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December 9, 2016

Today we celebrate:

International Anti-Corruption Day – This is a day to highlight and fight against corruption in public officials and other people in power all around the world. More and more people have had enough and are speaking openly against corruption of all kinds whether you are talking about greedy people who steal money donated for the purpose of helping people after a natural disaster or voting a certain way on a bill because of a bribe of some kind or any number of other ways people find to profit by using their position of power.

Christmas Card Day – This is a day to send out your Christmas cards if you celebrate that particular holiday. Get busy, it's a lot of work for some because they have pretty long lists of people to send cards to.  

National Pastry Day – Pastries are delicious baked items that have been enjoyed for thousands of years. Egyptians made pastries out of flour and honey and dipped them in wine. The ones we have now are more complicated to make and even more delectable. You can either make your own or stop in at your local bakery today.

Weary Willie Day – Weary Willie was the name of a clown character based on the hobos of the Great Depression. He was created and brought to life by Emmett Leo Kelly, a circus performer who was born on this day in 1898. He began his circus career as a trapeze artist but switched to clowning in 1931. One of his more famous routines was an act where he was sweeping up the circus rings after the other performers and he would try, and fail, to sweep up the pool of light made by a spotlight.

World Techno Day - Techno is apparently a form of electronic music that was created in the late 1980s in Detroit, Michigan. It has expanded from there, of course, but people still consider the Detroit Techno to be the father of the art.   

Official Lost and Found Day - Celebrated on the second Friday in December, this is a day to spend a little extra time, effort and thought to search for items you have lost and to find owners for items you have found. If you think about your lost items carefully, and rationally, you may decide that you no longer need the item in question and you can stop searching for it. This day was created by Official Lost and Found Day.

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