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Cow & Cheer Up Days

Cow Appreciation Day

Monday will be marked in many parts of the world as Cow Appreciation Day.

The occasion reminds people on the value of cows to daily life.

In some regions, such as parts of India, cows have significant religious meaning. Cows are sometimes considered as the oldest form of wealth. Cattle today are the basis of a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.

Cows produce milk, which is also processed into cheese, butter and other dairy products and by themselves comparable in economic size to beef production, and provides an important part of the food supply.

To celebrate Cow Appreciation Day you can either enjoy some dairy products or stop using cow products for a day, proponents say.

Cheer Up the Lonely

Today is Cheer Up the Lonely Day, a worldwide fun celebration.

On this day, those who enjoy good fortune and positivity are encouraged to share their time with the lonely ones.

The occasion may be marked with new neighbors or those who live alone.

You can give them a small gift, a greeting card or simply spend time talking or laughing with them, or just by being together with them.

Beware?

It will be Friday, the 13th this week.

In many parts of the Western civilization, it is considered as an unlucky day, when accidents and other misfortunes occur.

These Fridays combine the death of Christ and 13, considered an unlucky number –both believed to bring bad luck.

Funeral Ceremony

It is this time of the year when the Toraja Funeral Ceremony is held.

The celebration is observed in the highlands of South Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Toraja people do elaborate and fascinating rites to send the spirit of their dead to the after-world to prevent misfortunes to the family of the deceased.

The festival is an occasion for Torajas living in other parts of Indonesia and the world to take a homecoming trip to take part in the celebration.*

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