ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community World Gratitude Day World Gratitude Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 21st <BR> <BR> World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The United Nations Meditation Group created World Gratitude Day to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. This recognition is on a global basis. Acc... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:01:57 EST National Punch Day National Punch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 20th <BR> <BR> National Punch Day celebrates one of three things. Can you guess all three? <BR> <BR> What does National Punch Day celebrate? <BR> <BR> Punch that comes from a punch bowl <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The kind of punch that you dole out with your fists <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:04:16 EST POW / MIA Recognition Day POW / MIA Recognition Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Third Friday of September <BR> <BR> POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. <BR> <BR> The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congr... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:11:11 EST National Cheeseburger Day National Cheeseburger Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Cheeseburger Day is today. Top off America's favorite sandwich, with a piece of cheese. <BR> <BR> The food industry makes it a point to celebrate a wide variety of foods. We believe the Cheeseburger certainly earns a special day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day by firing up the gri... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:44:51 EST Constitution Day Constitution Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always on September 17th <BR> <BR> The Constitutional Congress of the United States of America held it's final meeting on September 17, 1787. Do you have any idea why? That's right! It was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which they so painstakingly labored to create and perfect. <BR> <BR> After the meeting there was still much to do. Indiv... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:06:52 EST Mayflower Day Mayflower Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 16th <BR> <BR> Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs. <BR> <BR> Every Mayflower Day, we commemo... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:04:19 EST Felt Hat Day Felt Hat Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 15 <BR> <BR> Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a commo... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:55:40 EST National Pet Memorial Day National Pet Memorial Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Second Sunday in September <BR> <BR> People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s). <BR> <BR> There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and cats are by far the most popular. But, pets also include rabbits, ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:30:58 EST National Peanut Day National Peanut Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 13th <BR> <BR> National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils. <BR> <BR> Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. And, its more than a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:01:44 EST Chocolate Milk Shake Day Chocolate Milk Shake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always September 12th <BR> <BR> Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholoics to savor. The weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate milkshakes, hasn't cooled off one iota. <BR> <BR> What a great day this will be! Simply combine a little milk with some chocolate ice cream, add some extra chocolate syrup, and mix it... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:20:54 EST September 911 Remembrance Day September 911 Remembrance Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 11th <BR> <BR> I doubt anyone will ever forget where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, when they heard of the attacks on the twin World Trade Towers in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington. This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Li... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:50 EST Swap Ideas Day Swap Ideas Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 10th <BR> <BR> Swap Ideas Day encourages us to share and trade ideas and concepts. As you fully participate in this day, we think you will get plenty of good ideas to put to use in your everyday life. Some will be so good, that you will want to pass them along, (or swap them) to others. <BR> <BR> Sharing is good. Ideas are a good thing, too. Putting the two together s... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:35:33 EST Teddy Bear Day Teddy Bear Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 9th <BR> <BR> Today is Teddy Bear Day. A Teddy Bear is a special friend to children all over the world. He's cuddly. He makes you feel secure in an otherwise insecure world. He's lovable. Your Teddy Bear is both a companion and a comforter. And, he's not afraid of the dark. He'll keep you safe. <BR> <BR> Spend the day and night with your teddy bear . Cuddle up to him. T... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:44:22 EST International Literacy Day International Literacy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Always September 8th <BR> <BR> International Literacy Day celebrates and promotes literacy all over the world. <BR> <BR> The day was created by the United Nations. It is promoted by the UN's UNESCO. According to their website: "The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies." <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:54:49 EST National Grandparent's Day National Grandparent's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When: the first Sunday after Labor Day <BR> <BR> It is only right and fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor our grandparents. It is time to celebrate those special people who are always there with a hug, a kiss, a cookie, something special, or take us somewhere. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nat... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:56:03 EST Fight Procrastination Day Fight Procrastination Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 6th <BR> <BR> Fight Procrastination Day is today. It's a day to get things done, a call to action. <BR> <BR> To many people, procrastination is a way of life. The more difficult the action or decision, the easier it is to join the league of procrastinators. As a procrastinator, you are in very good company. You can even become a card carrying member of a Procra... