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Who knew that April was such a celebrated month? In addition to traditional religious holidays, there were 87 monthly observances for April listed on a web site that verifies the authenticity of every monthly, weekly, and daily "awareness" event observed in the United States. Eighty-seven!
An examination of this list seems to indicate that certain campaigns are specialized spin-offs from more general events. For example, April is National Pet Month as well as a month focusing on greyhound adoption, supporting the ASPCA, first aid for pets and heartworm awareness, and the prevention of animal cruelty. April is also Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month. Cats also contract Lyme disease, but they have to wait until it's their turn for special attention.
Some special months seem perfectly logical in their timing. April Fool's Day kicked off National Humor Month; Financial Literacy Month coincides with the deadline for filing federal - and most state - income taxes; Fresh Florida Tomato Month occurs at the beginning of the crop's harvest; and spring allergies that cause skin disorders to flare up present perfect timing for Rosacea Awareness Month.
Other observances highlight challenges that many people across the country deal with on a daily basis, so the month is not of particular significance. Wide-spread observances in April include Autism Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Diabetes Prevention Month, but they could take place any time of year.
Sponsors of lesser known events such as National Facial Protection Month, Soy Foods Month, and International Twit Award Month evidently involve specific industries or sectors of the population that we may not think about every day.
Thanks to official declarations and designations to which certain days are dedicated, a conscientious generation of people who love to stay informed will revolutionize small talk. At dinner parties, the social custom of asking someone what they do for a living can now be followed up with the question, "And what are the special observances or awareness months that pertain to your career? I'd love to add them to my calendar."
April 22 is Earth Day, but for those who are not passionate about "green" and sustainable communities and environmental concerns that are political hot buttons, this month is associated with many causes to which people have devoted their lives. If there is anything important to you on this planet, chances are high that you can find a month, week, or day that will call attention to it, and that you can contact the sponsor to participate in a variety of ways.
One way to help raise awareness might be to replace the name of the month when referring to a date with the name of the monthly observance. How do these sentences sound?
"I scheduled my colonoscopy on the 20thof Jazz Appreciation Month."
"Let's do lunch on the three squared day of Math Awareness Month."
"Are you free during the first weekend of Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Month for a birthday party?"
While we wait to see if this trend catches on, perhaps we can try something new, pass on helpful information, or make a change or two in our lives that might make a positive difference in the world around us.
Or you could just go fly a kite. It's National Kite Month, after all.