Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What Day is It?

Each month I am in charge of tips and trivia for a newsletter. These are seasonal and I use a calendar of special days each months. I am always amazed when I look at the calendar. Every day is something from mustard day to Mother-in-law day. If you celebrated every day listed, you'd be fat and terribly overworked. Here is the list of special days for August:

*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*Lughnasa - 1 
*Mead Day: 1 Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
National Psychic Day: 1 (Monday of Psychic Week)  Link

*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spider-Man Day: 1
 (See also Oct. 14)
*US Air Force Day: 1 
Link*World Lung Cancer Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
*National Coloring Book Day: 2 Link
National Night Out: 2
 Link  (First Tuesday)
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  
*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
International Albarino Day: 3 (First Wednesday) Link

* Watermelon Day: 3
*Coast Guard Day: 4
India Pale Ale Beer Day: 4 Link  
(First Thursday)
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4

*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 
Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 5
 (First Friday)
International Beer Day: 5 
Link   Link   (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 5 Link  (First Friday)Twins Day: 5-7 Link   
(First Full Weekend)
*Hiroshima Day: 6
International Hangover Day: 6 Link 
(Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 6 Link 
(First Saturday)
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Jamaican Patty Day: 6 
(First Saturday)  
National Mustard Day: 6 
(First Saturday) Link
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6 Link  
(See also August 19.)

Sandcastle Day: 6 
(First Saturday)
Friendship Day: 7
(First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. ) 

*Lighthouse Day: 7 

National Doll Day: 7   (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 7  (First Sunday)
Sister's Day: 7  (First Sunday)
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 8 

*Dalek Day: 8
 (See also Dec. 21)
Assistance Dog Day: 8  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)

*International Cat Day: 8 

*The Date to Create: 8
*Happiness Happens Day: 8
*Odie Day: 8 
(Garfield's pal)
*Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night: 8
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
*Paul Bunyan Day: 10
  (Also Feb. 12)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10

*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10

*Ingersoll Day: 11
*Presidential Joke Day: 11
Kool-Aid Day: 12-13  
(Always 2nd weekend)
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
*Milkman Day: 12
(This is for Murray. former mascot for Milkman Day to help bring back his holiday as mentioned in the animation. There is another one also on June 26 with a dairy company as sponsor.)
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
Shop Online For Groceries Day: 12 
 (2nd Friday)
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12

Worldwide Art Day: 12  (2nd Friday)
*International Lefthander's Day: 13

Middle Child Day: 13  (2nd Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 13 (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 13 
(Second Saturday)Chef Appreciation Day: 14  (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)*International Rose' Day: 14
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
Tisha B'Av: 14

*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*Check The Chip Day: 15 (Those Implanted in Pets) 

Cupcake Day: 15 (Third Monday)

*National Relaxation Day: 15
*National No SpongeBob Day: 15  
(SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
*National Airborne Day: 16 
*National Rollercoaster Day Day: 16
*Wave at Surveilance Day: 16

*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17

*I Love My Feet Day: 17
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 17 
(Third Wednesday)
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17

*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*National Badge Ribbon Day: 18

*Serendipity Day: 18

*Aviation Day: 19
* "Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day: 19
 (8/19/1893 by Frank J. Wisner, Cripple Creek Brewing Co., CO.  No website link anymore. Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).*International Orangutan Day: 19 
Men's Grooming Day: 19   (3rd Friday)

*World Humanitarian Day: 19  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
International Geocaching Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 20  (3rd Saturday)
International Tongue Twister Day: 20 

*National Radio Day: 20 

Sand Castle Day: 20 
World Honey Bee Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21
*National Spumoni Day: 21

*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21

*Be An Angel Day: 22
National Honey Bee Day: 20  
(Third Saturday)
*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*Take Your Cat To The Vet Day: 22
*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Valentino Day: 23
*Knife Day: 24

*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24 

*William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24

*Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
*National Park Service Day: 25
*National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 25 
 (Also observed on 29th)
*National Dog Day: 26

*National Toilet Paper Day: 26

*National WebMistress Day: 26
Tug-of-War Day: 26 
 (Last Wednesday)
*Women's Equality Day: 26
World Daffodil Day: 26  (Last Friday)
Franchise Appreciation Day: 27 (Last Saturday)
International Bat Night: 27-28 
 (Last Full Weekend)*Just Because Day: 27
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
Pony Express Day: 28 
(Last Sunday)
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
Go Topless Day: 28 
 (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
*Individual Rights Day: 29 

*International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
*More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29
*National Sarcoidosis Day: 29
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 29  
(Also observed on 25th)
International Cabernet Sauvignon Day: 30 
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30

*International Whale Shark Day: 30 

*National Grief Awareness Day: 30
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30

*International Overdose Awareness Day: 31
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31
*National Matchmaker Day: 31

See what I mean? They range from practical to the absurd.

Still, it might be fun to celebrate some of them. I think I'll go for the Rootbeer Float Day on the sixth and s'mores day on the 10th. Or maybe cupcake day on the 15th and toasted marshmallow day on the 30th. Now I have an excuse to get a sugar high!

How about you? What unusual days do you celebrate?

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