January 7th, 2022

Distaff Day

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings were held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.[1]

In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.

Men have their own way of celebrating this occasion; this is done through Plough Monday. It is the first Monday after Epiphany where men are supposed to get back to work.

Every few years, Distaff Day and Plough Monday falls on the same day. Often the men and women would play pranks on each other during this celebration, as was written by Robert Herrick in his poem ""Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day"" which appears in his Hesperides.

Some modern craft groups have taken up the celebration of Distaff day as part of their new year celebrations.

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Old Rock Day

Old Rock Day is a day when people give importance and appreciate old fossils and rocks. This day is celebrated on January 7th every year. This day is completely dedicated to collect different rocks. To make this day more exciting, you can go on a small adventurous trip to hunt for old fossils and rocks or you can simply do different things with rocks at home.

A person can plan one of the best and adventurous holidays on this day. It can be filled with lots of fun and excitement. Though this day does not have any specific meaning, therefore it is entirely up to people on how they would want to celebrate it.

When we talk about old rocks, even jewelry stones are considered to be old rocks. Even coal is considered to be an old rock. One can celebrate this day in different ways.

Origin of Old Rock Day

Though the exact reason is not known why Old Rock Day is celebrated but it is known that the roots are as old as fossils. Every year on January 7th, people are encouraged to go and dig in their yards or around the area to find their favorite rock.

People either preserve the old rocks as it is or they paint faces to make it look attractive and impressive. This day also includes many activities for kids other than adults. In this kids are supposed to find rocks that are flat, smooth and round. They then need to wash the rocks well with water and then dry them before they begin their activity. Kids can use different paints and colors like acrylic paints look very bright and nice. As decorations, google eyes, glitters, smooth yarns for hair, markets, glue and colored paper can be kept ready.

As kids choose their own rocks, it is considered to be their pet rock. They are therefore free to decorate as per their choice. Every kid has to investigate what are the different types of pet rock? And what are the three important categories of rocks. Every characteristic is described and explained with an example.

Old Rock Day Activities

  • Bedtime stories told to kids
  • Organizing a costume party
  • Making a note of a few funniest sayings
  • Going on a holiday or a vacation
  • Go for picnics
  • Teaching new tricks
  • Giving different names
  • Make an interesting scrapbook

Other than making these interesting faces, old rocks can also be used in a creative way. One can color old rocks with crayons and make paper weights. For this only smooth and flat rocks would be required. Use bright colors as this would look great and make them look attractive.

Another creative idea is to make a rock necklace with old rocks. If you go out in the open, you would be able to find small smooth rocks. Assemble all your art materials like paints, glue, thread, markers and crayons. After coloring the small rocks, tie them in a string and keep knotting them tightly. Now you are ready with your rock necklace.

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I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day is when we can fight back against all the injustices inflicted upon us.

Arrive late for work by putting yourself first, and spend some time buying yourself a present when you should be at your office or factory.

Don’t open any letters that look suspiciously like bills. And if you’ve always been cheerful and polite, but you’ve also never felt truly appreciated, then this is the day for the worm to turn. Be grumpy and non-communicative all day.

You could arrange mass protests, too. This could be customers complaining about bank charges at their bank, or people angry at their energy company for yet another huge price hike. I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day is also a perfect day for a strike…

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Dress Up a Pet Day

Dogs in hats, Cats in pants, birds with sunglasses - dress-up your pet today.

Tempura Day

Everything tastes better when it’s dipped in light, Japanese-style batter and fried, right? Tempura Day is all about making light, crispy batter for your seafood, vegetables and favourite snacks!

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