National Storytelling Festival

Get people to gather around in a circle and tell them all a tall tale today

Come and Take It Day

When : Always October 6th

Today is Come and Take It Day. This day is here for the taking. Grab it. Take it and run with it. We're sure it's going to be a great day.

There is a slight difference between the terms ""come and get it"" and ""come and take it"". The first suggests an offer by someone, and therefore, approval to have whatever ""it"" is.

 

We're not sure what you have been looking for. But, today is the day to reach out for it...... to take it. Use your imagination. But if the taking involves another person in any way shape or form, get their okay before you take it.


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Physician's Assistant Day

When : Always October 6th

National Physician's Assistant Day celebrates and recognizes the importance and skills of this career. The highly trained Physician's Assistant is an invaluable aide to physicians and general practitioners.

 

The profession of Physician's Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first physician assistants graduated from Duke University on October 6, 1967. Since then, this job has grown to tens of thousands of people.

If you see your Physician's Assistant today, wish him or her a happy day. And, let them know they are appreciated.


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National Frugal Fun Day

Mad Hatter Day

Mad Hatter Day celebrates the Mad Hatter, from Alice In Wonderland. The original picture of the Mad Hatter by John Tenniel in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (more commonly known as Alice In Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll) always depicts him wearing a hat, bearing the note “In This Style 10/6″. Although we know this is really an order from the time the picture was drawn to mean a hat in that style cost 10 Shillings and Sixpence, we take this as inspiration to act in the style of the Mad Hatter on 10/6 (In the UK this would point to the tenth of June, but as the day was founded in America it is the 6th of October).

History

In 1986 some computer-folk in Boulder, CO celebrated a general day of silliness, inspired by the drawings of the Mad Hatter by John Tenniel in Alice In Wonderland. It was announced that year on computer networks, becoming more popular as people realised its value – some people did less damage by celebrating silliness than if they had done their jobs.

In 1988 it was first recognised as a official holiday and recieved its first national press coverage.

Observances

As well as being a day to celebrate silliness, recent celebrations include looking for something completely sane in your everyday life. How sensible is it to tie a noose around your neck every day to look important at work?


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