November 22nd - Holidays and Observances
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- Arbour Day (British Virgin Islands)
- Christian feast day:
- Day of Justice (Azerbaijan)
- Day of the Albanian Alphabet (Albania and ethnic Albanians)
- Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.
- Teacher's Day (Costa Rica)
Observances (click on the day or week for details)
Go For a Ride Day
On November 22, take out your car, bike, segway, unicycle, kayak, horse or your tractor for a spin because it is Go For A Ride Day.
While the origins of this made-up holiday are unknown, we can safely assume that it encourages people to get out of the house and take a ride. Go For a Ride Day is the perfect excuse to explore parts of your neighborhood and town that you have never seen before or to take a long, aimless road trip across the state or country.
How to Celebrate?
- Gather your friends and family members and take a ride out of the city to the countryside. Pack a picnic lunch along and commune with nature.
- Participate in a bike or car rally or race.
- Take a ride in your car to the nearest amusement park and spend the day enjoying some amusement rides.
- Don't own a vehicle? Don't worry, take a ride in your local public transport.
Did You Know…
…that the world's first fastest street legal car reached a top speed of 12 miles per hour (19 kilometers per hour)? The Benz Velo was first introduced to the market in 1894.
Three football teams (Arsnel, Liverpool, and Hartsfield) are flying from England across Egypt for a match in the Middle East. Their plane crashes in the desert and they survive. After days of wandering, they are really hungry so when they come across a camel, the footballers decide to kill it and eat it.
The Liverpool team says, "Because we play for Liverpool, will we eat the liver."
The Hartsfield players decide, "Because we play for Hartsfield, we will eat the heart."
Arsnel says, "I think we might go hungry..."
A Giants fan, a Padre fan, and a Dodger fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves his team more. The Padre fan insists he's the most loyal.
"This is for San Diego!" he yells and jumps off the side of the mountain.
Not to be outdone, the Giants fan is next to profess his love for his team. He yells, "This is for San Francisco!" and pushes the Dodger fan off the mountain.
A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her poodle along for company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a hungry-looking leopard heading rapidly in his direction.
The poodle thinks, "Uh, oh!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the leopard. "That was close! That poodle nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.
The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back so you can watch me chew that poodle to bits!"
Now, the poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?" but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and waits until they get just close enough to hear.
"Where's that damn monkey?" the poodle says. "I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"