What is Today? The month of February has its own specialties. Lot of specifications is there for each day. Let us briefly look at special events and festivals which have been celebrated all over the world on February 19.
National Caregivers Day – February 19
One such importance of today is National Caregivers day. It is celebrated on every third Friday of the year. This day is observed to thank all the care givers who give physical care, mental care, emotional support, and the persons who selflessly care other as their passion and encourage and bow our head towards their endless activities and appreciate their efforts of humanity.
The Providers Association of Home Health and Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA) announced every third Friday of February as National Caregivers Day. The caregivers are often under estimated and unpaid or under paid by the society, in order to give recognition for their heartfelt efforts this day is celebrated all over the world.
It includes both health care as well as personal care for adults and elderly people. American researches say that the caregivers indulge in lots of activities like personal grooming, bathing, taking care of children and elderly people out of that nearly 50 percent of the caregivers are paid often. In 1996, the PAHHHA established caregivers mainly focusing on issues of them.
In 2013, the economic value of them had been raised. In 2015, legal approval of the care givers day is established. In 2016, the first National Caregivers day was celebrated. In order to make the care givers happy and feel bliss appreciating them using a handmade letter and do post on your timeline, donate to a favorite charity of a caregiver.
Studies say that nearly 61% of care givers are women. They make their relationship to suffer because of the care giving jobs. So let us keep our prayers on behalf of them in this wonderful day.
Chocolate Mint Day – February 19
Chocolate and mint is not a usual combination. Moreover the combination is known for its medical aspect. Mint is a mouth freshener as well as keeps to maintain proper digestion. Chocolate is been loved by all people because of its delicious taste of cocoa. The day is celebrated in order to remember about this unique combination.
The people of ancient Greece are worshippers of mint owing to its medical values. In later 1920s people start to make ice creams based on chocolate pepper mint flavor. The Hershey provides York peppermint patties using chocolate mint. It became a classic combination and people wish to buy their flavors based on heart’s delight.
The celebrations include people make recipes of chocolate mint flavor. They also try out the same flavor of cakes, patties, cookies, doughnuts, syrups etc., Also making beverages made of mint along with ice creams of whipped cream in it. People also try out buying chocolate mint candies from the nearest shops and taste that which one is best. You can also celebrate by buying patties and tasting brownies with your buddies at the workplace.
International Tug Of War Day – February 19
Tug of war is a game in which two opposite teams play in each side of the rope and one team have to drag other from the central line is considered as the winner.
In 1920 it was dropped from the Olympic Games. Even the craze on the game doesn’t fade away. Office gatherings and in some joyous events or get together it is played. It is especially played in water bodies or muddy areas.
The spectators will keep on encouraging and supporting their favorite side. Nearly 1574 participants have took part in a tug of war has made the world record in tug of war. Celebrations include by playing tug of war with your neighbors and family members or colleagues and have fun.
National Soldier Day (Mexico) – February 19
In Mexico, today is celebrated as National Soldier day. This is celebrated by remembering the importance and significance of army and soldiers of the nation. Soldiers live in borders providing securing for us to be safe inside the country.
On this day let we join our hands for the welfare of the soldiers and their families. They sacrifice their lives for the betterment of the nation and live far from the families by doing their national duties. These unsung heroes are to be celebrated as the real heroes of the nation for no doubt.
Thus today’s special events make your day special and fantastic. Have a good dayJ!!