Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canoe Day, Forgiveness Day, Chocolate Pudding Day, more

June 26th, 2012, is National Canoe Day, Beautician's Day, National Forgiveness Day, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Independence Day (Somalia), Independence Day (Madagascar), and National Chocolate Pudding Day.

Canadians celebrate National Canoe Day today. Where are our oars? (Say that last bit three times, fast!)

Beautician's Day is a great opportunity to say thanks to the one who knows just how much gray hair you have or how many extensions you wear. Show your appreciation!

Forgive someone today, or offer an apology if you're the one in need of forgiveness. Life is too short to harbor ill will against someone you used to be close to. Do it now, in the spirit of National Forgiveness Day.

The United Nations observes June 26th as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes: "Our efforts to promote development and fight drugs and crime will be more effective if they are rooted in partnerships with the young, civil society, governments and the international community. Working together, we can alleviate the suffering of millions and break the hold of drugs and crime on countries, communities and families." The theme for 2012 is "Global Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs."

In 1997 the United Nations declared June 2th as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes: “Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth.... By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal determination and commitment to fight torture and impunity.”

On June 26th, Somalia celebrates Independence Day, marking their independence from Britain.

Madagascar observes Independence Day on June 26th. Some call this country the "Eighth Continent" because it hosts animals and plants that exist nowhere else, due to its isolation. (Sadly, we have another candidate for the "Eighth Continent" label - the giant garbage patch.)

Yumalicious! Today is National Chocolate Pudding Day. 'Nuff said.

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