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October 2020

National Design Week

October 1 - October 31
National Design Week by Cooper Hewitt

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, for 2020 National Design Week will expand to a monthlong virtual celebration, gathering the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month will highlight the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs throughout October including talks, tours, workshops, a professional development training, a college and career fair, and more. National…

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International Day of the Girl Child

October 11
International Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), stand with the global community to support girls’ progress everywhere. Let girls be girls. There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that…

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National Color Day

October 22
National Color Day

National Color Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday of unknown origin, is observed annually on October 22. This day was created as a day to learn how colors influence our mood, productivity and behavior in our everyday lives. It is hard to imagine a world without color, one that is all black, white and shades of gray, and how people are affected by different color stimuli varies from person to person. Color can carry specific meaning, and different colors are perceived…

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National Cat Day

October 29
National Cat Day - plinthandchintz.com

National Cat Day is the official branded holiday for cats to celebrate all the wonderful love they give and to encourage adoption globally. National Cat Day was founded by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and author, Colleen Paige and is a celebration that takes place on October 29th every year in the United States.

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November 2020

America Recycles Day

November 15
America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day: One day to educate. One day to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get Involved! America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. ARD is celebrated annually on November 15.  Thousands of events are held across the U.S. to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage American to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy…

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December 2020

Giving Tuesday

December 1
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season and was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).

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International Day of People with Disability

December 3
International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Each year the day focuses on a…

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International Volunteer Day

December 5
International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is a chance for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote their contributions to development at local, national and international levels. By merging UN support with a grassroots mandate, IVD is a unique opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups and the private sector. International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society…

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