February 26th Is National Pistachio Day

February 26th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

If there’s one thing about Pistachio nuts I think we can all agree on, it’s that it’s nearly impossible to have just one. National Pistachio Day falls on the 26th day of February every year; however the origin of the holiday seems to be a little more difficult to pin down. And considering the pistachio […]

February 25th Is National Chili Day

February 24th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Hey all you chili lovers! National Chili Day is February 25th!! Did you know that chili did not originate in Mexico as many people believe? In fact, chili is virtually non existent in Mexico, except in the areas catering to tourists. While no one seems to know for sure where chili was first made, there […]

February 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 22nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Guess what dog owners! There’s a special day for your favorite 4-legged friends! International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day falls on February 23rd of every year, although I have no idea why. In fact, I can’t find much on the actual history of this fun holiday; but does it really matter? Any excuse to shower your […]

February 21st Is Mardi Gras

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

It’s that time of year again! Mardi Gras!! Literally translated from French, “Mardi Gras” means “Fat Tuesday” and falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The name originally comes from the tradition of parading an ox through the streets of Paris on this day as a way to remind people that […]

February 20th Is Presidents Day

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Believe it or not, there is more to Presidents Day than department store sales and a long holiday weekend. While the holiday is loosely meant to honor all American Presidents, its main purpose is to pay respect to Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The history of Presidents Day begins in the 1790s, when Americans […]

February 18th – 25th Is National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The FFA – or Future Farmers of America – is a National organization that envisions a future world in which all agricultural students will “discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future.” Founded by a group of young farmers in 1928, the […]

Live Butterflies For Funerals In California – Association for Butterflies Certified

February 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

When death comes to a family it’s a time for mourning and sorrow, but it can also be a time for a serene and joyful celebration of life. One of the most miraculous things found in nature is the metamorphosis of butterflies. The transformation from little caterpillar to beautiful butterfly is almost beyond explanation; inspiring […]