National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

May 3, 2021 – National Textiles Day | National Paranormal Day

May 02, 2021

Did You Know That Harry Houdini Was A Real Life Ghostbuster?

Welcome to May 3rd, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate lifestyles of the super rich and the supernatural. 

If you are into luxury items then be sure to add something made of vicuña wool to your list of “must haves.”  Companies that manufacture cashmere and merino wool goods know this specialty textile as the world’s most expensive fabric.  It comes from the vicuña, an animal in the camelid family that lives in the Andes mountains. Vicuña are wild and more difficult to catch than their alpaca and llama cousins.   Their wool can only be shorn every two to three years, but being as it is exceptionally fine, soft and warm, vicuña wool is worth the wait.  The price on the other hand may give most people pause, as a yard of this wool starts at $3,000 and can cost up to $4,300 for adding gold thread. On National Textiles Day celebrate something in your price range with a wide variety of choices.

Did you know that history’s most famous magician, Harry Houdini was also a real life ghostbuster?  When he wasn’t on stage performing, he devoted his time to proving that ghosts didn’t exist.  In particular, he regularly exposed psychics and spiritual mediums as frauds.  Houdini once gave his wife a secret phrase that only they knew and told her he would contact her from the afterlife if such a thing were possible.  Though she held many seances after his death, she never did hear from Harry the ghost. If you’re naturally curious like Mulder and Scully then this is your day to explore hair raising videos.   On National Paranormal Day we celebrate all things spooky and supernatural, and remind you that the truth is out there.  

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.