October 14th National Fossil Day

The date of National Fossil Day varies, which I find odd for something set in stone! You will find it comes on whatever week of October is Earth Science Week. Fossils are very interesting considering they can be found nearly anywhere and represent a world long, long since gone. Keep in mind some pour creature gave it’s all to provide us with that sample of history. You might even say they were “Rockin’ It!”. Or not… It just goes to show that even a million years ago, animals were getting stoned.

How to celebrate – Go find a fossil. Visit a museum. Start a rock collection.

July 28th World Nature Conservation Day

Today we recognize just how important our resources are here on Earth.  A report from the global conservation organization World Wildlife Foundation suggests that since 1970, the pressure that we exert on the planet has doubled and the resources upon which we depend have declined by 33 percent. We must learn how to protect them while we retain our style of living. Over the years it has become an environmental awareness day, trying to make people aware of what we’re doing to the earth through our actions and creating activities that help Mother Nature. While the ways to save nature are varied there is no doubt that we must take an active part in salvaging what we have left.

How to celebrate – See how you can help the environment and nature. Do something simple like recycling to do your part. Celebrate the earth and all it provides us.

June 1st Dinosaur Day

June 1st Dinosaur Day

Dinosaurs appeared on earth some 245 million years ago. They went extinct about 66 million years ago. The only way to find them today is to dig them up or watch them in the movies. There were at least 750 species and there may have been over 1,000. They had a lot of time to evolve into new species. There are hundreds of reasons they may have disappeared… weather, volcanoes, illness, loss of habitat… no one really knows for sure. Apparently, no one really knows exactly when this holiday occurs either. It changes every year and there is more than one day each year selected to celebrate our dinosaurs.

How to celebrate – Start a list of dinosaurs and see how many of the 750 minimum you can name without looking them up. Watch a movie about dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist.

May 1st Global Love Day

May 1st Global Love Day

All you need is love, or so say the Beatles. The idea behind Global Love Day is that we should all love our neighbors, whether they are next door or halfway around the world. It is humanity we are talking about here. The idea is nice, whether we are ever able to accomplish this feat or not remains to be seen. The day’s creator, Harold Becker created the day in 2004.  Love comes from understanding and accepting cultures… and from never having to say you’re sorry! It’s interesting that the love of one’s own culture and the lack of respect for another’s is generally what brings about war.

How to celebrate – Love everybody! Treat others as you would have them treat you. Learn about other cultures.

March 28th Earth Hour

March 28th Earth Hour

Today is designed to recognize what we are doing to our planet and how we need to take of it. It celebrates the World Wide Fund For Nature and requires we all turn off all non-essential electrically operated items from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Of course the times will vary with where you live but the idea is clear. For an hour you can do without your computer, television and any other electrical item you are  using. It’s just an hour so I think we can all suffer through that.

How to celebrate – Do what you can to save the environment. Observe the hour of not using your electrical items. Cherish the earth, it’s the only one we’ve got.

September 30th National Mud Pack Day

Mud… well, it’s always been there so humans had to find uses for it. It has always been good for minor skin issues, like bee stings and some rashes. (It also causes some rashes) It has been used to build walls since when it dries, it’s pretty strong. It’s used in combat to make soldiers invisible to the enemy and, of course, it’s something fun for kids to play in. However, someone figured out that it was really good to put all over your face to refresh your skin and open your pores. My guess is, some soldier came away from battle covered in mud and when he washed it off he must have remarked how beautiful he felt. From there, it got passed on to civilians who agreed once they tried it. Now it is a regular facial component. Naturally you need to use clean mud.

How to celebrate – Try a mud pack facial. Go outside and play in the mud. Make some mud pies!

April 22nd Earth Day

April 22nd Earth Day

Today we recognize just how important our resources are here on Earth. We must learn how to protect them while we retain our style of living. In 1962 U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson created “Father of Earth Day”. His efforts were recognized by John F. Kennedy who gave the day his full support. Over the years it has become an environmental awareness day, trying to make people aware of what we’re doing to the earth through our actions and creating activities that help Mother Nature. While the ways to save our earth are varied there is no doubt that we must take an active part in salvaging what we have left.

How to celebrate – See how you can help the environment. Do something simple like recycling to do your part. Celebrate the earth and all it provides us.

March 20th Extraterrestrial Abduction Day

Extraterrestrial Abduction Day March 20th

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Do you believe you have been abducted by aliens? Well, many believe they have been. They are here to learn about us, whether to help advance us, or destroy us.

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Many believe the extraterrestrials have been here for centuries showing the Egyptians how to build the pyramids and advancing the Mayan and Inca civilizations.

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Who knows, maybe the person standing next to you in line isn’t a person at all, but rather an extraterrestrial examining you for some future experimentation.

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How to celebrate – Get books on extraterrestrials and learn everything you can about them. Pretend you are an extraterrestrial. Protect yourself wearing tin foil everywhere you go.