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Calendar day; December 3, 2013

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Day of People with Disability
December 3, 2013 in the World

The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2013. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.

1981 was proclaimed as the International Year of Disabled Persons by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the year was “full participation and equality”. After this, they proclaimed 1983 until 1992 as the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons. Nowadays International Day of People with Disability seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime. “Disability” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had an impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm.

Where is Day of People with Disability ?
Worldwide

United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013 in the World

United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place on December 03, 2013. International Day of People with Disability is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons”. Each year the day focuses on a different issue.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1607

Where is United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
Worldwide

Roof over Your Head Day
December 3, 2013 in the USA

Many of us take for granted the fact that we have shelter readily available, and that we can choose to spend time indoors under a solid roof to avoid wet or unpleasant weather. Roof Over Your Head Day draws attention to those who are not so fortunate, and reminds us to be appreciative of the little luxuries we enjoy.

There are many homeless people right here in our country. Some people live in a cardboard box on the street…… literally. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to kees them comfortable and safe.

Spend a few minutes appreciating your roof and home today, along with the many thins you have. And, also make a contribution to a homeless shelter, so others can come in out of the rain.

Where is National Roof over Your Head Day?
Nationwide USA

Advocate’s Day
December 3, 2013 in India

Advocate’s Day is observed on December 03, 2013. Advocate’s day is celebrated in India by the lawyer community to mark the birth anniversary of Rajendra Prasad, First President and a very eminent lawyer.

Where is Advocate’s Day?
Nationwide India

Historical Events:

1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia

1621 – Galileo invents telescope

1854 – Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.

1868 – 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

1910 – Neon lights 1st publically seen (Paris Auto Show)

1922 – 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC

1931 – Alka Seltzer goes on sale

1944 – Britain’s Home Guard (‘Dad’s Army’) is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.

1948 – 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in

1953 – Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Rep party

1967 – 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)

1984 – 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India

1989 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George Bush, snr, declare the Cold War over.

Calendar day; 25 November, 2013

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Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2013 in the World

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on November 25, 2013. Women’s activists have marked this day as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as this special day. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated annually.

The date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. That’s why the UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day.

Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. The UN General Assembly defines the term as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm of suffering to women including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women:
http://saynotoviolence.org/join-say-no/international-day-elimination-violence-against-women-human-rights-perspective

Where is Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women?
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St. Catherine’s Day
November 25, 2013 in Estonia

St. Catherine’s Day is celebrated on November 25, 2013. It has retained its popularity throughout the centuries and is still widely celebrated in modern-day Estonia. It marks the arrival of winter and is one of the more important and popular autumn days in the Estonian folk calendar. It is a day of celebration for the women of the culture, though different meanings come from each culture itself of this day. The customs for the Estonian St. Catherine’s Day are generally associated with the kadrisants (kadri beggars) or kadris, which give the whole day a unique quality, although it is similar to the traditions practised on St. Martin’s Day. Both require dressing up and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings.

Where is St. Catherine’s Day?
Nationwide Estonia

Evacuation Day in New York
November 25, 2013 in New York

Evacuation Day in New York takes place on November 25, 2013. Following the American Revolutionary War, Evacuation Day on November 25 marks the day in 1783 when the last vestige of British authority in the United States – its troops in New York – departed from Manhattan. After this British evacuation, General George Washington triumphantly led the Continental Army through the city. The last shot of the war was reported to be fired on this day, as a British gunner on one of the departing ships fired a cannon at jeering crowds gathered on the shore of Staten Island, at the mouth of New York Harbor (the shot fell well short of the shore).

Where is Evacuation Day in New York?
Nationwide New York

Parfait Day
November 25, 2013 in the USA

It’s National Parfait Day! Did you know that the word “parfait” means “perfect” in French? It’s no wonder that this dish makes a perfect snack, meal, or dessert!

Although parfaits were originally served on decorative plates, today they are typically layered in tall, thin glasses. There are also many variations on the original parfait recipe, which originated in France in the 19th century.

American parfaits are made by layering ice cream with granola, nuts, yogurt, fresh fruits, and whip cream. Whip up your own version to celebrate National Parfait Day!

Where is National Parfait Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.

1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US

1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published

1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents

1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1922 – Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut’s tomb

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”

1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts

1971 – “Dan Cooper” jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington

1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England

1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s 1st popular election

Calendar day; 20 November, 2013

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Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2013 in the World

The Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20, 2013. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood and is celebrated annually.

