Did You Miss National Poinsettia Day?

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?


Sam Marshall said...

Love the story behind the poinsettia and all the special day reminders!

Queenly Things said...

English Toffee Day? Does that mean I can eat toffee all day long? 'Cause I surely could!!!

i am very mary said...

oooh, ooooh! Can we please incorporate a "Mary Ann Wins the Lottery in a Big Way" day some time in January?

That Girl Ang said...

Jinkies! How do you find all of this sugar.... You never cease to amaze me... Stop it! No really stop it! LOL! hahahahaha... (still working my way back and am enjoying the trip back via your posts)