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1 20120301 Pig Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-day/ <p>The Pig is a wholly underrated animal, so this special day was created in 1972 to attempt to elevate awareness of the intellectual prowess, adaptability and general tastiness of the humble Pig.</p>
2 20120302 Employee Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/employee-appreciation-day/ <p>It&#8217;s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of working life. That&#8217;s no excuse, however, for managers, CEOs and employers to forget just how important and valuable their employees are. <strong>Employee Appreciation Day</strong> encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation!</p>
3 20120303 National Anthem Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/national-anthem-day/ <p>A day for enjoying a good, patriot sing-a-long, <strong>National Anthem Day</strong> encourages you to sing your own national anthem, but also to learn those of other countries. How many do you know?</p>
4 20120304 Grammar Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grammar-day/ <p>Celebrate <strong>Grammar Day</strong> by crossing your I&#8217;s, dotting your T&#8217;s, and making sure that you&#8217;re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes!</p>
5 20120305 Fun Facts About Names Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fun-facts-about-names-day/ <p><strong>Fun Facts About Names Day</strong> encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations!</p>
6 20120306 Namesake Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/namesake-day/ <p><strong>Namesake Day</strong> encourages you to explore the roots of your name, to find out if you were named after somebody of something in particular, and to research and connect with people who share the same name as you.</p>
7 20120307 Cereal Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cereal-day/ <p>Cereal (at least, in terms of breakfast cereal) is a surprisingly modern invention. Dating back to colonial America, cereal has become an incredibly popular way to start the day. Why not celebrate <strong>Cereal Day</strong> by trying a new breakfast cereal!</p>
8 20120308 Proof Reading Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/proof-reading-day/ <p>Take some time and re-read everything you write for <strong>Proof Reading Day</strong> &#8211; better to get it right than to have to go back through and fix your mistakes!</p>
9 20120309 Barbie Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/barbie-day/ <p>Celebrate one of the world&#8217;s best known dolls &#8211; <strong>Barbie Day</strong> celebrates her debut in New York at the American International Toy Fair in 1959.</p>
10 20120310 Day Of Awesomeness http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/day-of-awesomeness/ <p>A day for celebrating all things awesome, and everything awesome that you, your friends, and everybody else does. Take a moment to consider everything that you&#8217;re awesome at, and to recognise feats of awesomeness performed around you.</p>
11 20120311 Plumbing Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plumbing-day/ <p><strong>Plumbing Day</strong> raises awareness about the importance of clean, fresh water to developed and developing societies.</p>
12 20120312 Napping Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/napping-day/ <p><strong>Napping Day</strong> provides an opportunity to adjust after changes to daylight savings when losing an hour of sleep due to &#8216;springing forward&#8217;. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you &#8211; so here&#8217;s to justifying a few hours of well deserved kip!</p>
13 20120313 Earmuffs Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earmuffs-day/ <p>Protect your ears from loud noises and protect them from the cold on <strong>Earmuffs Day</strong>!</p>
14 20120314 Pi Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pi-day/ <p>3.141592653589793238462643383&#8230; That&#8217;s (part of) the number being celebrated on <strong>Pi Day</strong>! Pi (no, not <em>pie</em>) is the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle, and a mathematical constant.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.piday.org/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
15 20120315 Brutus Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brutus-day/ <p><strong>Brutus Day</strong> aims to promote recognition of the fact that betrayal, backstabbing and dirty politics aren&#8217;t by any means a thing of the past, and are as widespread and tactical in our modern, corporate lives as they were in the forums of ancient Rome. Watch your back, avoid office politics, and look out for your friends!</p>
16 20120316 Lips Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lips-appreciation-day/ <p>Who doesn&#8217;t love lips, right? Take a moment to appreciate the tactile and speech facilities given to you through the use of your lips for <strong>Lips Appreciation Day</strong>!</p>
17 20120317 Corn Dog Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/corn-dog-day/ <p>Corn Dogs are a favourite in America, and commonly associated with the sport of Basketball. Corn Dogs are made by battering and frying (or sometimes baking) hotdog-style sausages on sticks. Why not celebrate <strong>Corn Dog Day</strong> by making some at home?</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.corndogday.com/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
18 20120318 Biodiesel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/biodiesel-day/ <p>Celebrate the birth of Rudolph Diesel and his vision of using vegetable oil as fuel on <strong>Biodiesel Day</strong> by switching to biodiesel fuel and power.</p>
19 20120319 Chocolate Caramel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-caramel-day/ <p>What better way to celebrate <strong>Chocolate Caramel Day</strong> than with a favourite chocolate bar, or a piece of millionaire shortbread? Tuck in!</p>
20 20120320 Snowman Burning Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/snowman-burning-day/ <p><strong>Snowman Burning Day</strong> marks a change in seasons, and the transition from winter into spring. This is a traditional celebration by American and Swiss citizens to mark an end to winter.</p>
21 20120321 Common Courtesy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/common-courtesy-day/ <p>Politeness and consideration for others abound on <strong>Common Courtesy Day</strong>. Say &#8216;please&#8217; and &#8216;thank you&#8217;, hold doors open for others, and consider the feelings and perceptions of those around you throughout the day.</p>
22 20120322 Goof Off Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/goof-off-day/ <p>A chance to step back from the rigours and pressures of every-day life, <strong>Goof Off Day</strong> encourages you to take some time to be silly, waste an hour or two, and to do something a bit different!</p>
23 20120323 Near Miss Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/near-miss-day/ <p><strong>Near Miss Day</strong> commemorates March 23rd, 1989, when a large asteroid missed the Earth by a mere 500,000 miles &#8211; a very near miss indeed! What would you do if an asteroid was about to hit the Earth &#8211; how would you spend your last hours, and would you even want to know?</p>
24 20120324 Chocolate Covered Raisins Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-raisins-day/ <p><strong>Chocolate Covered Raisins Day</strong> is a great excuse for a treat! Chocolate covered raisins are a great addition to a trail mix pack, or can make a convenient desk-side snack at work!</p>
25 20120325 Tolkien Reading Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tolkien-reading-day/ <p>Although founded in 2002, the First Tolkien Reading Day wasn&#8217;t until March 25th 2003. This is because a journalist from New York enquired as to whether or not there was such an event for Tolkien in January 2002 and the society liked the idea so much they adopted it &#8211; although they didn&#8217;t have time to prepare anything for that year and postponed it.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>Early 2002 by <em>The Tolkien Society</em></div></div>
26 20120326 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-up-your-own-holiday-day/ <p>One of our favourite days of the year, <strong>Make Up Your Own Holiday Day</strong> is a chance to throw away the rule book and celebrate however you like! Get together with your friends and create your own special holiday, and who knows, if it becomes popular enough, it might end up on our calendar!</p>
27 20120328 Weed Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/weed-appreciation-day/ <p>What&#8217;s wrong with weeds? Natural environments, gardens, parks and public places are home to huge varieties of plants and flowers, and weeds are an important part of that ecosystem. On <strong>Weed Appreciation Day</strong>, consider how much fun you had with dandelions as a child before you pull them up; and consider how many of these weeds are in fact edible (make sure to check it&#8217;s safe!), and unsurprisingly very easy to grow! </p>
28 20120331 Bunsen Burner Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bunsen-burner-day/ <p>The humble bunsen burner was created by a German Chemist by the name of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, born March 31st 1811, and <strong>Bunsen Burner Day</strong> celebrates his birthday.</p>
