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November 2013 Celebrations

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As is customary each month, I am providing celebrations – some fiction, some non-fiction – that you might consider in November.

Maple tree on my street
Maple tree on my street

Month: Aviation History Month; and National Novel Writing Month (very interested in the latter because I am still struggling to finalize my own novel)

  • Nov. 2: Book Lovers Day (I am an extreme book lover); and move your clocks back one hour when you go to bed today if you have been observing Daylight Savings Time)
  • Nov. 6: Marooned without a Compass Day
  • Nov. 8: Cook Something Bold Day (for some of you, that may simply be a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
  • Nov. 11:  Veteran’s Day (thank you everyone who is serving, or has served, your country in this manner)
  • Nov. 13:  World Kindness Day (if everyone observed this holiday every day, there would be no need for wars)
  • Nov. 15:  Clean Your Refrigerator Day; and America Recycles Day (makes sense to me)
  • Nov. 17:  World Peace Day (see Nov. 13)
  • Nov. 21:  Great American Smokeout (millions have quit so it must be possible – will this be your chance?)
  • Nov. 23:  National Adoption Day (in honor of my sister, Mary, and her daughter, Kristina)
  • Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Day (which doesn’t have to be about food – it can be about feeling and expressing your gratitude)
  • Nov. 29:  You’re Welcome Day
  • Nov. 30:  Stay at Home Because you are Well Day

March Celebrations to wrap your mind around.

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It’s too easy to find the standard holidays that occur each month.  Although I usually provide those run-of-the-mill highlights, I always provide the more obtuse events that one might choose to celebrate, such as these:

Weekly Observances:

March 1 – 7: National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week and Universal Human Beings Week; March 3 – 9: Celebrate Your Name Week; March 11 – 17: International Brain Awareness Week;  March 17 – 23: Root Canal Awareness Week; March 18 – 23: American Chocolate Week; March 21 – 27: Week of Solidarity with People Struggling Against Racism & Discrimination Week; March 24-30: National Cleaning Week (ugh!).

A few Daily Observances:

March 1: National Horse Protection Day (this one’s for my two stepdaughters who love, and own, horses; and World Compliment Day (something for us humans.)

March 3: I want you to Be Happy Day (I really do!!!!)

March 4: March Forth and Do Something Day a/k/a Get off Your Butt Day.

March 8: Day for Women’s Rights & International Peace.

March 9: Get Over It Day; and Panic Day.

March 10: International Day of Awesomeness; and Daylight Savings Time Begins.

March 11: Fill Our Staplers Day – really????

March 13: Smart and Sexy Day.

March 18: Awkward Moments Day; Forgive Mom and Dad Day; and Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day.

March 20: Kick Butts Day; and Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day.

March 22: International Goof-Off Day.

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (be creative!!!)

March 28: Weed Appreciation Day (I don’t think so)

March 30: Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day.

March 31: National “He’s/She’s Funny That Way” Day.

I hope March is a good month for all of you!