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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Literary Holidays

Literary Holidays

Last year, I found out some remarkable news: International Harry Potter Day exists! And as if that isn't enough, I then found out that HP Day is May 2nd, my very own birthday!!! May 2nd is the day that Harry ultimately defeats Voldemort in The Deathly Hallows. After rejoicing in this news, I did some research and discovered that there are many days devoted to beloved books. Read on to learn about several literary holidays and ideas for how to celebrate them.

I do not like green eggs and ham... 

Holiday: Dr. Seuss Day (or National Read Across America Day)
Date: March 2nd
Significance: The birthday of the great Dr. Seuss!
How to celebrate: Make green eggs and ham! If the thought of dripping green food coloring into sunny-side up eggs grosses you out, here’s a normal looking recipe that is still reminiscent of this childhood classic.

Celebrate Hobbit Day with  sparklers!

Holiday: The Hobbit Day
Date: September 22nd
Significance: The birthday of Hobbit characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
How to celebrate: Tolkien fanatics, this one is clearly for you! Throw a party that is similar to the grand feasts of the elves complete with music, games, and plenty of food. Bonus points if you celebrate with sparklers!
Best party hat ever! 

Holiday: Winnie the Pooh Day
Date: January 15th 
Significance: The birthday of author A.A. Milne

How to celebrate: First of all, one must be appropriately clad. There is plenty of Pooh themed apparel out there, but this particular tee shirt is especially artsy and cool. Also, Winnie the Pooh celebrates friendship and love, so what better day is there to make a special card for your family and friends (besides, you know, Valentine’s Day)? Simply select your favorite Pooh quote (there are so many to choose from!) and craft a note around it. 

And for the Classic Lit lovers: Jane Austen Day (Pride and Prejudice, Emma, etc.)  is December 16th, Bloomsday (named after the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses) is June 16th, and Hemingway Days (For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises, etc.) span from July 16th to July 21st.

Post by Allie C., Homework Assistant

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