D.A.R.E. Day

D.A.R.E. Day is the day when local law enforcement officers will traditionally visit schools all over the United States spreading the word about drugs, how to avoid them, why they’re bad for you, and the penalties if you choose to become involved with them. Most Americans will remember the special and particularly snazzy car that would arrive at the school, often times with a K-9 unit in tow, and a variety of items to do a show and tell with.

This is a great day to sit down and talk with your kids about drug use, and what the inherent dangers are in using them. You can talk to them about how to deal with peer pressure, areas to avoid, how to say no, and how to identify drugs if they come across them. All of these can be very useful in the high pressure filled environment of the public school system combined with youth.

D.A.R.E. means ‘Drug Abuse Resistance Education’, and that is the core of this day’s experience. The education that takes place includes how to identify students that are high risk, and how to identify the secret language of the drug underground. Some of the great ways to celebrate this day is to help organize a method of educating the parents and kids in the school how to identify where there might be a drug problem.

Taking the lessons of the education offered by law enforcement, you can help put some of them into action. It takes an entire community working together to keep the terrible scourge that is the narcotics underground from taking hold in your neighborhood. Once these are identified you can help facilitate the drug prevention programs in your community.

D.A.R.E. is a program that was established in 1984, to help facilitate the education of communities in drug abuse resistance education. The level of education that police officers require is a complete 80 hours of training in areas such as classroom management, child development, and techniques for educating, complete with communication skills. Those who are going to be educating High School Students require an additional 40 hours.

They are invited by school districts to work with the students there. They are brought into the classroom and are not required to have licenses to teach. The program has different approaches for different age groups. The purpose of this education system is to permit officers and sheriffs to interact with students in a controlled environment, where safety is a major factor. One of the unintended side effects of this program is that police officers are viewed more favorably by those who have gone through this.

D.A.R.E. day is a great day for a reconnection with your kids and community, helping to prevent the introduction of drugs into their lives. This program has moved beyond the initial intent of covering just narcotics and street drugs. Education has since been expanded to cover tobacco smoking, inhalants from things like whippets, and how to handle peer pressure in their social network.

In this year, if you’re part of the 24% of schools in the United States that doesn’t have a D.A.R.E. program implemented, you can use this day to try to help organize a visit from your law enforcement agents to help present the dangers of drugs to the community. There’s nothing more important than keeping your kids safe from the dangers in the world, and implementing a D.A.R.E. program in your community is one fantastic and time proven method of helping them.


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Pillow Fight Day

What are you waiting for? You’ve always wanted an excuse to take part in a massive, organised pillow fight… Right? Well, what better opportunity than Pillow Fight Day?

Grab your pillows, and head for the nearest organised pillow fight. Play nicely, though!


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Cordon Bleu Day

The name cordon bleu is French for blue ribbon that was worn by the French Knights famous for the delicious dinners that they hosted. A day was set aside to celebrate this dish and called it National Cordon Bleu Day. April 4th is the day for preparing and relishing this European delicacy.

So what exactly is cordon bleu? Well, it is a tasty dish made from chicken breast, ham and Swiss cheese slices. The recipe is quite simple; but the results are amazing. People just go wow over this protein rich food.

To begin with get a slice of chicken breast and flatten it thin using a potato masher. Then place a slice of Swiss cheese on it and then a slice or two of ham. Wrap the chicken around and secure the ends with toothpicks. Lace with bread crumb and place it in a pan of melted butter. Pour a cup of chicken stock into the pan and place a lid over it. Simmer and wait until it cooks. Once done, place the cordon on a plate and garnish with white sauce made from cooking corn flour with milk. Your cordon bleu is ready to eat. Just remember to get the toothpicks off and serve hot.


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Walk Around Things Day

When : Always April 4th

Walk Around Things Day is an important day to avoid problems and risks, by simply walking around the potential problem. You wouldn't walk under a ladder, would you? Then, it is also wise to walk around objects, especially those that pose risk or danger.

""Walk around things"" can also be used figuratively. It is also wise to walk around, or avoid, topics issues, and problems that are sticky, may provoke an argument, or are not readily solved.

If ever was a day to ""Walk Around Things"", today is that day.


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Vitamin C Day

Load up on citrus fruit, berries and green vegetable for Vitamin C Day; boost your immune system, fight off that cold and feel great!


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International Carrot Day

The International Carrot Day or the Carrot Day is celebrated every year on April 4th and is the pinnacle for carrot lovers all around the world. It is the day when the carrot is celebrated through carrot parties and other carrot related festivities.

Join the fun and celebrate the Carrot Day yourself!
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World Rat Day

Get two things straight right away – rats aren’t dirty, and James Cagney never said it anyway! These are just two of the myths and misconceptions that World Rat Day hopes to dispel as it celebrates the joys of fancy rats.

Anyone who keeps rats as pets or companions is already in on the secret: these animals are friendly, loyal, intelligent, and very endearing. Unfortunately they’ve had a bit of bad press over the years, what with the Black Death, Bubonic Plague and a thousand Pacific islands which have had their native wildlife chewed down to ground level and beyond. But what’s a few environmental and social catastrophes between friends?

Once you get to know rats on a one-to-one basis, then all of their finer qualities will come to the fore. Why not drop in to your local World Rat Day event and discover just how adorably lovable they really are?


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National Repot your Plant Day

Your plants keep growing, give them a bigger home today

Hug a Newsman Day

When : Always April 4th

Hug a Newsman Day gives you the opportunity to give a great, big hug to your local newsperson. C'mon, admit it. You've watched your cute newsman day in and day out. You've always told your self if you ever see him, you would give him a great, big hug. Well, today is your opportunity.

Any questions on how to celebrate this day?

Important Note: Today is also a day to hug a news ""woman"". They wouldn't want to be left out of this very special day.


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