Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hanging Out Day, High-Five Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, more

April 19th, 2012, is National Hanging Out Day, Bicycle Day, National High-Five Day, Humorous Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, First Day of Summer (Iceland), Holocaust Remembrance Day, Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day, National Amaretto Day, and Garlic Day.

National Hanging Out Day isn't what you might think. Project Laundry List asks us to consider line drying our clothes, to save money and energy.

Bicycle Day isn't what you might think, either. Bicycle Day marks the date in 1943 when Dr. Albert Hoffman took LSD on purpose for the first time, causing him to bicycle home from his lab. This political activist is better known as Abbie Hoffman.

National High-Five Day is a fundraiser for cancer research. Participants register to give fifty-five high-fives in exchange for donations to four cutting-edge cancer research centers.

On Humorous Day, remember that a little laughter is a great coping mechanism.

The third Thursday of each quarter is Get to Know Your Customers Day. Only by knowing your customers can you truly meet their needs.

Icelanders celebrate the First Day of Summer, based on the old Icelandic calendar.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to remember the atrocities that took place under the Nazi regime in the middle of the twentieth century. An excellent place to start is by reading (or rereading) Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl.

On this date in 1995, the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA was bombed, killing 168. Remember them on Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day.

Enjoy some amaretto cookies or an amaretto sour today, National Amaretto Day, in honor of a delicious Italian almond liqueur.

Enjoy a garlicky meal on Garlic Day - vampires excluded.

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