|April 21 - Tea Day - Amy pouring herself a cuppa.|
Sometimes, it is just fun to celebrate a week of special days when nothing very special is happening. This last week was one of those weeks for me. Starting off last Saturday, 21 April was "Tea Day" - a celebration of the amazing drink tea is. Tea is a wonderful drink that comes in a wide variety of different flavors, each of them having a distinct personality and character. It’s been used for everything from a simple morning libation to the central element of certain social and religious rituals.
Monday 23 April was the United Nationals English Language Day English was a quiet language that began on a small cluster of islands off the coast of Western Europe, it slowly developed and spread through a few different permutations until one day, in an explosion of colonialism, it suddenly spread across the world like wildfire. It became the language of what was once the most powerful nation in the world and has since become the language of commerce in countries all over the world. English Language Day celebrates this language, its history, and its oddities! (from daysoftheyear.com)
|April 25 - Anzac Day - Red Poppy and Nest - textile art : Wilma Simmons|
ANZAC ( Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of men and women serving in wars, international conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The day was originally the day when the Anzacs attempted to take the Gallipoli peninsula against the Ottomon Empire in 1915, World War I
|April 26 : Hug an Australian Day - Watercolour and ink drawings : Wilma Simmons|
26 April was Hug An Australian Day. This is an annual event , founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy of the Wellcat.comwebsite. Though the origins of this event are unclear, Hug An Australian Day has quickly become popular over the last few years, and is celebrated by sending the likes of greeting cards and e-cards to Aussie friends.( from daysoftheyar.com)