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September 30, 2016

Today we celebrate:

The Time for Yoga - At 7pm local time this evening, all yoga students at all levels of experience are encouraged to practice yoga. It doesn’t matter if you do it in a group or by yourself. Begin the savasana at 8pm and a 15 minute meditation for universal peace at 8:15pm. If every yoga student does this at the right hour, there will be a wave of yoga circulating around the world.

International Translation Day - This is the day of the feast of St. Jerome. St. Jerome is the patron saint of translators, who was famous for translating most of the Bible into Latin. The day was created by the International Federation of Translators in 1991 to promote the translating profession and to show pride in their abilities all over the world.

International Hug A Vegetarian Day – Celebrated on the last Friday in September, this is a day to support the vegetarians in the world. People have a variety of reasons for choosing to become vegetarian. Sometimes those reasons are personal preference and sometimes health concerns so be supportive of others right to choose what goes into their bodies and give the vegetarians in your life a hug. If you are a vegetarian, tell everyone you know about this day and maybe you’ll get lots of hugs today.

Save The Koala DayCreated by the Australian Koala Foundation and celebrated on the last Friday in September, this is a day to raise money for the Foundation which has made great strides in protecting the habitat of the Koalas in Australia. The goal, of course, is to save this adorable animal from the inevitable extinction that will occur if we do not do something to stop it now.

National Mud Pack Day – Mud is supposed to be very good for your skin. You can either go to a spa and spend a bunch of money to have them pack your face with mud for a while, or you can go out in the back yard, get the garden hose, make some mud and smear it on your own face. Same benefit, a little cheaper. Just watch out for the rocks, bugs and worms.

National Mulled Cider Day – It's apple season, perfect for making mulled cider. One of my favorite hot beverages although it's good cold as well.

Blasphemy Day – This is an atheist holiday during which people are expected to openly express their disbelief in, disdain for, or criticism of, religion. It was created in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the publication of Muhammad cartoons in a Denmark newspaper. Be careful where you do this, if you do this. In some countries such as Afghanistan, blasphemy is punishable by death.

Chewing Gum Day - This is a day to exercise your jaws and teeth and chew some gum. Chewing gum in various forms has been around for hundreds and maybe thousands of years. I don’t imagine that the original version tasted great, but it couldn’t have been too bad or it wouldn’t have persisted for so long. It began to be manufactured and sold as a product in the late 1800s and was originally licorice flavored. I’m not a fan of licorice so I’m very glad that “Adam’s Black Jack” gave way to “Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint” flavor.

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