29 20120401 Sourdough Bread Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sourdough-bread-day/ <p>Records of the consumption and eating of sourdough bread date back as far as the Sumerians in 2800bce. Sourdough is similar to bread dough, except that the natural yeasts are left to ferment in the bread mix. Why not celebrate <strong>Sourdough Bread Day</strong> by mixing up your own batch of sourdough and baking a loaf?</p>
30 20120402 Children&#8217;s Book Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/childrens-book-day/ <p>Falling on Hans Christian Anderson&#8217;s birthday, <strong>Children&#8217;s Book Day</strong> celebrates children&#8217;s books and encourages children to read.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1967</div></div>
31 20120403 Fish Fingers and Custard Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fish-fingers-and-custard-day/ <p>To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Matt Smith&#8217;s famous &#8220;Fish Fingers and Custard&#8221; scene in the Doctor Who episode &#8216;Eleventh Hour&#8217;, the BBC have decided to coin 3rd April 2012 as &#8220;Official <strong>Fish Fingers And Custard Day</strong>&#8220;.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>Official Fish Fingers and Custard Day</div></div> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1st April, 2012 by <em>BBC</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/282549301819457/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
32 20120404 Vitamin C Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vitamin-c-day/ <p>Load up on citrus fruit, berries and green vegetable for <strong>Vitamin C Day</strong>; boost your immune system, fight off that cold and feel great!</p>
33 20120405 One Day Without Shoes Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/one-day-without-shoes-day/ <p>It&#8217;s very easy to take shoes for granted &#8211; but many people, and many children in the world don&#8217;t own or have access to shoes. Consider how much shoes enable you to travel, traverse uneven terrain, and to take care of your feet; and go without shoes on <strong>One Day Without Shoes Day</strong> to show your awareness of and support for those who don&#8217;t have access to such a simple but important piece of clothing.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
34 20120406 Walk to Work Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-to-work-day/ <p>A chance to reduce carbon emissions, get fit, and avoid the traffic jams &#8211; what more could you ask from <strong>Walk to Work Day</strong>?</p>
35 20120407 No Housework Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-housework-day/ <p>A day off from doing chores; <strong>No Housework Day</strong> means no housework, and no guilt over it either.<br /> Let the dishes pile up, let the laundry wait, and don&#8217;t even think about putting anything away. Just relax (in the mess), and try not to think about how you&#8217;ll need to do twice as much tomorrow.</p>
36 20120408 Easter http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/easter/ <p><strong>Easter</strong> is arguably the most important event in the Christian religious calendar (alongside <em>Christmas</em>), and celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Contemporarily (and non-religiously), a key celebration of <strong>Easter</strong> is the exchanging of <em>Easter eggs</em>.</p>
37 20120409 Winston Churchill Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/winston-churchill-day/ <p>On April 9th in 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, although this was the first time Congress had resolved that it was to be bestowed by the President of the United States, on a foreign national &#8211; he was granted citizenship of eight individual states as a prelude :- Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. <strong>Winston Churchill Day</strong> commemorates this event.</p>
38 20120410 Sibling Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sibling-day/ <p>The bond between siblings is extra-special, even more so if one of them has a life-long illness or a disability. <strong>Sibling Day</strong> is a way of honouring that special bond.</p>
39 20120411 Barbershop Quartet Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/barbershop-quartet-day/ <p>On April 11, 1938 the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking the official celebration of <strong>Barbershop Quartet Day</strong>. The image of four wearing straw hats singing together with complex harmonies could be considered a cultural cornerstone of the 1940s.</p>
40 20120412 Walk On Your Wild Side Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-on-your-wild-side-day/ <p>Be Unpredictable! <strong>Walk On Your Wild Side Day</strong> is a chance to do something no one would ever expect you to. Today is a day to embrace your inner wild streak &#8211; to wearing nothing but neon pink, dying your hair green for a day, or showing everybody who ever said you <em>couldn&#8217;t</em> that you <em>could</em>.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Thomas and Ruth Roy</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
41 20120413 Thomas Jefferson Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thomas-jefferson-day/ <p><strong>Thomas Jefferson Day</strong> celebrates the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>21st March, 1938 by <em>Presidential Proclamation 2276</em></div></div>
42 20120414 Look Up at the Sky Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/look-up-at-the-sky-day/ <p>How often do you look upwards? <strong>Look Up at the Sky Day</strong> encourages you to stop for a moment, and to appreciate the beautiful blue sky, fluffy clouds and elegant, soaring birds&#8230; That&#8217;s on the assumption that it&#8217;s not grey, raining, cloudy, foggy, or that you&#8217;re indoors&#8230;</p>
43 20120415 That Sucks Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/that-sucks-day/ <p>Historically, a lot of bad things happen on <strong>That Sucks Day</strong>, not least of which is that it&#8217;s income tax pay day (this is also the day the Titanic sank and Abraham Lincoln died).</p>
44 20120416 Eggs Benedict Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eggs-benedict-day/ <p><strong>Eggs Benedict Day</strong> is an excuse to have a tasty treat! Eggs Benedict is traditionally made from a halved English muffin, topped with ham (or sometimes bacon), poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce. Everybody has their own versions, variations and favourites which change and swap out pretty much all of the components, from using bread instead of muffins, to cheese instead of sauce, or adding extra ingredients such as paprika. Whatever the choice, it&#8217;s always delicious!</p>
45 20120417 Ford Mustang Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ford-mustang-day/ <p>April 17th is <strong>Ford Mustang Day</strong> &#8211; the commemoration of the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964. Most new cars are released in fall of the year titled for the next year, so the first Mustang was titled a &#8217;64 1/2.</p>
46 20120418 Amateur Radio Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/amateur-radio-day/ <p><strong>Amateur Radio Day</strong> celebrates the beginings of the IARU &#8211; the <em>International Amateur Radio Union</em> &#8211; back in 1925. They are best recognised for their contribution to disaster relief workers in areas where communications are little to non-existent.</p>
47 20120419 High Five Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/high-five-day/ <p><strong>High Five Day</strong> aims to promote awareness of cancer, and the effects that it has on all of us. Two in five people are likely to be diagnosed with some form of the disease during their lifetime, and their stories touch and impact everybody in their lives. Give somebody a high-five, and see if you can raise sponsorship money for giving as many high fives as you can, or by giving high-fives to celebrities and famous people.</p>
48 20120420 DNA Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dna-day/ <p>Although <strong>DNA Day</strong> was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organise events and speakers to go into halls and speak to both students and the general public who wish to find out more about DNA. The day commemorates the 50 year anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick&#8217;s discovery (and published article) of the Double Helix, as well as the completion of the Genome Project which took 13 years to complete.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2003 by <em>US Congress</em></div></div>
49 20120421 Kindergarten Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kindergarten-day/ <p><strong>Kindergarten Day</strong> celebrates birthday of Friedrich Froebe who was born in 1782 and started the first kindergarten in 1837, in Germany.</p>
50 20120422 Earth Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earth-day/ <p>Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in <strong>Earth Day</strong>. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on a local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our habitat. </p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1970 by <em>Gaylord Nelson</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.earthday.org/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
