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October 11, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Sausage Pizza Day – Not a day for people like my youngest daughter who will only eat cheese pizza, but the rest of you will rejoice because everyone loves pizza, and sausage pizza is, in my humble opinion, the absolute BEST kind there is!

General Pulaski Memorial Day – This is a day that has been celebrated by Presidential Proclamation almost every year since 1929. It honors General Casimir Pulaski, a hero of the American Revolution who was Polish. He died on this day in 1779 from wounds that he suffered at the Siege of Savannah two days before. Devoted readers of my blog may remember this name from back in March when we celebrated Casimir Pulaski Day which honored the General's birth.

International Day of The Girl – Created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19th, 2011, this is the second year of celebration for this very important day for girls. Today we recognize the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face all around the world. We don't really think about it much in this country, but in many countries girls are not allowed to go to school because they consider an education to be wasted on females who are just going to grow up and be wives and mothers. In other countries girls are only allowed to go to school for a few years before they are kept home to carry out household chores or care for younger siblings.

National Coming Out Day – This is a day of civil awareness which celebrates people who are willing to publicly identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Otherwise known as “coming out”. Coming out is considered to be a rite of passage for LGBT people.

World Egg Day – Created by the International Egg Commission at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference (Who knew there was an International Egg Commission? I certainly didn't.). This is a day to generate media interest about eggs and encourage people to eat more of them. It is celebrated on the second Friday in October every year.

Myths and Legends Day – This is a day for making up and telling creative, fantastic stories of cephalopod (creatures with 8-10 tentacles or arms) animals.

To celebrate today, gather all of your girl friends and their daughters and stage a reinactment of the Siege of Savannah with them. Then have some sausage pizza and make up fantastic war stories of your adventures. Finish up the day by giving fresh farm eggs to everyone you know who has “come out”.

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