Today, we've got a small five holidays.
Letter Writing Day
Cotton Candy Day
Pearl Harbor Day
Special Kids Day
International Civil Aviation Day
Letter Writing Day celebrates the beginnings of widespread literary skills, the UPS, you name it. I say **** all to letter writing since the digital age has been in effect for quite some time now, but the UPS could sure as shit use some support right about now. Quite a few people are about to lose their jobs once it goes bankrupt. =/ I sincerely hope the president and committee directing UPS cares more about the countless jobs they support, than saving their own financial skin, and hold on to their business as long as possible so that those jobs exist as long as possible.
Cotton Candy Day celebrates that delicious sugar confection that you'd have to be insane to not like. Most people think it's pure sugar that'l kill ya, but cotton candy's mostly air, sort of like ice cream. The sugar content really ain't that bad. Also, like many popular confections, cotton candy has existed for nigh a hundred years; give or take a few, anyways. Back when it was invented in either the end of the 19th century beginning of the 20th, it was labor-intense work lacking the convenient machines we have today, or the original primitive ones at all. T'was a treat for the rich, and the rich alone. But again, like most sweets, easy ways to produce it came into existence and every kid and their sibling could afford it every once in awhile. Finding hand-spun cotton candy is pretty rare aside from a carnival these days, but if you've never had any fresh, you really need to.
Pearl Harbor Day spawns from that Japanese air raid on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor that left roughly 3000 dead, exactly 70 years ago. This marked the fate of the US joining WWII, congress approving President Roosevelt's request for a declaration of war in just five days (shit like this takes time, y'know... since politics loves to waste time).
Special Kids Day has it's roots back in 1990, as a particular days for all the HURR-DURR kids out there to pay a visit to Santa early, without all the other brat American children getting pissed off because they have to wait an extra ten seconds more for a kid with special needs to get done with his turn on Santa's knee. Nowadays, it's a day of awareness on top of all that Christmas jazz.
International Civil Aviation Day celebrates, indeed, the importance of civilians being able to do some globe trotting thanks to planes. A grand day to celebrate before 9/11 and those damn safety procedures that followed, anywho... Ugh. Nowadays, it's really just a day of awareness for the importance of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization. They're the dudes who make the rules and keep civvie flight safe and such; and also the ones to thank for the 9/11 airport security... -_-;
I decided I'm gonna go ahead and make a post 'bout a missed day every day regardless if there's demand for it or not; missed some good stuff, really. Post of the yesterday coming soon. ~