You’re probably aware today is Labor Day —especially if you have the day off from work!
Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 in recognition of American Labor and in conjunction with the rise of trade unions.
Some lesser known “national holidays” this month include:
Yesterday (Sept. 4) was National Pet Rock Day. Sorry I missed that one. I actually had a pet rock back in the 1970s. Yesterday was also Eat an Extra Dessert Day. (Really sorry I missed that one!)
In addition to Labor Day, today (Sept. 5) is also National Be Late for Something Day. I celebrate this one on any given day, but I intend to be a rebel and be on time for something today.
Sept. 6 is National Read a Book Day. I know all the regular Chicks on the Case blog readers already read every day. But for anyone who has been neglecting their TBR (To Be Read) pile, I would encourage you to seize the day – and the book— today!
Sept. 7 is National Beer Lover’s Day (I would’ve assumed this was in October during Oktoberfest.)
And September 8 is National Ampersand Day. Is there a National Oxford Comma Day? I’d be on board for that. We could make one up and declare it, couldn’t we? I think we have as much authority as whoever posts these “National Days” of observance on the Internet. By the way Sept. 8 is also National Star Trek Day for those who celebrate.
Sept. 9 is National Stand Up to Cancer Day. A huge hug and big shout out to those of you who are fighting or have fought this battle. This is also National Box Wine Day, so Cheers!
Other important “days” to note this month include: World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10), International Day of Peace and World Alzheimer’s Day (both Sept. 21), and National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.
Some perhaps less important, but still worth considering days this month include: National Silent Movie Day (Sept. 29), National Pancake Day (Sept. 26), Hobbit Day (Sept.22), National Barber Day (Sept. 16)*Never cut your own bangs; Talk like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), Batman Day (Sept 17), and International Chocolate Day (Sept. 13)*noted
National Coffee Day (Sept. 29) – I celebrate this one every day. And (note to self) Batman Day is also my wedding anniversary. (Note to anyone else in my household who might be reading this: I’m thinking Lagniappe’s Cajun Creole Eatery for dinner that day!)
Happy Labor Day to everyone, especially those who have to work today!
Any plans for Labor Day? If you were creating a calendar, which new, unusual, or specific-to-you holidays would you include? Share in the comments.