Mark Your Calendars

Monday, January 14, 2013

Life is to celebrate. We get to live 365 or 366 days every year. Even though most of us celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Friendship Day, Women’s Day, All Fools’ Day etc., many distinguished people are still left under-appreciated. It is very important to honor friends and relatives who are sexist, superstitious, bigots, homophobes, racists, etc. Many times people do not even know that their friends, or relatives, or they themselves are qualified for such exalting sobriquets.

Therefore, I will put down a few guidelines so that you can identify such people and send them appropriate cards or gifts on their special days. The days are decided on the basis of the first and third letter of the root word in this way—the corresponding numeral (or the sum of the digits of the numeral) of the first letter stands for the month, and the numeral of the third letter stands for the day.

World Bigots' Day: February 7
Bigots have the proud distinction of taking hate to higher levels. They are extremely intolerant of other people’s religious beliefs, political ideas, or opinions. These people are adept at spreading hatred and violence in the name of religion and politics.

World Homophobes’ Day: August 13
Homophobes are those people who fear or hate homosexuality and do not believe in equal rights for gays and lesbians.

World Racists’ Day: September 3
People who believe that their race is superior to others are called racists. These people discriminate on the basis of skin color and other physical features. Besides smugly believing that the history and cultural traits of their own race are superior, they also hate those who are different from them. Those who believe in caste system or promote it in any way can also be bunched in this category.

World Superstitious People’s Day: October 16
All of us have our own little superstitions, whether they are related to favorite colors, numbers, stones, or beliefs in star signs or imaginary Gods, etc. But don’t think that your innocuous superstitious beliefs will grant you the status of a superstitious person. Only those people are eligible of this honor, who have been successfully spreading hatred by peddling superstitious beliefs, or those who have been duping people of their hard-earned money in lieu of providing peeks into their future, such as, psychics, clairvoyant, crystal-ball gazers, diviners, mediums, mind readers, tarot readers, palmists, prophets, soothsayers, spiritual leaders, tea-leaf readers, palmists, jyotishis, babas, matas, gurus, etc.

World Sexists’ Day: October 24
Characteristics of sexist people: These people discriminate on the basis of sex. They do not believe in gender equality and perpetuate or condone oppression of women by men or vice versa. Most of these people also believe in traditional roles for men and women. In India, such people support dowry system, and think that it is the duty of women to serve their in-laws as opposed to men who have no responsibility toward their in-laws. You can also send cards and greetings to the misogynists and misandrists on this day.

Similarly, you can also mark your calendars with days dedicated to relatives such as, chacha-chachi, mausi-mausa, bua-fufa etc, and also to specific fruits, vegetables, animals, body parts, scientific terms, etc. etc. Either you can email, facebook, text, or tweet to your  friends, or send them cards or gifts on these days. The calendar doth overflow. Let there be celebrations!

(Pictures courtesy americangreeting.com)

12 comments:

  1. For a second, I read World Racists Day as something else :). Indeed let us honor them. This is a nice way to lose them too :).

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    1. Oh, I do have Anti-rape Day on my calendar. All other days are, off course, Rapist Days :-|

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  2. Now the world seems complete. :) Equality is all that is required.

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    1. Not only equality, but love and respect too!

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  3. How did you decide on the dates :P Loved reading this post !

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    1. Thanks Ruchira! Dates are decided by the first and third letter of the main word. Corresponding numeral of the first letter stands for month and the third one stands for day.

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  4. World superstitious people's day is most interesting

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  5. Where can I order this wonderful calendar, Giri?

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    1. Thanks Zephyr! I will upload it for you :-|

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