Name Your Car Day

When : Always October 2

Name Your Car Day is today. Does your car have a name? Lots of people name their cars. People with big boats, name their boat, and we think nothing of it. So, why not name your car or truck!?

Every carhas character and personality. We spend a lot of time in our cars, and caring for them. So, its only fitting that each car gets its own name.

Selecting a name should be made with care and consideration. Give your car a name that properly reflects its character. What you name you car should be a proper reflection of its character and performance, and your desires for your car. In general, guys names are for guys' cars, and girl names are for the cars that you ladies drive. Aside from that, selection of a name is wide open. But, be careful....cars have feelings, too.

Here are some of our thoughts in selecting an appropriate name for your car:

  • Don't select wimpy names. That might give your car a personality complex and it will perform accordingly.
  • Do give a strong, aggressive name to sports cars and cars with powerful engines.
  • Sleek, sexy feline-like cars savor names that begin with ""lady"".
  • Old junkers are proud just to be around. You can call them just about anything. Try ""Tramp"", or ""Old Yeller"", ""Old Blue"".
  • Pick names to reflect your personality.
  • ""Pickemup"" trucks must have country names.
  • Don't give common names (like Joe, Mike or Sue)  to luxury cars. They beam over names like Reginald, Archibald, and Crystal.


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World No Alcohol Day

If Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has his way, October 2 — Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary — will be a ""dry day"" all over the world. He is all set to take up the issue of alcohol along with tobacco in the World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday.

Ramadoss told The Indian Express, ""I have had a word with the Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO) on this issue, and I am going to strongly ask for designating October 2 as 'No Alcohol Day'. The issues of tobacco and alcohol will be raised at the World Health Assembly. The WHO has to play a leadership role in this matter.""

Calling alcohol a grave threat to India and a mother of all problems, Ramadoss has long been requesting to stop on-screen consumption of alcohol which, according to him, encourages youngsters to take to drinking. ""It's the gravest issue and will become even more evil. About 6 million people below 30 years of age are at risk. A Framework Convention on Alcohol Control, similar to the one for tobacco, is expected to be introduced during the Assembly,"" he added.

Recently, the Health Minister also asked the I & B Ministry to stop surrogate advertisements and urged political leaders to come out with their views on the alcohol policy. According to him, under Article 47 of the Constitution, alcohol has to be prohibited. However, besides four states — J&K, Gujarat, Mizoram and Manipur— no other state has any anti-alcohol policy.

Junk food is another concern of Ramadoss as he recently asked all states to withdraw it from school canteens. ""We will see what the other countries are doing and exchange our views,"" he said.

Besides, ""we will be sharing bird flu samples with other countries"".


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Custodial Workers Recognition Day

When : Always October 2

National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or ""behind"" the scene.

Take a minute on this day, to seek out custodial workers at your facility. Give them a big ""TY"" for all that they do to keep the facility sparkling and running like a top.

If you are a custodial worker, we wish you a very happy National Custodial Workers Day!


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Farm Animals Day

Farm animals are cute, and they also play an important role in modern society. Take some time to appreciate them this World Farm Animals Day. Created in memory of Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives.

While World Farm Animals Day has an important, and sad, origin, in the sense it was created to raise awareness of suffering, it can be celebrated in different ways with children. Taking children for a visit to a farm is a great way to teach them about farm animals, and it’s a good chance to instil in them the message of treating animals with respect. Another great way to celebrate is by donating to an animal protection charity of your choice.


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Pumpkin Day