Category Archives: Holidays & Observances

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. We celebrate it this day because it is Dr. Samuel Gee’s birthday. He was born in the UK on September 13, 1839 and is noted for writing the first paper documenting celiac disease. It was titled, On the Coeliac Affection, which was published in 1888. Currently, there is no cure for celiac disease. The

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National Pain Awareness Month

I felt this observance was important. Not only because it is personal to me, but also, it should be personal to everyone. Let’s face it, we ALL know someone who lives with chronic illness and/or pain. Increased awareness will increase kindness even if you don’t understand the technical or medical aspects of things. Isn’t that what it’s really about? Trying

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Readers, Today’s National V-J Day

Though August 15, 1945 is when the officials announced the surrender of Japan, ending the second world war, they didn’t actually sign their surrender until September 2, 1945. We remember this important day because it brought peace after six horrific years of hellish conditions, which irrevocably altered our world forever. ORIGINAL POST: Readers, Today’s National V-J Day BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

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Today Is National Tooth Fairy Day

National Tooth Fairy Day… a fun “holiday” that has the rare distinction of being celebrated TWICE in the same year. Yep, you read that correctly. Not only does it get recognized on August 22, but also, on February 28th. Q. Why are there two National Tooth Fairy Days?A. The National Day Calendar team has not discovered the origins of either

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Orville Wright‘s birthday (August 19th) is National Aviation Day. It also kicks off National Aviation Week. You can learn more and find some great book suggestions in the original post:National Aviation Week for Book Lovers Aviation has always been very important to me. I formally studied it in college and even began training as a pilot. I served in the

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Today Is National Spirit of ’45 Day

Though no one really knows the exact day, it is generally agreed that V-J Day marks the end of World War II. This is because the armistice was signed on that day in 1945. Then, on August 14, 1945, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan surrendered, inciting spontaneous celebrations. World Word II had officially ended. The inspiration, perseverance, and sacrifice of this Greatest Generation has become

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