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 08:51:30 EST Be Late For Something Day Be Late For Something Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always September 5th <BR> <BR> Be Late For Something Day is a great day to be a procrastinator. If you are among the millions of us who never seem to be able to stay on schedule, then you will certainly enjoy today. <BR> <BR> Being late for something is a common occurrence. It's caused by a whole host of reasons. Some are intentional, some are not. Fall behind schedule... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:13:47 EST Newspaper Carrier Day Newspaper Carrier Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated on September 4th <BR> <BR> Newspaper Carrier Day honors everyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. The list includes thousands, if not millions, of people. Years ago, this job was primarily populated by kids, from pre-teen through approximately sixteen. At that age, many, but not all, kids moved to restaurant, groc... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 01:49:05 EST Skyscraper Day Skyscraper Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 3rd <BR> <BR> Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and m... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:40:57 EST National Blueberry Popsicle Day National Blueberry Popsicle Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always Sept. 2nd <BR> <BR> September is National Blueberry Popsicle Month, so naturally there should be a National Blueberry Popsicle Day and today is that day. <BR> <BR> What better way to end the hot summer than with an ice cold blueberry popsicle! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Way back in 1905, an el... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:06:44 EST Labor Day Labor Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when celebrated: Always the first Monday in September <BR> <BR> Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:01:20 EST National Trail Mix Day National Trail Mix Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 31st <BR> <BR> National Trail Mix Day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When you head out to a campout, a hike or to go biking, ta... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:08:52 EST National Marshmallow Toasting Day National Marshmallow Toasting Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on August 30th <BR> <BR> Origin: Unknown <BR> <BR> During eleven out of the twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:46:45 EST More Herbs, Less Salt Day More Herbs, Less Salt Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 29th <BR> <BR> More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts. <BR> <BR> Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There's nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes. <BR> <BR>, the creators of this day, offer little information about... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:03:40 EST Race Your Mouse Day-but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" Race Your Mouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 28th <BR> <BR> Race Your Mouse Day is today. So, rev up your mouse and let the race begin. <BR> <BR> But, wait a second... what kind of mouse are we talking about? Is it the computer mouse, and we're supposed to race it around the mouse pad? <BR> <BR> Well, the folks at, who created this day, want you to race your mouse around the icons on your screen. Th... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:13:28 EST Forgiveness Day Forgiveness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th <BR> <BR> International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August <BR> <BR> Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:43:22 EST National Dog Day National Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 26th <BR> <BR> National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. I... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:48:20 EST Kiss and Make Up Day Kiss and Make Up Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 25th <BR> <BR> Kiss and Make Up Day is a great way to end a spat. Everyone has an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while. Family, friends, lovers, no one escapes without an occasional fight. Today is a day to end the fight, kiss, and make up. Oh, what fun this day can be! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:45 EST Vesuvius Day Vesuvius Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 24th <BR> <BR> Vesuvius Day marks the date in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius exploded. <BR> <BR> August 24, 79 A.D. was an historic date for the world. This was the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in a huge explosion. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions in recorded history. <BR> <BR> This deadly volcano destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae.... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:19:03 EST Ride the Wind Day Ride the Wind Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 23rd <BR> <BR> Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud. <BR> <BR> Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a s... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:41:41 EST Be an Angel Day Be an Angel Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 22 <BR> <BR> Be an Angel Day encourages us to do acts of kindness, and to help others. <BR> <BR> This special day has strong religious roots. Jayne Howard Feldman, the creator of this day, says she was inspired by angels to create this day on August 22. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The objective of this d... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:14:06 EST National Senior Citizens Day National Senior Citizens Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 21st <BR> <BR> National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society. <BR> <BR> In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said "For all they have achieved throughout life and for... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:24 EST National Radio Day National Radio Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 20th <BR> <BR> National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium. <BR> <BR> The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:12 EST National Aviation Day National Aviation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 19th <BR> <BR> National Aviation Day is in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright. <BR> <BR> The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This inaugural flight was soon to change t... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:42:53 EST Bad Poetry Day Bad Poetry Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 18th <BR> <BR> Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some really bad verse. But, why you ask? Perhaps, the answer is simply "because you can". Maybe, it exists to allow us to better appreciate good poetry. Or, perhaps it is to be written to irritate someone...... <BR> <BR> According to, the creators of this day, the intention is to gather a group of old high... