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February 2nd: World Play Your Ukulele Day – Significance and History
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February 2nd: World Play Your Ukulele Day – Significance and History

World Play Your Ukulele Day is not just for those who play it but also for those who don’t. It is just a day to appreciate the cute instrument. Most of us love guitars and the way they sound, but have you heard the sound of a ukulele? Well, it is an example of even a small instrument like the uke can create soothing music. In the late 19th Century, ukulele or uke, a four-stringed instrument was popularized in Hawaii for the very first time. This instrument was a version of the machete, another 4-stringed instrument native to the Madeira region of Portugal. To celebrate this cute instrument, every year on the 2nd of February, the World Play Your Ukulele Day is observed.  History and Background It is said that this day originated in 2011, however, there are some theories contradicting this fact as well. It is believed that the Portuguese introduced the Ukulele to the Hawaiians. In the 20th century, the mainland United States…
January 30th: National Croissant Day in the United States
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January 30th: National Croissant Day in the United States

National Croissant Day calls for a visit to your favourite bakery and grabbing some fresh croissants. Pancakes, waffles, croissants, pastries, and the list goes on. If you are wondering what we are listing here, then let us tell you that these are some of the American favourites. To celebrate the flaky, buttery pastry, 30th January of every year is observed as National Croissant Day in the United States. History and Background The celebration of this day for the first time is unknown. However, there are various stories to how and where croissants were born. Most of us only know it as a French speciality, while it actually originated in Austria under the name ‘kipferls’. One story says that Marie Antoinette introduced this Austrian delight to France when she married into a French Royal Family. The French bakers created the croissants as a fancier version of the authentic ‘kipferls’.  Well, we cannot be sure that this is how croissants originated, all we know is that we…
January 29th: National Fun at Work Day in the United States
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January 29th: National Fun at Work Day in the United States

National Fun at Work Day is celebrated on the last Friday of January. It is a day to do something fun out of the work routine. The two words ‘work’ and ‘fun’ are difficult to find together. Although, there are a set of people who are against this philosophy and believe that work can be fun. So, whichever group of people you belong to, you can surely have fun at work today. The question arises that when is it possible to have fun at work. Well, today is National Fun at Work Day in the United States, so you can officially enjoy your day today. History and Background Every year on the last Friday of January, Fun at Work Day is celebrated across the United States. This year it falls on the 29th of January. This day was created to keep the morale and inspiration of the employees up. Whether it is a small or large organization, the people strive to inject a pinch of…
January 28th: Global Community Engagement Day – Significance
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January 28th: Global Community Engagement Day – Significance

Global Community Engagement Day is a day for business organizations to give back to their communities. The betterment of the communities leads to betterment in the lives of the people. It is important that the issues faced by communities are addressed and solved. Community engagement is a process of working with the communities to address the issues that impact their well-being. Community engagement might seem to be a concept that many are not aware of but it prevails in many of our lives. The big companies and organizations do things to take care of the well being of the communities in and around them. Such people are celebrated on the Global Community Engagement Day.  Background and Significance Global Community Engagement Day is celebrated every year on the 28th of January. When professionals and organizations communicate with different groups of people in the community, they become better. It helps strengthen relationships with the local residents, faith-based groups, voluntary groups and many more. Apart from this, it…
Release of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ delayed by makers amid pandemic
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Release of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ delayed by makers amid pandemic

Paramount has yet again pushed back the release of the marquee title ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ further into 2021 amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The outlet reported that Paramount has now delayed John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ to September 17 for a theatrical release. This is after the sequel was initially pushed from September 4, 2020, to April 23, 2021.As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, 41-year-old actor-director Krasinski has written and directed ‘A Quiet Place II’. It features original cast-members including Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Series newcomers include Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. The latest delay to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ follows the James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ also pushing back its release amid the ongoing pandemic and widespread theatre closures in many major markets across the world. Image Source: Google ‘A Quiet Place’, the first film, was released in 2018. It saw director John Krasinski emerge as a surprising new voice in the horror…
Madhur Bhandarkar’s much awaited ‘India Lockdown’, goes on floors
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Madhur Bhandarkar’s much awaited ‘India Lockdown’, goes on floors