51 20120423 Talk Like Shakespeare Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-shakespeare-day/ <p><strong>Talk Like Shakespeare Day</strong> celebrates the bard’s birthday and his works, from such classics as Romeo And Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.talklikeshakespeare.org" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
52 20120424 Pig In A Blanket Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-in-a-blanket-day/ <p><strong>Pig in a Blanket Day</strong> encourages the consumption of &#8216;pigs in blankets&#8217; &#8211; small pork sausages (or chipolatas) wrapped in bacon or pastry, and cooked until crispy. Chinese and eastern varieties more closely resemble mini sausage roles. Either that, or it&#8217;s all about wrapping your farm animals in layers of protective fabric &#8211; whichever you prefer.</p>
53 20120425 Hug A Plumber Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-a-plumber-day/ <p>Most of us take plumbing for granted &#8211; running water, hot water on demand, and the the complex systems of piping that keep things ticking over for us in the background are easy to forget about it. <strong>Hug A Plumber Day</strong> encourages us to recognise the ingenuity, hard work and skills of plumbers everywhere &#8211; because who knows when you&#8217;ll spring a leak.</p>
54 20120426 Hug an Australian Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-an-australian-day/ <p>A fun day to appreciate Australians &#8211; and possibly give them a bit of a fright if they aren&#8217;t aware of the day! <strong>Hug an Australian Day</strong> is also a good excuse to try out your accent, and play &#8220;Land Down Under&#8221; by Men At Work, or your favourite Kylie Minogue tracks all day. Not to mention, it is a great reason to book a <a href="http://www.expedia.com.au/Gold-Coast-Hotels.d180064.Travel-Guide-Hotels">hotel on the Gold Coast</a> today.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
55 20120427 Morse Code Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/morse-code-day/ <p><strong>Morse Code Day</strong> commemorates the birth of the inventor of the Morse Code – Samuel Morse in 1791.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>24th April</div></div>
56 20120428 Astronomy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/astronomy-day/ <p>Gaze at the stars for <strong>Astronomy Day</strong>! Join forces with amateur and professional astronomers to identify constellations, planets and galaxies &#8211; and perhaps even identify new comets, stars and regions of space!</p>
57 20120429 Dance Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dance-day/ <p>Leap gracefully in the air, pirouette and groove to the music for <strong>Dance Day</strong>. Whether it&#8217;s a slow waltz, a pacey swing, or you&#8217;re rocking out to your favourite song, it&#8217;s all about moving your body!</p>
58 20120430 Honesty Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/honesty-day/ <p><strong>Honesty Day</strong> is all about telling the truth. Be brave and share opinions, thoughts and perspectives that might otherwise go unsaid in order to be polite &#8211; but take care not to upset or offend others.</p>
59 20120501 Lei Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lei-day/ <p>The most common festivities on <strong>Lei Day</strong> are hula, lei making demonstrations and contests, and the crowning of the Lei Queen and her court. What better way to celebrate Lei Day than by booking a trip to one of Hawaii&#8217;s many <a href="http://hotels.expedia.com/resorts/">resorts</a>!</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1929 by <em>Don Blanding and Grace Tower Warren</em></div></div>
60 20120502 Play Your Ukulele Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-your-ukulele-day/ <p>May 2nd each year brings us <strong>Play Your Ukulele Day</strong> &#8211; a chance to &#8216;change the world four strings at a time&#8217; by playing your ukulele, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one&#8230;</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://members.cox.net/ukesatsea/PlayUkeDay.html" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
61 20120503 Paranormal Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/paranormal-day/ <p><strong>Paranormal Day</strong> is a day for all those who believe in paranormal activity to share experiences all around the world. At the very least, it&#8217;s a great excuse to catch up with friends and watch a scary movie!</p>
62 20120504 Firefighters&#8217; Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/firefighters-day/ <p><strong>Firefighters&#8217; Day</strong> celebrates the dedication, heroism and importance of firefighters from all over the world. Many firefighters are volunteers, and many lose their lives in the course of duty.</p>
63 20120505 Cartoonists Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cartoonists-day/ <p><strong>Cartoonists Day</strong> celebrates the anniversary of the publishing of the first ever colour cartoon, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_kid">The Yellow Kid</a> in 1895. Now cartoons are a core component of many newspapers, publications and printed media, and have had (and continue to have) a huge impact on our culture.</p>
64 20120506 No Diet Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-diet-day/ <p>A day dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and promoting healthy eating rather than dieting. <strong>No Diet Day</strong> aims to help to teach people to have a healthy relationship with food, and to ditch restrictive diets and the harmful results they often have, such as anorexia and body-type perceptions in the media.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1992 by <em>Mary Evans Young</em></div></div>
65 20120507 Roast Leg of Lamb Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/roast-leg-of-lamb-day/ <p>Leg of lamb is a hugely popular and versatile dish, often cooked with fresh herbs (such as rosemary), garlic or even fruity sauces. <strong>Roast Leg Of Lamb Day</strong> is all about celebrating this tasty dish!</p>
66 20120508 No Socks Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-socks-day/ <p>Kick off your socks and wiggle your toes for <strong>No Socks Day</strong>! Go barefoot for a day (carefully, of course), and enjoy the feeling of foot-freedom.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Ruth &amp; Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
67 20120509 Receptionists Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/receptionists-day/ <p><strong>Receptionists Day</strong> is dedicating to reflecting the importance and hard work of receptionists worldwide, who are often responsible for providing a good first impression to customers, staff and VIPs, as well as keeping the day-to-day operations of an organisation&#8217;s customer-facing aspects running smoothly and efficiently.</p>
68 20120510 Windmill Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/windmill-day/ <p>Windmills were once a much more common feature of our landscapes; however, modern industry has rendered these historical wind-powered factories mostly redundant. <strong>Windmill Day</strong> encourages you to visit your local windmill, get involved in restoration projects, and to try your hand as a miller!</p>
69 20120511 Eat What You Want Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eat-what-you-want-day/ <p>No dieting, no calorie counting and no worrying about carbohydrates &#8211; <strong>Eat What You Want Day</strong> lets you ignore your conscience and go wild!</p>
70 20120512 Train Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/train-day/ <p><strong>Train Day</strong> which celebrates all things trains! From enthusiasts about the humble begininnings of locomotive transport to engineers developing the future of rail travel, groups across the USA gather for events, celebration, education and discovery.</p>
71 20120513 Frog Jumping Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frog-jumping-day/ <p><strong>Frog Jumping Day</strong> is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump &#8220;over&#8221; a frog? Either way, today is a fun day.</p>
72 20120514 Chicken Dance Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chicken-dance-day/ <p>The Chicken Dance is a tradition at weddings, childrens&#8217; discos and family events. In order to get some practice in, take some time on <strong>Chicken Dance Day</strong> to learn to do dance like a chicken.</p>
73 20120515 Straw Hat Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/straw-hat-day/ <p><strong>Straw Hat Day</strong> marks the point when your day-to-day felt hats should be put away (until the <em>Felt Hat Day</em> on September 15th), and when you start start to wear a straw hat instead to keep cool (in both senses of the word!); modern research has tended to show, however, that straw hats aren&#8217;t nescessarily any cooler or better protection from the sun than other hat types.</p>
74 20120516 Sea Monkey Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sea-monkey-day/ <p>Everybody loves Sea Monkeys &#8211; and <strong>Sea Monkey Day</strong> is the perfect opportunity to pay homage to our small, aquatic, frolicking friends.</p>
