World No Tobacco Day, as the name suggests, is a day encouraging everyone to avoid all tobacco products for 24 hours. This means no: Cigarettes or cigars Pipes Chewing tobacco Snuff Snus Other products containing any tobacco, like bidis or gutkha. The day is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). It began as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mint juleps are the traditional drink for sipping on Kentucky Derby Day. But just because the Derby’s over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy this frosty, minty drink. In fact, we have just the excuse to make one (or a pitcher-full): Mint Julep Day. We don’t know who created our Mint Julep Day, but legend […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Compost is the other black gold—black gold for your garden, that is. Learn About Composting Day invites you to explore the world of turning garbage into gold. Once you start your learning journey, you won’t want to stop. You’ll wonder how many of the things you’ve been tossing in the waste bin can actually be […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Are you ready for a little silliness? Today is Slugs Return from Capistrano Day! It’s the little-known sister day to the Swallows Return to Capistrano Day. On March 19 every year, migratory swallows return to their perch in La Misión de San Juan Capistrano. And the people rejoice. But the slugs shudder. That swarm of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Feral cats are a problem. An admittedly cute problem, but a problem. Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) launched Feral Cat Spay Day in 2010 to help. ACR wants to encourage veterinarians and communities across the country to help keep feral populations healthy and manageable. For Feral Cat Spay Day it asks veterinarians across the country to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate the combination of creamy cheese filling and blueberry topping that is the blueberry cheesecake. For it is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. We don’t know who created the day or why. But we also don’t care … It’s an excuse to eat blueberry cheesecake, and that’s good enough for us! A Bite of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On May 25 it’s time to celebrate being geeky, nerdy and misunderstood. That’s right, it’s Geek Pride Day. You may also see it called Nerd Pride Day. Whatever you call it, it’s a day to be proud of having interests the so-called “normal” people don’t quite understand. Now, as a geek or nerd, you may […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today you’re a princess. Or a queen. Or whatever you want to be. It’s International Tiara Day, so slip on that tiara and feel like you rule the world. (Just don’t let it go to your head. Nobody likes a tyrrant! 😉 ) Once upon a time, only married women who were royalty wore tiaras. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate an animal that has existed for more than 200 million years but is now in danger of disappearing: The turtle. For World Turtle Day, let’s vow not to let that happen. This day started back in 2000, created by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson. They are the founders of American Tortoise Rescue […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial kickoff to summer, and the long weekend is the perfect excuse to finally get outdoors. But after a winter spent indoors, pale skin is almost guaranteed to burn. Don’t Fry Day—celebrated the Friday before Memorial Day every year—is a reminder to protect your skin from the sun. The day was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.