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Discussion: Weeks and days

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2022-11-18

Nov 19, 2022 11:04 AM # 
Saw it reported somewhere that today was Venomous Bites and Stings Awareness Day.

(The jacarandas are in good form in the bits of Sydney I've been in, too).
Nov 19, 2022 6:34 PM # 
I'm not aware of any of these. There are too many awareness days/weeks/months to be aware of.
Nov 20, 2022 11:04 AM # 
You mean you didn't know, for example, that May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day?
(...we all know, of course, that May the Fourth is Star Wars Day)

And - I had to look this one up myself - World Pharmacists' Day is Sept 25th :) but did you know that Saint Nicholas is actually the patron saint of pharmacists - and also of prostitutes!
Nov 20, 2022 11:38 AM # 
I thought St. Nick was Christmas?
Nov 20, 2022 11:47 AM # 
Yes and no - actually the Bishop of Myra's feast day is Dec 6th (commemorating his death) and in Germanic countries that is the day when children leave out their shoes in order to receive gifts in them. Yes, he is also the patron saint of children. Oh, and sailors...
Nov 21, 2022 1:24 AM # 
St Nick is also the patron saint of thieves.
Nov 21, 2022 11:19 AM # 
And now, we are in National Asbestos Awareness Week!
Nov 21, 2022 11:30 AM # 
Must be working, I've long since been aware of asbestos.
Nov 22, 2022 3:22 AM # 
Jacarandas are close to done here. Nearly time for frangipanis.

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