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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12 ~ National Pharmacist Day

The facts about this day are pretty much confirmed... no one knows who invented it, no one can say why it's on January 12th, and it isn't actually a "National" holiday which needs to be declared by Congress.  In any event, many sites dedicated to pharmacists and pharmaceuticals recognize the day as an important holiday.

I found this pharmacist job description on seems a little bit simplified, but you'll get the idea.

It's a good day to stop by your pharmacy and thank the staff behind the counter for all of their hard work and dedication.

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