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Archive for September, 2009

SEPTEMBER 3
Sky scrapper day

SEPTEMBER 4
Newspaper carrier day:
Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated in the United States and honors Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier (or paperboy) hired in 1833, as well as all current newspaper carriers.

SEPTEMBER 5
Be Late for something day:
Be Late For Something Day is a great day to be a procrastinator. If you are among the millions of us who never seem to be able to stay on schedule, then you will certainly enjoy today.

SEPTEMBER 6
Read a book day:
Take time out of your busy life, and relax with a good book. Cozy up on a chair, indoors or out. It doesn’t matter where you read that book, as long as you can do so in a comfortable manner.

SEPTEMBER 8
International Literacy day:
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.

SEPTEMBER 9
Teddy bear day
I don’t know why it is called by this name. But just another day for kids to celebrate!

SEPTEMBER 10
Swap Ideas day:

SEPTEMBER 11
Hot Cross Buns day(US):
So closely are Hot Cross Buns associated with Easter, and in particular, Good Friday, that on first blush you’re quite tempted to think, good grief, why would you want Hot Cross Buns in September?

It appears, though, that some people so love them that they squeal with delight at learning they can have them again, only a short 5 months or so after Easter, when normally you have to wait a whole year to have them again.

Now, you can usually find some grocery store bakery somewhere that sells them just about year round,

Even if you can’t find them in your area today, you can learn all about their history, find out some of the myths around them — and how much of that is true.

patriot day:
In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Most Americans refer to the day as “Nine-Eleven (9/11),” “September 11th,” or some variation thereof.

SEPTEMBER 13
Helicopter day
National Grandparents day(US):
National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the US and Canada on the first Sunday after Labor day. There is even an official song (A Song For Grandma And Grandpa” by Johnny Prill) and an official flower (Forget me not flower).

SEPTEMBER 14
National Cream filling Doughnut day:
sugary, sweet day. Dontcha just love special days like today!? Sure, you were watching your weight. Then, along comes a special day that is just packed with calorie and carbs. And, that special day encourages you to eat one of your favorite breakfast treats…. cream filled donuts.

SEPTEMBER 16
Collect Rocks day
day to enjoy and add to your rock collection. Ahh, to be a kid again, and have a rock collection. Well, we have good news for you. No one ever said you had to give up your rock collection when you became an adult. We hope you always keep and cherish your invaluable rock collection.

SEPTEMBER 17
National Apple dumpling day(US):
It’s National Apple Dumpling Day. This site has a recipe for what they call “the world’s best apple dumplings.” Here’s another recipe from mealsmatter.org, and here’s one from southernfood.about.com.

SEPTEMBER 19
National butterscotch pudding day(US)
Talk like a pirate day:
parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon[1], who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, me hearty!”

SEPTEMBER 20
National student day(US)
National punch day:
The idea of punch was brought from India to England by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 1600s. In fact the word “punch” actually comes from the Hindi word “panch,” which is a drink made from spirit, sugar, lemon, water and tea. From there it was introduced to other countries and today we have hundreds of punch recipes from which to choose.

SEPTEMBER 21
World gratitude day
The United Nations Meditation Group created World Gratitude Day to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. This recognition is on a global basis. According to their website: “World Gratitude Day presents an award to someone who we feel has done something outstanding in the spirit of Globalism.”

SEPTEMBER 22
ice cream cone birthday
Elephant appreciation day:
September 22 was declared Elephant Appreciation Day in 1996 by Mission Media, a graphics and publishing firm who got the day included in “Chase’s Calendar of Events.” Why bother celebrating elephants? Mission Media says elephants deserve a day of their own because they are the largest land mammal of our era and are undeservedly threatened with extinction.

SEPTEMBER 27
Ancestor Appreciation day
World Heart day

SEPTEMBER 28
National strawberry cream pie day(US)
Ask a stupid question day:
Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday that is sometimes celebrated in the United States, usually by school students and teachers. Although Ask a Stupid Question Day takes place on September 28, it is usually observed on the last school day of September.

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