#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter Z

 

Letter Z

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April World Holidays

Zoo Lovers Day

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“Each year on April 8, National Zoo Lovers Day is observed.  This would be a perfect day to visit a zoo and be one of the millions of people who visit them each year. Enjoy seeing your favorite animals swinging from the trees or splashing in the water and have a fun-filled day.

A few zoo facts:

  • The Vienna Zoo is the oldest existing zoo and was opened to the public in 1765.
  • The United State’s first public zoo, Central Park Zoo, opened in 1874 in New York.
  • There are 350 zoos in the United States
  • Approximately 175 million people visit a zoo each year.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom has had more than 9.8 million annual visitors.
  • More than 3.2 million people visit the San Diego Zoo each year.”

Zoo Lovers Day

 

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This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge Lessons Learned in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou

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My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z

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Here’s what it’s all about:

A to Z Challenge 2019

 

#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter P

Letter P

Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Pay It Forward Day ~ April 28th

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Pay it forward

“We are excited that we now have over 80 countries participating in Pay it Forward Day with over 100 state and city proclamations.

Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. Of course, our hope is that people pay kindness forward every day and make each day that little bit brighter. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can literally change the world for the better — and on April 28th we’ll set out to prove it! For this year’s international Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) we are aiming to inspire over  10 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that would make!  Join us in paying it forward, and help spread the word about this important day!”

Pay It Forward Day

 

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This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou

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My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z

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A to Z Challenge 2019

 

#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter K

 

Letter K

Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Kings Day

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“Take it from us: If you like parties, make sure your visit to Amsterdam coincides with Saturday, April 27, 2019.”

“King’s Day — Formerly Queen’s Day1 — is the annual Dutch national holiday in honor of King Willem-Alexander.”

“King’s Day is not marketed outside the Netherlands, but many folks from abroad have discovered this nationwide party anyway. Many now come year after year, vying with the Dutch for hotel rooms. Book as early as possible!”

Kings Day Amsterdam

 

 

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This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou

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My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z

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A to Z Challenge 2019

 

#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter E

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Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Earth Day ~ April 22nd (Monday)

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Earth Day

“Earth Day is a time of the year to reflect on how your life impacts the planet. On this day, people think about new ways to reduce their carbon imprint and improve water quality, hold demonstrations to show their support for protections of their environment and get together to get their hands dirty and make earnest strides towards making the Earth a better, and healthier, place to live”

“Planting Trees And Wildflowers-As a present to the planet, many people plant trees and wildflowers on Earth day. This is not only done by individuals but also by different organizations all around the world. This is especially prevalent in many Central and South American countries such as Costa Rica.”

“Celebrations Through Art-All over the world, children often paint or draw pictures as school projects for this day. Many art galleries throughout the world also feature special exhibits that highlight the importance of this day.”

Earth Day

 

Earth Day 2019 Website

 

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This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge Lessons Learned in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou

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My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z

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Here’s what it’s all about:

A to Z Challenge 2019

 

#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter B

B

Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Bicycle Day ~ Weird

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Bicycle Day

“Judging from the name alone, you might be tempted to think that Bicycle Day was a holiday that was used to celebrate and commemorate the two-wheeled method of transportation or the day in the 19th century when it was invented. However, if you did that, you would be dead wrong. This holiday is actually a day that commemorates Dr. Albert Hofmann intentionally taking LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) for the first time after he had discovered it. It’s called Bicycle Day because Dr. Hofmann decided to ride his bicycle home. This holiday is celebrated on April 19th.”

“the day can be celebrated by enjoying the psychedelic art of artists such as Pablo Amaringo, Lee Conklin, Doug Binder, Laurence Caruana, Grace Slick, Robert Williams, Robert Crumb and Victor Moscoso.

This holiday can also be celebrated by enjoying psychedelic songs such as “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, “Are You Experienced” by Jimi Hendrix, “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the Beatles, “The Four Horseman” by Aphrodite’s Child, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly and “Break On Through” by the Doors.

Some of the psychedelic movies that can be enjoyed on this day include: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Easy Rider (1969); The Devils (1971); Behind the Green Door (1972); Suspiria (1977); Altered States (1980); Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998); Requiem for a Dream (2000) and A Field in England (2013).”

Bicycle Day 2019 ~ 75 Years of LSD

 

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This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge Lessons Learned in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou

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My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z

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Here’s what it’s all about:

A to Z Challenge 2019