Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Tomfoolery: Random Holiday Calender

Hey everybody, it’s nice to talk to you guys again! It’s been quite a while since I’ve been in touch because I’ve been doing the behind-the-scenes work on this blog here at The University of Texas at Tyler and avoiding writing like the plague since the massive writing explosion I had back in May. That involved working three blogs and having two or three essays each week for a little over a month… Yeah. It’s a tiring business.

BUT HEY! I’m here to start back up with the Random Holiday Calendar (Yes, I’m naming it now) which started back in February, for the month of September. So if Labor Day, Yom Kippur, or Sukkot celebrations just aren’t cutting it, don’t panic. September has lots of random tomfoolery to celebrate!

Okay, so check it out. Before we check out the individual days, I thought I’d share some monthly observances for September.

Apparently, this month is:
+Chicken Month
+Piano Month
+Baby Safety Month
+International Square Dancing Month
+Self-Improvement Month
+Better Breakfast Month

So, if you’re in the business of increasing your baby’s safety, making your breakfasts better this month with more chicken dishes, or improving your piano and square dancing skills, September is the perfect month to do it. Apparently.

But, if you’re more of a short-term commitment kind of person, you can just take September a day at a time and celebrate some of these days instead (or all of them if you’re in the business of overachieving).

September 1st: Calender Adjustment Day (Dates back to the 1700s in Great Britain)
September 2nd: Labor Day
September 3rd: Skyscraper Day
September 4th: Newspaper Carrier Day
September 5th: Be Late for Something Day (If you pick your job or your class, don’t blame us)
September 6th: Read a Book Day OR Fight Procrastination Day (Both noble pursuits)
September 7th: Neither Rain nor Snow Day
September 8th: International Literacy Day OR Pardon Day (For those whose literacy might be called into question)
September 9th: Teddy Bear Day
September  10: Swap Ideas Day (SWAP, not STEAL)
September  11th: Make Your Bed Day (Yeah, we need some lightheartedness today)
September 12th: National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July
September 13th: Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year. ALSO Defy Superstition day AND Positive Thinking Day (Someone sensing a trend here?)
September 14th: National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 15th: Make a Hat Day
September 16th: Working Parents Day OR Collect Rocks Day (My personal favorite; ALSO My brother’s birthday. Does that count?)
September 17th: Constitution Day
September 18th: National Cheeseburger Day
September 19th: International Talk Like A Pirate Day (My best friend’s birthday is also today if you want to celebrate that)
September 20th: POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September
September 21st: International Peace Day
September 22nd: Hobbit day OR White Chocolate day (Or both, if you have a bar and a book)
September 23rd: Dog in Politics Day
September 24th: Punctuation Day (Some people might need to observe this more regularly…)
September 25th: National Comic Book Day
September 26th: Johnny Appleseed Day
September 27th: Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) OR Hug a Vegetarian Day (Better pull out my list)
September 28th: Good Neighbor Day
September 29th: Coffee Day (Do you need a day for this? I feel like this is every day.)
September 30th: National Mud Pack Day (Pack the dirt on and clean out your pores!)


So go on guys! You have a busy month of celebrating ahead! Got any other fun days I didn’t list here? Tell me in the comments! Also, feel free to share your celebration rituals for any of the days. It’ll be fun, I promise.

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