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Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

July 27 is Take Your Pants for a Walk Day!

Who knows who came up with a holiday that appears to revolve around taking an inanimate object for a walk…but we suspect that “take your pants for a walk” is just a silly way of saying “go for a walk.” Celebrate Take Your Pants for a Walk Day by heading out for an early morning or post-dinner walk.

Considering that this holiday is smack dab in the middle of summer, you might be more comfortable in shorts…but carry a pair of pants with you anyway so that you can literally take them for a walk.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com
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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27 is a day to celebrate the sounds of this quintessential Scottish instrument.

The bagpipe features three pipes emerging from a bag typically made of elk or sheep skin. This bag holds air, and when squeezed, releases the air through the pipes. The bagpiper uses a fourth pipe to control the pitch, much like a flute or oboe. The result is a one-of-a-kind sound used in weddings and funerals for centuries.

Watch the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard perform at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

Sources: Altius Directory, Print is not Dead, YouTube

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