Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010 ~ Happy World Peace Day

Yes, the peace symbol is back in style!  I have no problem admitting that I was around when it was first in style.  Back then there was some controversy over the symbol itself, some believing it was satanic, demonic, or a derivation of a Nazi symbol.  You can still find references to those things on the internet, but for the most part I think today's youth just see it the way the youth of the 60's did... a sign of Peace and Love.  All that aside, today is World Peace Day, first celebrated in 1981 as a holiday declared by the United Nations General Assembly.  Globally there will be thousands of events ranging from prayer vigils to comedy club activities...All with one thing in common, the hope for peace throughout the world...

Celebrate Peace today and every day!!!

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