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Here are some holidays and other special days that kids might be interested in but that probably didn't make the cut on your 2013 calendar:
January
7: Old Rock Day. Perhaps today you could start (or add to) a rock collection.
20: Inauguration Day. President Barack Obama will be sworn in to a second term as president. Because the 20th falls on a Sunday, the public ceremony will take place on Jan. 21 on the steps of the Capitol.
23: Measure Your Feet Day. Are both your feet the same size? Bet you never thought to find out.
February
10: Chinese New Year welcomes in the Year of the Snake.
13: Get a Different Name Day. So if you really hate that Mom and Dad named you Buford T. Rex III, today's the day to do something about it.
23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. We suspect this is mostly celebrated by dogs.
March
6: Oreo cookies were sold for the first time in 1912. Have a Double Stuf to celebrate.
14: It's Pi Day. Not as in apple or cherry. As in the number: 3.14.
April
3: The first ice cream sundae was invented in New York 120 years ago today.
25: World Penguin Day.
30: National Honesty Day. If we're lying, we're dying.
May
18: It's International Museum Day.
June
6: National Yo-Yo Day.
25: It's Leon Day. "Leon" is "Noel" spelled backward. It means that it's only six months till Christmas.
July
8: The Liberty Bell cracked while being rung on this day in 1835.
19: Stick Out Your Tongue Day. Just make sure you explain this to whomever you're sticking it out at.
20: Moon Day, marking the 44th anniversary of Neil Armstrong becoming the first person to land on the moon.
August
1: Respect for Parents Day. This really should be every day, but we know you know that.
20: World Mosquito Day. We're not sure if this means you should love one or swat one.
September
5: National Cheese Pizza Day.
19: Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ahoy, matey!
October
1: It's Homemade Cookies Day and World Vegetarian Day, so why not make (and eat) oatmeal raisin cookies in honor of both.
15: National Grouch Day. But that doesn't mean you have to be one.
28: The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this day in 1886.
November
15: Pack Your Mom Lunch Day. Be sure to include something sweet.
17: It's Homemade Bread Day and Take a Hike Day, so pack some sandwiches and hit the trail.
December
1: Eat a Red Apple Day. If you prefer yellow apples, we think that's OK.
13: National Cocoa Day. We feel warm and toasty just thinking about it.
31: New Year's Eve. We've made it through another year.
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