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Daily Holidays October 6

Mad Hatter Day celebrates the Mad Hatter, from Alice In Wonderland. The original picture of the Mad Hatter by John Tenniel in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (more commonly known as Alice In Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll) always depicts him wearing a hat, bearing the note “In This Style 10/6”. Although we know this is really an order from the time the picture was drawn to mean a hat in that style cost 10 Shillings and Sixpence, we take this as inspiration to act in the style of the Mad Hatter on 10/6 (In the UK this would point to the tenth of June, but as the day was founded in America it is the 6th of October). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mad-hatter-day/

Physician Assistants Day Physician Assistant Day, or PA Day, is a celebration of those who assist doctors in their work. This important event, begun by the American Academy of Physicians’ Assistants, aims to raise awareness of the PA profession, and inform people about healthy living. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/physician-assistant-day/


Daily Holidays October 5

Balloons Across The World Day They float through the air and celebrate birthdays, they decorate grand openings of businesses and are used in medical treatments, they’ve been used as forms of luxury transportation, and the quietest of military infiltration, what are they? They’re balloons! Balloons Around The World Day celebrates these marvels that we’ve all experienced, and that have been used in a million different ways for a million different purposes. From their use in art to every other feasible application, balloons are amazing! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/balloons-around-the-world-day/

Chic Spy Day October 5th, 1962 was a big day for spy aficionados all over the world, for on that day a hero was born as the first-ever Bond movie, “Dr. No” premiered in theaters. People all over the world were enchanted by Sean Connery’s portrayal of James Bond. Mignon A. Gould, founder of TheChicSpy.com, has said that Bond was and is the chicest character in the world of spy films, with his “international escapades, cool gadgets, and sophisticated style.” The site that Gould created merges style, entertainment and pop culture to create a unique mix of the chicest news on the web, and the day dedicated to fictional spies was created specifically to celebrate the style of these legends in film and television. She believes that such icons have forever influenced and continue to influence the very perception of class and elegance, from classic trench coats to oversized sunglasses. “The characters may be fictional,” says Gould, “but their style is real.” There is definitely no arguing with that. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chic-spy-day/

Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day Ways that you could celebrate ‘Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Day’ could include cooking your family a traditional fried breakfast, if you are unable to get away for the occasion, perhaps with some specialties of your region, or researching the history of country inns and bed and breakfasts. There are thousands, and quite a few have been the scene of thrilling historical moments. Why not make a bucket list of famous country inns that you would love to visit? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/country-inn-bed-breakfast-day/

World Teachers Day Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means, so show your support for these dedicated and important people not just on Teachers’ Day, but throughout the whole year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-teachers-day/


Daily Holidays October 4

National Taco Day It is not known exactly when taco day originated, but tacos themselves have been around for a long time. They were first referenced by that name at the end of the 19th century, but the conquistador Cortez mentioned a meal prepared with tortillas as far back as 1520! Those would have been the soft wheat or corn tortillas. Hard taco shells are a much more recent innovation. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/taco-day/

Vodka Day Vodka Day is a great time to raise your glasses to one of the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks. While vodka is often associated with Russia, and some of the finest and most expensive vodkas in the world come from there, it is a drink that is produced in many countries and enjoyed all over the world. Vodka is the Slavic word for ‘little water’ and is traditionally made by mixing water with distilled grains or potatoes, although today many popular brands add flavourings such as fruits and sugars. Purists drink vodka neat, but it makes the perfect mixer and is the main ingredient in many favourite cocktails, including the martini, the screwdriver and the Bloody Mary. Vodka Day is a great opportunity to enjoy a new cocktail or try one of the hundreds of different brands of vodka. Many bars and restaurants hold special promotions and tastings to encourage drinkers to celebrate this well-loved spirit. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vodka-day/

Improve Your Office Day Working in a plain, corporate environment can be demoralising at the best of times; so why not take some steps to improve your work environment? Improve Your Office Day encourages you to make your desk and surrounding area a more pleasant and enjoyable place – why not consider buying some flowers or artwork? Think outside the box, perhaps, and upgrade your mousemat, keyboard, chair or filing system! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/improve-your-office-day/

National Ship in A Bottle Day If you have ever admired the craftsmanship and beauty of a traditional ship in a bottle, you will be pleased to hear that this clever piece of art has its own annual day. Ship in a Bottle Day celebrates the centuries-old skill of creating a miniature, fully-rigged ship that sits magically inside a glass bottle. The secret lies in assembling the ship with the masts and sails hinged and lying flat so that it will fit through the neck of the bottle and once it is inside, gently pulling on strings to bring the pieces of the model ship upright until it fits inside the bottle. Sailors originally made these ships to pass the time on long voyages and today, many people around the world still practice the skilled art. Ship in a Bottle Day is held on the birthday of Jack Hinkley, the founder of the Ship in Bottle Association of America. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ship-in-a-bottle-day/


