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No Housework Day & Other Bizarre Holidays
The month of April is full of crazy and unique holidays. Here are a few more of them for you to consider including in your writing.
Will you find a pillow fight taking place in a nearby city and join in on International Pillow Fight Day? Who will you get to do your housework on No Housework Day?
International Beaver Day - The purpose of this holiday is to educate the public about beavers, and let everyone know the important role that beavers have in our ecosystem. Beavers, who have the wonderful ability to build dams and store water, are able to successfully manipulate their environment.
So, what do beavers accomplish by building dams? These largest living rodents in North America love the sound and the feel of flowing water. This stimulates them to build the dams which protect them from predators.
One thing I've always heard about beavers is that they use their tail to pat the mud in place on the dam. This is false – the tail stores fat and helps to regulate body heat. They also use their tail to slap the water and warn others that danger is near.
I suggest you research beavers. The life of this rodent is really interesting. Then from what you learn, write a fiction story about a family of beavers.
International Pillow Fight Day - Have you ever been in a pillow fight? How about one that involved more than two people? How would you like to join in a pillow fight with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people? As part of the urban playground movement, massive pillow fights are organized in major cities around the world on April 7. A lot of the participants bring pillows filled with feathers that explode during the fight.
Getting lost in a pillow fight would be a great way for a criminal running from the police to hide and escape from being caught. Write a story where a robbery is planned right by the location of one of these massive pillow fights and the perpetrators try to escape amidst the pillow fighting horde. Do they get away successfully or do the participants gang up on the thieves and apprehend them?
No Housework Day - It isn't known who came up with this holiday, but it sure is one awesome holiday for those of us who feel like slaves to housework. If you have ever wished for a reason to put off doing the housework for just one more day, ,here is the perfect excuse. Today, April 7, let someone else clean up or just save it all for tomorrow. There is one for sure thing about housework – it doesn't go away by itself.
Since the origins of this day aren't known, come up with a way it could have originated and write a story about it.
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