Do you think that Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox had plum pudding on Plum Pudding Day? Or do you believe that he and Babe celebrated Paul Bunyan Day by eating some plum pudding?
Plum Pudding Day - What exactly is plum pudding? It doesn't have any plums in it, so why is it called plum pudding? This pudding, which had its beginnings in medieval England, is steamed or boiled and traditionally served on holidays. Plum pudding is full of raisins and in the 17th century, the term 'plums' referred to raisins or other fruit.
How would you celebrate this tasty holiday? You would celebrate be eating some plum pudding, of course, but you will have to make it yourself or find a restaurant that serves it. I highly doubt you will find a mix for this pudding on sale in a grocery store.
The origins of this holiday are unknown, so you can also commemorate it by writing a fictional story about its beginnings.
Darwin Day - Charles Darwin was born on or around February 12 in 1809. This is the day to celebrate his birth and the contributions that he made to science during his lifetime. You can honor this day as a writer by penning a fictional story about one of his discoveries.
Oglethorpe Day - General James Edward Oglethorpe was not only one of the group of men who founded the city of Savannah, Georgia, he was also its organizer and first governor. They landed at the site now known as Savannah on February 12 in 1733. Give writing an historical fiction short story a try by writing about the exciting events of this day.
Paul Bunyan Day - I found 2 different dates for the day this legendary character is honored – February 12 and June 28. There is no specific reason for it to be celebrated on either day, so the day you choose to observe it is up to you.
Paul Bunyan, the gigantic lumberjack who comes to us from American folklore, is given credit for creating logging in the United States. Where did the great lakes come from? He scooped them out so his ox, Babe, could have some water. His gigantic footprints are what created the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota. He needed some land to farm, so he cleared both North and South Dakota as farmland. Why are Carpenter Ants so named? They are given the name of carpenter because Paul Bunyan trained them to do logging work.
There are already many tales written about Paul Bunyan and his many exploits. Why not celebrate the day honoring this legendary character by writing another story to be added to the collection of tales about the many wonderful things he did and experienced?