Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Forgiveness Day, Chocolate Pudding Day, more

June 26th, 2013, 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: "On this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on governments, the media and civil society to do everything possible to raise awareness of the harm caused by illicit drugs and to help prevent people profiting from their use."

In 1997 the United Nations declared June 26th as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes: “I urge all Member States to accede to and fully implement the Convention against Torture and support the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.  Let us work together to end torture throughout the world and ensure that countries provide reparation for victims.”

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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