Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Samhain, Marooned Without a Compass Day, more

November 6th, 2013, is Samhain, Marooned Without a Compass Day, Saxophone Day, International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, and National Nachos Day.

Although many observe the Celtic holiday, Samhain, on November 1st, the true dates of Samhain 2013 are November  6th and 7th in the Northern Hemisphere.

Marooned Without a Compass Day doesn't come with much documentation. Perhaps it's similar to being "up the creek without a paddle." Celebrate how you see fit, but don't get lost.

Celebrate a lively, romantic woodwind instrument on Saxophone Day. The saxophone is named for its inventor, Adolphe Sax.

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is a long title for an important day, highlighting a rarely discussed issue. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General for the United Nations, writes: "On this International Day, we stress the critical importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict and restoring the good governance of natural resources during post-conflict reconstruction. We also recognize the important role that natural resources play in supporting the livelihoods and resilience of all members of society, especially women, and the implications of sustainable natural resource management for conflict prevention and peace."

Enjoy a zesty, easy-to-make snack today, National Nachos Day. According to Slashfood, nachos were first served in Piedras Negras, Mexico, by restaurant maitre d', Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya. I'll have mine topped with sour cream and cilantro, please. 

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