Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 26: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and Stay-at-home Mothers' Day. Coincidence?

We don't believe in coincidences. So were skeptical until we verified that the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is a designated United Nations microminiholidayette and that the linked website confirms that the U.N. absolutely does not have stay-at-home moms in mind.

But Usual Suspect American Greetings does say that Wednesday will be Stay-at-home Moms Day. But these two micominiholidayettes are not different sides of the same coin.

The U.N. has a second observance set for June 26, as well: The theme for this year's United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is "Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs."

William Henry Cosby Jr., PhD, does not seem to have anything to do with it, but Thursday is Chocolate Pudding Day. And Wednesday will also be Beautician's Day. According to Wikipedia, Christmas did not become a federal holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870 (and then only for federal employees in the District of Columbia -- Christmas not become a holiday for all federal workers until 1968).

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