Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Walk Around Things Day, Tell a Lie Day, Rat Day, more

April 4th, 2012, is Walk Around Things Day, Tell a Lie Day, Hug a Newsman Day, World Rat Day, Bonza Bottler Day, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Victims of Violence Wholly Day, School Librarian Day, Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, National Day of Hope, Independence Day (Senegal), National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day, and Chocolate Milk Powder Day.   

Walk Around Things Day is a good time to avoid tricky situations, unwelcome conversations, and holes in the floor. Walk tall, walk proud!

If there's a difficult person you can't walk around today, keep in mind it's Tell a Lie Day. Take advantage of this "permission" to be less than forthcoming.

On Hug a Newsman Day, don't violate your favorite journalist's space! A simple letter of admiration or a kind word will suffice!

Are you looking for a pet the neighbors won't like? They'll probably stay away if they know you're harboring rats. Do what you must on World Rat Day.

Bonza Bottler Day comes once a month, when the month and date are represented by the same number. Celebrate on 4/4!

On the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes, "On this International Day, I call for universal adherence to these important treaties and for increased support for mine awareness and mine action. Landmines and explosive remnants of war hamper development and endanger lives. Let's eliminate them together for a safe sustainable world."

Victims of Violence Wholly Day is one of three Days of Respect which honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with Humanitarian Day and Dream Day Quest and Jubilee. Dr. King was assassinated on this date in 1968.

Show some appreciation for the professional who helps you find the coolest books in school on School Librarian Day.

The first Wednesday in April is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. Paraprofessionals assist in schools by tutoring, translating, and providing other important services.

The first Wednesday in April is also the National Day of Hope. Do your part to bring hope to the lives of abused children.

Senegal observes Independence Day on this date.

Are you in the mood for something decadent, cheesy, and French? Ooh la la - today is National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day.

Chocolate milk probably isn't compatible with chicken cordon bleu, but please enjoy a chocolaty beverage or pudding at some point on Chocolate Milk Powder Day.

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