October 5th Do Something Nice Day

Today implies that you do something nice for someone else, human or animal. But it falls short of actually saying that so it could also mean doing something nice for yourself. Treat yourself to a nice meal or a pair of shoes you’ve been looking at. Go someplace you’ve been wanting to go but haven’t gotten around to yet. May even include someone with you as you treat yourself to something nice making it something nice for them too. You’ll feel better for it, whether it’s for yourself or someone else.

How to celebrate – Make a list of something nice you can do for someone else.. Make a list of something nice you can do for yourself. Make today a very special day.

October 4th Taco Day

It seems nearly every country of the world has it’s own version of the taco. It can be filled with hamburger, chicken, fish, shrimp or even just vegetables. Some make them spicy, some mild but all seem to be flavorful and fun to eat. The actual taco however is the tortilla shell made, either soft or by baking it to a golden brown crisp. It does appear to be Hispanic in origin though it could actually have been an older recipe from nearly anywhere.

How to celebrate – Have a taco today. Visit Mexico. Try different flavorings inside your taco shell.

October 3rd Astronomy Day

Today we celebrate all that surrounds us in space. The galaxy, the stars, the planets and generally anything dealing with space. Astronomy, of course, is the study of all things concerning space but also things that are no longer in existence, since many of the stars we see have already burned out since the image was made present. It can take up to thousands of years to see that light from deep space. The science is sometimes referred to “Seeing the past”. This day was created by Doug Berger in 1973 to honor those who study space and all that goes along with it.

How to celebrate – Break out your telescope! Study the stars. Join an astronomy club.

October 2nd World Farm Animals Day

I grew up on a farm and we had nearly every kind of animal you could think of that thrives on farms, and even some that don’t. Even bulls can become a pet along with the farm dog, the dozens of cats and the typical cow, sheep or horse. Chickens are always a favorite, though they are not all that bright, in some places of the world the buffalo and llama, pheasants and pigs, and even fish are raised on farms, Today was created in Mahatma Ghandi’s memory in 1985 along with the “Farm Animals Rights Movement.”

How to celebrate – See how many animals you can think of are raised on farms. Treat all animals with respect. Give your pet a little extra love today.

October 1st International Frugal Fun Day

Though most things we do to entertain ourselves and our families costs a lot, try being a family of four going to a theme park, not everything has to break the bank. You can still go to free parks, take a walk along the beach, count stars, read a library book, there are still things that you can do frugally. That is according to Shel Horowitz, the author of “The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook”.

How to celebrate – You could buy Shel Horowitz book but then you would have to spend money to get it. Write up your own money saving forms of entertainment. Find all the free things to visit near where you live.

September 30th National Mud Pack Day

So my theory is, someone was watch cattle or pigs cover themselves in mud and said to themselves, “Hey, this looks like a great way to care for your skin because you hardly ever see a cow or pig with a pimple!” It is true that mud has some healing properties and if can keep you cool until it starts to dry but you really need to make sure you are using clean mud (If there is such a thing) since bugs like to climb in mud too. And if you want clean mud, you have to pay a lot for it! Just make sure you don;t get mud in your eye.

How to celebrate – Find some mud and dive in! Make your own clean mud. Do some mud wrestling!

September 29th Confucius Day

Much has been attributed to Confucius, his wisdom and humor, although we have to take others word for it that he ever really lived. They did make statues of him and quote him a lot so I am guessing he was alive at some point. He was born on October 18th in 551 BC, he was an ancient philosopher, a teacher, a scholar and a politician. I am curious in the day of the Warlord what kind of politician he could have been but they say he was, so I guess he was. Oh, and we have no idea why September 29th is Confucius Day so there’s another mystery for ya!

How to celebrate – Read about Confucius. Learn Confucius sayings. Visit China.

September 28th Ask A Stupid Question Day

Today was created by Teachers sometime in the 1980’s. Can you ask a stupid question? Well, I suppose that contrary to popular opinion there are a few stupid questions one could ask. Like, Is it raining if you are standing out in a rain storm. Or maybe is it day time when the sun is clearly out. But generally speaking, most questions are valid even if the answer is obvious. If the question is truly asked in the idea that one wants to be educated then no question is stupid and that was the point the teachers were trying to make. So go ahead and ask your question, if you truly want to know the answer no question is too stupid to ask.

How to celebrate – Figure out a question you want to get answered daily. Ask the right questions of the right people. Asking a question you already know the answer to is probably more stupid than asking the most foolish question you don’t know the answer to.

September 27th Crush A Can Day

There are numerous reasons to crush cans, some are better than others but you have to decide which is best for you. It can make you feel like you have power that you really don’t, that you are being good steward of the land which you really aren’t or like you are just taking that can and putting it in a logic sequence of returning it to usefulness. What ever reason you choose is fine because yes, that can will probably be crushed and reused at some point. Which kinda makes yo wonder if elements of that can you are stacking in your house for suture use might have been created first hundreds of years ago.

How to celebrate – Crush any empty can you find. (Full ones might be a bit messy) Find new uses for cans beside just recycling them. Remember the Canned Heat.

September 26th Johnny Appleseed Day

There are a few things about Johnny Appleseed we know to be true. His real name was John Chapman, he did plant apple trees all over the mid-eastern and mid-western states and that he was born September 25th, 1774. What is not known is exactly when he died, it is believed that it was sometime in 1845 and no one really knows his real reason for planting those apple trees. Some say it was a scheme to take land from farmers, some say he was trying to help farmers. It doesn’t really matter now. Enjoy Johnny Appleseed for your own reasons.

How to celebrate – Learn more about Johnny Appleseed. Have an apple. Learn about all the types of apples grown today.