September 12, 2021

National Programmers Day

The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day recognized in many technology companies and programming firms, that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 28th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). The number 256 was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte.

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Those who enjoy coffee and milkshakes will certainly take part on this day. It's National Coffee Milkshake Day! The refreshing combination of creamy ice cream blended with your favorite flavor of coffee on a hot summer day can hit the spot

National Day of Encouragement

The National Day of Encouragement occurs each year on September 12. It was launched by the Encouragement Foundation in Searcy, Arkansas. President George W. Bush signed a message making September 12 the official "National Day of Encouragement."

National Video Games Day

Tetris is the best selling video game of all time with over 495 million copies sold. The tile matching puzzle game was originally released in the Soviet Union in 1984 and later released for the Game Boy in 1989.

National Hug Your Hound Day

Nationally recognized dog expert Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, declared the 2nd Sunday in September 'National Hug Your Hound Day'. The holiday was created to increase the bond between dogs and their owners and to help dog owners see the world as dogs see it.

National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day is held each year on the second Sunday in September. Established more than 40 yeas ago by the members of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, the day honors all pets, both past and present.

Grandparents' Day

In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents. In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter.