Last Friday was National Poinsettia Day. I guess we didn't celebrate that holiday at "the day job".
A Mexican folktale tells how a poor Mexican girl, with no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve services, gathered some plants (poinsettias) into a bouquet on her way to church.
She approached the altar with love and reverence and the bouquet turned into brilliant red blossoms. The flowers are known as the Flores de la Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night, and bloom each year during the Christmas season.
National Poinsettia Day (by decree of Congress) marks the death (fortuitously just two weeks before Christmas) of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U. S. ambassador to Mexico.
Mr. Poinsett shipped cuttings of the native Mexican plant to his Greenville, South Carolina greenhouse and propagated the plants and sent them to friends and botanical gardens around the country.
Let's not miss out on the following days this January! . . .
January 3rd - Fruitcake Toss Day and National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 5th - Bird Day
January 7th - I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
January 8th - National English Toffee Day
January 12th - Organize your Home Day
No Photo Required!
January 15th and 16th - Women in Blue Jeans Day
January 18th - Winnie the Pooh Day
January 24th - Belly Laugh Day
January 28th - National Kazoo Day
January 31st - Inspire your Heart with Art Day
Are there any special dates in January YOU would like to add?