Published on Tuesday 29th of September 2009
October is a great month for activities! We start with the World Animal Day which I have been celebrating for the past 12 years. This is folloed by the beer festival known as ‘Oktober Fest’ and then Halloween, the pagan festival.
October 4th 2009 is designated World Animal Day. The World Wildlife Fund has for the past 31 years attempted to raise people’s consciousness to the necessity of maintaining our Earth’s diversity of life. This has been done with quite a degree of success.
Their promotions for the preservation of wild life and endangered species in the National Parks and Reserves of all nations has ensured that these animals may be observed, studied and enjoyed for generations to come.
World Animal Day is also a chance to recognize the important roles that pets play in our lives – the unconditional love and companionship, the immense pleasure, inspiration and wonder they bring to our everyday lives.
Oktoberfest began in 1810 as the wedding reception of Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburg. It has evolved into an annual celebration of lager and lederhosen celebrated worldwide!
Halloween is a secular celebration with roots in the Christian holy day ‘All Saints Day’. This celebration is fast becoming popular in Australia and should be used as an excuse to throw a party! Be aware that some people are offended by this occasion and prefer not to participate.
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