Saturday, October 20, 2012

Astronomy Day, Sweetest Day, Toy Camera Day, more

October 20th, 2012, is Information Overload Awareness Day, Astronomy Day, Sweetest Day, Bridge Day, World Toy Camera Day, Shashti, World Statistics Day, Air Traffic Control Day, World Osteoporosis Day, Birth of the Bab, Kenyatta Day, Revolution Day (Guatemala), and National Brandied Fruit Day.

Does October 20th feature too many holidays for your taste? Are you suffering from information overload? If so, feel free to stop reading this Holiday Whiz post right now - just for today. Happy Information Overload Awareness Day!

Astronomy Day takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Check with local space and science museums for special events on this year's fall date.

Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in October. The event originated in Cleveland, Ohio, in the middle of the twentieth century, when a man decided to distribute small gifts to orphans and shut-ins. Over time the sentiment expanded to included more cities and to embrace acts of kindness to anyone whose spirits could use a lift.

Bridge Day in Fayette, West Virginia is the one day every year when people are allowed to BASE jump from the New River Gorge Bridge into the gorge below. BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth.

Get out your inexpensive cameras and put them through their paces - it's World Toy Camera Day.

Today is Shashti, part of Bengal's Durga Puja Festival.

2010 marked the first observance of World Statistics Day, sponsored by the United Nations to "recognize the importance of statistics in shaping our societies."

The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers has designated October 20th as Air Traffic Control Day. Be thankful to the dedicated souls who help us arrive safely at our destinations with our tray tables in the upright position.

"Love Your Bones" is a fitting slogan for World Osteoporosis Day. Follow relevant tweets at #wod_2012.

Followers of the Baha'i faith celebrate the Birth of the Bab on October 20th. Some compare the mission of the Bab with the mission of Jesus.

Kenya celebrates the memory of founding father Jomo Kenyatta today, Kenyatta Day.

Guatemala observes Revolution Day on October 20th, remembering their 1944 uprising against dictatorship.

Do you enjoy brandy? If so, whip up a concoction of brandy, sugar, and your favorite fruits in honor of National Brandied Fruit Day.

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