There are days celebrating all sorts of things but there are three such celebrations around this day.
It's celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire, one of the best places on Earth to visit. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "a protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974", The date alludes to the Battle of Minden, and also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, had campaigned.
The day was already celebrated by the Light Infantry, successors to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, as Minden Day. Together with five other infantry regiments of the British Army, a rose is permitted to be worn in the headdress. In the case of the Light Infantry, the rose is white.
International Beer Day
A celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007.
Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration spanning 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents. Specifically, International Beer Day has three declared purposes:
- To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
- To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
- To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.
International Spiderman Day
Spiderman was created when I was 10 years old and first appeared in print two years later in 1962. You may ask why I've included this celebration day. Well you should really be asking why I've included the other two as this one has something to do with writing stories!
Perhaps I'm throwing out a hint to those illustrators who fancy using Steele as a super hero! Then we could have an International Steele Day or more accurately:-
International Day of Steele
As with other celebrations you would need to have a marathon read of all the Steele stories either alone or in cult reading groups. I may have to change the date of this celebration to April 29th (my birthday) or perhaps August 26th which was the day the first paperback, 'I Have To Get It Right' was published.
Whatever, I would hope for a surge in sales on the 'International Day'