Thursday, April 28, 2011

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, Day of Mourning, Kiss Your Mate Day, more

April 28th, 2011, is The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, National Day of Mourning, Workers Memorial Day, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Kiss Your Mate Day, Gone-ta-Pott Day, Great Poetry Reading Day, and National Blueberry Pie Day.

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut takes place in ten states at 10:15 a.m., highlighting safety procedures to follow in the event of an earthquake. People who are outside should stay outside; people who are inside should stay inside. A key strategy is to "Drop, Cover and Hold On."

National Day of Mourning originated in Canada and has since spread to over eighty countries, honoring workers who lost their lives or were injured in the workplace. In the United States, the day is known as Workers Memorial Day.

Celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on the same date as Workers Memorial Day is disconcerting, but showing our children what Mom and Dad do to earn a living is a good idea.

You shouldn't need instructions to celebrate Kiss Your Mate Day. Just pucker up!

The people at the Gone-ta-Pott site have declared the 28th of every month to be Gone-ta-Pott Day. No matter how badly your day or month is going, take a moment to relax and have a laugh.

Great Poetry Reading Day is a time to celebrate your favorite poet - Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, or even yourself!

Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day because blueberries are good for you and just plain good.

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