Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wiggle Your Toes Day, Chinese Valentine's Day, Hiroshima Day, more

August 6th, 2011, is Wiggle Your Toes Day, Chinese Valentine's Day, Fresh Breath Day, Hiroshima Day, H.H. Sheikh Zayed Accession, National Mustard Day, and Root Beer Float Day.

Wiggle Your Toes Day is a time to let your tootsies dance - on carpet, in the grass, at the pool, or, best of all, in the sand on a tropical beach. Enjoy!

Chinese Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month in the Chinese calendar. In 2011. the holiday falls on August 6th, honoring an old story of lovers, the daughter of the Emperor of Heaven and an orphaned cowherd, banished to separate stars and allowed to meet only once a year on this date.

Brush your teeth, rinse, then brush again. Now gargle some mouthwash and check on your supply of breath mints. You can't afford to be caught with bad breath on National Fresh Breath Day.

Hiroshima Day 2011 marks the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. One way to remember the event is to donate to the victims of the earthquake and current nuclear disaster in Japan.

H.H. Sheikh Zayed Accession is celebrated as a festival in the United Arab Emirates. Parades and operas celebrate the country's advancements during the Sheikh's reign.

The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, celebrates the 20th annual National Mustard Day today. Activities include mustard bowling, fishing for mustard, painting with mustard, the spinning wheel of mustard fortune, mustard tasting, and more. Don't miss the frozen mustard custard!

Today is Root Beer Float Day. Grab a tall, frosty glass, scoop in some creamy vanilla ice cream, and pour over some delicious bubbly root beer. Now you're ready to celebrate!

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