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On this day…. July 1st

National Postal Worker Appreciation Day

 

Happy National Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Date When Celebrated : United States – This holiday is always observed on July 1

Show your appreciation and thanks to all the postal workers you meet today, as it is National Postal Worker Day, especially through the Covid-19 Pandemic and Protests 2020.

Pony Express Mail Carrier, Postal Worker

When we think about postal workers, postal carriers usually comes to mind. These are the men and women who deliver the mail to you by vehicle or walking, six days a week, under all kinds of weather. Neither rain or shine will stop these postal carriers from delivering your mail.

Carriers certainly should get recognition today. But, this is a day to show appreciation for all postal workers, an estimated 497,000 workers in the United States. They might include the clerks behind the counter, mail sorters, truck drivers, management, and a wide range of other jobs at the Postal Service.

Did You Know? Postal carriers who walk their routes, typically walk 4 to 8 miles per day, with a full bag of mail.

How to Celebrate National Postal Worker Day

Postal Mail Carrier

It’s easy to participate. Express your thanks to any and all postal workers that you meet. These workers are neither asking nor expecting a gift. Just let them know that they are appreciated. A thank you card is nice touch or just say “Hello and Thank you for your dedication” would work as well.

Origin of National Postal Worker Day

In the United States, this special holiday was created in 1997 by Seattle, Washington postal worker Richard E. Baker. Richard simply wanted to honor his hard working fellow employees.

Neither Congress, nor the President of the United States has proclaimed a national day for postal workers. Postal workers do not get this day off.

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On this day… July 1st

International Joke Day

 

International Joke Day is a humorous and laughter day!

There’s plenty of problems, unrests and unhappiness in the world. A little humor or laugh in the world would help brighten up everyone’s day. July 1st is a day to just chill out a little, and laugh a whole lot more! If people around the world get into the theme of the day, it just might help make the world a little better.

Take the opportunity to get the jokes (preferably non-political) started today. Use the internet to spread funny jokes, quotes, e-cards and stories. Pass them along to everyone you know, on your email list or through your social media. Hopefully, you can make someone smile and they can share to their friends and families. By sending jokes to them, you’ve helped to get the ball rolling to make this a truly international humor experience.

It is the perfect day for you to share laughs and to put a smile on people’s faces, including your own. Whether you prefer to share jokes or you like to listen to them, this is a day that is all about smiling, laughing, and having fun.

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and a lot of people would agree with this! After all, there are actually a lot of health benefits that are associated with laughing. Laughter draws people together in a manner that triggers healthy emotional and physical changes in the body.

Laughter can help to protect you from the damaging impact of stress, diminish pain, boost mood, and strengthen your immune system.

The Origin of International Joke Day

Wayne Reinagel created of this special day in 1994. Wayne wrote us and said “I made this day July 1, because the year was officially half over and I then used it to promote my joke books”.

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