Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Day, Chocolate Covered Insect Day, more

October 14th, 2013, is Columbus Day (U.S.), Native Americans' Day, Thanksgiving (Canada), Health and Sports Day, Be Bald and Be Free Day, National Day (Yemen), and National Chocolate Covered Insect Day.

Christopher Columbus didn't discover America, since Native Americans were already living there, but he did bring awareness to Europe and prove that the earth isn't flat. The second Monday in October is celebrated as Columbus Day.

Some parts of the United States observe Native Americans' Day along with (or instead of) Columbus Day. The day is also observed by some as Indigenous People's Day.

The second Monday in October is Thanksgiving in Canada, a time to give thanks for the year's harvest and good fortune.

Japan celebrates Health and Sports Day on the second Monday in October, commemorating the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The event is celebrated in October to avoid summer rains. Children are the focus, with many activities that encourage exercise and healthy competition.

Who needs shampoo, blow dryers, and combs? As a matter of fact, who needs hair? October 14th is Be Bald and Be Free Day.

Yemen observes National Day on October 14th.

Someone once said, everything is better with chocolate. Do you agree? If so, step up and embrace National Chocolate Covered Insect Day.

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