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Today is Valentines day???? EEK

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1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

I randomly flicked on this blog a while ago link and nearly did a do do in my pants

Had I forgotten another of those important holidays that would result in seriously depressing punishment from a better half.

Being in Asia at the moment it never occurred to me that they might celebrate such holidays on different dates. Some 'people' would look at any excuse to tell you that you forgot such an important date. (also known as, I want lavish attention twice a year even if we did celebrate V day on feb 14th a few months ago"

A quick search and I discovered that the day does happen on different dates. Thankfully not in SEA though. Heart rate lowered at the fear of havng to rush out and arrange something as a "surprise" for this evening. . .

Then I thought about the other holiday's, Mothers day and Fathers day that seem to randomly appear at different dates in the world.

Anyone else caught out with this? Or more importantly are their any other 'special' days out there we should be aware of??

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Personally l think all of these should be scrapped - why do we have to bow to convention to celebrate life love and family??? Why choose a special day - just so flower retailers, Hallmark Cards and who ever else wants to jump on the band wagon can double prices and the poor consumer pays through the nose??

Why do you need society to tell you when to tell your significant other how you feel?? Why not be spontaneous and do it because its how your feeling at that time rather than on a specifc date - 14th Feb or otherwise!

Sorry l hate these Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Neighbours Dog's Day yada yada yada... They arent holidays - well if they are how come l dont get a day of work huh???

Purdy now slowly steps of the soap box and moves off to a darkened room muttering to herself and rocking gently

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

The only thing you should be aware of is that there are 365 international traveldays a year. Well, 366 this year

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Mother's Day throws me off--it's different in the UK/Ireland than here, so I never know when to remind Neal to get a card.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I'm wondering how everyone could have missed sending the TP Mods a card on Justice For Janitor's Day. Sadly, it passed unnoticed. Oh, and it's June 15th for everyone's future reference. We'll just keep mopping the floors and waiting until next year.

6. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

We like Groundhog Day.

We have two groundhogs living close by and we always, on Groundhog Day, leave them a Happy Groundhog Day card and two carrots.

They seem to really like the card...They eat it.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting chayisun

We like Groundhog Day.

We have two groundhogs living close by and we always, on Groundhog Day, leave them a Happy Groundhog Day card and two carrots.

They seem to really like the card...They eat it.

We've had a groundhog family living under our shed for several years. We fondly refer to them as "Skippy the Beaver" for some forgotten reason. They have excavated so well that our bicycles are now their entrance gate to the den. The little "Skippys" should be making an appearance any day now too. I must admit, I've been sorely remiss in not giving them cards for their special day. I bet they would enjoy them. Do they have an envelope color preference? (Orange=carrot, pink=clover, yellow=dandelion, etc.) They do seem to have a fondness for dandelion so I guess I'll go with yellow envelopes. Though, suggestions are welcomed.