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.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

National Adoption Day ~ November 20

Gee I hope I don't have to go adopt something today, I already have a houseful (pets that is, all my kids are grown ups)... 

Joking again of course, this day is about child adoption.  You may have seen the recent commercials thanking everyone, birth families, adoptive families, etc for their participation in adoption. National Adoption Day is sponsored by a variety of organizations to celebrate "A family for every child."  Today the family courts across the country will break records on the number of foster children that will be adopted.

There are all kinds of adoption story out there, if you're interested in know my personal story involving adoption you can read about it on my Hub Page.

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