In recognition of everyoneâ??s favourite pizza-loving Nintendo character, take part in celebrating Mario Day. First appearing in Donkey Kong in 1981, Mario soon became not only the mascot for computer giant Nintendo, but also a worldwide sensation. The hugely successful Super Mario Bros. series, featuring Mario and his brother Luigi, defined the 1980â??s and the 1990â??s and Mario himself still remains one of the most adored, world-renowned computer heroes of all time.
So, gather your like-minded, Nintendo-loving friends, don your Mario t-shirts, order in some pizza and get those Nintendo games consoles, Gameboys and DSâ??s out for a whole day of Mario fun. You could even go one step further and host a Mario House Party! With plenty of ideas, games and activities to choose from, such as fancy dress parties and mushroom stomping competitions, you can be sure to make Mario Day a day to remember.
Many of us buy lunch everyday at work or school, rather than taking 10 minutes in the morning or the night before to make our own. Pack Your Lunch Day celebrates the humble homemade lunch, whether it’s a sandwich, leftovers, sushi or something altogether different.
The advantages of packing your own lunch are obvious: you can eat whatever you like without being restricted by what’s available to buy; you know what is in your food; and over time, you’ll save a lot of money compared to buying lunch!
The origins of Pack Your Lunch Day are unknown â?? perhaps it was just invented by a big fan of sandwiches! Some people choose to celebrate the day by donating the money they would have spent on lunch to charity. Another option is to get together with colleagues and all bring a different food item, then have a picnic lunch. Delicious!
It is time to sit back and relax and enjoy Dream Day!
But do not use it as an excuse to slip back into bed – Dream Day was set up by an instructor at Columbia University in 2012 as a way of helping us all achieve our dreams and to make the world a better place.
You can organise a special dream event, where a gang of you get together and talk about your dreams, or you can stay at home and dream of what you most want from life. We are talking more about ‘achieve my full potential’ and ‘end world hunger’ here, not ‘lose 10lbs’ or ‘get revenge on my boss’!
Come up with an inspiring dream, then work out an action plan to make it happen, and to help everyone else achieve their dreams too.
It is so simple, and there lies its beauty: All you have to do is… dream!
The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don't realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!
The easiest way to celebrate The International Day of Awesomeness is to be awesome. You could organize a group of your friends to perform feats of awesomness with. You could write a blog entry about someone you think epitomizes the ideals of awesomeness. As we get closer to the day, we'll have more concrete tips for things you can do to celebrate this very important (but fun, fun, fun - we can't stress that enough - The International Day of Awesomeness should be fun and not taken too seriously).
This is mostly the fault of Kevin Lawver (that's me). At work, on August 6th, 2007, one of our interns (Freddie Maneiro) suggested that we have a celebration of my awesomeness (it's been a running joke on this project). This cracked me up, and I said there should be a International Day of Awesomeness, and said that I'd post it to twitter, which I did. That started a very funny, very un-serious conversation among my friends about just what this holiday would entail. And well, here we are.
The International Day of Awesomness occurs every year on March 10th. Why? Because that's Chuck Norris' birthday. No offense to Mr. Norris, but this isn't really a salute to Chuck Norris, the man. This is a tribute to the awesomeness of the the myth of Chuck Norris (see the Wikipedia entry). The International Day of Awesomeness is also strongly inspired by The Show with Ze Frank. Ze's year-long internship in the League of Awesomeness is something special, and if you didn't experience while it was going on, you should go back and watch the shows. Ze and his audience frequently performed feats of awesomeness, which could be used as inspiration for your own feats.
Dan Lurie came up with the original tag line (""Because everyone needs an excuse to be awesome""), and my son, Max, came up with the new one. A bunch of people endorsed the date. I'm open to suggestions for where we take this next. This is a single page and only took about an hour to build. The domain name only took about five minutes to register. What I've done so far is not awesome, but I think this day could be extremely awesome. Any ideas are welcome!
So, there you have it: The International Day of Awesomeness. How will you be awesome? What feats of awesomeness will you perform?
If you're planning an event for The International Day of Awesomeness, Chris Radcliff has set up an umbrella event you can post your event to!
Napping Day provides an opportunity to adjust after changes to daylight savings when losing an hour of sleep due to ‘springing forward’. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you – so here’s to justifying a few hours of well deserved kip!
The Great Bagpipe Convergence happens today. Break out your bagpipes or ear plugs, it's going to be a loud one.
Is there anything more annoying in this world than going to use a stapler, only to find it has run out of staples? Yes, yes there is. A huge number of things. However, that does not detract from the fact that it can be extremely annoying, especially if you are at work, under time pressure, and have no idea where the spare staples are held.
Originally created by the Dull Men’s Club, Fill Our Staplers Day attempts to solve this super-serious problem. Occurring twice a year, on the day after the Sunday when the clocks change, the day encourages people, especially office workers, to refill their stapler, with a view to minimising the chances of a workplace crisis.
So if you work in an environment where staplers are shared with others, do your bit for humanity and use this day to ensure it is well stocked for future use.