Today, we've got just five holidays and one birthday.
Small Business Day
International Aura Awareness Day
Republic Day (Mongolia)
Charles Schultz's Birthday
No, this ain't a lie; today is Cake Day! =D Whether you want to play Portal, or ya want to eat some cake (don't blame ya), today's the day to do either or both. So long as you can eat cake, you can't possibly hate every type of cake in existence. So indulge a little, it's ****ing cake day.
Small Business Day is for all the middle class and lower who can only afford shit bought at inexpensive super stores (ohai Walmart), or simply ignore small businesses in general. Yes, such stores are the epitome of convenience, but your money is being poured into an already well-oiled money machine. At least for one day, be it today or your next shopping trip, pay a visit to a local small business. They're struggling from the economy probably even more than you are (unless you have no income, considering they do have a job) since a nasty time in the economy reduces their profits and their amount of customers. Not to mention small businesses aren't necessarily all-that more expensive anywho; a lot of superstores have been jacking up their prices for reason more than just the economy hitting hard... =/ Indeed, this gets my holiday pick of the day.
International Aura Awareness Day is a bunch of bullshit popularized by the crazier of overly-spiritual believers, and con artists like fortune tellers. Until such fools can start throwing around Aura Spheres, GTFO!
Muharram is simple enough for even me to grasp: it's one of four sacred months on the Islamic calender, and the first month in general. During these four holy months fighting is strictly prohibited, hence the base word being "haram", meaning forbidden. I'd say that's pretty interesting, since such practice considers that humans are incapable of being forever at peace and unviolent, but can certainly abstain from brutality for at least a period. Quite realistic I'd say. Muharram considered a sacred month for multiple reasons; which are simple enough for me to grasp, but I still risk herpaderping it up. So here ya go.
Mongolia's Republic Day... ... ... Uh, I can't find any data on it... GOOGLE, DON'T FORSAKE ME LIKE THIS! Dx
Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz is that one cartoonist; if his name isn't a household one, Charlie Brown surely is. Yep, the American comic strip dude who made Peanuts. He didn't do much else, but considering how long Peanuts ran and that it got him a Hollywood star, that hardly matters.
"Go to a store that has higher prices to help out your local business! =)" says the man with not a cent to his name... ;_;