Daily Holidays October 3

World Habitat Day It’s been 3 decades since the United Nations General Assembly announced to the world that it is a human right to have a decent place to live. So it was that they created the most important holiday for those without proper homes, World Habitat Day. Habitat for Humanity works side by side with their global partners to work to provide homes for everyone who needs one, and encouraging people to work towards a better future for themselves and the world. The story of Habitat for Humanity started in 1976, and has since spread all over the world to bring together volunteers, investors, and businesses to build homes and provide shelter for those in need. Homes give a family a sense of strength, self-reliance, and stability, valuable treasures in an ever-changing world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/habitat-day/

World Architecture Day Created in 2005 by the Union International des Architects (UIA), World Architecture Day is a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-architecture-day/

Techies Day Techies Day was originally developed for the purpose of helping high school students become educated about careers in technology. It was first established in 1998 by techies.com with the support of CNET Networks. The world ahead will see ever greater integrations of technology into our day to day lives, and with those innovations will come the need for the truly technologically savvy, those who know their way around this technology driven world and can help those who are perhaps less knowledgeable find their way. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/techies-day/

World Day of Bullying Prevention Bullying has been a growing problem in schools, especially in past years. While some consider hazing and the abuse that some children take in school to be a typical part of the adolescent experience, rising suicide rates and violence in school has led officials to start taking a hard, zero-tolerance stance on bullying. If you were picked in school as a kid, or maybe it continued into your college and adult years, World Day Of Bullying Prevention is bringing attention to your plight, and the plight of others who experienced this incredibly difficult, and dangerous, part of many children’s lives. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stop-bullying-day/


Daily Holidays October 2


International Day of Non-violence This world has seen its share of bloody wars that ended countless lives and filled many more with grief. No matter what country you go to, there are stories of how someone’s greed or lust for power resulted in the killing of innocent people and the destruction of beautiful cities. Even wars that were fought for a good cause, like the Civil War of the United States of America, that resulted in slavery being abolished, have been responsible for a great many deaths. Fortunately, however, there are people in this world who have gone about making the changes they thought necessary without violence or pure brute force, and these are the people that the International Day of Non-Violence celebrates. No matter where you live, there’s no denying that a day celebrating non-violent ways of making a statement and bringing about change is long overdue, and that these peaceful strategies for fighting injustice more than definitely deserve their own day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-of-non-violence/

National Custodial Workers Day Custodial Worker Day is an annual celebration where people get together to pay tribute to and give their thanks to those men and women who work tirelessly to clean and maintain the many buildings that are used for all kinds of reasons on a daily basis. The purpose is to show these maintenance workers that all they do is recognised and appreciated, and to prevent them feeling like what they are doing is an otherwise thankless job. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/custodial-worker-day/

Name Your Car Day It’s very common for people to name their boats so why is it that some people forget to name their car? Let’s face it, our cars do a lot for us and many of us would be lost without them so why not take the time to think of a good name for your daily companion. If it weren’t for him/her how would you get to work? How would you go shopping? How would you take the kids to soccer practice? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/name-your-car-day/

World Farm Animals Day Farm animals are cute, and they also play an important role in modern society. Take some time to appreciate them this World Farm Animals Day. Created in memory of Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/farm-animals-day/


Daily Holidays October 1

CD Player Day Music collections have undergone some pretty severe changes throughout history, from Vinyl to 8-Track to Cassette to CD, to MP3 Players, and onto our phones. Arguably one of the biggest changes to happen in the music world was the CD, and an icon of this change was the CD Player. As soon as it entered the scene, cassette tapes were on their way to being a thing of the past, with CD’s soon replacing all the clunky cassettes and coming packed full of special features and more music than a cassette could hold! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cd-player-day/

International Day of Older Persons With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important that we recognise the importance of supporting senior citizens and OAPs within our society. Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to older people. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/older-peoples-day/

World Vegetarian Day World Vegetarian Day was established by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 1977 to help promote the vegetarian way of life, and educate people on the health and social benefits of making the move to eliminate meat from their diets. As omnivores, humans are capable of surviving in complete health on a diet that contains no animal meat or products of any kind, but are there other benefits than merely a clean conscience? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vegetarian-day/

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