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Special Days and Occasions to Celebrate in 2013

Calendars of Special Observances for Days, Weeks, and Months Throughout the Year

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Every month is full of days and weeks to observe and celebrate. Many of those days, like Halloween and Mother's Day, are quite well-known. But others are not so well known. Have you ever heard of Backwards Day? Or Look for Circles Day? Those are days that you and your children can have fun with. If you click on the link for a month, you will find a list of days to celebrate that month. These include the well-known special days, but also days that are of special interest to gifted kids and their parents. You'll also find what the whole month is set to commemorate as well as certain weeks in that month. Each link will also provide you with some books and activities for the month.

1. January 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during January include the well-known New Year's Day, but also Trivia Day, Appreciate a Dragon Day, and National Kazoo Day. January is also National Book Month and International Creativity Month.

2. February 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during February include the well-known Valentine's Day, but also Read in the Bathtub Day, World Thinking Day, and Tell a Fairy Tale Day. February is also Black History Month and includes International Snow Sculpting Week.

3. March 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during March include the well-known St. Patrick's Day, but also National Pi Day, World Meteorology Day, and Tolkien Reading Day. March is also Women's History Month and includes International Brain Awareness Week.

4. April 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during April include the well-known April Fool's Day, but also National Library Day, Scrabble Day, and Richter Scale Day. April is also the Month of the Military Child, and Math Awareness Month and includes Young People's Poetry Week.

5. May 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during May include the well-known Memorial Day and Mother's Day, but also Mother Goose Day, Nerd or Geek Pride Day, and Buy a Musical Instrument Day. May is also Get Caught Reading Month and includes Astronomy Week.

6. June 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during June include the well-known Father's Day, but also Family History Day, Drawing or Pencil Day, and Camera Day. June is also National Audio Book Month and includes National Family Week.

7. July 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during July include the well-known Independence Day, but also International Joke Day, Video Games Day, and Spoonerism Day. July is also National Anti-Boredom Month and includes my favorite, National Parenting Gifted Children Week.

8. August 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during August include Book Lover's Day, Poet's Day, and Aviation Day. August is also American Artist Appreciation Month and Family Fun Month, and includes National Heritage Week.

9. September 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during September include the well-known Labor Day, but also Punctuation Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Positive Thinking Day. September is also Classical Music Month and includes Fall Astronomy Week.

10. October 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during October include the well-known Halloween, but also English Language Day, Curious Events Day, and Moment of Frustration Day. October is also Sarcastic Month and includes Chemistry Week.

11. November 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during January include the well-known Thanksgiving Day, but also National Children's Non-Fiction Day, I Love to Write Day, and Look for Circles Day. November is also Family Stories Month and includes Game and Puzzle Week.

12. December 2013 Special Days

Special days to celebrate during December include the well-known Christmas and Hannuka, but also Look on the Brightside Day, Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day, and Card Playing Day. December is also Write a Friend Month and includes Cookie Cutter Week.

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