June 1st Flip A Coin Day

I think we have all done it once or twice, flipping a coin and letting it make a choice for us. Believe me, a coin doesn’t mean the choice is right. Just ask Julius Caesar, perhaps the first coin tosser, at least on record, to let the flip of a coin choose for him what to do next. Lets hope he did not flip a coin to choose whether to go to work the day he was stabbed to death or not! They flip a coin to see who gets the ball first in a football game and sometimes it makes a difference, but sometimes it doesn’t. In other words, it will probably make the right choice 50% of the time. So give it a try, maybe it will work and maybe it won’t. Its all bout your luck, which is another story entirely.

How to celebrate – Flip a coin to make your choices. Gert a two sides coin so you know what will come up heads. If you aren’t sure of the answer you can always flip it again, best 2 out of three!

May 23rd Lucky Penny Day

Find a penny on heads and it’s considered good luck. What if you found 2,000 pennies on tails? Wouldn’t that be lucky as well? Well maybe, but if you try to put 2,000 pennies in your pocket that might not work out to well. If you find a copper penny made during World War Two you’ll not only be lucky but you’ll also be rich! Just keep in mind that if you are looking for your lucky penny on the ground, look up every once in a while or you might finds yourself walking into a wall!

How to celebrate – Look for a lucky penny. If you find a penny on tails, turn it over but don’t take it, it will be lucky for the next person. Start a penny collection.

May 23rd Lucky Penny Day

Some people say finding any money on the ground is lucky. Well it may be but to find a penny, on heads, traditionally means you’ll have good luck for the rest of the day. Of course, you need to make sure you don’t spend it for it turns out to be the same as finding a penny on tails, which, of course, is bad luck. Now it does give pause to wonder if you find a 1942 copper penny on either heads or tails would that not be considered good luck? Since pennies during World War 2 were made of steel since they needed the copper to make bullets, a copper penny during the war years is worth a considerable chunk of change!

How to celebrate – Keep your head down and look for coins on the ground. Start a coin collection. Become a Penny Pincher.

May 13th Leprechaun Day

“The luck of the Irish” is probably best represented by Leprechauns. The legendary character that carries a pot of gold around with them. Catch them and you get the gold. Of course no one ever has caught a Leprechaun. They are so tiny they are often over looked and naturally they are hiding from us but they love to taunt and they have to make themselves visible when they play. Well even if you can’t catch them its fun to try… unless you become obsessed with them.

How to celebrate – Visit Ireland. Look for Leprechauns. Go green.

October 27th Black Cat Day

Talk about being born bad. Most of the world considers the black cat as an omen of bad luck and with Halloween coming on, if you are a black cat you’d better be careful! Not all places believe black cats are unlucky, Great Britain, Egypt and Japan consider the black cat a sign of good luck. I wonder if cats even know what color they are? And if so, do they even care? A cat is a cat no matter what color they are. Any luck they bring, good or bad, is not because of the cat. Don’t abuse animals. They don’t care what color you are so why should you be worried about what color they are.

How to celebrate – Adopt a black cat. (They are the least likely to get adopted). Defy superstitions today! Have a Happy Halloween.

September 13th Friday the 13th

Well, if you are superstitious today is a great day to stay in bed. Unless, of course, something bad happens while you are lying in bed. There are all sorts of warnings on Friday the thirteenth, but it actually has more to do with the number thirteen than a Friday. Ah, and this isn’t even Friday!

If you happen to be in a Jason movie then I suppose it is a bad Friday the 13th. However that said, any day you meet up with a character like Jason it’s likely to be a bad day. Besides Jason, you might want to avoid a building with a 13th floor, which most do not have even if they are taller than 13 floors. Ships will not sail if they have 13 crew members, including the Captain. It’s not a good idea to walk under a ladder today either. Naturally, it’s never a good idea to walk under a ladder anyway.

If, however, you come from the Mayan culture 13 is considered a lucky number. It was honored in their society so a Friday the 13th was the best day ever! But, I am not sure they knew what a Friday was… they probably had a different name for it.

In reality, Friday the 13th is just another day. We normally make our own bad luck if we suffer a bad luck day. The problem is that if you are looking for trouble, you will find it when you normally might walk right by it without even noticing it.