November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. Universal Children’s Day is preceded by International Men’s Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children’s lives are recognized.

The legal definition of “child” generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. “Child” may also describe a relationship with a parent, such as sons and daughters of any age.

Universal Children’s Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

Where is Universal Children’s Day?
Worldwide

Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2013 in the World

Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20, 2013. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on 20 November, and has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, marches, among others. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.

Where is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Worldwide

Black Awareness Day
November 20, 2013 in Brazil

Black Awareness Day takes place on November 20, 2013. The Day of Black Awareness (“Dia da Consciência Negra” in Portuguese) is celebrated annually in Brazil. It is a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of African descent. It takes place during the Week of Black Awareness. The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares (1655–1695), the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares. Members of the organization “Black Movement” organize educational and fun events involving mainly children of African descent. Their focus during these events is to dissolve the perception of Africans’ inferiority in society. Other “hot topics” in the black community during the Day of Black Awareness are the assimilation of African-Brazilian laborers with Caucasian-Brazilian and other laborers, ethnic identity, and black pride. Black Awareness Day has been celebrated since the 1960s and has only amplified its events in the last few years. Black Awareness Day used to be celebrated on 13th of May (the date of abolition of slavery in Brazil). However, Afro-Brazilians asked to change it to 20 of November to honor Zumbi’s death.

Where is Black Awareness Day?
Nationwide Brazil

Absurdity Day 2013
November 20, 2013 in the World

November 20 is National Absurdity Day, the one day a year you have an excuse to let loose your inner weirdo, make absolutely no sense, and act completely and ridiculously absurd. Why? Perhaps the unknown creator of this strange day was stressed out, bored with day-to-day life, or had just worn out his or her brain trying to make sense of everything all the time.

Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don’t sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don’t try to make sense with it.

How far you take your absurd antics is up to you. Unfortunately, tomorrow isn’t Erase Your Memory of Yesterday Day, so be careful with your absurdity.

Where is Absurdity Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.

1431 – 1st meeting of Order of Guilder Flies

1795 – Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday

1888 – William Bundy patents timecard clock

1917 – Ukrainian Republic declared

1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

1938 – 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1983 – 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After,” about nuclear war

1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1995 – Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

Calendar Day; October 2, 2013

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Gandhi Jayanti
October 2, 2013 in India

Gandhi Jayanti takes place on October 02, 2013. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that October 2 will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2, every year and is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January). The selling of alcohol is banned on all three days which are designated as Dry Days.

Where is Gandhi Jayanti?
Nationwide India

Day of Non-Violence
October 2, 2013 in the World

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 02, 2013. The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti. In 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Bombay.

The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India’s Congress Party until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea. On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”

Where is Day of Non-Violence?
Worldwide

Custodial Worker Day
October 2, 2013 in the USA

National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, hospital, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or “behind” the scene.

Take a minute on this day, to seek out custodial workers at your facility. Give them a big “TY” for all that they do to keep the facility sparkling and running like a top.

Where is National Custodial Worker Day?
Nationwide USA

Name Your Car Day
October 2, 2013 in the World

Name Your Car Day is celebrated on October 02, 2013. Does your car have a name? It deserves a name, because you spend so much of your life in the car. Name Your Car Day is your chance to give a name to your loving vehicle. Cars are often considered female, but it belongs to you whether you will take a female or male name.

Where is Name Your Car Day?
Worldwide

Calendar day; August 29th, 2013

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More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 29, 2013 in the World

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is often easier said than done – it takes thought, time and effort to prepare fresh and nutritious food, when less healthy options are often much easier and more convenient!

More Herbs, Less Salt Day encourages you to take a simple step to re-align this balance, through the use of herbs in home-cooked dishes in place of salt. It doesn’t take much room or effort to grow a variety of fresh herbs, and a little rosemary, thyme, mint or other herbs can do just as much to enrich a dish as a heavy dose of salt.

Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There’s nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes.

Where is More Herbs, Less Salt Day?
Worldwide

Underwater Baker nuclear explosion of July 25, 1946

Day against Nuclear Tests
August 29, 2013 in the World

International Day against Nuclear Tests takes place on August 29, 2013. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35, which was adopted unanimously. The resolution in particular calls for increasing awareness “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world”.

The resolution was initiated by Kazakhstan together with several sponsors and cosponsors to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, 1991. Following the establishment of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, in May 2010 all state parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons committed themselves to “achieve the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons”.

Where is the event?
Worldwide

Official Website of the International Day against Nuclear Tests
http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/

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