Every week for the past while, I've been posting a list of upcoming birthdays for the local Furry group. Each post also has a list of up-coming holidays and events. The birfdays part hasn't changed in a while; the holidays and observances part has changed and expanded quite a bit since I started, but its purpose has always been to give local furries a heads-up on what to look out for that week. I thought I'd show you all an example of these posts. Here's this week's entry, (leaving out the birthdays of course because you probably don't know them.)
On the Holidays and Observances Desk, today, (Sunday, May 15th), is International Day of Families, (which is what it sounds like.) Today is also International Conscientious Objectors Day; the traditional date of the International Conscientious Objector's Meeting. And on this day in 1928, Mickey Mouse's first cartoon, "Plane Crazy," had its debut.
Tomorrow, (Monday, May 16th), will be Scratch Day; a day to promote Scratch, the game programming language. It will also be Middlesex Day in Middlesex, UK. And on this day in 1866, Charles Elmer Hires invented root beer.
Tuesday, (May 17th), will be Buddha Day, (aka Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti); the day Buddha was born, the day he died and the day he achieved Total Enlightenment. Tuesday will also be International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which is what it sounds like. (http://www.homophobiaday.org/) Tuesday will be World Information Society Day, (formerly World Telecommunication Day), which is what it sounds like. And on this day in 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of psychiatric diseases. And canidae please note that Tuesday will be the full moon. This will be the Full Flower Moon for the flowers that bloom at this time of year; also called the Milk Moon or the Corn Planting Moon.
Wednesday, (May 18th), will be National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; a day to encourage candidate vaccines and the research and development of better ones. It will also be International Museum Day. And Wednesday will be World Hepatitis Day, (which is what it sounds like.)
Friday, (May 20th), will be World Metrology Day; a day in support of world-wide standards of measurement. And Friday will be Draw Muhammad Day; a day to make gestures of disrespect at Islam.
Saturday, (May 21st), will be World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, (aka Diversity Day), which is what its name says. And as we've all heard, Saturday will be The Rapture according to eBible Fellowship; God will lift his Faithful up to heaven, while the Faithful Dead will be transformed into eternal, living beings and lifted up, too; the rest of us will suffer 155 days of chaos and confusion, then burn in hell forever starting in October. And Saturday will also be Armed Forces Day in the USA.
Bizarre American Holidays: today is National Chocolate Chip Day; Monday will be Wear Purple For Peace Day; Tuesday will be Pack Rat Day; Wednesday will be Visit Your Relatives Day; Thursday will be Frog Jumping Jubilee Day; Friday will be Eliza Doolittle Day; and Saturday will be National Memo Day and National Waitresses and Waiters Day in the USA.
And heads-up for next Sunday, which will see the Jewish festival Lag B'Omer begin at sunset. Next Sunday will also be International Day for Biological Diversity. And next Monday, May 23rd will see the Baha'i observance of the Declaration of the Bab begin at sunset. It will also be the Sikh observance of the Guru Amar Das's Birfday and World Turtle Day. And don't forget. Monday 23rd will be Victoria Day holiday; a day off for some, not to mention the day of the Annual TorFur Island Picnic. (Let Deucecat know if you'll be coming.)
And as usual, if you want to be included in the UBL, or if you want to be removed or to have your entry changed, just email me and I'll fix it for you right away. (Please note that the UBL is not linked to the TorFur list so you have to notify me separately.) And just so you know, after nearly getting Wookiee mad at me, I don't add people to the UBL unless they ask to be added, changed or removed themselves; please don't ask for somebody else.