Recently I inadvertently learned that yesterday was National Dictionary Day and today is National Pasta Day. I’m not sure how these “holidays” came into being – whether organizations or people lobbied for them – but they did pique my interest. Does every day of the calendar year also recognize some group or movement?
I can’t say categorically for the entire calendar, but I did do a survey for October based on the link www.brownielocks.com. It was rather enlightening, and I’m sharing my enlightenment with you. Yes, every day in October honors at least one special cause, and many days honor multiple causes.
Let’s take October 1. It is also CD Player Day, Child Health Day, Fire Pup Day, International Day of Older Persons, Model T Day, National Lace Day, World Day of Bullying Preventing, World Habitat Day and World Vegetarian Day. So many choices, so little time.
October 2 is interesting because among its six “days” are Guardian Angels Day and International Day of Non-violence. Could these two combine into Guardian Angels Day of Non-violence? Probably not. Because then how could atheists who believe in non-violence but not in guardian angels celebrate?
The month continues, although I won’t belabor the point. Suffice to say that every single day in October has at least one special “day” attached to it. A couple made me laugh: National Kick Butt Day was October 8; so was National Pierogy Day. International Moment of Frustration Scream Day followed closely on October 12. Be Bald and Be Free Day arrived on October 14. But these are all in the past.
Here is what we have to look forward to in addition to Hallowe’en. World Menopause Day is tomorrow; Evaluate Your Life Day is the day after. Then there’s that Hallmark Card day, also called Sweetest Day, next Saturday. How convenient for taking your significant other to dinner. Reptile Awareness Day is Sunday. As long as your significant other isn’t a reptile, you won’t have to celebrate two days back to back.
Sourest Day is October 25; Cranky Co-workers Day is October 27. Why can’t these people get along and form one day between them? And let us not forget World Psoriasis Day on October 29 or Haunted Refrigerator Night on October 30. (I am NOT making any of this up.)
The thing is that this exercise has discouraged me from researching the rest of the year. There’s more here in the given thirty days than I want to know. So I have no need to explode on overload about days that honor hemorrhoids, adverbs, or strung popcorn. I prefer to remain ignorant and take each day as it comes.