75 20120517 Pack Rat Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pack-rat-day/ <p>We&#8217;re all a little bit materialistic, and tend to buy, own and hoard more &#8216;stuff&#8217; than we might really need&#8230; We&#8217;re all pack rats, hoarders of treasures and possessions. <strong>Pack Rat Day</strong> encourages us to embrace the fact that we want to keep stuff, and suggests that you shouldn&#8217;t throw your old belongings, clothes or even rubbish away as it may be useful or valuable in days or years to come.</p>
76 20120518 Museum Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/museum-day/ <p><strong>Museum Day</strong> is a celebration that is held each year on or around 18th May. Each year, the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) defines a specific theme for <strong>Museum Day</strong>. The theme for 2009 was &#8220;Museums and tourism&#8221;.</p>
77 20120519 May Ray Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/may-ray-day/ <p>Weather permitting, <strong>May Ray Day</strong> is an excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Find ways to soak up some rays (assuming that it&#8217;s not raining) by inviting friends for BBQs, having picnics in the park, or taking a trip to the sea-side!</p>
78 20120520 Pick Strawberries Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pick-strawberries-day/ <p>There&#8217;s nothing quite like locally picked, seasonal fruit &#8211; and <strong>Pick Strawberries Day</strong> is a great excuse to experience one of the key highlights of the fruit calendar! Find your local &#8216;pick your own fruit&#8217; business and take a basket or two &#8211; be sure to wash your strawberries and check that they&#8217;re safe to eat, and try not to eat them all at once!</p>
79 20120521 Endangered Species Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/endangered-species-day/ <p>Endangered Species Day highlights the plight of many at-risk and critically endangered species of wild animals, and highlights ways in which we can alter our behaviour in small ways on a daily basis in order to help to protect and save these creatures.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.stopextinction.org/esd.html" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
80 20120522 Maritime Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/maritime-day/ <p>A day to recognise the martime industry, <strong>Maritime Day</strong> commemorates the date upon which the first American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah in Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>May 20, 1933 by <em>United States Congress</em></div></div>
81 20120523 Turtle Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/turtle-day/ <p><strong>Turtle Day</strong> encourages you to discover the world of turtles and tortoises, and to learn how you can help to protect and help them to thrive. Some ideas include dressing up as turtles, saving turtles on roads, or getting involved in turtle research.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2000 by <em>American Tortoise Rescue</em></div></div>
82 20120524 Tiara Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tiara-day/ <p><strong>Tiara Day</strong> is as much about women celebrating being empowered, intelligent leaders in control of their own lives as it is about wearing tiaras. Still, you can embrace both approaches and celebrate with a physical and/or metaphorical tiara!</p>
83 20120525 Towel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/towel-day/ <p>A tribute to <em>Douglas Adams</em>, author of <em>The Hitchhiker&#8217;s Guide To The Galaxy</em>, <strong>Towel Day</strong> sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of their daily activities.</p>
84 20120526 Jazz Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/jazz-day/ <p><strong>Jazz Day</strong> encourages jazz fans all over the world to attend or start jazz festivals, events and parties.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>29th May 2012</div></div> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>New Jersey Jazz Society</em></div></div>
85 20120527 Cellophane Tape Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cellophane-tape-day/ <p>In 1921, a banjo playing inventor went to work for the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, known as 3M. Four years later, Richard Drew walked out of his lab carrying the first roll of scotch tape. In 1930, he also created cellophane tape. Without this man, we&#8217;d still be wrapping up our Christmas packages with string. Way to go, Dick!</p>
86 20120528 Dump The Pump Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dump-the-pump-day/ <p>With rising fuel costs, congested roads and difficulty parking in urban areas, <strong>Dump The Pump Day</strong> is all about finding alternatives to getting in the car and try to avoid an over-reliance on oil and petrol for the day.</p>
87 20120529 Learn About Composting Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/learn-about-composting-day/ <p>Compost is an eco-friendly, cheap and effective option for fertilising your garden, plants and crops. <strong>Learn About Composting Day</strong> encourages you to explore the world of composting, and to identify all of the different types of household waste that can contribute to your composting efforts.</p>
88 20120530 Loomis Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/loomis-day/ <p><strong>Loomis Day</strong> commemorates Mahlom Loomis, who patented his wireless telegraphing inventions on May 30, 1872 (whilst working as a dentist in Washington DC).</p>
89 20120531 No Tobacco Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-tobacco-day/ <p><strong>No Tobacco Day</strong> is a day to draw attention to the negative effects of tobacco and smoking, where each year the <abbr title="World Health Organisation">WHO</abbr> awards individuals and organisations who make an exceptional contribution to the reduction of smoking and tobacco consumption.</p>
90 19700101 Mental Health Awareness Week http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mental-health-awareness-week/ <p>As a means of managing your wellbeing, <strong>Mental Health Awareness Week</strong> asks everyone to get involved by carrying out acts of kindness. Hold the door for someone, send a gift to a friend anonymously, give up your seat on the bus for a stranger &#8211; there are countless ways to make someone&#8217;s day that little bit better.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2001 by <em>Mental Health Foundation</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
91 20120601 Doughnut Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/doughnut-day/ <p><strong>Doughnut Day</strong> is a day to celebrate doughnuts (or &#8220;donuts&#8221;)! If you&#8217;re lucky enough to live in the U.S., many doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on this day.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1938 by <em>The Salvation Army</em></div></div>
92 20120602 Cancer Survivors Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cancer-survivors-day/ <p>This day is an annual celebration of Life. This is to raise awareness of Cancer Survivors &#8211; In the U.S. alone there are over 11 million survivors, and to raise funds for Cancer Research Charities.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1987</div></div>
93 20120603 Chimborazo Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chimborazo-day/ <p><strong>Chimborazo Day</strong> celebrates the mountain which represents the highest point on Earth. Technically, Chimborazo is higher than Mt. Everest, as it resides closer to the equator where the Earth &#8216;bulges&#8217;, making it relatively taller even though it&#8217;s smaller overall!</p>
94 20120604 Frozen Yoghurt Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-yoghurt-day/ <p>Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. It&#8217;s generally healthier than ice-cream, and often just as good &#8211; sometimes even better!</p>
95 20120605 Environment Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/environment-day/ <p><strong>Environment Day</strong> aims to raise awareness of the importance of respecting and doing your bit for the environment. Why not walk to work rather than driving, or take steps to reduce your carbon footprint in other ways?</p>
96 20120606 Drive-In Movie Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drive-in-movie-day/ <p><strong>Drive-In Movie Day</strong> is the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater, which occurred in Camden, New Jersey.</p>
97 20120607 VCR Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vcr-day/ <p>In this digital age, how many people still own collections of VCR box sets of favourite TV shows, old favourites and movies that are unavailable or simply haven&#8217;t been purchased on DVD? <strong>VCR day</strong> is dedicated to the humble video, and celebrates the simple elegance of analogue recording and playback.</p>
98 20120608 Upsy Daisy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/upsy-daisy-day/ <p><strong>Upsy Daisy Day</strong> encourages you to face the day positively, and to get up &#8216;gloriously, gratefully and gleefully&#8217; each morning.</p>
99 20120609 Donald Duck Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/donald-duck-day/ <p><strong>Donald Duck Day</strong> commemorates the debut appearance of Donald Duck on June 9th 1939, when he featured in the Silly Symphony cartoon <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wise_Little_Hen">The Wise Little Hen</a></em>.</p>
