Friday, September 27, 2013

Native American Day, Chocolate Milk Day, more

September 27th, 2013, is Native American Day, World Tourism Day, Ancestor Appreciation Day, Honor Your Ancestors Day, National Crush a Can Day, Maskal, National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Corned Beef Hash Day, and National Chocolate Milk Day.

Native American Day is observed on the fourth Friday in September.

The theme of World Tourism Day in 2013 is "Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future." The purpose of World Tourism Day is "to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value."

Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day, also known as Honor Your Ancestors Day. Celebrate by sharing photos and stories about your ancestors with younger members of your family, or by asking older relatives about your heritage. Such stories are priceless.

National Crush a Can Day is a holiday for fun or for going green, depending on your perception. Why not embrace both?

Ethiopia observes Maskal, the finding of the true cross, on September 27th. Maskal daisies are gathered in town squares, and processions of torch-bearers gather in the squares and light pyres.

Today is the fifth annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event is designed to "raise gay men's awareness of the HIV epidemic and the role they can play in bringing it to an end."

National Corned Beef Hash Day celebrates a retro dish designed to use leftovers, but generally there's no corn in it.

Nothing speaks to childhood memories quite like a glass of cold chocolate milk. Try some today in honor of National Chocolate Milk Day. Add a pinch of salt for a special twist.

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