Category: August

  • NATIONAL ACCESSIBLE AIR TRAVEL DAY | August 20

    NATIONAL ACCESSIBLE AIR TRAVEL DAY | August 20

    On August 20, National Accessible Air Travel Day focuses on the need for accessible air travel for people with disabilities.

    #NationalAccessibleAirTravelDay

    Today, we highlight the need for accessible air travel for people with disabilities. While providing education and recognizing achievements made to assist people with disabilities, the day also encourages everyone to recognize how airplane accommodations are necessary for millions of people with disabilities to travel safely.

    Air Carrier Access Act

    People with disabilities are entitled to the same accommodations as any other individual when traveling, including air travel. All airlines are required to follow the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which provides all passengers disability assistance with:

    • Wheelchairs
    • Boarding and deplaning
    • Connecting flights
    • Personal belongings
    • Assistance with service animals
    • Interpreters
    • Technology (TTY) to communicate

    Airline carriers are required to follow the ACAA, which became law in 1986. The federal law prohibits discrimination against any individual with a disability during air travel. It also ensures people with disabilities have the same rights as other passengers when flying. In 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights describes the fundamental rights of air travelers with disabilities under the ACAA and its implementing regulation, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382.

    The Air Carrier Access Act makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against any passenger with a disability.

     

    SUPPORT NATIONAL ACCESSIBLE AIR TRAVEL DAY

    • Join an organization that is raising awareness and funding projects to develop innovative technologies making air travel accessible for people with disabilities.
    • Donate to an organization who fund projects that provide feasibility, safety and economic studies to create and make accommodations, including those required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airline carriers and legislators.
    • Participate and create an event in your community to promote awareness or raise funds to support a nonprofit.
    • Petition your local congressperson and write the FAA.
    • If you’re an individual with a disability, share your travel stories to help raise awareness for others.
    • Post on social media using #NationalAccessibleAirTravelDay.

    HISTORY

    All Wheels Up (AWU), is a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness for safe and dignified air travel for people with disabilities The organization founded National Accessible Air Travel Day in 2022 and recognizes the need to raise awareness about the need to improve accessible air travel for people with disabilities. As the only organization to crash test wheelchairs for commercial flight for a wheelchair spot, AWU focuses on funding research and advocating for safe accessible air travel with an emphasis on securing a wheelchair spot on airplanes.

    AWU is dedicated to improving how people with disabilities travel, with a focus on:

    • Funding more wheelchair and wheelchair securement crash testing specific to FAA seat standards.
    • Working with regulators, such as the FAA, Congress, airplane manufacturers, and airlines, to secure a wheelchair spot on airplanes.
    • Developing educational tools and resources showing how to support wheelchair accessible air travel.
    • Making worldwide air travel fully accessible for millions of people who use wheelchairs.
    • Creating an annual awareness day on August 20 to encourage communities to join together and recognize the needs and achievements in air travel for people with disabilities.

    Statistics

    According to All Wheels Up, there are currently 4 million wheelchair users in the U.S. and growing. Adults with disabilities spend $17 billion on travel annually, with $4 million in European travel, plus millions more in other developing world countries. Sadly, there are NO wheelchair spot on planes, like there are on buses or trains.

    The FAA projects U.S. airline passenger growth to average 2% every year. In addition, the U.S. air travel demand to go from 756.3 million passengers in 2014. By 2035, those numbers will double and reach 1.14 billion passengers. The International Air Transport Association projects world airline passenger growth to average 3.8% ever year. In fact, world air travel demand will double from 3.5 billion passengers in 2015 to 7 billion by 2034.

    Accessible Air Travel

    Normally, when booking a flight, the customer is asked if they require special assistance. Oftentimes, these questions do not specify in detail what type of services might be needed. Because people with disabilities do not require the same types of services, it’s very hard for people to make further arrangements. Understanding what services are available is just as important as the services themselves.

    The Department of Transportation has a variety of easy-to-use material available for passengers with disabilities. This material is specifically designed to assist and make travel enjoyable.

    Join us each year on August 20 as we celebrate National Accessible Air Travel Day to raises awareness with need for accessible air travel for people with disabilities.

