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    Default Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    Hello everyone. Today is International Nurses' Day! The start of this Holiday is a little confusing, as it has been started & restarted many times. But it appears that 1974 is the first time it was really carried on past that date. Each year since 1988 the ICN (International Council of Nurses) have declared a certain theme to the day - in 2011 it is "Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity."

    Most importantly - Nurses provide a huge asset to the health care system around the world. In many areas Nurses may be the only care some people have for a long time. Nurses have many options to where they may work. They may work in hospitals, in schools, or in third world countries aiding the sick there.

    Be sure to thank a nurse today! They sacrifice a lot to help everyone.

    Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'.
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    My mom is a nurse! I love her because she knows how take care of me ^^

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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    Wow,i've never heard of all these holidays.

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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    Neither have I.
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    There are basically two types of holidays. One is known as Public (or "Stat" Holidays in Canada) and "unofficial" ones. These Holidays are determined by the Government to be days off for the people working - or you get them off in school too. You may be asked to work them, but you are usually paid more.

    So In canada... they are determined to be:
    January 1st
    21st of February (Family Day)
    Good Friday
    Victoria Day (may 23rd this year)
    Canada Day (July 1st).
    1st monday in August (except in Quebec)
    First Monday in September is Labour day
    Second monday in October is Thanksgiving
    Christmas eve (sometimes)
    Christmas
    & Boxing day (december 26th).

    Ones like ... Easter monday is reserved for Banks, Schools & the government. Those are not considered Public holidays, but they are often considered to be a holiday by many. Some are only for a few provinces.. Like St. John Baptist day in Quebec. I think this is probably the case in some states as well.

    Holidays are usually formed to recognize something or someone significant. At times they will give you time off Work/School to celebrate it, but other times not. It's just to say "something happened and we want to honour this person/thing." There are a lot of neat little Holidays out there!

    Kind of like April Fools' day. We all like to participate in it, but it's not considered an official state holiday in a lot of areas. Nor is it a religious holiday.
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    that's really interesting! Thanks for sharing with us, Ashley. =)
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    Thank you nurses!
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    Never heard of that one either...
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    Default Re: Happy international Nurses' Day! || May 12th chat thread

    o.o I forgot where to find the groups O_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond381 View Post
    o.o I forgot where to find the groups O_O
    Wait Nevermindd

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