Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bloomsday, Recess at Work Day, Dump the Pump Day, more

June 16th, 2011 is Bloomsday, Recess at Work Day, National Dump the Pump Day, Youth Day, Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, National Career Nursing Assistants Day, and National Fudge Day.

Bloomsday celebrates Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's classic novel, Ulysses. Most of the action in the novel takes place on June 16th, 1904.

Celebrate Recess at Work Day if you're secure in your job, if your boss is cool with it, and especially if your office has a tetherball court and a slide. Lose that stress and have fun!

APTA (American Public Transportation Association) hosts the 6th annual National Dump the Pump Day. Commuters are encouraged to leave their cars at home and give public transportation a try. Tempting, since the price of gas is so high this year. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report states that "a two person household that downsizes to one car can save - on the average - more than $10,000 a year." Now that's impressive.

South Africa observes Youth Day on June 16th to honor those who were killed during a series of clashes in Soweto in 1976. Many feel the government under-reported the number of casualties.

On June 16th Sikhs recognize the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, their first martyr and fifth Guru. Guru Arjan was tortured to death in 1606 at the order of Emperor Jahangir.

National Career Nursing Assistants Day honors those who have worked for five to fifty-eight years in the industry. National Career Nursing Assistants Day kicks off National Nursing Assistants Week.

Last but definitely not least, today is National Fudge Day. I'm not an especially desserty person, but I'm always up for a hunk of fudge.

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  1. Wow! This is a great blog Carolyn! Very informative. Where do you find the time to dig up all this info and do a daily update? It's awesome!

  2.'re the "Lisa Loves Holidays" Lisa! Your blog is awesome as well! Maybe you've noticed my blog links to yours. Staying up with the latest holidays is a challenge - Google and I are best friends. I'm building a master list, trying to keep ahead of the curve, posting in advance when I can. Whew! Hoping it will be easier after the first year, because then I'll only have to watch for new holidays and tweak the ones that change dates every year. Glad to have you here!


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