What To Do Today- February 3rd

What To Do Today- February 3rd

Turns out that Thursday-February 3rd– is a day on which a lot of things are celebrated and observed; her are ways to mark some of them.

  1.  The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died: Rock's Great Tragedy - Biography
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Vallen, JP Richardson (from leftt-right). (source: The Sun UK).

On February 3rd, 1959, a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP Richardson. This day has subsequently become known as “The Day the Music Died.”

How to observe :
  • Listen to ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean
  • Read up on the three musicians
  • Head for a memorial concert

2. Elmo’s Birthday

Elmo losing his cool over on a rock on 'Sesame Street' is making us smile : NPR
Elmo of Sesame Street. (source : USAtoday).

February 3rd is the birthday of the beloved Sesame Street character Elmo.

How to celebrate :
  • Watch the Sesame Street segment “Elmo’s World”
  • Get a goldfish in honor of Elmo’s pet goldfish, Dorothy
  • Show appreciation for Elmo’s language struggles by referring to yourself in the third person

3. Doggy Date Night

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Dog date. (source: Chicago Tribune).

Take the chance to hang out with your pup.

How to Celebrate :
  • Hit the town; take your dog to play fetch, take some selfies, then take your dog to a local bakery for a treat
  • Check out some dog-related art
  • Have a spa day; try out products made to cater to a pampered pooch

4. Feed The Birds Day

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Illustration of a human feeding a bird. (source: Thespruce).

Part of National Bird-Feeding Month, this day is celebrated to bring attention to the extra help birds need right before spring.

How to Observe :
  • Set up a feeder and take note of the birds that visit; that way, you can do some research and set the feeder up with all their favorite foods
  • Spend some time bird watching; one of the reasons this is so popular is because of its calming effect

Of course, these are only some of the ways you can mark these different occasions; part of the fun is finding ways to celebrate that are uniquely yours.

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