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|Happy August 2nd!
August 2nd is a special holiday. In fact, every day’s a holiday for someone and for some reason.
Here are several of the most popular holidays celebrated on August 2nd:
Are you terrified of a tyrannosaurus? Do you find the diplodocus somewhat duplicitous? Or are you enraptured by the sight of a raptor?
August 2nd is the holiday for you. Dinosaur enthusiasts dig up bones and dig through drawings of prehistoric creatures on this historical holiday.
Carnivores, herbivores, omnivores – all out of doors! Be on the alert for purple dinosaurs (and dinosaurs of every hue) on August 2nd. It’s Dinosaurs Day.
Oh, and by the way. Last time we checked, dinosaurs were extinct.
Still, dinosaur lovers may enjoy viewing movies about these massive prehistoric animals. Here are a few dinosaur films from which to choose on Dinosaurs Day: Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Dinosaur, The Flintstones, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jurassic Park, King Kong, The Land Before Time, Land of the Lost, The Land That Time Forgot and We’re Back – A Dinosaur’s Story.
How’s your handspring these days? Can you do a cartwheel? August 2nd is Gymnastics Day.
In 2003, an official proclamation by Alabama State Governor Bob Riley declared August 2nd to be National Gymnastics Day in the United States.
Part of the purpose of National Gymnastics Day has been to raise awareness (and funding) for the Children’s Miracle Network, benefiting hospitalized children and youngsters facing various diseases, illnesses and other challenges.
At the same time, Gymnastics Day is a fitness occasion, when gyms may offer free demonstrations and discount classes.
Have you ever wanted to learn to do flips on the uneven bars, vault over the pommel horse, dance down the balance beam or hold a perfect iron cross on the suspended rings? August 2nd is your chance – Gymnastics Day.
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Yummy! Creamy ice cream, tucked inside two crunchy chocolate wafers – can anything beat a delicious ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day?
August 2nd is Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Can you hear the jingle-jangle of the ice cream vendor’s truck, making its way along the beach, through the public park or into your neighborhood? Since the early 1900s, ice cream sandwiches have tempted and delighted frozen dairy treat lovers.
Ice cream sandwiches may contain chocolate, mint, strawberry or the perennial classic vanilla ice cream. Whatever flavor they may contain, ice cream sandwiches are the order of the day on August 2nd.
Notable Anniversaries on August 2nd:
The official signing of the American Declaration of Independence took place on August 2, 1776.
On August 2, 1862, the United States Congress passed the first U.S. federal income tax.
Author Lewis Carroll published his classic fantasy fiction work, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, on August 2, 1865.
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