Superstitious people beware! It’s Friday the 13th! Commonly thought of as the unluckiest day of the year, in 2023, there are two Friday the 13ths. The first unlucky day occurred in January, and the second is today. But what is the history behind how Friday the 13th became so unlucky? And how can you protect yourself from getting down on your luck today?
Tee up and get excited for October 4th – National Golf Lover’s Day! NGLD provides an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to reflect on the season they’ve had and enjoy one more game before the weather starts to turn. National Golf Lover’s Day is always celebrated on October 4th, but National Golf Day – a charity event held by the PGA has a date change each year.
If a cup of coffee is your reason for getting out of bed, you’ll be pleased to get up and at ‘em this morning! October 1 is International Coffee Day. Grab a cup of joe and read on to learn more about International Coffee Day and some fun facts about everyone’s favorite pick-me-up!
September 28th marks National Good Neighbor Day to celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor and highlights the value of a strong community. Started by the National Good Neighbor Day Movement, it is encouraged to celebrate this holiday by simply getting together with a neighbor or doing a good deed around your neighborhood.
Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday of September every year. In 2023, that is September 22nd. Native American Day is 24 hours dedicated to honoring those who have identify as a Native American. Since 1998, Native American day has been celebrated across the country to bring awareness about the different types of tribes and cultures of Native Americans. It is also a time to remember the genocides of indigenous peoples and how they have persisted despite the adversities they have faced.
International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is a holiday recognized by the United Nations annually on September 21st. World Peace Day is exactly as it sounds – a day dedicated to the absence of war and violence and promotes peace around the world. The International Day of Peace was first established in 1981 and celebrated for the first time in 1982 by nations, political groups, and people from all walks of life across the globe.
We honor many Americans’ favorite sandwich on September 18th. Although it sounds silly, National Cheeseburger Day is a real thing – a day dedicated to an American classic. It is said that National Cheeseburger Day can be traced back all the way to the 1920s when the cheeseburger was first invented.
September 16th is a fiesta-friendly holiday to celebrate Mexico’s declaration of Independence from Spain. People of Mexican heritage all over the world celebrate this momentous day with Mexican pride, colorful parades, mariachi concerts, and lots of delicious food.
The history of space exploration is a tale of human innovation and technological leaps. Yet, amid the triumphs and achievements, lies a less discussed aspect: the use of asbestos in spacecraft construction. Asbestos, celebrated for its insulation and heat-resistant properties, played a significant role in early space missions. However, this seemingly miraculous material brought with it a hidden danger for the health of astronauts.
Lights, camera…asbestos? While not the dreamiest, camera-ready topic, asbestos has found an unexpected place in pop culture. Beyond its industrial applications, asbestos and its associated health risks have woven themselves into various forms of media, from movies and TV shows to literature, art, and music. This unique blend of a hazardous substance and the creative world invites us to explore asbestos and its related diseases through a pop culture landscape.