Created with the purpose of celebrating the bond of friendship in our lives, Friendship Day (also known as International Friendship Day) is observed every year, in many countries, on the 30th of July. According to Wikipedia, the holiday’s date differs in several countries.
To mark this special day and to highlight its importance in promoting the role that friendship plays across all cultures, the UN encourages community groups, organizations, and governments to hold initiatives, activities, and events that promote reconciliation, mutual understanding, and solidarity.
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Whether it’s through a virtual message, a phone call, a letter, or any other way that respects the official social distancing rules, tell your friends a happy friendship day and thank them for their friendship. 🙂
Vanilla was discovered in regions of (present-day) Mexico back in the 14th century, when Spanish conquistadors came across vanilla-flavored foods and drinks consumed by Meso-American individuals.
After having been brought back to Spain, vanilla began being used to flavor a drink consisting of honey, water, corn, vanilla, and cacao beans.
The drink eventually spread to England and France, and then the rest of Europe by the early 1600s. In 1602, the apothecary of Queen Elizabeth I, Hugh Morgan, suggested that vanilla should be used separately from cocoa.
Later, the French began using vanilla in ice cream, which was a rather popular dessert in 18th century France. It was Thomas Jefferson who discovered vanilla ice cream in France and brought the recipe to the USA.
Vanilla Ice Cream Day is an unofficial holiday observed every year on the 23rd of July. While having a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream might no do any significant harm to you, provided you don’t suffer from any illnesses, try to not overindulge in the celebration, as too much ice cream can be bad for you, regardless of its flavor.
No, this isn’t about Dwayne Johnson or about the apostle Peter. It’s about rocks. Stones. Those hard things that can be found on the ground. Yes, they have their own international day. July the 13th. Why? Well, International Rock Day has been created so that people all around the world can learn more about rocks and their variety. After all, stones play a big role in the environment, and they have been used by humans for many purposes over the years.
The rock or stone is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth’s outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock. Rocks have been used by mankind throughout history. From the Stone Age, rocks have been used for tools. The minerals and metals found in rocks have been essential to human civilization.
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The fourth of July is celebrated in the US as Independence Day. The tradition of Independence Day goes back to 18th century when the Continental Congress in the US voted in favor of independence on July 2nd.
Two days later, the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted by delegates from the 13 colonies.
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.