Sunday, November 3, 2013

Daylight Saving Time, Zero-Tasking Day, Sandwich Day,more

November 3rd, 2013, is Daylight Saving Time (U.S.), Zero-Tasking Day, Islamic New Year, Housewife's Day, Cliche Day, Bunka no hi, Culture Day, Daimyo Gyoretsu, Separation Day (Panama), Independence Day (Dominica), Independence Day (Micronesia), and Sandwich Day.

Daylight Saving Time takes place on different dates around the world, with some areas and countries opting out. Much of the United States "falls back" on November 3rd this year, at 2:00 am.

Zero-Tasking Day takes place on different dates around the world, since it celebrates the extra hour gained due to Daylight Saving Time. Use your extra hour to relax, not to add more stress to your life!

November 3rd begins the Islamic New Year in 2013. The date, the first day of Muharram, varies each year on the Gregorian calendar. Muslims gather in mosques and offer prayers.

Housewife's Day falls on a Sunday this year. How convenient! Now the housewives can actually sit around eating bon-bons, whatever they are, while their hubbies or kids cook. No excuses.

What can I say about Cliche Day shat won't sound... chiche? Actions speak louder than words, so I'll just play it by ear and wait for the other shoe to drop. If you think these cliches are off the hook and the bee's knees, check out Cliche Finder.

Bunka no hi, or Culture Day, has been celebrated in Japan since 1948, highlighting the arts and academia. The day features exhibits, parades, and award ceremonies.

Daimyo Gyoretsu, or Feudal Lord's Procession, takes place today in Hakone, Japan. Parade participants dress as samurai and princesses.

Panama observes Separation Day on November 3rd. On this date in 1903, Panama formally separated from Colombia.

Dominica observes Independence Day today, commemorating independence from Great Britain since 1978.

Micronesia celebrates Independence Day on November 3rd.

Sandwich Day commemorates the birth date of John Montagu, the one-time Earl of Sandwich. As the story goes, he didn't want to take time away from gambling to eat. He requested some meat between two slices of bread so he could eat while betting. Ta da - the sandwich was born.

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