Friday, April 27, 2018

A Week of April Days

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. 

April 22 - Sunrise at Hall's Gap, The Grampians , Victoria

22nd April was Earth Day  which is not only a celebration but a call to protect our natural environment. it is customary for  groups and individuals to mark the day with community environmental activities.

  April 23 - English Language Day - Watercolour drawing and collage: Wilma Simmons 
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 24 - Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - stitched tea bag sculpture : Wilma Simmons

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day  commemorates the day in 1915 when hundreds of Armenian intellectuals were arrested in Constantinople (Turkey)  under government warrants. They were sent to exile and killed. The annihilation of the Armenian intellectuals was a part of a plan to exterminate Armenians in their homeland.  I chose the image of a tea bag sculpture also to pay tribute to Armen Rotch, an Armenian artist who creates amazing tea bag installations to raise awareness of the  one and half million Armenians  killed in the last years of the Ottomon Empire. 
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)


April 27 - Tell a Story Day - BNeedle felted doll and teabag book : Wilma Simmons 

27 April - Tell A Story Day . This is a special day celebrated in USA and the United Kingdom. The aim of the day to get participants telling, sharing and listening to each others stories. It is a celebration of the art of oral storytelling in all of its many forms, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folklore.

And so at the end of 7 very interesting days, I kept wondering tonight  if I should continue ... well, at least until the end of the month - such good celebratory days coming up "Save the Frogs Day, then "Zipper Day" and "World Jazz Day" .  N0 ... you just enjoy the remaining days of April! 

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