Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Public Sleeping Day, Floral Design Day, Chli Day, more

February 28th, 2012, is Public Sleeping Day, National Tooth Fairy Day, Floral Design Day, Gone-ta-Pott Day, Spay Day, Rare Disease Day,  Day of Andalucia, 228 Memorial Day (Taiwan), IHOP National Pancake Day, National Chili Day, and National Chocolate Souffle Day. 

You must be a trusting soul to participate in Public Sleeping Day. Try sleeping at your desk if you have an understanding boss or teacher. Otherwise, try a patch of grass in the park or a comfy chair at the mall. Be sure to cuddle your valuables. Sweet dreams!

National Tooth Fairy Day is observed on February 28th and August 22nd. Just think - she travels the globe every night, not just once a year like the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy works so hard, she deserves two days of honor each year.

Floral Design Day is a great time to showcase your design sensibility. Gather some of your favorite flowers, considering color and shape, and arrange them in a way that pleases you. If you love the result, no other opinion matters.

The 28th of each month is Gone-ta-Pott Day, as proclaimed by the people who run the Gone-ta-Pott holiday website.

World Spay Day, always the last Tuesday in February, is an annual campaign of HSUS and Humane Society International. Please spay or neuter your pets! Follow the campaign on Twitter at #SpayDay.

Certain diseases garner a great deal of attention - and funding to find a cure - but other rare diseases cause just as much misery and heartache. Consider supporting a lesser-known cause on Rare Disease Day. CORRECTION: In leap years (including 2012), Rare Disease Day is observed on February 29th.

Day of Andalucia is observed on this date each year, commemorating a 1980 referendum that established Andalucia as an independent community.

228 Memorial Day is observed in Taiwan, in remembrance of a violent incident in 1947. In the past, even speaking of the incident was taboo.

On IHOP National Pancake Day, enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, but please leave a donation for the Children's Miracle Network and local charities. The fundraising goal for 2012 is $2.7 million.

In honor of National Chili Day, whip up a pot of your favorite chili. I plan to recreate my Mom's classic ground-beef-and-kidney-bean recipe, kicked up a bit to suit our new millennium tastes.

If you have the culinary chops to put together a souffle, more power to you! Show off your skill today, National Chocolate Souffle Day.

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