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10 Spectacular Happy International Men's Day Greeting Card - Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Printable - Print At Home




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 Happy International Men's Day Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Greeting Card

10 Spectacular Happy International Men's Day Greeting Card - Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Printable - Print At Home



 Happy International Men's Day Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Greeting Card

10 Spectacular Happy International Men's Day Greeting Card - Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Printable - Print At Home




 Happy International Men's Day Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Greeting Card

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 Happy International Men's Day Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Greeting Card

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 Happy International Men's Day Vintage Retro Antique Rare Brown Greeting Card

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International Men's Day (IMD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on November 19 to recognize and celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of men. The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day are set out in 'All The Six Pillars of International Men's Day'.[1] It is an occasion to celebrate boys' and men's achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to nation, union, society, community, family, marriage, and childcare. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values, as well as awareness towards men's issues.[2][3]

History[edit]

Inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February by Thomas Oaster,[4] the project of International Men's Day was conceived one year earlier on 8 February 1991.[5] The project was re-initialised in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago.[6] The longest running celebration of International Men's Day is Malta, where events have occurred since 7 February 1994.[7] Now as Malta was the only country that observed the February date of celebrating Men and their contribution to the society, the Maltese AMR Committee voted in 2009 to shift the date for IMD to 19 November.[8]

Jerome Teelucksingh, who revived the event, chose November 19 to honour his father's birthday and also to celebrate how on that date in 1989 Trinidad and Tobago's football team had united the country with their endeavours to qualify for the World Cup.[9][10] Teelucksingh has promoted International Men's Day as not just a gendered day but a day where all issues affecting men and boys can be addressed. He has said of IMD and its grass roots activists, "They are striving for gender equality and patiently attempt to remove the negative images and the stigma associated with men in our society".[11] Unlike International Women's Day, (March 8) International Men’s Day isn’t officially recognized by the United Nations, which observes World Toilet Day on November 19.



Early background[edit]

Calls for an International Men's Day have been noted since at least the 1960s, when many men were reported to "have been agitating privately to make 23 February International Men's Day, the equivalent of 8 March, which is International Women's Day"[12] In the Soviet Union this day was The Red Army and Navy Day since 1922, which in 2002 was renamed to Defender of the Fatherland Day. The date was informally viewed a male counterpart of Women's Day (8 March) in some territories of the union, however due to the day's limited focus to historical events some countries of the former union have moved to adopt the more 'male specific' 19 November as International Men's Day, including BelarusUkraineMoldovaRussia and Georgia.[3]

In 1968, the American journalist John P. Harris wrote an editorial in the Salina Journal highlighting a lack of balance in the Soviet system, which promoted an International Women's Day for the female workers without promoting a corresponding day for male workers. Harris stated that although he did not begrudge Soviet women their March day of glory, its resulting gender inequality clearly exhibited a serious flaw in the communist system, which, "makes much of the equal rights it has given the sexes, but as it turns out, the women are much more equal than the men".[13] Harris stated that while the men toiled along in their grooves doing what their government and womenfolk tell them to do, there was no day when males are recognised for their service, leading Harris to conclude that "This strikes me as unwarranted discrimination and rank injustice".[13] Similar questions about the inequality of observing women's day without a corresponding men's day occurred in media publications from the 1960s through to the 1990s,[14][15] at which time the first attempts at inaugurating international Men's Day are recorded.[3]

In the early 1990s, organizations in the United States, Australia and Malta held small events in February at the invitation of Thomas Oaster who directed the Missouri Center for Men's Studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.[4] Oaster successfully promoted the event in 1993 and 1994, but his following attempt in 1995 was poorly attended and he ceased plans to continue the event in subsequent years.[16] Australians also ceased to observe the event (until they re-established it on 19 November 2003) whilst the Maltese Association for Men's Rights continued as the only country that continued to observe the event each year in February.[3] Formerly being the only country still observing the original February date, the Maltese AMR Committee voted in 2009 to begin observing the day on 19 November in order to be synchronized with the rest of the world.[6][3]

