Celebrations by the Month!

(Specific Dates are for 2011-2012 School Year)

August

American Artist Appreciation Month
National Celery & Fennel Month
25 Banana Split Day

September

Library Card Sign-up Month
National Chili Pepper Month
Read-A-New-Book Month
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15
4 Peter Rabbit's Birthday
5 Labor Day
8 International Literacy Day
11 Grandparents' Day
13 International Chocolate Day
17 Constitution Day
21 International Day of Peace
26 Johnny Appleseed's Birthday
29 National Coffee Day

October

Dinosaur Month
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15
National Chili Month
10 Columbus Day
23-31 Red Ribbon Week

November

National American Indian Heritage Month
National Leafy Greens Month
1 National Family Literacy Day
3 National Men-Make-Dinner Day
11 Veteran's Day
13-19 Bullying Awareness Week--Theme: Stand Up to Bullying!
24 Thanksgiving

December

Write-to-a-Friend Month
National Root Vegetables Month
15 Bill of Rights Day
16 Boston Tea Party happened today

January

National Dried Fruit Month
National Hobby Month
National Soup Month
National Staying Healthy Month
18 MLK Day
27 National Chocolate Cake Day

February

Black History Month
Library Lover's Month
National Exotic Vegetable Month
2 Groundhog Day
14 Valentine's Day
19-26 International Friendship Week
20 Presidents' Day
23 Banana Bread Day

March

Music in our Schools Month
National Leeks and Green Onions Month
Women in History Month
3 Iditarod Race begins!
4 National Grammar Day
17 St. Patrick's Day
26-April 1 World Folk Tales and Fables Week

April

ALA Library Snapshot Day (any day in April)
National Frog Month
National Tomatillo Month
School Library Media Month
4 Easter
8-14 National Library Week
22 Earth Day

May

National Flower Month
National Lime Month
5 Cinco de Mayo
7-13 Children's Book Week
9 Mothers' Day
31 Memorial Day

June

National Okra Month
Zoo & Aquarium Month

July
National Nectarine Month
4 Independence Day