Aug
1
Wed
Anti-Frizz Month
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

”A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day, it signifies frizzy hair”
~ Ancient (?) Proverb

Frizz is a condition that happens when the humidity in the air gets into your cuticles and makes them spin out of control, and people with curly hair have it particularly bad. Thankfully there are ways to combat this natural phenomenon and turn even the most humid of days into a great hair day! Anti-Frizz Month was established by Alberto VO5 to help people all over the world combat frizz and see their way to a lifetime of great hair!

History of Anti-Frizz Month
Frizz has existed as long as hair has existed, which is pretty much always. Alberto VO5 is one of the companies that has produced an extensive line of products specifically designed to combat this, and the declaration to create Anti-Frizz Month was made following a research campaign to determine how people handle their bad hair days. Alberto VO5 sought to find a better way and created this holiday to spread awareness and education on how to handle frizzy hair.

Alberto VO5 is a brand produced by Alberto-Culver, an international company focusing on beauty products. In its early years, Alberto-Culver was a beauty supply house in LA under its creator Blaine Culver. Alberto VO5 became one of its leading products, and in fact in 1958 had become the number one brand in its category, it has never been shaken from that lofty position. It’s holdings and reputation has only improved over the years as the company acquired such big names as Procter & Gamble and Noxzema, before ultimately forming a merger itself with Unilever for an impressive $3.7 billion dollars. The merger was import[ant enough to Unilever that it agreed to sell off certain hair brands and the entirety of its food holdings in order to bring it into the fold.

How to Celebrate Anti-Frizz Month
The best way to celebrate Anti-Frizz Month is by combating your frizzy hair!

Sep
3
Mon
No School • Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day.

Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.

Sep
11
Tue
Patriot Day
Sep 11 all-day

In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks.

Sep
15
Sat
Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 15 all-day

Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics especially last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean. Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fish in our ocean. Coastal Cleanup Day encourages us to get out to our beaches and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that has washed up on shore, and that left by visitors every day.

History of Coastal Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that work to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year. They serve as a voice for the ocean, speaking of the issues that aren’t often represented through social networking, publicized updates, and challenges like asking your waitress to skip the straw for your drink. Efforts like that work towards a trash free ocean.

Trash in the water impacts the world on many levels, including harming wildlife, humans, and impacting the livelihood of those who work on the ocean. It causes economic damage by affecting tourism and recreation and the money they bring into those communities that are the ocean shore. The Ocean Conservatory knows that solving these issues requires bold initiatives and eliminating the sources of the trash that damages the ocean.

Empowering people to take an active role in the preservation and cleaning up of the ocean are important parts of helping conservation of the ocean. By spreading tips and techniques to help reduce trash they help people everywhere aid the cleanup of our oceans.

How to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day
There’s a lot of options out there, starting with something as simple as taking a day at the beach and carrying a roll of garbage bags. Clean up the mess on the beach and help to reduce the amount of garbage that gets into the ocean by hauling it away. You can also check in with the Ocean Conservatory to get tips and tricks to help you be more conscientious about your lifestyle and the effect it has on the ocean. Coastal Cleanup Day is your chance to really make a difference, and help others to do the same!

Sep
16
Sun
Wife Appreciation Day
Sep 16 all-day

Wife Appreciation Day is an exciting event that gives husbands a chance to demonstrate just how much they love and appreciate their wife. It has been listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events since it was first established, and has been hugely popular ever since. There are so many things that a supportive and loving wife does for her husband, and this is a chance for husbands to look back and remember all the big and little things that add up to so much.

Husbands may want to order a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers, and/or arrange a fabulous surprise, such as making a reservation at her special restaurant, booking to see a spectacular show; or taking her on a romantic mini-break. Alternatively, they may want to get her a gift of designer perfume or a unique piece of jewelry, both of which are always gratefully received!