How to celebrate – If you are so inclined, stay in bed today. Have a nice day. Make up your own superstition.

June 1st Flip A Coin Day

June 1st – Flip A Coin Day

Can’t decide what to do today? Flip a Coin to help you choose. This action of helping one choose the right course to take seems to date back to Julius Caesar’s day when he couldn’t decide what course to take. In his day the correct answer was always ‘heads’ which even seems to remain the most popular pick today. I wouldn’t count on life changing events to the flip of a coin but if you are trying to decide what movie to go to or which ice cream flavor to pick it might be okay. Just make sure you don’t really care which answer comes up, because you got a 50/50 chance either way.

How to celebrate – Flip a coin to figure out your next choice. (So long as it’s not really important.) Find a two headed coin and always call heads. See if you can discover what Julius Caesar was flipping a coin over.

May 13th Leprechaun Day

No, it’s not Saint Patrick’s Day, it is Irish, but it’s that legendary guardian of that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the Leprechaun’s day. Now there is no proof that Leprechaun’s ever really existed, though their are many, many people who have claimed to see them. (Normally after drink) The Leprechaun represents the prankster in all of us, the hope that we can find our reward somewhere and the luck of the Irish. The leprechaun is in the same category as the unicorn, the boogie man and big foot. We sort of hope they are real but down deep, we know they aren’t. Doesn’t mean that we can’t still pretend like they are real and they probably do come from some story containing truth, just like Santa.

How to celebrate – Look for your pot of gold. Visit Ireland. Wear green.

October 13th International Skeptics Day

Everyone is a skeptic, or at least the sane ones are. Often it drives us insane to try and be sane. Do you believe in UFO’s? Well a skeptic would generally say no, but if you have seen one you probably are not skeptic anymore. Do you believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day? Well, International Skeptic Day is always the first Friday the 13th in the year. So if you are skeptical about it being unlucky, this is really your day!

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A skeptic normally has to have something proven to them before they become a believer. In most cases, I think this is pretty good, to believe in something just because some one tells you you should believe in it means you will probably believe in anything, which I think is not so good.

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Let’s all remember when people thought the world was flat. There were a few skeptics but most went along with that. Well in that case the skeptics were right cause it’s round. (Actually oval shaped but who’s counting?) Or those who said man would never fly? Well, maybe not man himself but the machines that man makes certainly do.

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Or did a dog ever actually eat your homework? May have but most teachers aren’t going to believe that because 9 out of 10 times it’s proven to be a lie. Chicken Little believed the sky was falling, it wasn’t… or is it? Stuff from the sky certainly does fall. So I guess in the end, it’s what you believe and what you don’t believe until it’s proven either way.

How to celebrate – List everything you are skeptical about and then see if you can prove them either way. Sometimes you have to believe the unbelievable. Move to Iowa.

May 23rd National Lucky Penny Day

They say any day you find money laying on the ground is a lucky day. I suppose it is, however, to be truly lucky you need to find a penny, face up and by tradition, you must not ever spend it.

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Of course it is probably a myth like all the other things that are supposed to bring you luck, like a rabbit’s foot or a four leaf clover. It wasn’t particularly lucky for the rabbit and the clover won’t last to long once you’ve picked it.

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But penny won’t buy you too much either so you might as well save it. If you find the right penny it could be worth a small fortune too. Pennies that are double stamped or have something unusual about them can be worth a lot of money. That would make you very, very lucky.

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But then, those coins are usually only worth a lot if they have never been touched. (circulated) Naturally if you found it on the ground, dropped by someone else it has been touched twice. Once by them and once by you, at least. So that makes you unlucky since it’s not worth as much as it could have been.

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Or maybe it will be a Canadian penny on tails and even bring you bad luck. (I have no idea whether that is true or not.) So my suggestion is just put the penny in your pocket and consider yourself a little richer than you were before you found it.

How to celebrate – Walk around with your head down to see if you can find a lucky penny. Take care not to walk into something though, that wouldn’t be too lucky. Just rely on yourself for all the luck you need and don’t worry about finding a penny.