Although International Men's and Women's Day are considered to be 'gender focused' events, they are not ideological mirror images because they highlight issues that are considered unique to men or to women.[3] The history of IMD primarily concerns celebrating issues that are considered unique to the experiences of men and boys, along with an emphasis on positive role models, which is especially "deemed necessary in a social context which is often fascinated with images of males behaving badly... In highlighting positive male role models IMD attempts to show that males of all ages respond much more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative stereotyping."[17]



Information From International Men's Day


Since 1999, methods of celebrating International Men’s Day have included public seminars, forums, conferences, festivals and fundraisers, classroom activities at schools, Movember fundraisers, Parliamentary speeches, government observances, radio and television programs, church observations, prayer meetings, award ceremonies, special retail promotions, photos & film competitions, music concerts & art displays, and peaceful awareness marches. 

We also encourage people to post info about the day on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram using hashtags like #internationalmensday #celebratemen #menshealth #stopmalesuicide #thankamantoday.

The manner of observing this annual day is optional; any organisations are welcome to host their own events and any appropriate forums can be used.

If you are a community leader or champion for the cause, you could approach your local council and other community leaders and together put on a fun local event to celebrate International Men’s Day.


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World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees. The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms "vegan" and "veganism". 


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Celebrated every year on November 1, World Vegan Day raises awareness about animal rights and advocates the widespread adoption of a vegan lifestyle. The day was created in 1994 by British animal rights activist, Louise Wallis, as a way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom.


Compassion Towards Animals


Adherents of veganism refrain from using anything that may have been made from animals, such as meat, eggs, milk, and honey. Strict vegans may also avoid products that use animal labor, including those that are tested on animals. Visiting zoos and aquariums or supporting activities such as animal racing or fighting is also frowned upon by vegans.

According to vegans, non-violence and compassion towards all of nature's creatures lie at the heart of the vegan philosophy. To them, activities that involve the use of animals as food, as labor, or as entertainment are exploitative and cruel and should be eschewed. For vegans, veganism is as much an issue of ethics as it is of health.

Plant-Based Diet


Because vegans do not eat animal products, their diet is solely plant-based. This makes the vegan diet high in fiber and low in cholesterol. Because of this, proponents of veganism suggest that adopting a vegan diet can have many health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.

Due to low levels of Vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D in plant-based foods, nutritionists, and medical professionals recommend that vegans add supplements to their diets.

Vegans are allowed lifesaving medicines, even if they include animal products.

What Happens on World Vegan Day?


World Vegan Day is not an official holiday so, businesses, schools, and government offices are open. Vegan groups and practitioners of veganism organize educational drives and workshops to bring attention to the importance of animal rights and kindness towards our fellow creatures on Earth. Many restaurants and caf├ęs provide special menus for their vegan customers and they may even give discounts to celebrate World Vegan Day.






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When is Ekka People's Day?


Ekka People's Day is officially the Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day and a public holiday in Brisbane only.

Ekka People's Day is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to August 5th, when it commences on the second Friday of August.


History of Ekka People's Day


The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is the largest and most loved annual event in Queensland, attracting on average 400,000 people to the Brisbane Showgrounds over the 10 days of the show.

The show celebrates agriculture in the region and feature competitions for animals from cows to cats and for prize vegetables and traditional skills like wood chopping. There is also a popular fun fair with a Ferris wheel. Visitors can be seen snacking on Dagwood Dogs, a corn dog or buying bags of candies and treats called showbags.

The show began back in 1876, which was a public holiday,  and has taken place each year since with the exception of 1919 (Spanish Flu) and 1942 (World War II).

The first 'Royal' Show took place in 1921 after the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland was granted the Royal prefix under a warrant from His Majesty King George V.

The name 'Ekka' is a shortened version of the Queensland pronunciation of 'Exhibition'.

The public holiday always takes place on a Wednesday. This is at the request of the RNA who organise the Show Day.



Queensland Show Holidays



Ekka is a public holiday only in Brisbane, which is by far the biggest city in Queensland.

Across Queensland, each city, shire, and community will observe a public holiday on different Show Days. 93 different regions observe Show Holidays on 43 days through the year. Rather than detail all that information on our site, we show the Show Holidays dates for the four largest cities in Queensland after Brisbane below. We recommend visiting the Queensland Government Show Holiday page for full details.




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The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day, commonly called the Ekka, is held in Brisbane, Queensland's capital. It is usually held on the second or third Wednesday of August. Please see the table below for dates.

Is Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland a Public Holiday?

Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland is a public holiday in Queensland, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Dagwood dogs, which are similar to corn dogs, are a popular treat during the Ekka holiday.

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In 2021, the show was canceled in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19, and the attached public holiday was moved from August 11 to October 29. In 2020, the Queensland government moved the Ekka holiday from Wednesday to Friday in order to boost the tourism industry – previously, the organizers of Ekka had decided to cancel the event for 2020 due to coronavirus COVID-19.

What to Do


The holiday mainly affects people living in the Brisbane area, although other regions throughout the state have a similar holiday to the Ekka holiday for their local shows. This holiday is also known as the Royal Queensland Show holiday, the Exhibition holiday, or the Ekka holiday.


Some people choose to spend the day relaxing at home, catching up with friends and family, or going to the movies. However, many people throughout the state of Queensland, Australia, flock to the state’s capital city of Brisbane on this holiday to participate in the RNA show. Although only one day is allocated as a public holiday for the show, the event spans for more than a week, attracting more than 600,000 visitors, including tourists and people from other towns and cities in Australia and worldwide. Many people traveling from rural or regional areas of Queensland take a day off work or take their annual holiday leave for this occasion.


The RNA show, commonly known as the Ekka, features fireworks displays, a large sideshow alley with various games and amusement park rides, fashion parades, prize-winning animals, crafts, and food. Other attractions include the show bag pavilion, where many show bags are sold featuring candy, toys, gadgets, food, and magazines. Another highlight of the event is the grand parade.


Many towns, cities, and shires throughout the rest of Queensland are allocated a holiday similar to the Ekka holiday to host their own local shows, which mirror the Ekka at a smaller scale, at different times of the year. The culmination of these shows is that many of the local show winners in various competitions compete at a state level at the Ekka. Statewide competitions at the Ekka include those for cattle breeds, show dogs, horses, sheep, and sheepdogs. The winners of their regional or local shows usually travel to Brisbane to compete in the Ekka show.


What's Open or Closed?


The RNA Show Day is a public holiday in the Brisbane area only. However, many regions in southeast Queensland have a day off for their local shows in the same week to coincide with the RNA Show Day. Schools are closed as are many businesses. Many businesses, as well as state and local government employees in the Brisbane region, have a day off. Extra public transport services, which include bus and train services, are offered to those traveling to and from the show on the day. Taxis may be busy, particularly in the evening when people travel home from the Ekka.


About the Ekka


The history of the show day started when a group of colonists met in Brisbane to form an agricultural and industrial association in 1875. The association aimed to promote and encourage Queensland’s agricultural and industrial development, as well as giving country and urban residents a chance to celebrate Queensland lifestyle. An intercolonial exhibition was held from August 22-26, 1876, and proved to be a big success. A public holiday was declared and about 17,000 people attended the show on the opening day. At the time, Brisbane’s population was only about 22,000 people. The first “Royal” Show was held in 1921 and later on, the name of the show was shortened to “Ekka” indicating people’s affection for the show.

The Ekka has been held annually with only three exceptions: when Brisbane suffered a Spanish influenza epidemic in 1919, during World War II in 1942 when the show grounds were used as a staging depot for troops, and in 2021 when the show was canceled to curb the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.


Symbols


Images associated with the Ekka show holiday feature: show bags filled with candy, especially the Bertie Beetle show bag, which has been an all-time favorite over the decades; fireworks displays; Dagwood dogs, a type of food similar to corn dogs; the sideshow alley; and the Ferris wheel.




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