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National Ding-a-Ling Day

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

National Ding-a-Ling Day

When : Always December 12

Today is National Ding-a-Ling Day, a very special day to "Ring your Bell". Nope, we're not talking about the Salvation Army Bell Ringers, standing with their bells and kettles, outside of every store in the country. On National Ding-a-Ling Day, you should brace yourself for bizarre and crazy behavior, from all of the people you encounter today. Even normally conservative people have been known to go a little crazy on this day.

Some people say this is a day for wackos, lunatics, and others who are off their rocker. We say, it is simply a day to cut loose, act a little weird.

What do you do to celebrate this day? Be ever vigilant to the ding-a-lings that will come out of the woodwork. Ding-a-Lings will be everywhere: on the road, on the street, in stores, and even in your house! We suggest you get into the holiday spirit, and become a ding-a-ling yourself......But, please do so for just one day.

For the record: Ding-a-Lings and Ding Bats are not quite the same thing.

Origin of National Ding-a-Ling Day:
Despite our diligent efforts, we have yet to find the Ding-a-Ling who created this neat day. Nor, did we find factual information about this day.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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    There are ding-a-lings around evry day so I think I like the National Pointsetta day better, lol
    1867 days ago
    Oh dear should i post or not! LOL LOL some day someone will figure me out!

    1867 days ago
    It is also National Poinsetta Day which is referenced in congressional records!
    I should know - it's my birthday!

    Happy Poinsettia Day! Wednesday, December 12, 2012


    come to, celebrating the beautiful plant we've come to associate with Christmas. December 12th is Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he'd discovered in Southern Mexico to his home in Charleston, South Carolina. Botanically, the plant is known as Euphorbia Pulcherrima

    In July of 2002, the House of Representatives created Poinsettia Day, passing a Resolution to honor Paul Ecke Jr. who is considered the father of the poinsettia industry. It was Paul Ecke's discovery of a technique which causes seedlings to branch that allowed the Poinsettia industry to flourish. It may come as a surprise to hear that every year, Poinsettias contribute upwards of $250,000,000 to the U.S. economy-at the wholesale level! Poinsettias are the best selling potted plant in the U.S. and Canada. The Ecke's technique remained a secret until the 1990s when a university researcher discovered and published the formula. Both Paul Ecke Sr. and Paul Ecke Jr. worked tirelessly to promote the plant and its association with Christmas. Today their ranch, situated in Encinitas, California is run by Paul Ecke lll.

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    1868 days ago
    Everyone deserves their own celebration I suppose. Thanks for the information!
    1868 days ago
    Good to know... I think
    1868 days ago
    A ding-a-ling is a stupid, foolish, or eccentric person. A ding bat is a silly person: somebody who is considered silly or lacking in intelligence.

    1868 days ago
    Yes to Chuck Berry's "My Ding-A-Ling" song. I won't think about it all day though.

    Aside from the insult of Archie Bunker to his wife Edith on the tv program "All In The Family", what is a ding-bat? I thought it is an ornament.
    1868 days ago
    Now I'm going to have that "My ding-a-ling" song in my head all day.
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