Selichot (Hebrew: סליחות) means ‘sorry/forgiveness prayers’. Selichot are recited from the Sunday before the Jewish New Year until the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Selichot are aimed for both the individual and communities to atone their sins between man and God. They are intended for Jews to reflect on their actions of the past year and to refrain from committing the same sins in the next New Year.
September 12, 2020 Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day in the United States
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is observed in the United States on the first Saturday after Labor Day. It is a day when people are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the federal lands and features various programs and activities.
September 12, 2020 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholics to savor and enjoy. The weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate milkshakes, hasn’t cooled off one iota. The first milkshake was made in 1885. They were originally sold in bars and saloons. The original milkshake was made of whiskey, eggs, and cream.
Video Games Day celebrates popular video games that stormed onto the market and changed the way your kids play games. From Atari to Nintendo to Xbox, video games provide all too many hours of playing time on your television set.
Defy Superstition Day is celebrated on September 13th of each year. Superstition is a pejorative term for belief in supernatural causality: that one event leads to the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events, such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, etc., that contradicts natural science.
What a great time you can have on this day. Imagine all the problems, errors, and mistakes you could heap on someone else today. On this day you don’t have to take responsibility, or the blame, for any faux pas on your part. On the downside, this day comes as a double-edged sword. While you are busy putting the blame elsewhere, someone might just be putting the blame on you!
Positive Thinking Day is today. Today is all about attitude…. a positive attitude. It’s a lot like the ant when faced with moving a rubber tree plant thought “I think I can”. With that in mind, I just know that everything will go fine from this day forward.
National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn’t keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are “legumes”, like peas, beans, and lentils.
Uncle Sam Day celebrates a symbol of America. Uncle Sam is certainly one of America’s most recognized symbols. Uncle Sam appears on everything from military posters to cartoon images to advertising media. He is perhaps, the most recognizable symbol in the world.
September 14, 2020 National Cream Filled Donut Day
National Cream-Filled Donut Day is a sugary, sweet day. Dontcha just love special days like today!? Sure, you were watching your weight. Then, along comes a special day that is just packed with calorie and carbs. And, that special day encourages you to eat one of your favorite breakfast treats…. cream-filled donuts.
The objective of this special day, is for wives without children to receive appreciation from their husbands. Mother’s Day is for wives with children. So, today is an opportunity for husbands in a childless marriage, to recognize the value of their wife. Let her know how important she is to you, and how much she is appreciated. It is a day that she truly deserves.
Make a Hat Day is is a day for fun. Design, make, and wear your a hat for yourself today. Put your personality into it. Or, make a hat from a character you would like to imitate for a day. This day is very popular with preschool, kindergarten, and grade school teachers and students. Early in the new school year, teachers look for fun and interesting projects to break up the classroom routine, or for art projects. Kids, who love arts projects by nature, can use their creativity in making a hat that fits them!
Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat. Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a common material for men’s hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, the guys went to the coat closet and dusted off their felt hats , and began to wear them once more.
Working Parents Day gives recognition to moms and dads who work hard to provide for their children. Every day dad, and often mom, go off to work. They work hard to earn money to make ends meet. They work hard to be able to afford the extras that kids want and need. This includes things like school trips, funding the proms, athletics, music, dance classes, clubs, and much, much more.