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:27:58 EST National Thriftshop Day National Thriftshop Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 17th <BR> <BR> National Thriftshop Day is a day for a real bargain. <BR> <BR> "Thriftshops" is an old term for stores that sell items deeply discounted merchandise. It's not always the highest quality, but the price is right. You know these stores better today as discount department stores and dollar stores. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:51:28 EST National Tell a Joke Day National Tell a Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 16th <BR> <BR> Let's get serious now. We are not kidding. Today is National Tell a Joke Day. We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs. <BR> <BR> No doubt about it. Today will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. Tha... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:37:56 EST Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! Relaxation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 15th <BR> <BR> Relaxation Day is a day to kick back and do nothing. Ahhhh! What a great day. <BR> <BR> The stresses, the hustle and bustle seemingly consumes us, every day of the year. Even Sundays are no longer days of rest and relaxation. There never seems to be a day to just kick back and relax. For those of us with a hectic lifestyle, Relaxation Day is a day to look f... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:35:00 EST VJ Day VJ Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> August 14th - Japan surrenders <BR> <BR> August 15th - Surrender announced to the world <BR> <BR> September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender <BR> <BR> VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Da... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:20:42 EST Left Hander's Day Left Hander's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always on August 13th <BR> <BR> If you are a Leftie, Then Left Hander's Day is just for you! <BR> <BR> Left Hander's, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie. But those of us who are would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it. <BR> <BR> <im... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:10:28 EST Middle Child's Day Middle Child's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 12th <BR> <BR> Middle Child's Day gives a little well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family. <BR> <BR> For parents of three children, you likely know the "Middle Child Syndrome" all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling from a very personal perspective. <BR> <B... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:33:25 EST Son and Daughter Day Son and Daughter Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 11th <BR> <BR> Son and Daughter Day is a day to spend with your children. After all, your son and daughter are the joy of your life. We hope that everyone reading this has the opportunity in their life to see these joys born and raised happily, and successfully. <BR> <BR> Today is a great day to spend with your son and daughter. It's not a day of gift giving..... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:05:17 EST Lazy Day Lazy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 10th <BR> <BR> Lazy Day is your chance to goof off, and definitely not work. And, it definitely comes at a good time. Hot, muggy weather makes it easy to kick back and be lazy for a day. If summer chores are not done by now, they can just wait one more day. It is best spent on a hammock, along with your favorite summer beverage. <BR> <BR> Whoever said "There's no lazy days...jus... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:16:34 EST Book Lovers Day Book Lovers Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 9th and/or first Saturday in November. <BR> <BR> Book Lovers Day encourages you to find a place in the shade to relax with a good book. <BR> <BR> Book reading is a great hobby. It's an important one, too. Employers look for it on resumes. Reading is educational, informative, and relaxing. It makes us both smarter, and happier people. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 02:17:56 EST Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 8th <BR> <BR> Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day. Now that's nasty! But hey, what are you going to do with an endless supply of zucchini fruit? <BR> <BR> Experienced gardener's know that Zucchini is one of the most prolific plants in all of the gardening world. A single plant produces a seemingly endless supply of Zucchini... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 01:37:19 EST National Lighthouse Day National Lighthouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 7th <BR> <BR> National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea. <BR> <BR> On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation's lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find saf... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:39:24 EST Wiggle Your Toes Day Wiggle Your Toes Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 6th <BR> <BR> Wiggle Your Toes Day encourages you to give your little piggy toes some exercise. <BR> <BR> Those ten extremities at the ends of your feet, are crying out for a little freedom. Cramped up inside a pair of shoes or sneakers all day long, your stinky toes just don't get the chance to move about freely, as they would like to do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 01:15:15 EST Work Like a Dog Day Work Like a Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 5th <BR> <BR> Work Like a Dog Day honors and recognizes the hardest working among us. <BR> <BR> Some people skate by, doing as little as possible. Others, do only what they have to. Others still work like a dog. While work is to be done, they dig in relentlessly. They seldom take a break until the task is completed. <BR> <BR> We want to make sure to differentiate betw... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 03:01:52 EST U.S. Coast Guard Day U.S. Coast Guard Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 4th <BR> <BR> U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. The U.S. Defense Department suggests that this day is largely an internal celebration for all Coast Guard personnel and their families, past and present. But, we'd like to encourage everyone to honor the brave members of this important branch of the military. ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 01:54:22 EST Friendship Day Friendship Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : the first Sunday of August <BR> <BR> Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. It's a really easy and fun day to celebrate. <BR> <BR> Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, they know it's Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch, and contact them first. Phone calls, emails, Ecards, are great tools. See if... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 01:30:37 EST