Sep
22
Sat
Business Women’s Day
Sep 22 all-day

Since the 1940s, women have been playing an increasingly larger role in the world of business. These days, women have practically equal footing to men when it comes to business and there are a large number of female company owners and bosses.

The American Business Women’s Association is a national professional association for women, established by Kansas City businessman, Hilary Bufton, Jr. On Sept. 22, 1949, Mr. Bufton and three Kansas City businesswomen incorporated the American Business Women’s Association. “It was my feeling all women were seeking and deserved equal business opportunities.” He later wrote, “They had gained tremendous business knowledge during World War II, through necessity, and I felt a new organization for all businesswomen was needed.”

This special day celebrates the contribution that women make in the business world and focuses on ways to give women more equality. The first ever Business Women’s Day was celebrated in 1983 when a joint Congressional resolution was passed.

A number of special events are held on this day, including seminars, meetings, and other events that encourage business women from around the world to network and share their experiences.

Sep
24
Mon
Family Day
Sep 24 all-day

As the name suggests, Family Day is an event that is intended to allow loved ones to take a respite from their daily lives and spend quality time together. One of the best things about this occasion is that there is no single “requirement” for the activities to be celebrated; Family Day is a flexible as it is relaxing.

Unsurprisingly, this day is held at different times of the year within different parts of the world. Still, the overall intention is the same. As all of us are leading increasingly hectic schedules, this day is intended to give us a bit of leisure time outside of the “hustle and bustle” of our routines.

Some may choose to have a festive meal together while others can instead attend a religious event or simply take a picnic. Either way, this day is one of the best ways to remind us of the importance of family in our lives.

Sep
28
Fri
Native American Day
Sep 28 all-day

Native American Day is a holiday in the U.S. states of California and Nevada celebrated annually on the fourth Friday of September, as well as in South Dakota on the second Monday in October in lieu of Columbus Day. It honors Native American cultures and contributions to their respective states and the United States. The state of Tennessee observes a similar American Indian Day each year on the fourth Monday of September.

Sep
30
Sun
Mud Pack Day
Sep 30 all-day

Mud has been known to have health properties for a very long time, and has been a popular way of sustaining beauty and staving off old age. No, we’re not talking about the mud you can find in the mud puddles after a heavy rain, nor the clay down at your local riverside, though we could be! You’d be surprised where some of the beauty products come from that can stave off old age and leave you looking amazing. There’s even hot mud pits, like hot springs, that people visit to sit in and enjoy the health and beauty benefits of nature’s own spa.

History of Mud Pack Day
The use of mud for therapeutic and beauty purposes can be traced back to the 16th century during the Renaissance. Baths were considered to be of such import that the proper way to bathe for therapeutic purposes was considered to be the province of a physician. During the bathing process people would be bathed, purged, packed in mud, and then sent into a bath to wash off the therapeutic mud. So ubiquitous was the use of mud for healing purposes that it was often used to treat humans and animals alike. A total of 78 different conditions were listed during this time that could benefit from bathing.

This practice carried on into the 19th and 20th centuries, and further refinements were made to the entire process. Rather than bathing in mud, it was during this period that the mud pack first came into existence as a concept all its own. From that point on its been in a state of constant refinement as technology formed with ancient practices to create the best in youthful experiences in spas all over the world.

How to celebrate Mud Pack Day
Celebrating Mud Pack Day is as simple as a trip to your local spa, let them take the time to treat you to a beautiful experience that will leave your skin feeling clear and beautiful. You can even make a full day of it with you and your friends, and don’t forget to invite the men along! Everyone can benefit from getting a mud pack done. Don’t have a spa nearby? Drop by your local beauty store and pick up a bunch of supplies to do it yourself at home! What’s more fun than a “pamper yourself” day with you and your friends? Get some snacks and some movies while you’re at it!

Oct
5
Fri
World Teachers Day
Oct 5 all-day

Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means, so show your support for these dedicated and important people not just on Teachers’ Day, but throughout the whole year.