Lesser Known…

National Fried Chicken Day takes place on July 6 in the United States, I have never heard of this until today. On the following day the seventh it is World Chocolate Day.  I guess that one can go through a whole year just eating what the calendar say what day it is. As just looking at Wikipedia they have lists of food days, food weeks and food months. So this seems possible to do, although most of these are only celebrated in the United States, so if you have some time celebrate by having some of the foods as prescribes by the various lists.

On July 10 it is Silence Day which is observed by followers of Meher Baba. Meher Baba was an Indian Spiritual master who from 10 July 1925 until his death in 1969 was completely silent.  He wrote about his silence “Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion he taught, man has waged wars in his name. Instead of living the humility, purity, and truth of his words, man has given way to hatred, greed, and violence. Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form, I observe silence.” This sounds like a good reason to stay quiet, there is also too much noise in the World today. If we could all take a day and be quiet, shutting off our devices the world might be a better place.

This final one is interesting as it’s the Orthodox version of Valentine’s Day. Peter and Fevronia Day is July 8th. Peter and Fevronia are the Orthodox patrons for marriage and this became a thing in Russia in 2008. However they also celebrate Valentine’s Day so it is pretty confusing.

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