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January 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
DID YOU KNOW… January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day? Dig into your favorite chocolate cake recipe or find a new one to try in The Illustrated Kitchen Bible in Credo Reference!
February 29th - HAPPY LEAP DAY
DID YOU KNOW… Leap Day is sometimes known as Ladies Day and relates to a tradition of women proposing marriage to men? During the Middle Ages, there was an unwritten law stating that any single man who declined a woman's proposal during Leap Year had to compensate her with a kiss and either a silk dress or a pair of gloves. Check out this tradition and some other odd Leap Day traditions in Holiday Symbols and Customs in Credo Reference!
March 15th - The Ides of March
How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Today is as good a day as any. Julius Caesar died today at the age of 55. “Beware the Ides of March…” Learn more about Ancient Rome in the Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome in Credo Reference.
April 8th - Total Solar Eclipse
DID YOU KNOW…There will be a total solar eclipse on April 8th? Use the Beginners Guide to Astronomy: Stargazing in Credo Reference to prepare for the big event.
May 26th - World Dracula Day
Today is World Dracula Day! Bram Stoker introduced this titular character to the world on May 26th, 1897. Think you know all there is to know about vampires? Find out with The Vampire Almanac in Credo Reference.
June 4th - National Hug Your Cat Day
It’s National Hug Your Cat Day! Cats love hugs…right? Find the Barron’s Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds in Credo Reference and learn everything you possibly can about your feline friend.
July 14th - National Shark Awareness Day
Don’t have time for a full Shark WEEK? July 14th is National Shark Awareness Day. Use Credo Reference to learn about these beautiful creatures in A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World.
August 26th - International Dog Day
DID YOU KNOW…August 26th is International Dog Day, a day to encourage the adoption of dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Are you thinking of adopting a dog? Find out what you’ll need to do to prepare with the Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, available through Credo Reference.
September 6th - Fight Procrastination Day
Do it today, and do it yourself! Celebrate this Fight Procrastination Day by choosing a task you’ve been putting off. Need a little boost? Check out the Master Basic DIY book in Credo Reference and start doing today what you were thinking of doing tomorrow.
October 23rd - National Horror Movie Day
It’s National Horror Movie Day, so tonight is the night to watch that scary movie! Be prepared with trivia and spooky facts with The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters, found in Credo Reference.
November 1st - National Cook for Your Pets Day
It’s National Cook for Your Pets Day! What’s on the menu for your animals? Prepare a fancy feast for your four-legged friends, but keep it healthy! Credo Reference doesn’t have recipes for pet food, but it does have Cabbage: A Global History. Bon appétit!
December 14th - Christmas Bird Count Week
DID YOU KNOW… Christmas Bird Count Week begins today? Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, during this week “citizen science” volunteers record the number and species of birds they observe and count. How are your bird recognition skills? Brush up with Credo Reference and The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America.