100 20120610 Iced Tea Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/iced-tea-day/ <p>Not only is Iced Tea refreshing on a hot summer&#8217;s day, it&#8217;s also got some great health benefits and there are lots of different flavours to enjoy. <strong>Iced Tea Day</strong> is a great excuse to enjoy this refreshing beverage! Don&#8217;t be afraid to add some lemon or sugar to taste, or even ginger to help a sore throat.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1904 by <em>Richard Blechynden</em></div></div>
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20120301 Pig Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-day/ <p>The Pig is a wholly underrated animal, so this special day was created in 1972 to attempt to elevate awareness of the intellectual prowess, adaptability and general tastiness of the humble Pig.</p>
20120302 Employee Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/employee-appreciation-day/ <p>It&#8217;s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of working life. That&#8217;s no excuse, however, for managers, CEOs and employers to forget just how important and valuable their employees are. <strong>Employee Appreciation Day</strong> encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation!</p>
20120303 National Anthem Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/national-anthem-day/ <p>A day for enjoying a good, patriot sing-a-long, <strong>National Anthem Day</strong> encourages you to sing your own national anthem, but also to learn those of other countries. How many do you know?</p>
20120304 Grammar Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grammar-day/ <p>Celebrate <strong>Grammar Day</strong> by crossing your I&#8217;s, dotting your T&#8217;s, and making sure that you&#8217;re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes!</p>
20120305 Fun Facts About Names Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fun-facts-about-names-day/ <p><strong>Fun Facts About Names Day</strong> encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations!</p>
20120306 Namesake Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/namesake-day/ <p><strong>Namesake Day</strong> encourages you to explore the roots of your name, to find out if you were named after somebody of something in particular, and to research and connect with people who share the same name as you.</p>
20120307 Cereal Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cereal-day/ <p>Cereal (at least, in terms of breakfast cereal) is a surprisingly modern invention. Dating back to colonial America, cereal has become an incredibly popular way to start the day. Why not celebrate <strong>Cereal Day</strong> by trying a new breakfast cereal!</p>
20120308 Proof Reading Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/proof-reading-day/ <p>Take some time and re-read everything you write for <strong>Proof Reading Day</strong> &#8211; better to get it right than to have to go back through and fix your mistakes!</p>
20120309 Barbie Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/barbie-day/ <p>Celebrate one of the world&#8217;s best known dolls &#8211; <strong>Barbie Day</strong> celebrates her debut in New York at the American International Toy Fair in 1959.</p>
20120310 Day Of Awesomeness http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/day-of-awesomeness/ <p>A day for celebrating all things awesome, and everything awesome that you, your friends, and everybody else does. Take a moment to consider everything that you&#8217;re awesome at, and to recognise feats of awesomeness performed around you.</p>
20120311 Plumbing Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plumbing-day/ <p><strong>Plumbing Day</strong> raises awareness about the importance of clean, fresh water to developed and developing societies.</p>
20120312 Napping Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/napping-day/ <p><strong>Napping Day</strong> provides an opportunity to adjust after changes to daylight savings when losing an hour of sleep due to &#8216;springing forward&#8217;. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you &#8211; so here&#8217;s to justifying a few hours of well deserved kip!</p>
20120313 Earmuffs Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earmuffs-day/ <p>Protect your ears from loud noises and protect them from the cold on <strong>Earmuffs Day</strong>!</p>
20120314 Pi Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pi-day/ <p>3.141592653589793238462643383&#8230; That&#8217;s (part of) the number being celebrated on <strong>Pi Day</strong>! Pi (no, not <em>pie</em>) is the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle, and a mathematical constant.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.piday.org/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120315 Brutus Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brutus-day/ <p><strong>Brutus Day</strong> aims to promote recognition of the fact that betrayal, backstabbing and dirty politics aren&#8217;t by any means a thing of the past, and are as widespread and tactical in our modern, corporate lives as they were in the forums of ancient Rome. Watch your back, avoid office politics, and look out for your friends!</p>
20120316 Lips Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lips-appreciation-day/ <p>Who doesn&#8217;t love lips, right? Take a moment to appreciate the tactile and speech facilities given to you through the use of your lips for <strong>Lips Appreciation Day</strong>!</p>
20120317 Corn Dog Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/corn-dog-day/ <p>Corn Dogs are a favourite in America, and commonly associated with the sport of Basketball. Corn Dogs are made by battering and frying (or sometimes baking) hotdog-style sausages on sticks. Why not celebrate <strong>Corn Dog Day</strong> by making some at home?</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.corndogday.com/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120318 Biodiesel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/biodiesel-day/ <p>Celebrate the birth of Rudolph Diesel and his vision of using vegetable oil as fuel on <strong>Biodiesel Day</strong> by switching to biodiesel fuel and power.</p>
20120319 Chocolate Caramel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-caramel-day/ <p>What better way to celebrate <strong>Chocolate Caramel Day</strong> than with a favourite chocolate bar, or a piece of millionaire shortbread? Tuck in!</p>
20120320 Snowman Burning Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/snowman-burning-day/ <p><strong>Snowman Burning Day</strong> marks a change in seasons, and the transition from winter into spring. This is a traditional celebration by American and Swiss citizens to mark an end to winter.</p>
20120321 Common Courtesy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/common-courtesy-day/ <p>Politeness and consideration for others abound on <strong>Common Courtesy Day</strong>. Say &#8216;please&#8217; and &#8216;thank you&#8217;, hold doors open for others, and consider the feelings and perceptions of those around you throughout the day.</p>
20120322 Goof Off Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/goof-off-day/ <p>A chance to step back from the rigours and pressures of every-day life, <strong>Goof Off Day</strong> encourages you to take some time to be silly, waste an hour or two, and to do something a bit different!</p>
20120323 Near Miss Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/near-miss-day/ <p><strong>Near Miss Day</strong> commemorates March 23rd, 1989, when a large asteroid missed the Earth by a mere 500,000 miles &#8211; a very near miss indeed! What would you do if an asteroid was about to hit the Earth &#8211; how would you spend your last hours, and would you even want to know?</p>
20120324 Chocolate Covered Raisins Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-raisins-day/ <p><strong>Chocolate Covered Raisins Day</strong> is a great excuse for a treat! Chocolate covered raisins are a great addition to a trail mix pack, or can make a convenient desk-side snack at work!</p>
20120325 Tolkien Reading Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tolkien-reading-day/ <p>Although founded in 2002, the First Tolkien Reading Day wasn&#8217;t until March 25th 2003. This is because a journalist from New York enquired as to whether or not there was such an event for Tolkien in January 2002 and the society liked the idea so much they adopted it &#8211; although they didn&#8217;t have time to prepare anything for that year and postponed it.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>Early 2002 by <em>The Tolkien Society</em></div></div>
20120326 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-up-your-own-holiday-day/ <p>One of our favourite days of the year, <strong>Make Up Your Own Holiday Day</strong> is a chance to throw away the rule book and celebrate however you like! Get together with your friends and create your own special holiday, and who knows, if it becomes popular enough, it might end up on our calendar!</p>
