Sunday, September 27, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week


September 27 - International Rabbit Day - This event appears to have originated in the UK. It's popularity quickly multiplied (like rabbits!), spreading first to Australia, and then on to the rest of the world. International Rabbit Day seeks to protect rabbits as pets and in the wild. Animal rights groups and humane societies are active promoters of this special day. Their objectives are to promote healthy, caring environments for rabbits that are raised as pets, and those living in the wild. They also seek to stop the use of rabbit furs and the use of rabbit on restaurant menus.

September 28 - Ask a Stupid Question Day - well! there is no such thing as a stupid question?!? The roots of this special day goes back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.Teachers created this day on September 28, If it fell on a weekend, they would celebrate it on the last day of the month.

September 28 - National Good Neighbor Day - In the early 1970's, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana recognized the importance of good neighbors, and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter) to issue proclamations, along with numerous governors. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Previously, this day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September.

September 29 - Confucius Day - Born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., Confucius is one of the earliest, and perhaps the the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings, and gave the world 499 famous sayings. Celebrate Confucius Day by learning more about this ancient philosopher, and read some of his teachings and sayings.

September 30 - National Mud Pack Day - National Mud Pack Day is today. Pile on the facial. Ladies, this is your day. Guys, you can get a mud pack facial, too. Just don't let your buddies know that you did!!

October 1 - World Vegetarian Day - A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, a vegetarian eats no animal. Their diet consists of plants....fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food. They are also against poor treatment of animals at farms ad slaughterhouses.

October 2 - National Custodial Worker Day - National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or "behind" the scene.

October 2 - Name Your Car Day - Who doesn't name their car? If you have not done so already then take some time today to bestow upon you vehicle a name to be called by. Selecting a name should be made with care and consideration. Give your car a name that properly reflects its character. What you name you car should be a proper reflection of its character and performance, and your desires for your car.

October 3 - International Frugal Fun Day - This special day was created by Shel Horowitz, author of The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook (probable to promote the book). Frugal Fun Day is a day to enjoy fun activities that are free. If you use your imagination, the ideas are endless. Go on a bike or walking hike. The Fall leaves are on display. Have a picnic in the park, or your back yard. Invite some friends or neighbors over for a garage party and dance. Go fly a kite. Pull out the those old board games or puzzles that you have stored in the basement. Play cards with some friends.

October 3 - Techies Day - Not to be left out..... This day is for all technicians, not just computer techies. There are many highly skilled technical jobs out there that demand high quality people oto assess equipment of all kinds. Let's give a big hand and a thanks to all techies, from all fields, on this special day.

October 3 - Virus Appreciation Day - Human, animal and computer viruses all come to mind. We sure can appreciate the seriousness and significance of both human and computer viruses. And, we can worry that animal (aka bird flu) viruses may jump over to affect humans. So, let's dedicate today to appreciating that viruses can be very serious, if not deadly. Let's then take measures to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and even our computers. to minimize the risk of serious viruses.

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