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Daily Holidays August 27

The Duchess Who Wasn't Day “The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, an irish novelist who was always published under the pen name “The Duchess” in the United States – also the name of her most popular novel, published in 1887. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, in her book Molly Bawn, so try and slip it into conversation! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/the-duchess-who-wasnt-day/

Franchise Appreciation Day The grouping of businesses together under one banner to promote sales and make it cheaper to buy, and produce, the items or services that they do. While many people see a franchise as a whole lot of money, that is not always true. A franchise can have very little funds, as they are all tied together in making sure the franchise succeeds. This is a day to celebrate that camaraderie and maybe even embrace it deeper than usual with Franchise Appreciation Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/franchise-appreciation-day/


Daily Holidays August 26

National Dog Day No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honour of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dog-day/

Women’s Equality Day Women’s Equality Day commemorates 26th August 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the US constitution. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/womens-equality-day/


Daily Holidays August 25

Whiskey Sour Day The Whisky Sour is a drink that has an excellent pedigree, with the first mention of being found in 1870 in a Wisconsin Newspaper. This drink has been a favorite of the world’s manliest men since its inception, being enjoyed by soldiers and officers alike. It’s somewhat strange that in recent years it has gained something of a reputation as a ‘girly drink’, but the contestation of which side of that line of machismo it falls on matters not when you’re enjoying this refreshing bit of historical liquor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/whisky-sour-day/

Kiss & Make Up Day We all have fights with our nearest and dearest now and again. Whether a sibling dispute, a marital tiff, a spat with a best friend or a clash with the parents; whether it’s about a lie, a misunderstanding, relationships or the state of the kitchen, today it’s time to kiss and make up. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kiss-and-make-up-day/

Burger Day Do you fancy yourself as a burger connoisseur? Then Burger Day is your excuse to indulge and to try new flavors and experiences! Burger Day is run by a Mr Hyde, who sample, test and revel in the delights (and doubtless horrors) of burger vendors. Why not join them and try a new burger venue, flavor or style in your city? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/burger-day/


Daily Holidays August 24

International Strange Music Day was created by Patrick Grant, a New York City musician. The premise is simple: to get people to play and listen to types of music they have never experienced before. The ‘strange’ part can mean either unfamiliar or bizarre – the choice is entirely yours. Patrick believes broadening people’s musical spectrums can also change the way we look at other aspects of life – his mantra is ‘listening without prejudice’. This growing movement has concerts, a record label and strong support from summer schools, where it is appreciated as a great way to stimulate young minds. Have you ever wanted to combine a tight Wonder Woman costume, a frozen turkey drumstick and an inflatable wildebeest into a percussion concert? International Strange Music Day gives you the perfect excuse. What you do with these items once the music stops, of course, is your business… https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-strange-music-day/

Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvellous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time. The evolution of knives has been a remarkable feat – from knives made of bone, stone and flint, to modern creations using titanium, bronze, iron and steel. Nobody can deny the knife is one of man’s most useful tools – for cooking, eating, fishing, hunting, and not to forget the oh so handy Swiss Army knife. To make the most of Knife Day, why not test your knife chopping skills in the kitchen, or buy that knife set you’ve always wanted. Invite family and friends over to compare and swap knives, or get together to clean and sharpen your knives. Then there’s nothing like having a cake and enjoying a slice by the knife. And instead of wishing one another to have a nice day, why not just say: “Have a knife day!” https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/knife-day/

Pluto Demoted Day Many of us are fascinated by outer space and its many mysteries. Our own solar system went through a change in classification on 2006, when Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet. Pluto Demoted Day now takes place every year to mark that very occasion. While sad for fans of the former ninth planet of the solar system, Pluto Demoted Day is an important day for our scientific history and is important to remember. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pluto-demoted-day/

Vesuvius Day The rumble and groaning of the earth as it starts to boil and roll. A cloud of dark ash that spread wherever the wind takes it. Bright, and extremely hot molten rock flowing down the hillside. These are just a few of the markers that explain a volcanic event, and none are large than the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This is in remembrance, of that very location, and the destruction that has been caused by Mount Vesuvius. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vesuvius-day/


Citing voting rights, judge orders halt to school board elections in Ferguson-Florissant

Updated Aug. 22 with Sippel's ruling. — A federal judge has ruled that at-large elections for seats on the board for the Ferguson-Florissant School District violate the rights of African-American voters in the district.

Three-quarters of the students served by the Ferguson-Florissant School District are black, but African-Americans make up a minority of the voting-age population in the district's boundaries. In a ruling issued Monday, Judge Rodney Sippel agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP that those two facts mean the rights of African-American voters are violated.

"The fact that the electoral process in FFSD Board elections is not equally open to African Americans is most apparent in the stark levels of racially polarized voting seen in Board elections and the failure of white voters to support candidates from the African American community, which has essentially blocked African American voters from exercising effective political power in the District," Sippel wrote.

