Remembrance Day

September 2013 Celebrations

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Back to school for lots of the younger set out there, so the older set might have a wee bit of time to catch up on their reading – starting with this month’s celebrations – some wacky, some serious.

Monthly celebrations:  Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, and Self-Improvement Month

Daily – some of which I’ve skipped:

Emma Nutt
Emma Nutt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

September 1:  Emma M. Nutt Day – the first woman telephone operator

September 2:  Labor Day, of course, but also National Beheading Day (don’t lose your head over this one)

September 4:  Newspaper Carrier Day (I hope these people never lose their job because that would mean that the paper newspaper has become a thing of the past)

September 5:  Be Late for Something Day – but not your own wedding!

September 6:  Read a Book Day ; also Fight Procrastination Day

September 8:  Grandparent’s Day – be sure to click on the link I’ve attached to see how Australia honors grandparents!

September 10:  Swap Ideas Day

September 11:  911 Remembrance Day; also No News is Good News Day (which seems appropriate considering)

September 13:  Blame Someone Else Day (it wasn’t me!)

September 16:  Step Family Day (yippee!); also Mexican Independence Day

September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21:  International Peace Day – best day of the month, and timely to say the least

September 27:  Native American Day

September 28:  National Good Neighbor Day – establish your own friendly neighborhood watch; simply watch out for one another

December Calendar “Celebrations.”

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As with my November list of “celebrations” the last month of the year is filled with many notable – and not so notable – events, some obvious – some not so obvious:

  • Dec. 1:  AIDS Awareness Day; Rosa Parks Day, Playboy Magazine first published (had to add something for everyone)
  • Dec. 3: International Day of Disabled Persons
  • Dec. 5:  Volunteer Day
  • Dec. 7:  Pearl Harbor Day – Remembrance Day
  • Dec. 8: Hanukkah begins – through the 16th
  • Dec. 10: Human Rights Day (UN) – adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Dec. 11: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established
  • Dec. 12: Bonza Bottler Day – an excuse to celebrate when the date and the monthly number are the same
  • Dec. 13: Ice Cream and Violins Day – why the heck not?
  • Dec. 14: NASCAR founded (1947); I had to add this one for my husband
  • Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day (US)
  • Dec. 18: 13th Amendment (US) ratified abolishing slavery
  • Dec. 21: Winter Solstice
  • Dec. 24: Eggnog Day; Remember to Read the Instructions Night (seems appropriate as parents everywhere set up bicycles, toys, etc.)
  • Dec. 25: Christmas Day
  • Dec. 26: Boxing Day (Canada, UK); First Day of Kwanzaa
  • Dec. 27: Howy Doody television show premieres on NBC – only Baby Boomers would know this one
  • Dec. 28: First American test tube baby born (1981)
  • Dec. 30: The Wonderful World of Disney television series is cancelled (1980) – again, a Baby Boomers staple way back when
  • Dec. 31:  New Years Eve – marking the end of one miserable year and the start of a better year; also, the Official end of WWII (1946).