson remembers cringing when his colleague Francis Crick announced to regulars at the Eagle, a pub in Cambridge, England in 1953, that they had discovered "the secret of life." The onetime ornithologist and the former physicist had created a plausible model for the structure of DNA that morning.

Pockets Invented/Car Keys and Small Change Day
- In 1590, pockets were invented. Without them, we'd have a hard time finding a place to keep coins and keys!

M*A*S*H Bites the Dust Day
- Goodbye, Farewell and Amen was the instant-classic final installment of the long-running TV series M*A*S*H. After nearly three bloody years of combat in Korea (and 11 years' worth of TV time!), a truce has been declared and the 4077th is going home. News of the cease-fire affects different people different ways. Originally telecast February 28, 1983, the 2 1/2 hour show was the most widely watched TV program of all time.

National Tooth Fairy Day
- celebrates one of childhood's favorite visitors. The Tooth Fairy is an American tradition with European and superstitious roots. The promise of a visit from the tooth fairy and a gift, turns the occasion of a lost tooth into something to look forward to. The tooth fairy comes after the child falls asleep. She takes the tooth and leaves a small gift, usually money. The tooth fairy leaves a gift every time the child loses a tooth.

Rare Disease Day
- Each year Rare Disease Day has enjoyed an ever growing number of participating countries and more than a thousand patient organizations organizing events from tree planting to round tables, from marathons to art exhibitions. It has furthered rare disease as a public health priority, has shed light on the need for closer collaboration between patients and researchers, and now continues to underscore the challenges rare disease patients and their caregivers face.

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