It was the wish of seven-year-old Leukaemia sufferer Chris Greicius to become a police officer. When police heard about this they wanted to help and granted his wish. Young Chris was a police officer for one day on the 29th April 1980. Others heard about this and thought that granting wishes for sick children was a good idea. So, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded and became one of the best-known children’s charities in the world.
This led to the birth of World Wish Day – the anniversary of the day the police granted Chris’ wish. There are now 48 countries involved in World Wish Day. People celebrate wish-granting across the globe by making dreams come true for sick children. Anyone who wants to get involved in this celebration can spread the word using social media sites, donate money to the charity or refer a child they know.
When : Always April 29th
Japanese Greenery Day celebrates the birthday of Japanese Emperor Hirohito. In Japanese culture, Greenery day is a time to commune with nature and to be thankful and appreciative of it's abundance.
Celebrate Greenery Day with a nature walk or by doing a project to improve or preserve nature.
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Shrimp Scampi Day is a special day to celebrate this delicious seafood dish. Shrimp scampi is a dish made with shrimp that have been cooked in garlic butter and white wine. It is often served over pasta or rice. This dish is perfect for any occasion, and it’s sure to please everyone at your table.
Shrimp scampi can be prepared in many different ways, so you can tailor the recipe to your own tastes. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp, and you can choose your favorite type of pasta or rice. The garlic butter sauce is easy to make, and it will add flavor and richness to the shrimp. White wine gives the sauce an extra boost of flavor, but if you don’t like alcohol you can use chicken broth instead.
If you’re looking for an impressive yet easy-to-prepare dish for your next gathering, look no further than shrimp scampi! Everyone will love this tasty seafood feast, so mark Shrimp Scampi Day on your calendar – it’s definitely worth celebrating!
From handbags and jackets to trousers and boots, it really is impossible to imagine life without zippers. They are so widespread it is easy to take them for granted. This is where Zipper Day comes along to remind us of the origin and history of this truly omnipresent invention.
The exact birthday of the zipper is debated, but Zipper Day is traditionally celebrated on April 29. On that date in 1913, Swedish-American scientist and inventor Gideon Sundback received a patent for a curious contraption he called “hook-less fastener”. Although similar inventions had been around since the 1850s, his version is widely accepted as the first modern zipper.
The continuous fastening line found numerous applications and grew in popularity, also thanks to the US Army who stepped in as an early adopter. Functional, fashionable, infinitely adjustable – these qualities of Sundback’s design have helped popularize the invention and practically make every day Zipper Day.