Today is Blue Shirt Day, a day to wear blue in support of bullying prevention. This annual event takes place on the first Monday in October.
Hong Kong celebrates the Monkey God Festival on October 1st this year. People burn incense and paper offerings to the Monkey God, who has supernatural powers.
Fire Pup Day honors the loyal dog that rides in the fire truck along with the firemen.
The theme of World Habitat Day in 2012 is, "Many Homes, One Community."
The United Nations sponsors International Day of Older Persons on October 1st. The theme for 2012 is "Longevity: Shaping the Future."
Today is World Vegetarian Day, not to be confused with yesterday's Hug a Vegetarian Day.
Today is the 84th anniversary of the Health Resources and Services Administration's Child Health Day.
Japan celebrates Coffee Day on October 1st.
San Marino celebrates Captains Regent Day, an elaborate twice-a-year ceremony during which two Regent Captains, the heads of state for San Marino, are invested with their power. Candidates must be at least twenty-five years of age and residents of San Marino.
China observes National Day today, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Palau observes United Nations Day on October 1st.
The first day of October marks Armed Forces Day, a national holiday for South Korea.
Cyprus celebrates independence from British rule today, Independence Day.
Nigeria observes Independence Day on October 1st.
Gather your mixing bowls, your beaters, your sugar, and your eggs. Today is National Homemade Cookies Day.
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