Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blue Jeans Day, Sacher Torte Day, more

December 5th, 2013, is Blue Jeans Day, Bathtub Party Day, Repeal Day, Day of the Ninja, International Creep like a Ninja Day, National Commute with your Baby Day, International Volunteer Day, Ashura, Discovery Day (Haiti), National Day (Thailand), and Sacher Torte Day.

In honor of Blue Jeans Day, wear a (nice) pair of jeans to work or school if allowed. Otherwise, change clothes and relax when the work day is over, ASAP.

December 5th is Bathtub Party Day, for whatever it's worth. I'll skip this one, thanks, since I'm rather a private person and I prefer showers.

Repeal Day marks the end of Prohibition, in 1933, in the United States. I'll drink to that - responsibly, of course.

What's that noise? Is someone following us? Beware, for today is the Day of the Ninja, also known as International Creep like a Ninja Day. The date commemorates the 2003 release of the film, The Last Samurai.

According to several holiday list sources, today is National Commute with your Baby Day. Sadly, none offer details. I'm including the holiday here because it's unique. Please comment below if you have any information - after you've arrived safely at your destination with your baby.

The United Nations supports International Volunteer Day on December 5th. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes, "Founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose."

Discovery Day is observed in Haiti, commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492.

Thailand celebrates National Day on the birth date of the reigning king. The current ruler is King Bhumibol Adulyadey, Rama IX, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 5th, 1927.

Sacher Torte Day introduces the uninitiated to an Austrian cake with apricot jam, named for the majestic Hotel Sacher. Enjoy!

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