Sippel has blocked the district from holding future school board elections until the voting rights problem is solved. The next school board election was scheduled for April 2017. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/citing-voting-rights-judge-orders-halt-school-board-elections-ferguson-florissant

Daily Holidays August 23

Cuban Sandwich Day Cuban Sandwich Day is a day to celebrate the traditional pressed Cuban sandwich and its many variants, which have spread from Tampa, Florida’s Ybor City neighborhood to restaurant menus in all corners of the world.
The Cuban sandwich is a history lesson pressed between two pieces of bread. Perhaps no other food represents the United States’ history as a melting pot at the turn of the century better than the Cubano, which combines elements from three different immigrant groups that came together, surprisingly, in the deep south. Also, it’s delicious? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cuban-sandwich-day/

Ride The Wind Day There’s no better feeling than the wind in your hair as you look out at a beautiful horizon. Ride the Wind Day is an excellent opportunity to marvel at all things flying, and perhaps take part in some flying yourself. Wind powers movement in many different ways, helping us travel through air and over water, as well as providing us with energy to use in our homes. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ride-the-wind-day/

Valentino Day Valentino Day commemorates the death of Rudolph Valentino (or Rudolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Piero Filibert Guglielmi De Valentina D’Antonguolla), 1920’s film star of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and Son of the Sheik. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/valentino-day/


Daily Holidays August 22

Be An Angel Day Whether it is through the hand that offers you a way back to standing, or the fireman that pulls someone out of a building, we have all experienced someone in our lives whom we can call an angel. Whether it was a minor thing on a bad day that just helps us cope, or a major action that changed our lives, most of us have looked skywards and thanked God for that person’s help. Today is the day to recognize that, during Be An Angel Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/be-an-angel-day/

Take Your Cat To The Vet Day If you’re struggling to decide what to do towards the end of August, then you may be relieved to know that one special day is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day (unless you don’t have a cat, that is). Bizarre though this might sound, there is, in fact, a very legitimate purpose to this annual occasion. While humans are used to visiting the dentist, doctor and optician regularly for health assessments, many cat owners forget to take their moggies to the vet for check-ups and instead only when a medical problem arises. This, of course, results in costly bills which might otherwise have been avoided if routine checks, worming, inoculations and blood screening were carried out. In other words, you can celebrate Take Your Cat to the Vet Day by doing just that, helping your feline friend to stay supple and healthy by identifying any medical problems long before they require extensive and expensive treatment. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-cat-to-the-vet-day/


Retailers launch Louisiana flood relief


Local grocers Rouses and Southeastern Grocers have announced support for customers and associates impacted by devastating flooding in Louisiana, while Walmart and Target have pledged donations to local relief efforts.

All Rouses locations are accepting cash donations and donations of non-perishable food and cleaning supplies for Second Harvest and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the retailer announced. Customers can also donate online.

Immediately after the storm, Rouses urged associates at the Denham Springs store, located in an area that was particularly hard hit, to contact store directors at a neighboring location to make sure all employees were accounted for.

Rouses also posted a video to YouTube showing managing partner Donny Rouse assessing the damage at the Denham Springs store, with a promise to rebuild.

Daily Holidays August 21

National Spumoni Day Spumoni is a layered, Italian ice cream dessert which includes cream, fruit and nuts, and is celebrated on Spumoni Day. On Spumoni Day (and indeed in general) it’s considered bad taste to spoon Spumoni, and necessary in fact to slice it. Spumoni has made quite a cultural and geographical journey in recent years, from its birth in Naples to be more commonly eaten and enjoyed in America and Argentina.

Poet’s Day Poetry… We hear the term bandied about all the time, and there isn’t a one of us that avoided writing some in our younger days. Whether that poetry was written by the dictate of our instructors in school, or driven by hormone fueled teenage angst, there was a portfolio of our work available to embarrass or edify us. But the question has to be asked, what is poetry really? There seems to be so many varieties of it, and in a world containing hundreds of countries and thousands of cultures, it’s the one thing that is nearly universal. So what is poetry, let’s take a look shall we? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/poets-day/


Daily Holidays August 20

International Homeless Animals Day Every day, animals are abandoned or placed into kennels, dependent on charities and goodwill. These organisations are strained beyond coping, and are desperate to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned animals. Homeless Animals Day aims to educate people about pet abandonment, feral animals and benefits or neutering domestic animals.

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day If you have a sweet tooth, Chocolate Pecan Pie Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge. You needn’t feel too guilty about grabbing a piece of pie, because pecans have all kinds of health benefits. They contain more valuable antioxidants than any other type of nut, plus plenty of fibre, minerals and vitamins. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-pecan-pie-day/


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