November 23 – Mother Goose Day

Posted on November 23, 2014

Apparently there is more than one “Mother Goose Day,” but this particular one is held in El Cajon, California, which is a So Cal town near the larger and more famous San Diego.

There is a carnival, a craft fair, and a parade. 

In the parade are bands and drill teams, floats, a queen and her royal court, special cars and giant helium balloons, clowns and other entertainers.

The whole idea behind the event is—from what I can tell from the official website—to create huge smiles. 

I didn't discover any rationale for “why Mother Goose,” but there really are Mother Goose balloons, floats, and costumed characters:




Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes. She is usually pictured as an old woman in a tall hat and a shawl, but sometimes she is drawn as a goose in a bonnet. One of the earliest mentions in print was in 1650, and that mention clearly showed that most readers were already familiar with the Mother Goose character.

Check out this collection of Mother Goose rhymes, crafts, coloring pages, games, and videos. The Mother Goose Club has similar sorts of resources!


Here is a taste of some Mother Goose:


A TISKET, A TASKET 
A tisket, a tasket,
A green and yellow basket,
I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.
I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy picked it up
And put it in his pocket.

BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry, have I,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
One for my dame,
But none for the little boy

Who cries in the lane.



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Fibonacci Day 





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