The Best Day of Your Life: Get It On Your Calendar

Happy Festivus
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Have you ever felt left out from a celebration?

Did you know that you missed “World Day for Cultural Diversity?” As posted this past week on KArts Culture News, the day is sponsored by UNESCO. Sure, the only celebration we could find took place in Zimbabwe. But still, I bet it felt as though every one else had it in their calendars, but you didn’t know. You were left sitting alone thinking that day was just like any other.

Your worries are now over. We have collected the key days of the international cultural calendar (provided in bold), along with those days that call out for everyone’s maximum creativity to appropriately celebrate:

  • January 20: Penguin Awareness Day
  • January 29: Freethinkers Day (How free are they if they all have to celebrate on the same day?)
  • February 5: Weatherman’s Day (One prediction actually comes true!)
  • March 18: Awkward Moments Day (note: one day only)
  • March 27: World Theatre Day
  • April 4: World Rat Day
  • April 11: Barbershop Quartet Day
  • April 11: International “Louie Louie” Day
  • April 23: World Book and Copyright Day
  • April 29: World (or International) Dance Day
  • May 2: No Pants Day
  • May 17: World Telecommunications Day
  • May 17: World Information Society Day
  • May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • May 25: National Tap Dance Day
  • May 29: International Jazz Day
  • June 14: World Juggling Day
  • June 16: Bloomsday (be sure to read Joyce’s Ulysses)
  • July 24: National Drive-Thru Day (as in “I’ll have a big mac, shakes, fries”)
  • July 27: Walk on Stilts Day
  • August 12: Vinyl Record Day
  • August 13: International Left-Handers Day
  • August 28: Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
  • September 7: Salami Day
  • September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • September 21: International Day of Peace (hasn’t worked so far, but hope springs eternal)
  • October 1: International Music Day
  • October 2: World Farm Animals Day (George Orwell would be proud)
  • October 29: Safer Internet Day
  • November 3: Cliché Day
  • November 6: Saxophone Day
  • November 30: Computer Security Day
  • December 11: International Mountain Day
  • December 23: Festivus (television watchers only)

And, in case you are really out of the loop, 2008 is the year of: International Year of Languages; International Year of Planet Earth; International Year of the Potato; and, wait for it… the International Year of Sanitation.

Stay clean. Be creative. Celebrate.

- Bill Reichblum

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