Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites (see flake appreciation day greetings) but no reference to the background of this holiday. Such as- why the month of December and why the 18th day?? That's the question...
This holiday is still referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition from calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Some sites ask the question is this holiday talking about a person being a "flake" or is it talking about the snow flake? In our research most everything points to this holiday referring to the snow flake itself.
"Live Everyday like a Holiday!"
I have a really great memory of my Daddy singing that old snowflake song all the time when the weather turned cold. We lived in the south where we really didn't get any snow, but when it did, it was a real delight. Now everytime it snows I think about Daddy singing that song.
'''Hey hey hey snow flake... myy pretty little snow flake... the change in the weather has made it better for meeee-'''
giggle~ I guess I always will. What a great memory- Live everyday like a holiday! (Pam, webmaster)
Definition of a snow flake
The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "Snow crystals form when tiny supercooled cloud droplets (approx 10μm in diameter) freeze." "These droplets are able to remain liquid at temperatures colder than 0°C because in order to freeze, a few molecules in the liquid droplet need to get together by chance to form an arrangement close to that in an ice lattice; then the droplet freezes around this 'nucleus' : etc.
"The individual ice crystals often have an hexagonal symmetry." "Although the ice is clear scattering of light by the crystal facets and hollows/imperfections mean that the crystals often appear white in colour due to small ice particles are diffuse reflecting of all spectrum of light."
"Ice crystals formed in the appropriate conditions can often be thin and flat." These planar crystals may be simple hexagons, or if the supersaturation is high enough, develop branches and dendritic (fern-like) features and have six approximately identical arms, as per the iconic 'snowflake' popularised by Wilson Bentley." "The 6-fold symmetry arises from the hexagonal crystal structure of ordinary ice, the branch formation is produced by unstable growth, with deposition occurring preferentially near the tips of branches."
"The shape of the snowflake is determined broadly by the temperature, and humidity at which it forms." "Rarely, at a temperature of around −2 °C (28 °F), snowflakes can form in threefold symmetry — triangular snowflakes." "The most common snow particles are visibly irregular, although near-perfect snowflakes may be more common in pictures because they are more visually appealing."
"There is a widely held belief that no two snowflakes are alike." "it is extremely unlikely for any two macroscopic objects in the universe to contain an identical molecular structure; but there are, nonetheless, no known scientific laws that prevent it." etc- read more at-
If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.
Other December Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Every Holiday deserves a party! - Get ready for your next party by shopping for the lastest supplies to make your holday a real hit. We found a place that sales products for children and adult parties both.
- Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
- Have a snow ball fight! - Theres just something wonderful about being out in the cold having a snow ball fight especially when we know we can go back inside where it's nice and warm and dry-
When is this holiday celebrated?
Flake Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on December 18 in the United States!
What is Flake Appreciation Day?
Hey hey hey snow flake... my pretty little snow flake... the change in the weather has made it better for meeee-
Flake Appreciation Day is a fun day created to encourage us to take notice of snow flakes and to be mesmerized by each icy one that falls.