  • NATIONAL HAIR GLOSS DAY | August 3

    NATIONAL HAIR GLOSS DAY | August 3

    On August 3, we raise awareness around the benefits of salon hair gloss services on National Hair Gloss Day.

    #NationalHairGlossDay

    The root of beautiful, healthy hair lies with hair professionals. These trained professional stylists know what’s best for your mane and keep you looking fabulous. Whether your maintenance schedule is low key, or you go for the color, cut and style, we rely on hair professionals to bring out our personality in their craft. Perfect for refreshing color and enhancing your hair’s natural shine, a hair gloss leaves you with healthier looking and feeling hair.

    Mane Concept

    What is hair gloss? Hair gloss is like lip gloss, meaning it adds a special coating that makes hair shine. In technical terms, hair gloss is a treatment that seals the cuticle of the hair to enhance hair tone. When hair gloss is applied, the cuticle become smooth showing radiant hair tone and sheen. In addition, hair professionals love to get to know their customers. This is how the stylist forms a relationship to provide better hair care and color. In fact, it is a great opportunity to create a bond between professional and customer resulting in a life-long friendship.

    If you are looking to try a new shade or change your hair color for the first time, a hair gloss application is for you. Also known as demi-permanent hair color, hair gloss is a gentler form of color that fades gradually over time, meaning you won’t get harsh root regrowth. With results that can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks, a hair gloss service is the perfect way to try that new shade while achieving shiny, healthy-looking hair.

      Benefits of Hair Gloss

      Hair damage is the best reason to get a hair gloss treatment. Hair damage is caused by a variety of reasons, such as:

      • Styling with heat tools
      • Tap water
      • Mechanical damage.

      Hair professionals often explain to customers why their hair is damaged. Listening to your hair professional about care for your hair not only helps you take better care of your hair, but it also helps during visits to the salon.

      While stylists typically use glosses as a way to tone, color-correct, refresh, and add shine to hair, there are countless reasons to get a Gloss Service. Hair glosses are one of the most versatile professional hair treatments available. It provides beautiful and personalized end results. Plus with the right gloss, you will have health benefits for your strands.

      • Color without commitment
      • Refreshes hair color between appointments.
      • Color correct brassy hair.
      • You get glass hair results.
      • Gives your hair a pick-me-up.
      • Hair color is subtle, not drastic.

      What Kind of Gloss Should I Get? And Where? With so many colors and looks to choose from, a professional stylist will be able to customize a color that is perfect for you. Because glosses are a form of demi-permanent hair color, they allow for color without the commitment. Demi-permanent hair color or a Hair Gloss Service is offered in salons. Some professional brands offer services and products without ammonia, which is considered best for optimal hair health, as well as when a client might be sensitive to smell.

      YOUR TIME TO SHINE

      • Research the latest hair color trends and get inspired to transform your hair.
      • Book a gloss appointment before your next big event.
      • Get a Clear Gloss when your hair is feeling dull and uninspired.
      • Research where your nearest salon is!.
      • Book a gloss appointment, such as a Shades EQ Gloss Service.
      • Share your before and after photos of your hair gloss treatment on social media.

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      Redken and National Day Calendar teamed up in 2022 to create National Hair Gloss Day to be celebrated each year on August 3.

      ABOUT REDKEN 5th AVENUE NYC

      For over 60 years, Redken has been a leader in the professional salon industry, empowering professionals and consumers to achieve healthy hair transformations with confidence. Founded by Paula Kent, a woman who believed in the power of science, Redken was the first company to take a scientific approach to hair. The company defines the right balance of protein, moisture, and supported by an acidic pH, which remains the alpha and omega of haircare to this very day.

      All Redken products are made with the highest quality ingredients. In addition, they are tested by salon professionals to ensure maximum efficacy, for every hair type and texture and every hair need. Based in New York City, Redken supports the expertise of salon professionals with principle-based education, cutting edge technologies rooted in protein-science, and a portfolio of products. As the number one provider in demi-permanent hair color on the market, including Shades EQ, Redken offers maximum versatility and flexibility for clients of all hair types and hair textures.

      To learn more, visit Redken.com

    • NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY – First Saturday in August

      NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST

      Views from the top of the world are some of the most spectacular sights, and they are also some of the hardest to achieve. National Summit Day on the first Saturday in August recognizes those mountain top summits and the people who climb there.

      #NationalSummitDay

      National Summit Day isn’t just about the highest mountain peaks; it’s also about those vertical inclines in our own neighborhoods. The day encourages us to get into the great outdoors, hit the trails, and explore. Climb the summit nearest you or claim the one that challenges you. Reaching the peak is only one of the many rewards of setting out on the trek.

      The day is also about the people who hike the trails and climb. Teaming up with others on the trail helps us to develop a network of interested trekkers. At the end of the day, we’re rewarded with a sense of satisfaction. Oh, and did we mention the view?

      HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY

      Gear up and join the celebration! Invite others to join you, too. The more the merrier.

      • Organize a hike.
      • Hit a trail you’ve been wanting to try.
      • Join a hike that’s already organized for the day.
      • Take a climbing course.
      • Share your experiences reaching the summit.
      • Don’t forget to enjoy the view.

      When you celebrate, be sure to share the story on social media using #NationalSummitDay.

      NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY HISTORY

      Backpacker Magazine established National Summit Day in 2017 to celebrate summits and all those who climb them.

      DATES:
      6 August 2022
      5 August 2023
      3 August 2024
      2 August 2025
      1 August 2026
      7 August 2027
      5 August 2028
      4 August 2029
      3 August 2030
      2 August 2031
      7 August 2032

       

    • AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS DAY – August 10

      AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS DAY | AUGUST 10

      On August 10th each year, Agent Orange Awareness Day provides information regarding the effects of Agent Orange. It also serves as a reminder of the lasting damage a single decision can cause.

      #AgentOrangeAwarenessDay

      In the early 1960s, Americans used the herbicide in Vietnam to clear thick foliage from battlegrounds to eliminate the enemy’s protective ground cover.

      Those exposed to the chemical suffer a wide range of negative medical effects including:

      • AL amyloidosis
      • Diabetes Mellitus, Type II
      • Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
      • Leukemia
      • Multiple Myeloma
      • Parkinson’s Disease
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Respiratory Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

      The use of Agent Orange impacted U.S. troops and the Vietnamese troops and civilians. It cost hundreds of thousands of lives and continues to impact survivors today.

      The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a registry to help veterans and their families receive treatment. Those with suspected exposure can receive an exam free of charge from Veterans Affairs.

      HOW TO OBSERVE AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS DAY

      The observance encourages us to support those who’ve been impacted by the use of Agent Orange and to also learn from its use. There are several ways to participate in the day:

      • Learn more about the effects of Agent Orange.
      • Visit a Vietnam Memorial.
      • Attend a memorial ceremony.
      • Light a candle in honor of those who have died as a result of Agent Orange.
      • Support a military or veterans organization.

      Share your stories using #AgentOrangeAwarenessDay on social media.

      AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

      Over 50 years ago, Agent Orange was first used in Vietnam. The date is thought to be August 10, 1961. In 1988, Agent Orange Awareness Day began as a way to reach Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange. The campaign informed the country through newspaper and radio messages, encouraging veterans to seek assistance through VA programs. Since then, military and veteran organizations have continued to promote the observance.

       

    • NATIONAL EAT OUTSIDE DAY – August 31

      NATIONAL EAT OUTSIDE DAY | AUGUST 31

      Friends, fresh air, and good food are the focus of National Eat Outside Day every year on August 31. Whether at home, a park, a favorite restaurant or food truck, or the beach, food just tastes better when we eat it under the open sky.

      #NationalEatOutdoorsDay

      Many foods lend themselves to eating outdoors but sometimes it’s as simple as taking your prepared plate out to the balcony, porch, or patio. Also known as al fresco dining, many restaurants offer patio seating so their patrons can enjoy their meals while taking in the city, beach, countryside or just people watch. Even more temperate climates offer seasonal outdoor dining.

      Eat Outside Day encourages you to taste the sunshine (or the moonlight) while eating your meal. It’s like a mini stay-cation where you get to recharge while enjoying a delicious feast outdoors.

      HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL EAT OUTSIDE DAY

      National Eat Outside Day offers limitless possibilities to celebrate! Try these ideas:

      • Host an outdoor brunch or just take your bacon and eggs outside to enjoy.
      • Take your sack lunch outside to eat during your break.
      • Pack a picnic basket and head to the park.
      • Visit your favorite restaurant and sit on the patio this time.
      • Invite friends over for a BBQ.
      • Take a dinner river cruise.
      • Pack some sandwiches and trail mix and go for a hike.
      • Stay up late, pop some popcorn, make cheese and crackers or grab the leftovers. Spread a blanket under the stars and look for constellations while snacking.
      • Organize an outdoor potluck.
      • Host your book club outdoors with all your favorite foods and beverages.
      • Go camping. You’re nearly guaranteed to eat outdoors when you’re in the Great Outdoors.
      • Take a cue from your garden. Wash off those ripening vegetables and fruits with a spritz from the hose and savor your bounty.

      And don’t forget to check out the National Day Calendar Recipes pages for many delicious ideas. Use #NationalEatOutdoorsDay to share your celebration on social media.

      National Eat Outside Day History

      National Eat Outdoors Day has been observed since at least 2006. However, we were unable to identify the source of the observance.

      Eat Outside FAQ

      Q. What does “al fresco” mean?
      A. It means “in the air” and typically is used to reference outdoor dining.

      Q. Is outdoor dining a new fad?
      A. Not really. Humans have been eating outdoors for centuries. Sometimes out of necessity (caves, huts, teepees, covered wagons don’t always have a lot of space for indoor eating).

      Q. What are some of the best foods to eat outdoors?
      A. Just about anything can be eaten outdoors depending on the setting. However, some foods are better than others when it comes to portability and convenience. Sandwiches, finger foods, fresh fruits and vegetables all fit the picnic profile. When we’re cooking at home, nearly anything can be on the menu – including soup.

       

    • CLASSROOM – Vision

      CLASSROOM – Vision

      We can see clearly in the classroom after our vision exam. It’s National Eye Exam Month and Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Since we’re all heading back to school, getting our vision checked makes sure we can keep up in class. A routine eye exam is a simple process conducted by an optometrist.

      This week in the classroom, we will learn a little about anatomy. Below is a diagram of an eye. After studying the chart, see if you can label it using the blank chart in this week’s projects.

      Eye Diagram

      HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Vision

      Download and print this week’s projects. We offer two this week and some suggestions for other ways to celebrate. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!

      Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:

      1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
      2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
      3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
      4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
      5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
      6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.

      Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS

      Check out this week’s projects. We include a Celebration Challenge, blank diagram of the eye, a color page, word search and several other ways to celebrate in the classroom.

      • Celebration Challenge – Week 23 – August 23-27, 2021
      • Eye Diagram
      • Eye Diagram Key
      • Coloring Page
      • Word Search
      • Draw an eye. You can use color pencils, pencils, ink, color crayons, markers or any media you choose.
      • Design your own eyeglasses. Create something that represents your personality.
      • Take an eye color poll. Determine all the different eye colors in your classroom.

      There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar®!

    • NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY – August 26

      NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY | AUGUST 26

      National Got Checked Day on August 26th creates a call to action, providing a friendly reminder and asking a simple question, “got checked?” Be inspired when you answer, “YES!”

      #NationalGotCheckedDay

      Routine breast cancer screenings do save lives. However, it is also important to begin breast/chest health much earlier in life.

      Planting the seed of prevention young establishes breast/chest health building blocks to last a lifetime. While it starts with a gradual routine in youth, anyone can continue the routine throughout adulthood. What does a gradual routine look like?

      • Discuss family history.
      • Create a balance between fitness and nutrition.
      • Develop spiritual and mental health.
      • Find purpose and set life goals.
      • Create healthy relationships with others.
      • Understand your relationship with the environment and its effects on your mind, body, and soul.
      • Use music, dance, and the arts as a tool of healthy, thriving.
      • Learn to perform a self-breast or chest exam early. Know the signs to look for and do not ignore them.
      • Include regular conversations about genetics and screening options with your ob-gyn and general practitioner
      • Routinely schedule breast screenings.

      National Got Checked? Day inspires women and men of all ages to improve their lifestyle choices and observe all the screening recommendations.

      HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY

      The Got Checked? campaign works tirelessly championing a new concept of “gradual and age-appropriate” breast/chest health education. When paired with modern legislation, it will allow everyone a chance at a healthy life. Got Checked? grew out of the need for a gradual routine that starts early in life. The routine includes decreasing fear, promoting self-awareness, and making it part of your daily life. For example, in the US, mammograms were once set at age 50. Now, however, most states’ laws make the age prescription 40 years old. However, New York legislation takes it a step further. Through the efforts of Got Checked?, Shannon’s Law reduced the age restriction to 35 and gave younger women a better chance at survival.

      As a woman or a man, recognize your power of positive influence. Schedule your screening today. However, also, remember to:

      • Keep performing your regular self-exams.
      • Maintain your and your family’s health history and genetic testing options.
      • Discuss breast/chest health and lifestyle choices towards prevention at home.
      • Encourage action in all your tribe of family, friends, and co-workers to get checked and get it done!
      • Donate to First Company Pink.

      Also, be sure to share using #NationalGotCheckedDay and #GotChecked on all your social media and encourage action across the country.

      NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY HISTORY

      first-company-pink-logoAugust 26th honors Donna Cioffi, a cancer thriver and the President and Founder of First Company Pink. First Company Pink (501c3 nonprofit) founded National Got Checked Day in 2021. The organization’s decade of experience is laser-focused on early prevention.

      The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Got Checked Day to be observed on August 26th and annually thereafter.

      About First Company PinkGot Checked image

      First Company Pink’s Got Checked? campaign encourages everyone, everywhere, towards ACTION. Through charity workshops, the campaign has reached thousands of youth and adults in New York.

      The first bill by the Got Checked? campaign passed in 2018. A Long Island teacher who passed away at the age of 31 with breast cancer inspired the law. Shannon’s Law lowers the mammogram age prescription to 35 in New York.

      Got Checked? also recently championed two new bills that reflect its core educational values towards prevention and social justice.

      Siena’s Law brings age-appropriate, gradual breast/chest health education to New York schools. Named after Shannon’s daughter, Siena Hope, the bill creates an education platform that culminates in high school. It provides youth the knowledge to perform self-breast and chest exams. It also teaches the importance of ACTION.

      Lastly, the Eleonora Legacy Act recently passed unanimously in Assembly and is currently on the Senate floor. This vital bill represents the core values of the Got Checked? campaign – Justice in:

      • education
      • healthcare
      • human rights

      The bill will also allow breast health education and bi-annual screenings to be available to all incarcerated women in New York correctional facilities.

      The Got Checked? campaign aims never to leave anyone behind and make sure ALL WOMEN/ MEN get the medical attention and education they need as part of a year-long effort.

       

    • CLASSROOM – Aviation

      CLASSROOM – Aviation

      Humans had to learn a lot about physics and master some Earthly forces to achieve flight. That’s why the classroom is celebrating National Aviation Day this week.

      Understanding the four forces of flight helped pioneers in aviation build machines that took them into the skies. Those four forces are:

      • Lift – Holds the plan up
      • Thrust – Moves the plane in the direction the pilot wants it to go.
      • Drag – Slows the plane
      • Weight – Determined by gravity

      The shape of the plane, its wings especially, play a role in helping the plane stay aloft. The pull of gravity and the weight of the plane – from engines, passengers, cargo, and the material used to build the plane will determine its weight and impact how much lift is needed to get it up in the air. When the lift is greater than the weight, the plane will rise. When the weight is greater than the lift, the plane will fall.

      Planes move us through the air from one place to another. Sometimes we’re visiting family or taking a vacation. Many people fly on planes to get to work. But to move the plane in the direction it needs to go, thrust is necessary. Engines and propellers provide thrust. The plane overcomes drag when the thrust is greater. To slow a plane, pilots use drag by reducing the thrust. When the drag is greater than the thrust, the plane moves slower.

      All these forces combined help to direct the plane.

      HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Aviation

      Download and print this week’s projects. We offer two this week. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!

      Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:

      1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
      2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
      3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
      4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
      5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
      6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.

      Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS

      Download this week’s projects to celebrate National Aviation Day and several others, too.

      There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar®!

    • INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY – August 28

      INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY

      Every year on August 28th, International Read Comics in Public Day encourages the general public to read comic books for all to see. It’s also a day to celebrate the various comic genres and styles.

      Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and Spiderman are some of the most popular superheroes in history. These fictional characters are also some of the biggest names in the world of comics. In recent years, comics have increased immensely in popularity. What some may not realize, however, is how long comics have been around. The first modern comic book was published in 1933. Famous Funnies was comprised of reprinted newspaper comic strips.

      Three years later, Lee Falk created the first superhero, The Phantom. The original superhero made his newspaper comic strip debut in 1936. In 1938, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster created one of the most popular superheroes of all time, Superman. The man of superhuman strength first appeared in Action Comics. Superman became the prototype for many superheroes featured in comic books. Other famous comic characters include Charlie Brown, Donald Duck, Calvin & Hobbes, Dennis the Menace, Garfield, and Beetle Baily.

      Throughout the years, there have been many genres of comic books. Some of these genres include:

      • Alternative/Esoteric
      • Manga
      • Science Fiction
      • Fantasy
      • Comedy
      • Action/Adventure
      • Horror
      • Humor
      • Romance

      People around the world enjoy reading comic books. India is the country in which people read the most comic books. Thailand and China follow close behind. Sadly, In the United States, 59 percent of the population has never read a comic book. If you’re one of those, today would be a great day to read a comic book for the first time!

      HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalReadComicsInPublicDay

      On this day, all around the world, people read comic books in public. Some might choose a park or coffee house to read their comic book. Others might do their comic book reading at the library. As long as the comic book is read in public, that’s all that counts! Share this day on social media with a picture of your favorite comic book or character with #ReadComicsInPublicDay.

      INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY HISTORY

      Comic lovers Brian Heater and Sarah Morean began International Read Comics in Public Day in 2010. The duo was also the creator of a comic blog called, The Daily Cross Hatch. They chose August 28th to celebrate Jack Kirby’s birthday. Kirby was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor. He helped to co-create the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man.

       

    • WORLD ROCK PAPER SCISSORS DAY – August 27

      WORLD ROCK PAPER SCISSORS DAY

      Every year on August 27th, World Rock Paper Scissors Day celebrates the iconic hand game. It’s also a day to play Rock Paper Scissors just for fun or to settle a dispute.

      Rock Paper Scissors is considered the oldest hand game in the world. In fact, the game dates all the way back to the Chinese Han Dynasty. This era began in 206 BC and ended in 220 AD. There are also accounts of this game in Japanese history. The earliest versions of this game consisted of a slug, snake, and frog. Rocks, papers, and scissors were used in a later version of the game developed in the 17th century. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that the popular Asian hand game made its way to Great Britain. In 1932, an article in the New York Times described the rules of Rock Paper Scissors.

      Throughout the years, many people have developed strategies to win Rock Paper Scissors. Some people who lose the first round switch to using the thing their opponent used to beat them. Others lean on statistics to help them win. These people throw each thing one-third of the time.

      Here are the exact statistics for how often each thing is played:

      • Rock – 35.4 percent
      • Paper – 35.0 percent
      • Scissors – 29.6 percent

      A few of the objects have been tied to cultural stereotypes. For example, aggressive or angry people will most likely play the rock. If you’re playing against an aggressive person, playing paper gives you a better shot at winning. Women are most likely to throw scissors and men throw rocks more often.

      HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldRockPaperScissorDay

      On this day, people around the world are encouraged to play a game or Rock Paper Scissors. If you are having a dispute with someone, use this game to settle it. Just remember, Rock smashes Scissors, Scissors cuts Paper, and Paper covers Rock.
      Here are some other ways to participate:

      • Compete in a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
      • Teach your kids how to play Rock Paper Scissors
      • Learn more about the history of Rock Paper Scissors
      • Read the book, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

      Spread awareness for this fun day on social media with #WorldRockPaperScissorsDay

      WORLD ROCK PAPER SCISSORS DAY HISTORY

      The World Rock Paper Scissors Association in Ottawa, Ontario created this day in 2014. Their goal was to encourage as many people as possible to play this game for fun, as well as in the decision-making process. World Rock Paper Scissors Day is a way to celebrate the only game, that regardless of language, gender, or age, everyone has a chance to win.