Inspired by true events, Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar’s much-anticipated project ‘India Lockdown’ went on floors on Saturday in Mumbai. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on his Twitter handle, along with a few pictures from the set.“MADHUR BHANDARKAR STARTS SHOOT
 #MadhurBhandarkar commences the shoot of his next venture #India Lockdown
 Mahurat ceremony held prior to the shoot, which was attended by Pradeep Jain and Pranav Jain, who produce the film along with Madhur,” he tweeted. Reportedly, ‘India Lockdown’ will revolve around the emotional, mental, and financial repercussions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked havoc worldwide. The flick will feature actors Prateik Babbar, Saie Tamhankar, and ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ fame AahanaKumra. Shooting starts of film #IndiaLockdown @prateikbabbar @SaieTamhankar @AahanaKumra @shweta_official @ShihabZarin #PrakashBelawadi @pjmotionpicture @pranavjain27 #IndiaLockdown pic.twitter.com/bnNt3ovdv0— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 23, 2021 Madhur also shared the news on Twitter and said, “Shooting starts of film #IndiaLockdown @prateikbabbar @SaieTamhankar @AahanaKumra @shweta_official @ShihabZarin #PrakashBelawadi @pjmotionpicture @pranavjain27 #IndiaLockdown.” The upcoming film…
Actor Mira Furlan passes away at 65
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Actor Mira Furlan passes away at 65

The actor from the famous television series ‘Lost’ and ‘Babylon 5’, Mira Furlan passed away at the age of 65. According to Fox News, Mira Furlan’s Twitter handle confirmed the sad news of her demise on Thursday with a photo that included her death date as January 20. It also shared a past quote from Furlan. “I look at the stars. It’s a clear night and the Milky Way seems so near. That’s where I’ll be going soon. ‘We’re all star stuff’, I suddenly remember Delenn’s line from Joe’s script. Not a bad prospect. I am not afraid,” the quote read. “In the meantime, let me close my eyes and sense the beauty around me. And take that breath under the dark sky full of stars. Breathe in. Breathe out. That’s all,” the quote further read. As reported by Fox News, a representative for Mira Furlan also shared a statement regarding the actor’s demise on Friday. pic.twitter.com/uVlatjUocZ— Mira Furlan (@FurlanMira) January 22, 2021 “Mira was…
January 23rd: National Handwriting Day in the United States
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January 23rd: National Handwriting Day in the United States

National Handwriting Day is celebrated with the motive of creating awareness regarding handwriting. We all have wondered about ways to improve our handwriting at some point in our lives. During school days, it was a bonus if you had good handwriting. The children with good handwriting would also get extra marks in exams at times. Back then it was a dream for every child to have good handwriting. Handwritten communication has become very rare in the modern world. However, it is important that we don’t forget the old pen and paper method of writing.  History and Background In 1977, National Handwriting Day took birth when educators felt that the art of handwriting as a skill was getting lost. The Writing Instruments Manufacturers Association decided to do introduce this day. It is said that the art of handwriting was discovered in 3400 BC in Mesopotamia. Soon, this art spread to Egypt, Rome and the rest of Europe as well. Good Writing skills also became a royal…
January 22nd: Celebration of Life Day in the United States
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January 22nd: Celebration of Life Day in the United States

