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November 17th Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Little Mermaid at Disney World, by PeridotMaize on PixabayNovember 17th is... The Little Mermaid Day (1989), National Unfriend Day, National Baklava Day, Homemade Bread Day, National Take A Hike Day, International Student Day, World Peace Day/International Day of Peace (1997), National Farm Joke Day, Electronic Greeting Card Day, World Prematurity Day, Petroleum Day, Coping with Uncertainty Day, International Happy Gose Day, Buddhist Elephant Festival (Thailand), Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Feast Day of St. Hilda of Whitby
MORE (3rd Saturday): Family Volunteer Day, National Adoption Day, International Games Day, National Survivors of Suicide Day, Guinness World Record Day, Playmobil's National Day of Play
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Image: The Little Mermaid: The Story of Ariel, by Disney Book Group (Author), Disney Storybook Art Team (Illustrator). Publisher: Disney Press (January 5, 2016)The Little Mermaid Day
-- A 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human. Source
Read: The Little Mermaid: The Story of Ariel
-- Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits above the surface, she meets a human prince and falls in love. Determined to be with her true love, she makes a risky deal with an evil sea witch and trades her voice for legs. Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime but soon finds the fate of her father's kingdom is in her hands. This collectible storybook includes beautiful, full-color art in the style of the beloved film, The Little Mermaid.
Image: The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning/Return to the Sea, by Jodi Benson (Actor), Samuel E. Wright (Actor), Jim Kammerud (Director), Brian Smith (Director). DVD Release Date: May 12, 2017The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning/Return to the Sea DVD -- Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric's heart she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton. But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom - and the music was banned! In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters, and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica featuring breathtaking animation and some thrilling surprises.
Disney Baby Bath Squirt Toys -- What could be more fun for little bathers than hanging in the tub with their favorite Disney friends? Each of the toys in the Disney Squirt Toys 3-Packs is cute, colorful, and perfectly compact for little hands. Kids will love the squirting action and playing in the tub with The Little Mermaid characters.
Ariel Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll -- Ariel's mix-and-match fashions are sure to make a splash! Kids can combine the 30+ sturdy wooden magnetic pieces to tell the tale of the Little Mermaid . . . or create their own fashion story!
Little Mermaid Coloring Books
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
The Little Mermaid coloring pages
Little Mermaid Printables and Coloring Pages | Print Activities
Free Little Mermaid Font Generator
• Sweet Little Mermaid Birthday Party Ideas
• Ariel The Little Mermaid printable labels
Fairy Tales: Printable 'The Little Mermaid' and a Learn Along Video
Mermaid Coloring Pages and Printables | Education.com
• Mermaid Bookmark DIY
• 25 Magical Mermaid Crafts Kids Will Love
Disney's The Little Mermaid Activities, Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Fun Foods


National Unfriend Day
- Jimmy Kimmel has declared a new holiday on November 17th - National UnFriend Day. NUD is the international day when all Facebook users shall protect the sacred nature of friendship by cutting out any friend fat on their pages occupied by people who are not truly their friends. Get ready to unfriend!
National Baklava Day
- for enjoying the sickly sweet dessert called Baklava. A popular sweet pastry found in many cuisines of the Middle East and the Balkans, made of chopped nuts layered with phyllo pastry. So call up all your friends and family and get ready to share this treat with everyone.
Homemade Bread Day
- A day for the family to remember and enjoy the making, baking, and eating of nutritious homemade bread.
National Take A Hike Day
- Walking, and hiking is an excellent way to get exercise and get into shape. Hikes are distinguished from walks, since they are taken in the woods, hills, mountains, or somewhere else in a natural setting. Hikes not only give you exercise, but they also provide scenic sites and vistas, good for relaxation of the mind and soul.
International Student Day (1939)
- The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal and worker Václav Sedláček as well as against the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1,200 students sent to concentration camps, and the closure of all Czech universities and colleges. Due to this, 17 November was chosen as International Students' Day.
World Peace Day/International Day of Peace (1997)
- encourages us to be kind to others, and teach others to be peaceful. Please do your part to promote peace on this day. If we all act on this issue, we theoretically could make war and strife obsolete.
National Farm Joke Day
- A great day to tell farmer jokes, relating to those who work on the farm, those living near farms, and jokes about the daily routines that come with farming.

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