Holidays & Days of Note for August 30, 2014
* International Day of the Disappeared.
* National Toasted Marshmallow Day (U.S.)
* Frankenstein Day (???) So named in honor of the birthday of Mary Shelley, 1797
* It was on this day in 1146 that a conference of European leaders outlawed the crossbow, thinking to end war for all time. Nice try.
Holidays & Days of Note for August 29, 2014
* International Day against Nuclear Tests (international)
* More Herbs, Less Salt Day (U.S.)
* First day of the month of Thoth and the New Year (Ancient Egypt)
* Chop Suey invented in America in 1896.
* 70 years later, in the same city, the Beatles give their last public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the two events however are not otherwise related.
Holidays & Days of note for August 25, 2014
* Liberation Day (Paris) WW II over for France.
* Opiconsivia (Ancient Rome) Another festival held in honor of Ops, Opis or Opus, fertility goddess of Sabine and by Saturn the mother of Ceres.
Holidays & Days of Note for August 24th, 2014
* Knife Day (U.S.) I have no idea why.
* It was 1935 years ago that Mt. Vesuvius erupted destroying Pompeii, Staviae & Herculaneum. See what happens when you skimp on your Vulcanalia observances? However, for the record, it should be noted that some say it really happened around the end of October.
Holidays & Days of Note for August 23, 2014
* International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (International)
* Vulcanalia (Ancient Rome) on this day in the old Roman Empire small fish were tossed into large fires to appease Vulcan and ask him to restrain wild fires and volcanoes.
* Ride the Wind Day (Air Benders?) this is one of those “holidays” that everyone lists, but no one claims, celebrates, or can give any information about its origin or point. I say blow it off.
Charlie Brown’s sister Sally is born on this day in 1959.
Holidays & Days of Note for August 19, 2014
* National Aviation Day (U.S.) Hence the spinny thing on Tumblr
* Vinalia Rustica (Ancient Rome) Festival held for the wine harvest or one of them anyway, the other big one being in April, the deities in honored during this being Jupiter and Venus, interestingly enough Venus Libitina, the Venus of death, corpses and funerals, Yep… there was a Goth Venus and she had a wine festival once a year.
* National Navajo Code Talkers Day (U.S.) Day to honor the code talkers of World War II who supplied the one unbreakable code of the war, the Navajo language.
* National Creamsicle Day (U.S.)
Holidays and Days of Note for August 13, 2014
* Hecate’s Day. (Ancient Rome) As well as Vertumnalia a festival held in honor of Diana and Vertumnus god of the season and change, also Festival of Aventine Diana for just Diana alone and Hercules Victori. Pretty much everyone in Rome had a festival to go to on this day.
* International Lefthanders Day. In honor of the day I’m typing this left-handed. At least for the A’s T’s E’s.
Holidays & Days of note for August 12, 2014
* Festival of The Lights of Isis (Ancient Egypt)
* Queen’s Birthday and Mother’s Day (Thailand)
* International Youth Day (United Nations)
* Awa Dance Festival (Tokushima, Japan)
* Feast of the Prophet and his Bride (Thelema)
* Middle Child’s Day (U.S.)
* Sea Org Day (Scientology) Special events day for all Sea Organization members, with rank and rating promotion ceremonies.