With as much time as most of us spend on social media these days, you might call pretty much every day a social media day. But believe it or not, there’s an actual day set aside to celebrate social media. Yes, it’s called, appropriately, Social Media Day. The folks at Mashable came up with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Summer activities, and especially fireworks associated with Independence Day, can increase the risk for eye injuries. So as a reminder to protect your eyes, the week that includes July 4 each year is National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week. An eye injury can affect your vision for the rest of your life. So protect […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As summer swings into high gear, and we seek to take a break from the busyness of life, we have a day that celebrates a symbol of a truly simpler time: Log Cabin Day. Log cabins bring to mind the old American West. A rugged place in a simpler time. Well, simpler in terms of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National PTSD Awareness Day aims to increase awareness and understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatments. We’ve made great strides in understanding PTSD in recent years. But there’s still work to do. There are still people who’ve never heard of it. Others don’t really know what it means. They may think it’s something […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National Canoe Day is a Canadian event, started by the Canadian Canoe Museum in 2007. The museum created the day to celebrate the canoe being named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada by popular vote. It also wanted to increase participation in Canadian paddlesports. But according to the day’s official page, the celebration […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What’s your favorite seafood to eat and/or catch? If it’s catfish, you’ll want to celebrate today: National Catfish Day. Believe it or not, this is not another unofficial food holiday. It’s an honest-to-goodness official national day … By proclamation of the president. Yep, on June 25, 1987 President Ronald Reagan issued proclamation 5672 making June […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you ready for a little fantasy celebration? Well, get out your magic wands and pixie dust, because it’s International Fairy Day. You see, fairies and their tales aren’t just for kids. Perfectly rational adults can put aside their skepticism and dare to dream of the magical wonder of fairy land. Fairy artist Jessica Galbreth […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you have plastic pink flamingos in your yard growing up? Or were they symbols of bad taste (or even “trashy”) in your home? Whatever your history with these iconic lawn ornaments, today is all about them: Pink Flamingo Day. Dean Mazzaralla created this day in 2007. It actually honors not just the plastic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Odds are you either are a guy or you know a guy … Maybe even a few guys. And odds are you and/or they occasionally do stupid things. Well, today’s the day to commemorate these things: Stupid Guy Thing Day. (Yes, women do stupid things sometimes too. But that’s not what today is about!). […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you know that cuckoos do more than tell time? Yep, they also warn of wet summers. That’s what Cuckoo Warning Day is all about. If you hear a cuckoo on this day your summer will be wet. Sounds a bit like Groundhog Day (or Hedgehog Day), depending on an animal’s actions (or call) to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.