A Day in Honor of Your Cause...by A. Montalbano on 04/17/16
When did we decide that every day should be a day in honor of, you name it, just about everything? Every year on any particular day, there is a day of honor. No longer do we have to wait for the designated National Holiday to celebrate.
May 8th is Mother's Day, honoring our mothers and the influence of motherhood in society, and created in 1908 but officially observed in 1914. May 30th is Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, in honor of those fallen armed-service men and women and originated in 1868 after the civil war. And just recently, Equal-Pay Day makes history on April 12th honoring the women's equality movement.
Congress established 11 permanent federal holidays: New Year's Day, George Washington's Birthday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, MLK Day, Veterans Day, and Inauguration Day.
But what about those days in between the official holidays that start a craze? There is National Pi Day, and National Pie Day, National Writing Day, and National Riding Day. Inter-National Day of Happiness is celebrated March 20th and would you believe, Angry Birds are leading the charge?
It has become as easy as 1,2,3 to promote a business, a cause, or even a feeling by registering a national day of recognition. Who can do it? Anyone passionate to lead, defend, and ready to navigate from origin to promotion.