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April 22, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Passover - A Jewish holiday celebrating the time when God saved the Jewish people from death and enslavement in Egypt. It lasts a week beginning at dusk this evening and ending at dusk on April 30th.

Auntie Litter’s Annual Earth Day Parade and Celebration - According to Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary by Cherie D. Abbey, Birmingham, Alabama has, for the last twenty five years, celebrated this day as part of Earth Day. Auntie Litter is a mascot, dressed in stars and green and white stripes, for a program that stresses conservation, litter reduction and recycling. The parade is followed with science demonstrations, costumes, and a variety of entertainment.

National Jelly Bean Day – I, for one, love jelly beans. I always have them in the house around Easter time, they don't last long so I don't have anymore but since it's a special day, I think I'll see if I can find some somewhere.

Earth Day – This year the theme is “Trees for the Earth”. Beginning today and continuing for the next five years, they have made a goal of planting 7.8 million trees and they want you to help them. Accomplishing this goal will have a definite impact on climate change by helping to clean our air and use up some of that carbon dioxide. This is the first of five major goals they will be making and with everyone’s help, they will make it happen.

Girl Scout Leader Day – This is a day of appreciation for all the volunteers who work with the Girl Scouts as leaders or mentors. The program would not exist without them and our girls would suffer from the loss.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day – This is a day for chemists, chemistry teachers and chemistry students to show the world “the positive role that chemistry plays in preserving the Earth.” They are working to save the environment for future generations. The theme this year is “The Great Indoors - Your Home’s Ecosystem.”

In God We Trust” Day – On this day in 1956, President Eisenhower signed a law declaring “In God We Trust” to be our nation's motto.  This phrase has appeared on our paper money since that time. It had been used on our coins in the past, but our paper money always said “E pluribus unum.”

International Mother Earth Day – This day is all about recognizing our responsibility to promote harmony and balance with nature and the Earth to meet the social, economic and environmental needs of our future generations.

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