20120328 Weed Appreciation Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/weed-appreciation-day/ <p>What&#8217;s wrong with weeds? Natural environments, gardens, parks and public places are home to huge varieties of plants and flowers, and weeds are an important part of that ecosystem. On <strong>Weed Appreciation Day</strong>, consider how much fun you had with dandelions as a child before you pull them up; and consider how many of these weeds are in fact edible (make sure to check it&#8217;s safe!), and unsurprisingly very easy to grow! </p>
20120331 Bunsen Burner Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bunsen-burner-day/ <p>The humble bunsen burner was created by a German Chemist by the name of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, born March 31st 1811, and <strong>Bunsen Burner Day</strong> celebrates his birthday.</p>
20120401 Sourdough Bread Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sourdough-bread-day/ <p>Records of the consumption and eating of sourdough bread date back as far as the Sumerians in 2800bce. Sourdough is similar to bread dough, except that the natural yeasts are left to ferment in the bread mix. Why not celebrate <strong>Sourdough Bread Day</strong> by mixing up your own batch of sourdough and baking a loaf?</p>
20120402 Children&#8217;s Book Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/childrens-book-day/ <p>Falling on Hans Christian Anderson&#8217;s birthday, <strong>Children&#8217;s Book Day</strong> celebrates children&#8217;s books and encourages children to read.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1967</div></div>
20120403 Fish Fingers and Custard Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fish-fingers-and-custard-day/ <p>To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Matt Smith&#8217;s famous &#8220;Fish Fingers and Custard&#8221; scene in the Doctor Who episode &#8216;Eleventh Hour&#8217;, the BBC have decided to coin 3rd April 2012 as &#8220;Official <strong>Fish Fingers And Custard Day</strong>&#8220;.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>Official Fish Fingers and Custard Day</div></div> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1st April, 2012 by <em>BBC</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/282549301819457/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120404 Vitamin C Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vitamin-c-day/ <p>Load up on citrus fruit, berries and green vegetable for <strong>Vitamin C Day</strong>; boost your immune system, fight off that cold and feel great!</p>
20120405 One Day Without Shoes Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/one-day-without-shoes-day/ <p>It&#8217;s very easy to take shoes for granted &#8211; but many people, and many children in the world don&#8217;t own or have access to shoes. Consider how much shoes enable you to travel, traverse uneven terrain, and to take care of your feet; and go without shoes on <strong>One Day Without Shoes Day</strong> to show your awareness of and support for those who don&#8217;t have access to such a simple but important piece of clothing.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120406 Walk to Work Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-to-work-day/ <p>A chance to reduce carbon emissions, get fit, and avoid the traffic jams &#8211; what more could you ask from <strong>Walk to Work Day</strong>?</p>
20120407 No Housework Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-housework-day/ <p>A day off from doing chores; <strong>No Housework Day</strong> means no housework, and no guilt over it either.<br /> Let the dishes pile up, let the laundry wait, and don&#8217;t even think about putting anything away. Just relax (in the mess), and try not to think about how you&#8217;ll need to do twice as much tomorrow.</p>
20120408 Easter http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/easter/ <p><strong>Easter</strong> is arguably the most important event in the Christian religious calendar (alongside <em>Christmas</em>), and celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Contemporarily (and non-religiously), a key celebration of <strong>Easter</strong> is the exchanging of <em>Easter eggs</em>.</p>
20120409 Winston Churchill Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/winston-churchill-day/ <p>On April 9th in 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, although this was the first time Congress had resolved that it was to be bestowed by the President of the United States, on a foreign national &#8211; he was granted citizenship of eight individual states as a prelude :- Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. <strong>Winston Churchill Day</strong> commemorates this event.</p>
20120410 Sibling Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sibling-day/ <p>The bond between siblings is extra-special, even more so if one of them has a life-long illness or a disability. <strong>Sibling Day</strong> is a way of honouring that special bond.</p>
20120411 Barbershop Quartet Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/barbershop-quartet-day/ <p>On April 11, 1938 the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking the official celebration of <strong>Barbershop Quartet Day</strong>. The image of four wearing straw hats singing together with complex harmonies could be considered a cultural cornerstone of the 1940s.</p>
20120412 Walk On Your Wild Side Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-on-your-wild-side-day/ <p>Be Unpredictable! <strong>Walk On Your Wild Side Day</strong> is a chance to do something no one would ever expect you to. Today is a day to embrace your inner wild streak &#8211; to wearing nothing but neon pink, dying your hair green for a day, or showing everybody who ever said you <em>couldn&#8217;t</em> that you <em>could</em>.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Thomas and Ruth Roy</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120413 Thomas Jefferson Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thomas-jefferson-day/ <p><strong>Thomas Jefferson Day</strong> celebrates the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>21st March, 1938 by <em>Presidential Proclamation 2276</em></div></div>
20120414 Look Up at the Sky Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/look-up-at-the-sky-day/ <p>How often do you look upwards? <strong>Look Up at the Sky Day</strong> encourages you to stop for a moment, and to appreciate the beautiful blue sky, fluffy clouds and elegant, soaring birds&#8230; That&#8217;s on the assumption that it&#8217;s not grey, raining, cloudy, foggy, or that you&#8217;re indoors&#8230;</p>
20120415 That Sucks Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/that-sucks-day/ <p>Historically, a lot of bad things happen on <strong>That Sucks Day</strong>, not least of which is that it&#8217;s income tax pay day (this is also the day the Titanic sank and Abraham Lincoln died).</p>
20120416 Eggs Benedict Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eggs-benedict-day/ <p><strong>Eggs Benedict Day</strong> is an excuse to have a tasty treat! Eggs Benedict is traditionally made from a halved English muffin, topped with ham (or sometimes bacon), poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce. Everybody has their own versions, variations and favourites which change and swap out pretty much all of the components, from using bread instead of muffins, to cheese instead of sauce, or adding extra ingredients such as paprika. Whatever the choice, it&#8217;s always delicious!</p>
20120417 Ford Mustang Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ford-mustang-day/ <p>April 17th is <strong>Ford Mustang Day</strong> &#8211; the commemoration of the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964. Most new cars are released in fall of the year titled for the next year, so the first Mustang was titled a &#8217;64 1/2.</p>
20120418 Amateur Radio Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/amateur-radio-day/ <p><strong>Amateur Radio Day</strong> celebrates the beginings of the IARU &#8211; the <em>International Amateur Radio Union</em> &#8211; back in 1925. They are best recognised for their contribution to disaster relief workers in areas where communications are little to non-existent.</p>
20120419 High Five Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/high-five-day/ <p><strong>High Five Day</strong> aims to promote awareness of cancer, and the effects that it has on all of us. Two in five people are likely to be diagnosed with some form of the disease during their lifetime, and their stories touch and impact everybody in their lives. Give somebody a high-five, and see if you can raise sponsorship money for giving as many high fives as you can, or by giving high-fives to celebrities and famous people.</p>
20120420 DNA Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dna-day/ <p>Although <strong>DNA Day</strong> was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organise events and speakers to go into halls and speak to both students and the general public who wish to find out more about DNA. The day commemorates the 50 year anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick&#8217;s discovery (and published article) of the Double Helix, as well as the completion of the Genome Project which took 13 years to complete.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2003 by <em>US Congress</em></div></div>
20120421 Kindergarten Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kindergarten-day/ <p><strong>Kindergarten Day</strong> celebrates birthday of Friedrich Froebe who was born in 1782 and started the first kindergarten in 1837, in Germany.</p>
