Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Holidays for August 6th 2013

Fresh Breath Day

Got a breath mint? August 6th is Fresh Breath Day, a prime occasion for promoting oral hygiene and preventing halitosis (bad breath). What causes bad breath, or halitosis? Most doctors and health experts agree that stinky break may result from poor dental hygiene (failure to brush teeth and floss), periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, sinus infections, acid reflux disease, indigestion, a diet of spicy foods and a host of health problems. In most cases, fresh breath may be restored with proper dental hygiene and perhaps additional medical treatment. Pass the breath spray, would you? It's August 6th - Fresh Breath Day.  

Gossip Day

Pssst! Have you heard the latest gossip? Today is August 6th - Gossip Day. The actual origins of this holiday may only be traced through word of mouth. However, August 6th has become a scandalous occasion for libelous lips, blabbermouths, rumormongers, tattletales, nosy neighbors and other big-mouthed sorts. The most prudent among us are likely to keep the shades drawn and lips sealed on August 6th. Better be on the lookout for a rash of rumors. It's Gossip Day.  

Midsummer Day

August 6th marks the midpoint of the summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Midsummer Day is a most appropriate occasion for hosting or attending a barbecue, picnic or other outdoor gathering. At half-past summer, have you considered what plans you still hope to accomplish during the warmer months? What getaways, family vacations or honey-do projects do you want to address, while summer remains? Happy Midsummer Day on August 6th.  

National Root Beer Float Day

Hot summer days may be spent floating in a pool or on a lake, but a root beer float can be the best summer treat of all. August 6th is Root Beer Float Day. Some folks call these refreshing sodas Black Cows. Either way, what could be better on a warm August afternoon? How do you make a delicious root beer float? Of course, the best root beer float starts with vanilla ice cream. Fill up a tall frosty mug with generous scoops. Then pour your favorite root beer over the ice cream, and watch it turn into a fabulous frothy summer treat. Grab a sturdy straw or two, and enjoy!  

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Find those flip-flops. Strap on a pair of sandals. August 6th is Wiggle Your Toes Day. Why not kick off those shoes altogether and dance around barefoot in the sand or the soft grass to celebrate this podiatric and perhaps pedantic occasion? Don't be a heel on August 6th. Get in step with some soul music, or tap your toes to something with a kicky beat on Wiggle Your Toes Day. For those whose toes may have been locked up in closed-toed shoes all summer, perhaps a pedicure is in order on August 6th. Many beauty salons and spas actually offer discounts for pedicures on Wiggle Your Toes Day.  

Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day commemorates 6 August 1945, the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The bombings effectively ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price - the two cities were destroyed and casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries and illness. Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations. Every August 6, "A-Bomb Day", the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace. The ceremony is held in front of the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Participants include the families of the deceased and people from all over the world.  

National Night Out

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August. Texas has the option to use the alternate date of the first Tuesday in October to avoid hot weather. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies, and police departments. These events can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full blown festivals like the one on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The Ogden Block Watch in Columbus organizes one of the largest of these type of Night Out festivals which include live music, food, and entertainment.