Getting ready for the last Quarter of 2012, the month of September has tons of weird holidays to get some fun events going to post on Facebook, Tweet about, have some engaging events to bring in patients. I have made some suggestions, but go for it and let us know what has worked for you or any ideas you may have.
Special Note: This in not a Wacky holiday 9/11, but certainly a day of remembrance. I would definitely not forget this date.
The weirdest thing about all these holidays is the amount of food celebrations, no wonder we are a fat society!
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
2 VJ Day – Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ends WWII
3 Labor Day First Monday of month
4 Newspaper Carrier Day– These days are soon to be over.. can do a ‘Remember when day’ HaHa.
6 Read a Book Day– This is a great thing to put up on your blog, Facebook and focus on great books.
7 Google Commemoration Day
7 Grandma Moses Day
8 National Date Nut Bread Day – or December 22
8 World Physical Therapy Day
9 Grandparent’s Day – first Sunday after Labor Day
9 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September
9 Hug Your Hound Day
9 Wonderful Weirdoes Day
9 Teddy Bear Day– Everybody brings in their favorite teddy bear and take pictures of them wearing glasses, can post on Facebook. Or they send in teddy bears wearing glasses. Have a Facebook contest.
10 National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
12 National Video Games Day – also see Video Games Day in July
13 Uncle Sam Day – his image was first used in 1813
13 International Chocolate Day – You can visit our Pinterest Board on Chocolate for some delicious ideas.
15 Felt Hat Day – On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.
15 Greenpeace Day
15 Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids– Have the local boys and girls club come in for eye exams or health tips. .
15 International Eat An Apple Day- Great for Facebook, health benefits of Applies
15 International Coastal Clean up Day- Sponsor an event or clean up team. Doesn’t have to be the breach, any waterline or even a neighborhood. Post on Facebook, Tweet it, you could provide T’s or reusable bags.
15 Puppy mill Awareness Day – Post animals with eyeglasses.
16 Step Family Day www.celebratelove.com/stepfamilyday.htm
16 National Play Doh Day– Funny thing to do, make a bunch of eyeglasses out of Play Doh.. how cute
16 National Women’s Friendship Day – third Sunday in September; Hold a women’s networking event in your office.
16 Working Parents Day– This could be stay open an extra hour for working parents.
16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
17 National Apple Dumpling Day– Could have recipe contests, share your favorite apple dumpling, post it on Facebook.
17 Rosh Hashanah
18 Air Force Birthday- Celebrate Air Force Vets..
18 National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
19 National Women Road Warrior Day- Another way to celebrate women who travel, including your sales reps.
21 POW/MIA Recognition Day – Third Friday of September
21 World Gratitude Day– This is a great way to thank your patients. Send them an email, a card, post on Facebook. We are grateful for your business…
22 Car Free Day– Walk, Drive, Bus, Bike, Skateboard to work and any other errands. Another way to communicate on Facebook or your blog, Tell your Car Free Day and do an article on the eye health benefits of walking.
22 International Rabbit Day – Fourth Saturday in September
22 Oktoberfest, begins, date varies- Drink a lot of beer
23 Checkers Day
23 Dog in Politics Day– Which Dog?? OK, we won’t get political here.
24 Family Day– A Day To Eat Dinner With Kids
25 Yom Kippur
26 Shamu The Whale Day
28 National Good Neighbor Day – Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
28 Native American Day – fourth Friday of the month