20120422 Earth Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earth-day/ <p>Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in <strong>Earth Day</strong>. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on a local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our habitat. </p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1970 by <em>Gaylord Nelson</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.earthday.org/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120423 Talk Like Shakespeare Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-shakespeare-day/ <p><strong>Talk Like Shakespeare Day</strong> celebrates the bard’s birthday and his works, from such classics as Romeo And Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.talklikeshakespeare.org" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120424 Pig In A Blanket Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-in-a-blanket-day/ <p><strong>Pig in a Blanket Day</strong> encourages the consumption of &#8216;pigs in blankets&#8217; &#8211; small pork sausages (or chipolatas) wrapped in bacon or pastry, and cooked until crispy. Chinese and eastern varieties more closely resemble mini sausage roles. Either that, or it&#8217;s all about wrapping your farm animals in layers of protective fabric &#8211; whichever you prefer.</p>
20120425 Hug A Plumber Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-a-plumber-day/ <p>Most of us take plumbing for granted &#8211; running water, hot water on demand, and the the complex systems of piping that keep things ticking over for us in the background are easy to forget about it. <strong>Hug A Plumber Day</strong> encourages us to recognise the ingenuity, hard work and skills of plumbers everywhere &#8211; because who knows when you&#8217;ll spring a leak.</p>
20120426 Hug an Australian Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-an-australian-day/ <p>A fun day to appreciate Australians &#8211; and possibly give them a bit of a fright if they aren&#8217;t aware of the day! <strong>Hug an Australian Day</strong> is also a good excuse to try out your accent, and play &#8220;Land Down Under&#8221; by Men At Work, or your favourite Kylie Minogue tracks all day. Not to mention, it is a great reason to book a <a href="http://www.expedia.com.au/Gold-Coast-Hotels.d180064.Travel-Guide-Hotels">hotel on the Gold Coast</a> today.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120427 Morse Code Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/morse-code-day/ <p><strong>Morse Code Day</strong> commemorates the birth of the inventor of the Morse Code – Samuel Morse in 1791.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>24th April</div></div>
20120428 Astronomy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/astronomy-day/ <p>Gaze at the stars for <strong>Astronomy Day</strong>! Join forces with amateur and professional astronomers to identify constellations, planets and galaxies &#8211; and perhaps even identify new comets, stars and regions of space!</p>
20120429 Dance Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dance-day/ <p>Leap gracefully in the air, pirouette and groove to the music for <strong>Dance Day</strong>. Whether it&#8217;s a slow waltz, a pacey swing, or you&#8217;re rocking out to your favourite song, it&#8217;s all about moving your body!</p>
20120430 Honesty Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/honesty-day/ <p><strong>Honesty Day</strong> is all about telling the truth. Be brave and share opinions, thoughts and perspectives that might otherwise go unsaid in order to be polite &#8211; but take care not to upset or offend others.</p>
20120501 Lei Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lei-day/ <p>The most common festivities on <strong>Lei Day</strong> are hula, lei making demonstrations and contests, and the crowning of the Lei Queen and her court. What better way to celebrate Lei Day than by booking a trip to one of Hawaii&#8217;s many <a href="http://hotels.expedia.com/resorts/">resorts</a>!</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1929 by <em>Don Blanding and Grace Tower Warren</em></div></div>
20120502 Play Your Ukulele Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-your-ukulele-day/ <p>May 2nd each year brings us <strong>Play Your Ukulele Day</strong> &#8211; a chance to &#8216;change the world four strings at a time&#8217; by playing your ukulele, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one&#8230;</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://members.cox.net/ukesatsea/PlayUkeDay.html" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120503 Paranormal Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/paranormal-day/ <p><strong>Paranormal Day</strong> is a day for all those who believe in paranormal activity to share experiences all around the world. At the very least, it&#8217;s a great excuse to catch up with friends and watch a scary movie!</p>
20120504 Firefighters&#8217; Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/firefighters-day/ <p><strong>Firefighters&#8217; Day</strong> celebrates the dedication, heroism and importance of firefighters from all over the world. Many firefighters are volunteers, and many lose their lives in the course of duty.</p>
20120505 Cartoonists Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cartoonists-day/ <p><strong>Cartoonists Day</strong> celebrates the anniversary of the publishing of the first ever colour cartoon, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_kid">The Yellow Kid</a> in 1895. Now cartoons are a core component of many newspapers, publications and printed media, and have had (and continue to have) a huge impact on our culture.</p>
20120506 No Diet Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-diet-day/ <p>A day dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and promoting healthy eating rather than dieting. <strong>No Diet Day</strong> aims to help to teach people to have a healthy relationship with food, and to ditch restrictive diets and the harmful results they often have, such as anorexia and body-type perceptions in the media.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1992 by <em>Mary Evans Young</em></div></div>
20120507 Roast Leg of Lamb Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/roast-leg-of-lamb-day/ <p>Leg of lamb is a hugely popular and versatile dish, often cooked with fresh herbs (such as rosemary), garlic or even fruity sauces. <strong>Roast Leg Of Lamb Day</strong> is all about celebrating this tasty dish!</p>
20120508 No Socks Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-socks-day/ <p>Kick off your socks and wiggle your toes for <strong>No Socks Day</strong>! Go barefoot for a day (carefully, of course), and enjoy the feeling of foot-freedom.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>Ruth &amp; Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.wellcat.com" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120509 Receptionists Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/receptionists-day/ <p><strong>Receptionists Day</strong> is dedicating to reflecting the importance and hard work of receptionists worldwide, who are often responsible for providing a good first impression to customers, staff and VIPs, as well as keeping the day-to-day operations of an organisation&#8217;s customer-facing aspects running smoothly and efficiently.</p>
20120510 Windmill Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/windmill-day/ <p>Windmills were once a much more common feature of our landscapes; however, modern industry has rendered these historical wind-powered factories mostly redundant. <strong>Windmill Day</strong> encourages you to visit your local windmill, get involved in restoration projects, and to try your hand as a miller!</p>
20120511 Eat What You Want Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eat-what-you-want-day/ <p>No dieting, no calorie counting and no worrying about carbohydrates &#8211; <strong>Eat What You Want Day</strong> lets you ignore your conscience and go wild!</p>
20120512 Train Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/train-day/ <p><strong>Train Day</strong> which celebrates all things trains! From enthusiasts about the humble begininnings of locomotive transport to engineers developing the future of rail travel, groups across the USA gather for events, celebration, education and discovery.</p>
20120513 Frog Jumping Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frog-jumping-day/ <p><strong>Frog Jumping Day</strong> is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump &#8220;over&#8221; a frog? Either way, today is a fun day.</p>
20120514 Chicken Dance Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chicken-dance-day/ <p>The Chicken Dance is a tradition at weddings, childrens&#8217; discos and family events. In order to get some practice in, take some time on <strong>Chicken Dance Day</strong> to learn to do dance like a chicken.</p>
20120515 Straw Hat Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/straw-hat-day/ <p><strong>Straw Hat Day</strong> marks the point when your day-to-day felt hats should be put away (until the <em>Felt Hat Day</em> on September 15th), and when you start start to wear a straw hat instead to keep cool (in both senses of the word!); modern research has tended to show, however, that straw hats aren&#8217;t nescessarily any cooler or better protection from the sun than other hat types.</p>
