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Happy National Coffee Day! And National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day! And ...


Go treat yourself to that soy Pumpkin Spice Latte today. Add an extra espresso to your mocha. It's National Coffee Day! Go wild!

But don't forget to attend your grandchild's birth, or at least ask to attend your grandchild's birth. It's National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day. Ladies, go work out. It's National Women's Health and Fitness Day. Did you remember to celebrate World Rabies Day yesterday? Or say hello to your neighbor in honor of National Good Neighbor Day?

Every day we're walking around unknowingly celebrating all sorts of designated days. There's Please Don't Jump Day on Sept. 22 that hopes to raise awareness about suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge, and, on the opposite side of the spectrum, Cheer Up Keanu Day, when fans planned to send flowers and cards to "Matrix" star Keanu Reeves after pictures appeared online of the star looking rather glum.

Fans of Keanu Reeves want to cheer him up. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Many of the days are simply cooked up by groups hoping to raise a little awareness about their cause, such as Reeves's fans. Or the day can be a marketing gimmick cooked up by a company to hawk their wares, such as National Underwear Day. Models for the Freshpair underwear company invade Times Square every Aug. 5th in nothing but their skivvies.

Other days get the official government stamp. Anyone, from a city council member to the president of the United States, can claim a day in honor of something or someone. Ronald Reagan was a particularly profuse day designator.

His tastiest declaration goes to National Ice Cream Day on July 15, 1984. Reagan was rewarded with his own day this year when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared Feb. 6 Ronald Reagan Day.

In honor of our oh-so-many days, I officially declare today to be National BlogPost Day. To observe it, indulge in ice cream, wear underwear, watch a Keanu Reeves movie and have a cup of coffee. Happy National BlogPost Day!

By Melissa Bell  | September 29, 2010; 12:32 PM ET
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"National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day"?? WTF?

Posted by: bowmanrand1 | September 29, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

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