Celebration of Life Day is to make you appreciate every day of your life and also celebrate the children in your life.  Life is our journey from birth to death. It is essential that we have memories to cherish for a lifetime. Memories need to be both good and bad so that there is a balance in life. To celebrate life, every year the 22nd of January is observed as Celebration of Life Day. This day was initially instituted to celebrate the children in our lives.  History and Significance The practise of gratitude has philosophical roots connected to the Celebration of Life. The history of this day has been rocky. Both the Bush Presidents continued this holiday. However, there was a gap of eight years under President Bill Clinton. President Trump continued this legacy and some churches also were made to mark this day as a holy day in their calendars.  Celebration of life day is seen as an extra day for people to spend…
January 21st: International Sweatpants Day – Significance and History
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January 21st: International Sweatpants Day – Significance and History

International Sweatpants Day was introduced for people to embrace comfort wear inside and outside their homes. With the lockdown in place, we all spent most of 2020 in sweatpants and pyjamas at home. Nothing else could be as comfortable as sweats. Sweat pants or tracksuit bottoms could be said one of the comfiest clothing creations till date. Day or night, we can wear those all day and feel nothing but sheer comfort. So, has anyone ever thought of celebrating this amazing creation? If yes, then you know what today is. Every year, 21st January is observed as International Sweatpants Day!  History and Significance In the 1920s, Emile Camuset introduced the first pair of sweatpants who is the founder of Le Coq Sportif. These pants were invented for athletes to run and stretch comfortably. Earlier these pants were simple grey knitted pants, however, companies like Nike have improved the variety. These sweatpants have become available in various attractive options as well. International Sweatpants Day was introduced…
January 19th: National Popcorn Day in the United States
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January 19th: National Popcorn Day in the United States

National Popcorn Day celebrates one of the quick, easy and popular snack of the United States: Popcorn! Popcorn and Movies are a perfect combination for movie night. I mean is a movie even fun without popcorn. Did you know that Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn every year? This makes it almost 51 quarts per person per year, proving to be one of the most loved snacks in the country. Popcorn is also part of so many traditions like popcorn balls for Halloween, popcorn strings for Christmas, and many more. To celebrate this delicious snack, January 19th is observed as National Popcorn Day in the United States every year. History and Significance In the mid-1800s popcorn started becoming famous in the United States. A candy store owner, Charles Cretors, developed a machine to pop the corn kernels with steam. Soon after this invention, by 1900, he had horse-drawn popcorn wagons going through the streets of Chicago.  A fun fact about popcorn is that…
January 18th: National Thesaurus Day in the United States
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January 18th: National Thesaurus Day in the United States

National Thesaurus Day celebrates the storehouse of words. This day is special for all the writers and authors as they benefit the most from the thesaurus.  Vocabulary is a major part of excelling in a particular language. It can be English or any other language for that matter. It is important that one is familiar with the vocabulary of a language. To expand the horizons of your vocabulary you must refer a thesaurus. It is said that thesaurus is the best place to learn new words and their uses. To celebrate such a book, every year on January 18th, National Thesaurus Day is observed.  History and Significance National Thesaurus Day is celebrated in the honour of Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus born in 1779. After Roget retired from his successful career in medicine, he spent his life in writing the thesaurus: Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. This thesaurus was first published in 1852. It was more than just synonyms as…
January 16th: National Nothing Day in the United States
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January 16th: National Nothing Day in the United States

A day dedicated to doing nothing might be a dream for some of us, however, the United States of America celebrates ‘National Nothing Day’ today. Do you ever feel that you need a day to do nothing and still not feel ashamed? Are you in need of a break from your daily routine? Well, then today is your day as it is National Nothing Day in the United States. This day has been celebrated for over 50 years now. Since 1973, every year on 16th January Nothing Day is celebrated. As the name suggests, there is not much to say about this day.  History and Significance In 1972, Harold Pullman Coffin, a journalist proposed a day to do nothing called as a ‘non-event’. The ‘Chase Calendar of Events’ features National Nothing Day the next year. Since then, the day became well known and this day is sponsored by the ‘National Nothing Foundation’. As this day is meant to be an ‘un-event’ promotion of this day…
January 15th: Wikipedia Day – Significance and Date
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January 15th: Wikipedia Day – Significance and Date

Today is the birthday of one of the most enthusiastic Websites. Hence, every year this day is observed as Wikipedia Day. One of the go-to places for information or data regarding anything on earth is Wikipedia. Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites of all time. People go to Wikipedia for information about anything and everything. It is one of the most loved websites and is popular too. It is the first website to pop-up when a google search is done. On 15th January every year, Wikipedia Day is celebrated. Significance of Wikipedia Day Wikipedia was established on 15th January 2001, hence Wikipedia day is celebrated on its birthday. Every year, fans organize parties in their own communities to cut the cake and talk about Wiki. Generally, the editors of Wiki share their past year experience with others on this day. There is Wikipedia training as well for beginners which is discussed today.  Wikipedia is the most popular community for free media which Creative…
Adorable Picture shared by Sara Ali Khan on her Instagram
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Adorable Picture shared by Sara Ali Khan on her Instagram

Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan who has a close bonding with her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan, shared an enduring picture with him on Friday. The ‘Kedarnath’ star took her Instagram handle on Friday and shared the adorable picture with her sibling. She captioned the post as, “Orange you glad I’m your sister. Well you better be mister!!” In the picture, Sara and Ibrahim pose adorably under an orange tree. While Sara looked beautiful in her yellow and black printed attire, Ibrahim looked dashing in his black t-shirt and jacket. The post received more than five and a half lakh likes within two hours of being posted. On the work front, Sara Ali Khan will next be seen in her upcoming Raj Mehta directorial romantic drama movie ‘Atrangi Re‘ along with Akshay Kumar and South star Dhanush in the lead roles.
January 9th: International Choreographer’s Day – Significance
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January 9th: International Choreographer’s Day – Significance

Every Dancer’s dream is to become a successful choreographer. So here’s to all the Existing and Upcoming Choreographers around the world. Happy International Choreographer’s Day! Dance is one of the art forms that is loved and pursued by people all over the world. There are various forms of dance which are based on style, region, gender, age, or many more factors. Classic Ballet, Indian Bharatnatyam, Folk Dances, Salsa, Jazz, and many more dance forms are famous across the globe. To celebrate the dancers and choreographers behind all the beautiful dances January 9th is observed as International Choreographer’s Day. Significance The directors of Dance are also known as Choreographers. The choreographers are the main foundation of creating such beautiful dances. It is important to honour them for delivering such elegant performances to the common public. From creating steps for individual performance to the entire ensemble, choreographers bring magic to the stage. From local dancers to the most influential dance figures in the world are remembered on…
January 8th: African National Congress Foundation Day
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January 8th: African National Congress Foundation Day

The African National Congress Foundation Day was a prominent Day in their struggle for freedom. The struggle for freedom of Africa from the British has a long history. It goes back to the days when the Africans fought with spears in their hand against the British and the Boer colonisers. In the struggle for freedom, the African National Congress (ANC) has played a major role. ANC has fought for their land, against low wages, and many such concerns of the country and its people.  Image Source: Google History In 1910, Britain handed over the control of the African kingdoms to the Boer and British settlers themselves when it gave them independence. Soon, the union of South Africa was formed which recognized the rights of the white people over the black people. Africans were trying to fight for their land and wages. In 1911, to forget the differences of the past and unite together, Pixley ka Isaka Seme was called on Africa. On January 8th 1912,…
January 7th: National Bobblehead Day in the United States
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January 7th: National Bobblehead Day in the United States

