When is Lucky Penny Day?
Lucky Penny Day is always May 23.
Are there other related Holidays to celebrate? Yes!
June 1 - National Flip A Coin Day!
"See a penny pick it up,
all day long you have good luck."
Finding a penny is sometimes considered lucky and gives rise to the saying, "Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day: you'll have good luck." This may be a corruption of "See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck" and similar verses, as quoted in The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore and other sources.
What is this Holiday for?
This Holiday is set aside for people around the world to appreciate
the good luck of the penny. So today make it a point to look on the ground everywhere that you go and see if you can find a lucky penny. They seem to magicaly show up everywhere.
On this fun Holiday get together with your friends and take a walk. Make it a point to walk for pennies and see how many you can find.
An excellent place to look for a penny
is when your getting in or out of a car at a parking lot. Look on the ground. There's a good chance that you will find one. Another excellent place is at festivals, fairs, parks, public gardens and sport stadiums. Oh and..... don't worry if the country your in does not have pennies. It doesn't matter at all. Pennies seem to pop up everywhere. ___________________________________________________
Lucky charm and superstition
Not all Countries still have the penny and the word is that even the United States is thinking about doing away with the penny.
Whether they do or not doesn't matter because most all of us think of a penny as good luck. If we find a really old penny we think of it as the best of luck and we keep it in our pocket, in our shoe or somewhere else that is traditional to keep it.
You know what they say about ghosts right? Well some people believe that when a ghost is trying to let you know they are with you, they will leave pennies around for you to find.
Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up. Yes a penny is a Lucky charm and a superstition that is still popular today.
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About the Penny
A penny (pl. pence or pennies) is a coin or a unit of currency used in several English-speaking countries.
In the United States and Canada, "penny" is normally used to refer to the coin; the quantity of money is a "cent." Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the plural of "penny" is "pence" when referring to a quantity of money and "pennies" when referring to a number of coins. Thus a coin worth five times as much as one penny is worth five pence, but "five pennies" means five coins, each of which is a penny.
When dealing with British or Irish (pound) money, amounts of the decimal "new pence" less than £1 may be suffixed with "p", as in 2p, 5p, 26p, 72p. Pre-1971 amounts of less than 1/- (one shilling) were denoted with a "d" which derived from the term "denarius", as in 2d, 6d, 10d. The lettering "new pence" was changed to "pence" on British decimal coinage in 1982. Irish pound decimal coinage only used "p" to designate units (possibly as this sufficed for both the English word "pence", and Irish form "pingin").
The British penny as a unit of currency dates back well over a thousand years, and for most of that period the silver penny was the principal denomination in circulation.
Take a penny, leave a penny
(sometimes Give a penny, take a penny or penny tray) refers to a type of tray, dish or cup often found in gas stations and convenience stores in North America, meant for convenience in cash transactions.
The small cup or tray near a cash register is designated as a place for people to place pennies they receive as change if they do not want them. Then, customers who, for example, need one cent for a transaction can take one of the pennies to avoid needing one of their own or breaking a higher-denomination coin or bill. The tray can also be used by cashiers when dealing with amounts slightly less than others easier to work with; the cashier may take a penny from the tray and then give the customer, for example, one quarter instead of 24 cents.
The penny tray is often given to the store by vendors whose products are sold at the store. The tray may have small advertisements for products such as smokeless tobacco, newspapers, or soft drinks displayed on them depending on which vendor supplied the store with the tray.
Most people are familiar with the idea of smashing pennies by leaving them on a railroad track. When a train rolls over a penny, the force is sufficient to cause plastic deformation that flattens and stretches it into an oval, showing only the faintest trace of the original design.
Modern elongated coins are created by inserting a standard, small denomination coin into a small rolling mill consisting of two steel rollers pressed against each other with sufficient force to deform the coin. One of the rollers (called the "die") is engraved with a design that imprints a new image into the metal as the coin passes through it. The resulting coin is oval-shaped and shows a design corresponding to the design on the die in the mill.
The process of creating elongated coins is legal in the United States, Japan, South Africa and parts of Europe. In the United States, U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 17, Section 331 prohibits "the mutilation, diminution and falsification of United States coinage." The foregoing statute, however, does not prohibit the mutilation of coins if the mutilated coins are not used fraudulently, i.e., with the intention of creating counterfeit coinage. Because elongated coins are made mainly as souvenirs, mutilation for this purpose is legal. While it is no longer illegal in the United Kingdom to mutilate the image of the Queen, it is still illegal in Canada. There, blank planchets, slugs or U.S. pennies are occasionally used, though this law is often ignored both by the users of the machine and law enforcement.
Origin of Lucky Penny Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We found plenty of calendars that listed this day as National Lucky Penny Day and we found that people from all over the world celebrate the penny as being lucky. But, we could not find out how and when this fun holiday got started.
How can I Celebrate Lucky Penny Day?
- Go for a walk and look for lucky pennies! - All ages have fun with this so go ahead and start looking on the ground and find yourself a lucky penny.
- Read and Learn! - If you enjoy learning about coins then you may want to take a look at these available through the Internet.
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.