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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:29 AM

Daily Holidays - March 17

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-sleep-day/

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by those of Irish descent and increasingly by people of other ethnicities as well, notably in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the colour green. Both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green, eating Irish food and/or green foods, imbibing Irish drink and attending parades, which have a particularly long history in the United States and in Canada. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/saint-patricks-day/


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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 06:34 AM

1. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:12 AM

2. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today's Google Doodle:

About the Doodle and its Star Wars connection:

If Friday's Google doodle looks familiar, you likely saw it in a movie.

The doodle, which celebrates St. Patrick's Day, features two shamrocks high-fiving each other as they pass each other on a small island. While the drawing is, well, a bit sketchy, it is meant to represent Skellig Michael, a remote island off the southwest coast of Ireland.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996, the mystical island contains the ruins of a medieval monastery that was continuously occupied until the late 12th century. Tourists brave enough scale the 600 steps to the monastery on the island's summit will be greeted by many species of seabirds, including puffins, gannets and razorbills.

But since 2015, the island has attracted an increasing number of visitors to take in its stunning scenery thanks to its appearance in the final scene of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which gave us a glimpse of an older and reclusive Luke Skywalker. You can also expect to see the island in the next film in the series, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.


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