An American who discovered two new worlds
August 12 is Diemos Day while August 18 is Phobos Day. These are holidays commemorating the discovery of the moons of Mars.
Why a holiday? Because an American discovered them - Asaph Hall from Connecticut, 101 years after the Declaration of Independence.
Mars Week 2012 starts on Sunday, August 12 unto Saturday August 18. We don't know who discovered Mars first - it belongs to all civilizations, but we do know that Yankee Nutmegger discovered the moons first!
How to celebrate?
THINK:Mars Flags, Movies, Coloured green popcorn, Pictures, Stories, Costumes, Spaceships, Comics, Dancing, Green Body Paint, Lazer Shows!
And of course poems and plays in honor of Asaph Hall!