Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hug Your Hound Day, Wonderful Weirdos Day, Wienerschnitzel Day, more

September 9th, 2012, is National Hug Your Hound Day, National Pet Memorial Day, National Teddy Bear Day, National Grandparents' Day, Wonderful Weirdos Day, Chrysanthemum Day, Bonza Bottler Day, FASD Day, Santa Maria de la Cabeza, Independence Day (North Korea), National Steak au Poivre Day, and Wienerschnitzel Day. 

The second Sunday in September is National Hug Your Hound Day. I'll hug Shimmer, the Official Blog Dog of The Trend Police.

The second Sunday in September is also National Pet Memorial Day, as designated by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries. Take time to remember your departed animal friends.

National Teddy Bear Day honors that classic children's toy everyone loves, named after President Theodore Roosevelt.

The first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents' Day, founded by housewife Marian McQuade. She hoped to promote the well-being of senior citizens in nursing homes and encourage grandchildren to gain wisdom and insight from their grandparents. If you have grandparents, spend time with them!

Austin, Texas celebrates Wonderful Weirdos Day on September 9th, embracing their imaginative and eclectic spirit.

Chrysanthemum Day is celebrated in Japan and China on the 9th day of the 9th month. People collect evening dew from chrysanthemums and wipe it onto their skin, hoping to stay youthful.

Bonza Bottler Day occurs once a month, when the month and day are represented by the same number. 9/9 this time around.

FASD Day is meant to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The first event was held on 9/9/99, and every year bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. to encourage a healthy nine months of pregnancy.

Santa Maria de la Cabeza, Saint Mary of the Head, is honored on this date every year. She is so named because her relic, her actual head preserved in a reliquary, is used when praying to remove drought.

North Korea observes Independence Day on September 9th, featuring Arirang or Mass Games.

What could possibly be more delectable than a juicy steak crusted with peppercorns? Nothing I know of! Celebrate National Steak au Poivre Day. Bon appetit!

What a wonderful day for carnivorous foodies! In addition to the holiday mentioned above, today is also Wienerschnitzel Day. Wienerschnitzel is a wonderful Austrian and German dish, featuring a boneless veal cutlet breaded and fried. Guten Appetit!

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