What Day Is It?

JoeThePop

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I thought I would start a thread on the ubiquitous National "Whatever" Day to share important information with the HFH crowd. I know, everyday is National Whatever Day, but some of them are truly interesting and important. For example, everybody should have National Joe Day marked on their calendars; March 27. It's a great day to set aside to celebrate all the Joe's in your life. I will periodically be sharing the important days that Pop up (see what I did there?) and I encourage anybody else to add to this important activity, regardless of what nation you live in.

Anyway, just wanted to wish everybody a happy Fibonacci Day 🎉🎆. A truly international day of celebration. November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3.

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mhardy6647

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Correct! Like one of my retired friends says, "there are six Saturdays and one Sunday in each week".
speaking of weeks and calendars -- and, implicitly, of modular arithmetic; albeit not of Fibonacci*.


...or, of course, as they say in The Windy City :)

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* Fibonacci -- isn't he that guy in the lab coat who's always on the radio & TV talkin' about how to protect ourselves from COVID?
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JoeThePop

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speaking of weeks and calendars -- and, implicitly, of modular arithmetic; albeit not of Fibonacci*.



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Blame Michigan. The Michigan congressman Gerald Ford observed, “Congress is in no mood to tamper with the calendar.”

Heck, they can't even agree to stop playing with the amount of daylight we get each day; spring forward, fall back. Why?
 

JoeThePop

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And today is J.R.R. Tolkien Day.

"J.R.R. Tolkien Day on January 3 is “The Lord of the Rings” author’s birthday and you’re encouraged to toast him in celebration. You may remember from the story that Frodo toasts his Uncle Bilbo on Bilbo’s birthday every year. Now, over sixty years after the trilogy’s original publication, The Tolkien Society asks fans to honor Tolkien’s birth, which itself was January 3, 1892. Come up with a few words of adulation on your own, or use the official Society phrase: “The Professor!” If you want to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien Day with a few extra meals in addition to the toast, in true hobbit fashion, Frodo would certainly approve!"

I honestly don't remember when I first read Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but I'm going to guess it was middle school? I know it was the first time I had ever read something so lengthy. And I was enthralled. I've reread it many times over the years and it is on my list of favorite books to have with me if ever I find myself stranded on a desert island.

Wonder what I should toast with? Mead?
 
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