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September 28, 2016

Today we celebrate:

International Right To Know Day - Freedom of information is essential to a democracy.  Freedom of Information organizations created this day in 2002 to spread awareness about our right to access government information.  

National Good Neighbor Day - This is a day to recognize your good neighbors and to be a good neighbor yourself. Some stores near you might recognize this day with a sale, and I suggest you recognize it with some good neighbor deeds.

National Ask A Stupid Question Day – This is officially celebrated on this day every year. However, since it is usually celebrated by students and teachers, they tend to change the date to  the last school day of the month instead. Anyway, this is a day to stop being afraid of looking stupid and ask any question you want to know the answer to. They say that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Well, if you listen to comedian Bill Engvall, you know that this is not true. However, just because it’s a stupid question, doesn’t mean you can’t ask it. Ask me anything you want to know. I’m listening…...OK, that was a stupid question. Congratulations! You got the right idea!

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day – Who doesn't love strawberries? But as good as strawberries are, strawberries and cream are even better.

World Rabies Day – The Global Alliance for Rabies Control which has headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom, coordinates activities on this day which honors the death of Louis Pasteur, who was a part of the team that developed the first rabies vaccine. They honor him by working to raise awareness of the dangers of rabies for humans and animals, and spreading information about how to prevent the disease. Humans and animals on every continent except Antarctica (I’m sure you don’t need me to explain why) are at risk although some continents, such as Africa and Asia, hold the most risk because of the large number of unvaccinated stray dogs.

Read A Child A Book You Like Day - If you have children, I am sure you have put in plenty of time reading the same book over and over and over again. Some you have read so many times you would really like them to disappear so you never have to see them again, no matter how good the books were the first hundred times. Well, this is a day when you get to pick which book you read. Pick one that is age appropriate (although I am guilty of reading all kinds of weird stuff to my kids when they were babies and didn’t know what I was saying) and that you enjoy and have fun reading it to them. You can even do this if you don’t have children, I’m sure you can find one to borrow if you look around.

National Drink Beer Day - I’m not a fan of beer and never have been, but I know it is an extremely popular adult beverage so if you enjoy a beer, have one today. There are certainly a lot of different kinds to chose from.

National Women's Health & Fitness Day – This day is considered to be “the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.” It is held on the last Wednesday in September with a goal of highlighting the importance of health awareness. Physical activity on a regular basis is an important component of being healthy so look into joining a local fitness center or working on your own to increase your level of physical activity. Many fitness based organizations all over the country will be having special events today.

World School Milk Day – Celebrated for the last 15 years on the last Wednesday of the month, this is a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations created day for the purpose of establishing school milk programs all over the world. Milk is a good way to get calcium which is important for growing strong bones for children. This makes milk an important part of a child's diet and far too many children in the world do not have access to it.

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