Nov. 11: World Origami Day, Death/Duty Day, Veterans Day, Sundae Day

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World Origami Day

Origami is more than just a way to celebrate intricate paper folding: it's a way to celebrate World Peace Memorial Day and to commemorate the end of World War I, according to the Nippon Origami Association. Origami was "originally used in religious ceremonies, and later as a decorative element in other rituals, origami gradually filtered down to the messes the spread in the use of the paper," according to the NAO. Origami is not just limited to folding, you can also "cut, paste and paint Origami."

* Make origami out of dollar bills, peace cranes or watch Origami animations.

Death/Duty Day

Death/Duty Day honors all soldiers who died in war. Nov. 11, 1918, was the day of the World War I Armistice. The Allied and Central Powers signed an agreement to end hostilities at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Veterans Day

The historic importance of the number 11 lead to changes of when we celebrate Veteran's Day. All veterans of all wars are honored with ceremonies and parades.

* 1919 to Nov. 11, 1970: Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11.

* 1926: Armistice Day became a holiday on Nov. 11.

* June 1, 1954: The name of Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day.

* 1971: PL 90-363 (Uniform Monday Holiday Act): changes Veterans Day to a movable holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Monday of October This move separated Veterans Day from Armistice Day.

* Sept. 18, 1975: PL 94-97 redesignated. "Nov. 11 of each year as Veterans Day and to make such day a legal public holiday" as a response to the growing number of states who had already changed Veteran's Day back to Nov. 11.

Sundae Day

The history of the sundae is rich and tasty. It's thought sundaes as we know them today, with ice cream, sauce toppings, whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry originated in the late 1880s. "The best-known explanation for the sundae is that it was created to circumvent Blue Laws banning the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday" according to Foodtimeline. Make Nov. 11 your "cheat day" and make a grilled banana, strawberry pineapple or a Tiramisu sundae.

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