Today is 11-12-13. Think about it. It’s the only time in this century that we’ll have that exact configuration in a date. Thinking about days and dates, I looked up what official Days we have in November. It’s a full calendar. November 4th was Waiting for the Barbarians Day. Hope you had a fitting celebration. Did locks, chains, and window bars sell briskly that day?
November 1st, on a happier note, was Book Lovers Day. And today, the 12th, is National Young Readers Day. Mark your calendars. November 15th will be Clean Your Refrigerator Day. Be prepared. November 15th does double duty as I Love to Write Day. Oh, and think ahead: Warn your kids that May 10th will be Clean Up Your Room Day. Seriously.
Other interesting and important days I discovered while researching this topic: Absurdity Day, Beautiful Day, and Take a Hike Day; Backwards Day, Magic Day, and No Socks Day. While creating a true National Day requires an act of Congress, other Days are simply declared by companies and special interest groups.
We also have months, or rather, Months. November is both National Novel Writing Month AND National Pomegranate Month. With all these celebrations going on, it’s a wonder any work gets done. Not to mention planning for future Days, such as March 14th. Yes, on March 14th at 1:59, we celebrate pi. Not pie, but pi. Pi Day is the unofficial international holiday celebrating the mathematical constant pi. The value of pi is approximately equal to 3.14159…, hence March 14th at 1:59.
Looking ahead to December, we have Letter Writing Day on the 7th. In fact, the whole month is Write a Friend Month. We’ll all be ready for National Chocolate Covered Anything Day on the 16th. And I’m eagerly anticipating Look on the Bright Side Day on December 21st.
And in a calendar quirk that hasn’t happened since 1888 and won’t happen again for eons, Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukkah coincide this year. Have a Happy Thanksgivukkah!