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Homeless Animals Day in New Jersey

Today in NJ: Humane Society Anniversary Day

November 22, 2016, is Humane Society Anniversary Day. This is their 60 year anniversary of protecting animals from abuse. They are the largest and most effective animal protection organization in the US. They provide care and services to more than…

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NJ Jellyfish Day

Today in NJ: Jellyfish Day

November 3, 2016, is Jellyfish Day. The jellyfish is an invertebrate that has been around for millions of years, predating humans. Jellyfish start their migration to the shores of the northern hemisphere in the spring. There are many different types of…

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NJ Eat Healthy Day

Today in NJ: National Eating Healthy Day

November 2, 2016, is National Eating Healthy Day. Today is dedicated to eating healthy. Some tips for a healthy diet include eating less salt and more fruits and vegetables, eating less saturated fats and to cook more often at home. Too…

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NJ Family Literacy Day

Today in NJ: National Family Literacy Day

November 1, 2016, is National Family Literacy Day. Family literacy supports adults and children learning together. National Family Literacy Day was created to show the importance of family literacy programs through activities and events. The first ever event was held…

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NJ Halloween

Today in NJ: Halloween

October 31, 2016, is Halloween. Some popular Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins, visiting haunted attractions and watching horror films. The earliest record of pumpkin carving in America dates back to 1837, but carving pumpkins wasn’t associated with Halloween…

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NJ Pumpkin Day

Today in NJ: Pumpkin Day

October 30, 2016, is Pumpkin Day. Today is a celebration of all things pumpkin. Pumpkins are in the gourd and squash family, and are one of the most popular crops in the United States. There are more than a billion…

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NJ World Stroke Day

Today in NJ: World Stroke Day

October 29, 2016, is World Stroke Day. World Stroke Day is celebrated to bring awareness to the serious nature and high rates of stroke. A stroke is caused by poor blood flow to the brain and results in cell death.…

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NJ Wild Foods Day

Today in NJ: Wild Foods Day

October 28, 2016, is Wild Foods Day. Wild Foods Day celebrates wild plants, fruits and vegetables. People have been harvesting food from the wild for thousands of years. It is now becoming more common to see wild plants on menus…

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NJ Occupational Therapy Day

Today in NJ: Occupational Therapy Day

October 27, 2016, is Occupational Therapy Day. Occupational Therapy helps those with physical or mental illness improve on skills needed for daily life. Occupational therapists help everyone from children to adults through activities such as getting dressed, cooking, eating and…

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NJ Pumpkin Day

Today in NJ: National Pumpkin Day

October 26, 2016, is National Pumpkin Day. Pumpkins are native to North America. There is evidence of pumpkin seeds dating back between 7,000 and 5,500 BC in Mexico. Pumpkin is most popular during the fall; it can be used to make cookies,…

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