ORANGE SHIRT DAY. Orange Shirt Day promotes awareness about the Indian residential school system still impacting Native American communities in the United States and Canada. Known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day honors the children forced into Indian boarding schools. In addition, the day also remembers those who never returned home.Indian residential schools, once called American Indian boarding schools, were established in the early 19th century. The schools were developed as an assimilation model to teach Indian children Euro-American ways. Residential schools stripped Native American children of their culture, including their language, customs, music, and traditions. Operated by Christian missionaries, the government forcibly removed Native American children from their homes and families. Because these institutions practiced corporal punishment, children who rebelled would often suffer brutal treatment. Unfortunately, recent investigations have revealed instances of sexual assault and mental abuse, all because they were Indian.
NATIONAL LOVE PEOPLE DAY. People are okay – especially Graham and all the Graham Crackers, but for the most part, I prefer cats.
SAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY
NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY
NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY
NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY USA
NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY