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Daily Holidays September 21

World Gratitude Day Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organisations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-gratitude-day/

Miniature Golf Day Get yourself down to the (tiny) putting green for Miniature Golf Day! A great day out for the family, and an excuse to sharpen up your putting skills all in one fun package. Watch out for the windmill turbines! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/miniature-golf-day/

International Day of Peace Peace means so much more than an absence of war. More ordinary conflicts arise from disputes with family, colleagues and neighbours and these disturb our sense of peace. Making peace with one person today, even if it is just with yourself, is a fitting way to mark the day. Light a candle, reflect, forgive and enjoy being tranquil. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-of-peace/

Red Panda Day With the decline in their habitat, International Red Panda Day hopes to encourage people to learn about these adorable creatures and help save the biome in which they live. These animals spend most of their lives in trees and even sleep aloft. When foraging, they mostly nocturnal but also forage in the gloaming hours of dusk and dawn. Red pandas roam the Eastern Himalayas. These rust-colored creatures are experiencing a loss of nesting trees and bamboo, leading to a decline in the population. With less than 10,000 in the wild efforts are doubled every year to help these little fireboxes! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-red-panda-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september21.html

National money and local action may be crucial in Missouri's hot U.S. Senate contest

Democrat Jason Kander’s new TV ad, which shows him assembling an assault weapon blindfolded, already has been hailed by the Washington Post as the best campaign ad so far this year.

That’s just the latest evidence of the national attention – and money – that’s been pouring into Missouri for months to aid or attack Kander or the man he hopes to defeat in November, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-money-and-local-action-may-be-crucial-missouris-hot-us-senate-contest

Daily Holidays September 20

National Punch Day The word punch means five, originating from the Hindustani word panch. Punch Day sadly isn’t an excuse to drink five glasses of punch; rather, it celebrates the traditional punch base recipe of five key ingredients, which most punches still use – alcohol (usually spirits), lemon (or other fruits), sugar, water, and tea (or other spices, e.g. cinnamon). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/punch-day/

Get Ready Day Being prepared to deal with an emergency is important for anyone and this is what Get Ready Day is all about. It is staged each year as a way of encouraging individuals, families, and communities to consider what is required in the event of natural disasters, pandemic illnesses, infectious diseases, and other crisis events. The day was first established in the mid 2000’s by the Public Health Association and the Get Ready website has a wealth of information to help those that are interested. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-ready-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september20.html

Daily Holidays September 19

National Butterscotch Pudding Day eople who have a sweet tooth are sure to love Butterscotch Pudding Day, which is held each year on September 19th. This special day is the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious butterscotch pudding. This dessert is extremely easy to make and uses brown sugar, butter, sugar and treacle. The ingredients are boiled together and then cooled until they set. The final constancy of butterscotch pudding should be light and creamy and budding chefs can have fun adding ingredients such as cream, milk and vanilla extract. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/butterscotch-pudding-day/

Talk Like A Pirate Day Yar harrr! Ahoy there ye lily livered blaggards! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day, and that means it’s time for pillaging and imbibing of rum! Pirates have been all the rage in recent years, and out of that rage came an insane and completely piratical idea. There should be a day dedicated to keeping the piratical language alive, and more importantly the piratical tradition. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-a-pirate-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september19.html

Daily Holidays September 18

National Cheeseburger Day Cheeseburger day is celebrated annually on the 18th September. This celebration of one of the most iconic and delicious foods of the USA, has been taking place every year since the early part of the Roaring 20s era. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheeseburger-day/

Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day Do you want to say it with a verse, a cartoon or a joke? Then there’s bound to be a card to suit the occasion! Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day offers a chance to thank the unsung heroes who somehow find the right words to express our feelings. The first greeting cards are thought to have been sent in Germany back in the 15th century. Today, it’s estimated that around 170 billion cards are sent worldwide each year. The modest people who write all the poems and messages are usually anonymous, but now they have been given a special day to honour their talents. You could celebrate by signing up for a course in how to create your own greeting cards, or entering a contest on the theme. Alternatively, visit a museum featuring vintage cards, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-a-greeting-card-writer-day/

Wife Appreciation Day Wife Appreciation Day is an exciting event that gives husbands a chance to demonstrate just how much they love and appreciate their wife. It has been listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events since it was first established, and has been hugely popular ever since. There are so many things that a supportive and loving wife does for her husband, and this is a chance for husbands to look back and remember all the big and little things that add up to so much. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/wife-appreciation-day/

National Respect Day Taking part each September, Respect Day has been created to encourage people to focus more on ways in which they can be respectful to others. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/respect-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september18.html

Daily Holidays September 17

Constitution Day Constitution Day falls on 17th September, the anniversary of the official signing of the US constitution in 1787. The document stood as the result of tireless work and compromise between the delegates of the Constitutional Convention – basically to bring about an agreement between the states which would allow a central government the power to enforce its decisions and allow the USA to stand as an international force, while maintaining a reasonable level of independence within the separate states. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/constitution-day/

