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.

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1 ~ World Vegetarian Day

No fast food today!!! I'm sure this one was NOT an idea of McDonald's, Burger King, or Taco Bell...  If you've every thought about it, today would be a good day to try to go the whole day eating a healthy meat free diet.  Yes, I said HEALTHY, even I can go all day and it nothing but chocolate and potato chips.  In all seriousness though, World Vegetarian Day was established in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society.  Today is the kick off to Vegetarian Awareness Month which promotes the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.
There is a lot to be said for's a guy that really enjoys his veggies...try doing this with a hamburger...

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