Monday, August 19, 2013

Sandcastle and Sculpture Day, Aviation Day, more

August 19th, 2013, is National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day, World Photography Day, World Humanitarian Day, National Aviation Day, Independence Day (Afghanistan), Cupcake Day for the RSPCA, and National Potato Day, 

If you're lucky enough to be near a beach, today is the holiday for you. Create a masterpiece in honor of National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day.

To celebrate World Photography Day, capture and submit a special image of your world.

The United Nations supports World Humanitarian Day on August 19th. The theme for 2013 is "The World Needs More..."UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon writes: "Every year on August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the lifesaving work that humanitarians carry out around the world every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances, where others cannot or do not want to go. This year our World Humanitarian Day campaign is calling on people to answer a question: ‘What do you think the world needs more of?’"

August 19th, the birth date of Orville Wright, is celebrated as National Aviation Day.

Afghanistan observes Independence Day on August 19th.

Today is Cupcake Day for the RSPCA, benefiting Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. People purchase cupcakes for the benefit of the organization. Cupcake competitions are also featured.

In honor of National Potato Day, enjoy the tasty, nutritious potato in some form other than french fry or potato chip.

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