Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, Dogs in Politics Day, more

September 23rd, 2011, is the September or Autumnal or Spring or Vernal Equinox, Mabon, Checkers Day, Dogs in Politics Day, Love Note Day, Native American Day, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Bi Visibility Day, and Great American Pot Pie Day.

The September Equinox, known as the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the Spring or Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, marks the time when the sun crosses the celestial equator. Day and night are nearly the same length on this day.

Mabon is the Witches' Thanksgiving, when the Goddess descends into the underworld. Mabon is celebrated at the Autumnal Equinox.

Today is known as Checkers Day and Dogs in Politics Day, both thanks to Richard Nixon. While running for Vice President in 1952, he gave a September 23rd speech that came to be known as the "Checkers Speech." Checkers was the Nixon family dog.

If your love life could use a little boost, embrace the simple sentiment of Love Note Day. Write a poem or simply share your feelings from the heart. If the one you love loves you back, your gesture will be well rewarded!

The fourth Friday in September is known as Native American Day, honoring the American Indians who lived in what would become the United States long before Europeans arrived.

Celebrate Bisexuality Day, known in the UK as Bi Visibility Day, is a time to replace biphobia with tolerance and understanding.

Today is Great American Pot Pie Day, sponsored by the famous pot pie maker Marie Callender.

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