Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.
Yesterday The Wearing of the Green, a St. Patrick's Day parade, was held again after a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic. Since i was in NOLA cleaning Grandma and Grandpa's house, i didn't attend, but i understand it was quite the event.
De town dat Boudreaux live in decide dey goin' have a St. Patrick Day parade in town from de Piggly Wiggly grocery to de Hubba Hubba Lounge (a whole half mile!), and de Lounge goin' cook plenny corn beef an' cabbage fo' ever'one.
A few day after de parade, Boudreaux be talkin' to hims frien' Jambon. Jambon ax, "How did de parade go?"
An' Boudreaux say, "It were a good time! We had us t'ree truck floats, an' two boat floats, an' dey done t'row beads an' cabbages."
An' Jambon say, "Don' dat be dangerous, t'rowin' whole cabbages?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui, one o' dem hitted Gaston on de head an' knock him clean out."
An' Jambon ax, "What you did when dat happen?"
An' Boudreaux say, "We done put de cabbage in de corn beef pot, o' course!"
Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files. The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please. It was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.
Items that caught my eye.
Big Bird Day -- it's his birthday, and he's still only 6 years old! (wish i could figure out that trick)
Bockbier/Bock Beer Day -- bock is the German word for strong, so a day to honor very strong, very dark, sweet, heavy beer
Camp Fire USA Birthday Week
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Day -- birth anniversary of children's author Bill Martin
Equinox -- related celebrations (3:33pm UTC)
Akitu Festival begins -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar
Chunfen -- China
Festival of Dumuzi -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar (return of the god of life and death to be with the goddess of life and bring the spring)
Festival of Iduna -- Ancient Norse Calendar (goddess of spring, keeper of the apples of youth for the gods)
Haru-no-Higan -- Japanese Buddhist
Harvest Festival and Coming Forth of the Great Ones from the House of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar
Jare -- Old Slavic Calendar
Kukulcan Snake God in Chichen Itza -- Yucatan (the snake shadow appears only at the equinox, and celebrations are held before and after)
Maslenitsa -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar
Ostara/Mabon -- Wicca/Pagan, Ancient Norse Calendar, Old Anglo-Teutonic Calendar
Pacha Pucuy -- Ancient Inca Calendar ("Earth Ripening")
Shunbun no Hi -- Japan
Taoist festival of Shen -- Deities of water, East, and Spring
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day -- another silly made up one, but try telling that to the people who believe in it!
Great American Meat Out Day -- go vegetarian today!
Independence Day -- Tunisia
International Day of the Francophonie / Journée internationale de la Francophonie
International Day of Happiness -- UN
International Earth Day -- the traditional date, still observed in many countries
Kiss Your Fiance Day -- do you really need to be reminded to do this? a wedding planner thinks so, that you should stop today and focus on each other, not the wedding
Lajos Kossuth Day -- Hungary
Martyrdom of Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi -- Pakistan
National Cherry Blossom Festival -- Washington, DC, US (through April 14; Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival and parade on April 13)
National Jump Out! Day -- sponsored by Discovery Girls Magazine and Fundex Games; encouraging kids to get out and get active
National Ravioli Day
Nowruz/Nauruz/Novruz Bairam/Norooz (begins at sunset) -- Iranian diaspora, Kurdish diaspora, Zoroastrians; Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iran (Persian New Year); Iraq; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
celebrations go on for up to seven days or more
Naw Ruz -- Baha'i (New Year, and an end of the time of fasting; begins sunset)
Proposal Day® -- a day for singles to propose to their true love; on the equinox, equal night and day symbolizing equal commitment
Shunki-Korei-Sai -- Shinto (rite to honor ancestral spirits, around the vernal equinox)
Smile Rejuvenation Day -- another one from the ecard companies, make someone smile today
St. Cuthbert of Lindisfane's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors, shepherds; England; Durham, England; Lancaster, England; Northumbria, England; against plague and plague epidemics)
Won't You Be My Neighbor Day -- in honor of Mr. Rogers' birth anniversary
World Frog Day -- an initiative, on the first day of spring, to remind people of our fragile ecosystems and the disappearance of our amphibian friends
World Storytelling Day -- to celebrate the tradition of oral storytelling
Zipper Day -- the 'Separable Fastener' by Gideon Sundback was patented this day in 1917
Louis "Louie" Vito, 1988
Fernando Torres, 1984
Kathy Ireland, 1963
David Thewlis, 1963
Holly Hunter, 1958
Spike Lee, 1957
Theresa Russel, 1957
Jimmie Vaughan, 1951
William Hurt, 1950
Bobby Orr, 1948
Pat Riley, 1945
Paul Junger Witt, 1943
Brian Mulroney, 1939
Lois Lowry, 1937
Hal Linden, 1931
Fred "Mr." Rogers, 1928
Carl Reiner, 1922
Marian McPartland, 1920
Bill Martin, Jr., 1916
Ozzie Nelson, 1906
B.F. Skinner, 1904
Frederick Winslow Taylor, 1856
Henrik Ibsen, 1828
"Uncle Tom's Cabin"(Publication date), 1852
Today in History:
Sixth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 141
Maximus Thrax, who never set foot in Rome, becomes the first of the Foreign or Barracks Emperors of the Roman Empire, 235
A Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction is thought to be the "cause of plague epidemic," 1345
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment, 1616
France and Spain sign an accord for fighting protestantism, 1627
Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne, 1739
The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings, 1760
After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule, 1815
US and Siam sign commercial treaty, 1833
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published in Boston, 1852
An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina, 1861
The first AC power plant in the US begins commercial operation, in Massachusetts, 1886
In the first known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10, 1897
The first international figure skating championship takes place, in New Haven, Connecticut, 1914
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity, 1916
The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, 1923
A test of a practical radar apparatus is made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Germany, 1934
The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established, 1964
Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, 1985
Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering, 1990
Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader, 2004
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years, 2005
Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop, 2006
In Morocco, thousands rally to demand and end to corruption and more civil rights for the Moroccan people, 2011
The Indian rivers Yamuna and Ganges are declared to be "living entities" by a court in the state of Uttarakhand, 2017
Finland is the world's happiest country, South Sudan is world's least happy, according to annual World Happiness Report, 2019
Japanese organizers of the Tokyo Summer Olympics confirm that overseas spectators will not be allowed because of the pandemic, 2021