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Days: April 17th (World Hemophilia Day)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 17th.  Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, where a person’s blood lacks the ability (or is severely impaired) to properly coagulate. If they are cut and if prompt treatment is not applied the individual may bleed to death. Hemophiliacs are also at risk from internal bleeding from blows and bruises, or from simple infections. Continue reading

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Days: April 16th (Wasting My Time Day)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 16th.   It is actually World Voice Day. This say is devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice. The event demonstrates the importance of the voice in lives  as a tool of communication. The day was inaugurated in 1999 as a joint effort of American and European otolaryngologists and speech and language pathologists. The days is celebrated and promoted  through voice-events such as concerts, lectures, and broadcast  programming on TV, radio and the internet. Continue reading

Days: April 15th (World Art Day)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 15th.   World Art Day is an international celebration for honouring and advancing the Fine Arts. The event was created by the International Association of Arts, and the first event was held in 2012. The day is about creativity and imagination – daring people to make what they imagine. Art builds bridges. Continue reading

Days: April 14th (Lincoln Shot)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 14th.   On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was mortally wounded after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was attending a performance of the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Continue reading

Days: April 13th (Sidney Poitier)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 13th.   In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for “Lilies of the Field.” The film  “Lilies of the Field” is a story about an itinerant handyman who comes across a group of nuns trying to build a chapel in the middle of the desert. They believe he has been sent by god to fulfill their dream.  Continue reading