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National Holidays: Sept. 13 through Sept. 17

Monday: Positive Thinking Day

Has the pandemic dampered your positivity on day-to-day activities? Well, luckily today is Positive Thinking Day. With mask mandates and social distancing still in place, now is the perfect time to start thinking bright and clear your mind of all the negative thoughts. Carve out time in your day to do some yoga, start a new book or listen to your favorite artist or band. Remind your friends, family and yourself of all the good in life that can outweigh the bad. Always remember that emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being. Positive thinking can even increase a person’s life span. Sept. 13 is also National Peanut Day, International Chocolate Day and National Boss/Employee Exchange Day.

Tuesday: National Coloring Day

Whether you’re good at coloring in the lines or not, summon your inner artist today because it’s National Coloring Day. Coloring has many calming properties, as it can relax the fear center of your brain. It can reduce stress and anxiety, help you to improve your motor skills and vision, improve your sleep and improve your focus. With that being said, take out your favorite coloring book and get started with your favorite coloring utensil. Use crayons, markers, colored pencils or even pens. The creativity is endless! Sept. 14 is also Hug Your Hound Day, National Cream Filled Donut Day, National Ants on a Log Day and National Eat a Hoagie Day.

Wednesday: Greenpeace Day

Similar to Earth Day, Greenpeace Day is celebrated every year on Sept. 15 to create a discussion on how to treat the planet better. Several campaigns take place to spread awareness about ecological issues and concerns that need to be addressed. 55 countries are involved in Greenpeace Day, all working together to achieve environmental justice. Many peaceful protests are held on topics such as the following: reducing fossil fuel emissions, improving air quality, avoiding the use of plastic and improving water quality. Take part in this spread of awareness, whether it be in-person or online. Find discussion forums, Facebook groups or even town meetings. Sept. 15 is also International Dot Day, Make a Hat Day, National Linguine Day and National Online Learning Day.

Thursday: National Guacamole Day

A fan-favorite food, guacamole has been a staple appetizer paired with tortilla chips at parties. National Guacamole Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the avocado-based dip. Guacamole goes back all the way to the 14th century, originally invented by the Aztec people. This famous dip can be made in countless different ways at home. Many put ingredients from cumin to cilantro or even garlic in their ‘guac.’ If you feel guilty indulging, don’t! Avocados are high in vitamins and have healthy fats that can lower your cholesterol. Sept. 16 is also Collect Rocks Day, National Play-Doh Day and National Choose Your Chocolate Day.

Friday: National Apple Dumpling Day

Is your sweet tooth calling to you? You’re in luck because today is National Apple Dumpling Day. This savory pastry is made from cut and peeled apples and filling all wrapped into dough. With this dish, you have the option to either bake it or broil it. Who is to say you have to feel guilty enjoying this dessert? You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apple dumplings are most commonly eaten in the northeastern United States, especially around the state of Pennsylvania. Sept. 17 is also International Country Music Day, National Pet Bird Day and National Tradesmen Day.

All holidays were found on Be sure to keep up to date with our regularly featured holidays featured both on our Instagram @themainecampus and website.

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