11/28/2012 06:45 pm ET

Every Cause Has Its Day, Whether Deserved Or Not

WORLD Toilet Day was on November 19th. World Television Day has just passed. International Civil Aviation Day is on December 7th and International Mountain Day comes four days later.

Just as Christian saints have their days, so do causes. Over 100 are in the grandest category: UN “observance” days, usually set by the General Assembly. But anyone can link a date to a campaign.