Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday, May 24: Snails, wigs, brothers, tiaras and Queen Victoria's birthday

We tipped our hand on National Escargot Day in yesterday's post. But who doesn't need and want an extra day to plan to celebrate snails?

Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God,
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India
Meanwhile, according to several of the Usual Suspects, Friday will also be National Wig Out Day. This is particularly important for those who are follicly challenged.

Friday is also Brother's Day, which apparently can refer to blood brothers, frat brothers, and those who have become like brothers through shared life experience. Tomorrow could be the start of a new bromance?

It will certainly be Tiara Day and, yes, there does seem to be some support on the Intertubes for the proposition that this particular microminiholidayette is tied into Friday's big birthday: Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819.

Two of the Queen's grandsons, Kaiser Wilhelm II and George V, would be on opposite sides in World War I. A granddaughter, Alexandra, was married to Czar Nicholas II. Every family has problems.

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