Apple Dumpling Day With their origins as a humble peasant dish from the colder European climates of England, Bavaria and Austria, apple dumplings have crossed the Atlantic and spread their sweet smell to the New World. Over the centuries, they have become an internationally loved treat found in many grandmothers’ cookbooks and certainly worth of their own day of celebration. Originally, apple dumplings used to be boiled and steamed, and the word itself comes from German dampf, meaning steam. Nowadays, this aromatic dish is typically baked and stuffed with spiced and sweetened Granny Smith apples, previously cored and peeled. The crucial spice is cinnamon, though nutmeg and lemon zest are popular as well. People across Europe and Northern America bake the dumplings for dessert all the time during the apple harvest season, but they also enjoy them year round using dried apples if necessary. Revisit the smells of your childhood and celebrate the Apple Dumpling Day by serving this rustic treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drenched in decadent caramel sauce. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/apple-dumpling-day/

Country Music Day Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-country-music-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september17.html

Daily Holidays September 16

National Guacamole Day It doesn’t have any particularly poetic origin, but Guacamole Day is a terrific excuse to indulge in the tastiest of dips. Not only is it a great addition to a savoury spread, it’s also good for you! “Guac” is made from avocados, which are nutrient dense and packed with healthy fats that help lower cholesterol, which all contributes to you having a good ol’ time for as long as possible. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/guacamole-day/

National Play-Doh Day Play-Doh Day is an opportunity for everyone, whether a child or simply young at heart, to celebrate this iconic modelling clay. Play-Doh was originally developed in the 1930’s, not as a toy but as a product for cleaning wallpaper! It was not until the 1950’s that it was marketed as a toy, in the trademark vibrant colours of red, blue, yellow and white. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-doh-day/

National Step Family Day Things have changed a lot in the past decades, where once marriage was a life-long institution and divorce practically unheard of, now more than half of all marriages end in divorce. This isn’t as bad a thing as it sounds, as many of those ‘lifelong marriages’ were held together in spite of internal abuse, general unhappiness, and worse due to societal pressures. Regardless of your opinion on divorce and marriage, something good has come from this new paradigm, and that’s the stepfamily. Stepfamily Day recognizes all those who live in blended families. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stepfamily-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september16.html

$1 Million Of Frugal Librarian's Bequest To N.H. School Goes To Football Scoreboard

News that late librarian Robert Morin left the University of New Hampshire $4 million has been hailed as a symbol of Morin's dedication and generosity. But the school's decision to spend $1 million of that money on a new video scoreboard for the football stadium is being criticized.

"A life lived in frugality, spent frivolously" on a million-dollar scoreboard, one commenter wrote on a local newspaper site, calling the decision "an assault" on Morin's life. Other say it's simply a shame that more of the money didn't go to the university's Dimond Library, where Morin spent much of his life.

On the library's web site, a message next to a button reading "Make a Gift" explains that the library "depends on gifts to improve our collections, facilities, services, and programs for students, faculty, staff, and New Hampshire residents."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/15/494134464/-1-million-of-frugal-librarians-bequest-to-n-h-school-goes-to-football-scoreboar

Daily Holidays September 15

International Dot Day International Dot Day is staged to encourage people of all ages to harness their creativity. The inspiration behind the event is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It relates the tale of a teacher who challenges one of his female pupils to take courage in her abilities and from a dot on a page the youngster goes on to make her mark. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-dot-day/

Make A Hat Day You know you’ve always wanted to let your inner milliner shine and what better way to do so than celebrating Make a Hat Day? This is the day when anyone and everyone can express their creativity and artistic skills through the creation of some fantastic head wear to delight and amaze. Whether you style a hat for your own use, or make one to give to a friend or sell for charity, Make a Hat Day gives you the reason you need to make something wonderful. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-a-hat-day/

Greenpeace Day On 15th September we celebrate Greenpeace Day, so this is the time to release your inner activist and get passionate about the environment. The now internationally renowned campaign organisation for ecological issues was originally founded by a group of 17 activists in Vancouver protesting against off shore nuclear testing in Alaska on this date in 1971. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/greenpeace-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/september15.html

Veto session: Missouri House acts to put in place a photo ID mandate for voters

The Missouri House has voted 115-41 to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that puts in place a photo ID mandate for voters who go to the polls.

The state Senate is expected to make its override attempt shortly.

The bill – which is estimated to cost the state $17 million a year – would go into place only if Missouri voters in November approve a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the state to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls. The state Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that the state constitution currently bars such a mandate.

The annual cost pertains to state help for people who do not have the documents, such as a birth certificate or marriage license, required to verify their identity so that they can obtain a government-issued ID.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veto-session-missouri-house-acts-put-place-photo-id-mandate-voters#stream/0
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