Friday, October 7, 2011

World Smile Day, Denim Day, Diversity Day, more

October 7th, 2011, is World Smile Day, Lee National Denim Day, Yom Kippur, Italian Evacuation Day (Libya), National Diversity Day, and National Frappe Day.

The iconic yellow and black smiley face was created by Harvey Ball in 1963. He later created World Smile Day to counteract over-commercialization of his logo. The first Friday in October is a day to spread smiles and acts of kindness.

Lee National Denim Day is a fundraising campaign for breast cancer research. Employees at Lee Jeans, along with employees at other companies, make donations in exchange for the privilege of wearing jeans to work.

Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is observed in September or October. This year's date, October 7th, corresponds with the Hebrew calendar date of 10 Tishrei.

Italian Evacuation Day commemorates the day in 1970 when Italy agreed to take back the Italian settlers who had been living in Libya since Italy's invasion in 1911.

National Diversity Day is a time to embrace our differences. The meaning behind the logo is focused and creative: "The square, angled, s both a diamond and a square, and with it askance, it brings to mind 'a square peg into a round hole,' which we all in our own diversity, have felt at times. The gear wheel is not only a different shape; it also represents working 'in sync'....The circles are embracing the other shapes, bringing us all together as a whole to make a better world."

Enjoy a foamy coffee beverage, Greek in origin, in honor of National Frappe Day.

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