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October 11, 2014

Today we celebrate:

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.

It’s My Party Day - I can’t seem to find an explanation of this day anywhere.  I suspect it has something to do with Lesley Gore’s song, “It’s My Party” from 1963 but that is just my speculation, not fact.  It does seem to be a great opportunity to throw a party, so live it up today!

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.

National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day) – This is is a fun day that you can spend bowling with your family. Some bowling alleys may even have free bowling for kids today as an extra incentive. It's an affordable activity that you can do as a family and most kids really enjoy it.

Universal Music Day – Celebrated annually for seven years, this is a day to teach people about how important music is for your life. It can inspire and encourage you when you need it and it can ignite your emotions and make you cry or laugh. It can ignite your patriotic spirit or ease your grief over a loved one's passing. Music has power that we don't often think about. See how you feel about it today.

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 everything in one day, put on some Polish music to honor General Pulaski while you plan to serve sausage pizza at your bowling party for all the girls in your neighborhood.  Make sure everyone knows that if they have to come out of the closet for any kind of issue, you are going to be understanding.  Lastly, tell all your guests a creative cephalopod myth.

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