Saturday, June 4, 2011

Old Maids Day, The Big Pitch, Talk Radio Day, Audacity to Hope Day, more

June 4th, 2011 is Old Maids Day, The Big Pitch, Talk Radio Day at the United Nations, Audacity to Hope Day, Do-Dah Day, Cheer Coach Day, Drawing Day, Hug Your Cat Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, National Trails Day, Barefoot Saturday, Labour Day (Bahamas), and National Frozen Yogurt Day.

Old Maids Day shouldn't have the negative connotation the name implies. It's actually a tradition born in 1946, after World War II. Dances and socials were held to help single ladies whose relationships ended due to war casualty or separation.

The Big Pitch is a focal day of National Camping and Caravanning Week in the UK. Brits are encouraged to sleep under the stars.

Talk Radio Day at the United Nations features broadcasts meant to increase awareness about the inner workings of the UN.

On Audacity to Hope Day, dare to dream. Maybe your dreams will come true. Have the audacity to hope for no more earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, or hurricanes.

I can't find any definitive info about Do-Dah Day, but it's fun to say and it's apparently a salute to silliness. Just do-dah whatever you want.

Cheer Coach Day is always celebrated on the first Saturday in June. Aren't cheerleaders usually off for summer vacation?

On June 4th, organizers of Drawing Day hope to collect over 1 million drawings from around the world. Submit your artwork over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other designated websites.

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. If you don't have a cat, never fear - upcoming weeks will bring other celebrations for dogs, horses, bunnies, lizards, and chocolate.

The United Nations created International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression in 1983, inspired by the plight of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children. The holiday now acknowledges the suffering of children across the globe.

The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society.

Barefoot Week continues with Barefoot Saturday. Participating congretations hold worship services sans shoes while collecting money to buy shoes for children around the world.

People in the Bahamas celebrate Labour Day on June 4th, remembering their struggles to achieve fair working conditions as tourism became a major industry.

June 4th is National Frozen Yogurt Day. Enjoy this icy treat that almost tastes like a guilty pleasure.

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