National Bobblehead Day is a day to appreciate the small and springy creations. Do you know what a Bobblehead is? Well, if you do and you love them, then today is your day to celebrate. Every year, on 7th January, these fantastic developments are celebrated. National Bobblehead Day recognizes all spring-connected head bobbing figurines.  History and Background Over 100 years ago, the bobbleheads came into existence. These are simple dolls with a head attached by a spring. This creates the signature bobble-head action. The bobblehead cats were in form and the first ones to be created back in the 1800s. In the 1920s the bobbleheads reached sports and later on the fad died off in the 1930s. It was reborn in the 1960s. The famous players were recreated as bobbleheads and were customized which made it popular again. Image Source: Google A popular rendition of the bobbleheads was the hula dancer dolls. Since then, the trend of bobbleheads kept gaining popularity. The availability of a…
January 6th: World Day of War Orphans – Significance and History
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January 6th: World Day of War Orphans – Significance and History

Several Children are victims of wars who lose their family at a very young age. This issue is addressed on the World Day of War Orphans.  Around the world, there are numerous children living in traumatic conditions in war-torn areas. It is a very important issue and needs to be addressed. Every year on January 6th, World Day of War Orphans is observed to educate people about this issue. Wars leave wounds, take lives, and strand lives too. This day is also known as War Orphans Day.  History and Significance World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French organization SOS Enfants en Detresses. The number of orphans in the underdeveloped countries is higher than that of the developed countries according to the UNICEF. Especially, areas that are prone to epidemics and subject to wars see a significantly higher number of orphans. This day is a reminder for people to take care of the children in traumatic conditions.  The people in war-hit areas are…
January 1st: Independence Day of Sudan – History and Celebrations
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January 1st: Independence Day of Sudan – History and Celebrations

The first day of the New Year also is the Independence Day of Sudan. The Independence Day of Sudan is celebrated on 1st January every year. It is a public holiday and commemorates the independence from Egypt and Britain on this day in 1956. Being the first day of the new year, the festivities in Sudan are elaborate across the country. It was a coincidence that January 1st was when Sudan gained a sole standing. Due to this coincidence, the people of Sudan celebrate New Year with even deeper meaning.  History and Background Sudan is officially known as the Republic of Sudan and is a northeastern African Country. It is also the third-largest country on the basis of area in Africa. Sudan was conquered by Muhammad Ali, viceroy of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire in 1820. In 1899, Britain and Egypt made an agreement under which Sudan was run by the governor-general appointed by Egypt with the consent of Britain. Finally, in 1956, the British…
December 31st: National Champagne Day in the United States
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December 31st: National Champagne Day in the United States

Today is the day to pop open your favourite bottle of champagne to celebrate National Champagne Day National Champagne Day is celebrated in the United States informally on 31st December every year. It occurs on the same day as New Year’s Eve and can be celebrated perfectly. It is the perfect time to pop up a bottle of champagne and start the new year with a bang.  History and Background In the mid-2000s, a few books mentioned National Champagne Day. The books ‘Practically Useless Information on Food’ and ‘Drink Wine Enthusiast’ recognized this day on August 4th in 2007. However, since this day does not have a registered date, people celebrate it on New Year’s Eve as it seems to be the perfect opportunity to drink champagne.  This day has gained popularity since people took up to Twitter the hashtag #NationalChampagneDay. Ever since then, the complete advantage of this day is taken to celebrate this day by people and restaurants. There are several parties, discounts…
December 30th: National Bacon Day in the United States
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December 30th: National Bacon Day in the United States

National Bacon Day is a day to celebrate the love for bacon in the United States Who does not love crispy fried bacon for breakfast? Well, if you too love it, then today is your day. Gather around the dining table, as today is the National Bacon Day. Bacon is one of the most popular breakfast foods in the United States. Some say that everything is better with bacon.  Significance and History In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from pork belly. Various things can be found that are flavoured or scented with bacon like soap, candles, popcorn, etc. Apart from these, the basic use of bacon is cooking. However, it is not anymore just a breakfast dish. People add bacon in salads or even add it to cocktails like Bloody Mary or Ceaser. In 1997, Bacon Day was founded by Danya Goodman and Meff Leonard.  Celebrations of National Bacon Day This is a day to eat as much as bacon you want.…
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