20120516 Sea Monkey Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sea-monkey-day/ <p>Everybody loves Sea Monkeys &#8211; and <strong>Sea Monkey Day</strong> is the perfect opportunity to pay homage to our small, aquatic, frolicking friends.</p>
20120517 Pack Rat Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pack-rat-day/ <p>We&#8217;re all a little bit materialistic, and tend to buy, own and hoard more &#8216;stuff&#8217; than we might really need&#8230; We&#8217;re all pack rats, hoarders of treasures and possessions. <strong>Pack Rat Day</strong> encourages us to embrace the fact that we want to keep stuff, and suggests that you shouldn&#8217;t throw your old belongings, clothes or even rubbish away as it may be useful or valuable in days or years to come.</p>
20120518 Museum Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/museum-day/ <p><strong>Museum Day</strong> is a celebration that is held each year on or around 18th May. Each year, the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) defines a specific theme for <strong>Museum Day</strong>. The theme for 2009 was &#8220;Museums and tourism&#8221;.</p>
20120519 May Ray Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/may-ray-day/ <p>Weather permitting, <strong>May Ray Day</strong> is an excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Find ways to soak up some rays (assuming that it&#8217;s not raining) by inviting friends for BBQs, having picnics in the park, or taking a trip to the sea-side!</p>
20120520 Pick Strawberries Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pick-strawberries-day/ <p>There&#8217;s nothing quite like locally picked, seasonal fruit &#8211; and <strong>Pick Strawberries Day</strong> is a great excuse to experience one of the key highlights of the fruit calendar! Find your local &#8216;pick your own fruit&#8217; business and take a basket or two &#8211; be sure to wash your strawberries and check that they&#8217;re safe to eat, and try not to eat them all at once!</p>
20120521 Endangered Species Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/endangered-species-day/ <p>Endangered Species Day highlights the plight of many at-risk and critically endangered species of wild animals, and highlights ways in which we can alter our behaviour in small ways on a daily basis in order to help to protect and save these creatures.</p> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.stopextinction.org/esd.html" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120522 Maritime Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/maritime-day/ <p>A day to recognise the martime industry, <strong>Maritime Day</strong> commemorates the date upon which the first American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah in Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>May 20, 1933 by <em>United States Congress</em></div></div>
20120523 Turtle Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/turtle-day/ <p><strong>Turtle Day</strong> encourages you to discover the world of turtles and tortoises, and to learn how you can help to protect and help them to thrive. Some ideas include dressing up as turtles, saving turtles on roads, or getting involved in turtle research.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2000 by <em>American Tortoise Rescue</em></div></div>
20120524 Tiara Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tiara-day/ <p><strong>Tiara Day</strong> is as much about women celebrating being empowered, intelligent leaders in control of their own lives as it is about wearing tiaras. Still, you can embrace both approaches and celebrate with a physical and/or metaphorical tiara!</p>
20120525 Towel Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/towel-day/ <p>A tribute to <em>Douglas Adams</em>, author of <em>The Hitchhiker&#8217;s Guide To The Galaxy</em>, <strong>Towel Day</strong> sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of their daily activities.</p>
20120526 Jazz Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/jazz-day/ <p><strong>Jazz Day</strong> encourages jazz fans all over the world to attend or start jazz festivals, events and parties.</p> <div class="item alternateDates"><h3>Alternate date(s)</h3><div>29th May 2012</div></div> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div><em>New Jersey Jazz Society</em></div></div>
20120527 Cellophane Tape Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cellophane-tape-day/ <p>In 1921, a banjo playing inventor went to work for the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, known as 3M. Four years later, Richard Drew walked out of his lab carrying the first roll of scotch tape. In 1930, he also created cellophane tape. Without this man, we&#8217;d still be wrapping up our Christmas packages with string. Way to go, Dick!</p>
20120528 Dump The Pump Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dump-the-pump-day/ <p>With rising fuel costs, congested roads and difficulty parking in urban areas, <strong>Dump The Pump Day</strong> is all about finding alternatives to getting in the car and try to avoid an over-reliance on oil and petrol for the day.</p>
20120529 Learn About Composting Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/learn-about-composting-day/ <p>Compost is an eco-friendly, cheap and effective option for fertilising your garden, plants and crops. <strong>Learn About Composting Day</strong> encourages you to explore the world of composting, and to identify all of the different types of household waste that can contribute to your composting efforts.</p>
20120530 Loomis Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/loomis-day/ <p><strong>Loomis Day</strong> commemorates Mahlom Loomis, who patented his wireless telegraphing inventions on May 30, 1872 (whilst working as a dentist in Washington DC).</p>
20120531 No Tobacco Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-tobacco-day/ <p><strong>No Tobacco Day</strong> is a day to draw attention to the negative effects of tobacco and smoking, where each year the <abbr title="World Health Organisation">WHO</abbr> awards individuals and organisations who make an exceptional contribution to the reduction of smoking and tobacco consumption.</p>
19700101 Mental Health Awareness Week http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mental-health-awareness-week/ <p>As a means of managing your wellbeing, <strong>Mental Health Awareness Week</strong> asks everyone to get involved by carrying out acts of kindness. Hold the door for someone, send a gift to a friend anonymously, give up your seat on the bus for a stranger &#8211; there are countless ways to make someone&#8217;s day that little bit better.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>2001 by <em>Mental Health Foundation</em></div></div> <div class="item otherResources"> <h3>Other Resources</h3><div><a href="http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/" rel="nofollow">Official Website</a></div> </div>
20120601 Doughnut Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/doughnut-day/ <p><strong>Doughnut Day</strong> is a day to celebrate doughnuts (or &#8220;donuts&#8221;)! If you&#8217;re lucky enough to live in the U.S., many doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on this day.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1938 by <em>The Salvation Army</em></div></div>
20120602 Cancer Survivors Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cancer-survivors-day/ <p>This day is an annual celebration of Life. This is to raise awareness of Cancer Survivors &#8211; In the U.S. alone there are over 11 million survivors, and to raise funds for Cancer Research Charities.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1987</div></div>
20120603 Chimborazo Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chimborazo-day/ <p><strong>Chimborazo Day</strong> celebrates the mountain which represents the highest point on Earth. Technically, Chimborazo is higher than Mt. Everest, as it resides closer to the equator where the Earth &#8216;bulges&#8217;, making it relatively taller even though it&#8217;s smaller overall!</p>
20120604 Frozen Yoghurt Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-yoghurt-day/ <p>Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. It&#8217;s generally healthier than ice-cream, and often just as good &#8211; sometimes even better!</p>
20120605 Environment Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/environment-day/ <p><strong>Environment Day</strong> aims to raise awareness of the importance of respecting and doing your bit for the environment. Why not walk to work rather than driving, or take steps to reduce your carbon footprint in other ways?</p>
20120606 Drive-In Movie Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drive-in-movie-day/ <p><strong>Drive-In Movie Day</strong> is the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater, which occurred in Camden, New Jersey.</p>
20120607 VCR Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vcr-day/ <p>In this digital age, how many people still own collections of VCR box sets of favourite TV shows, old favourites and movies that are unavailable or simply haven&#8217;t been purchased on DVD? <strong>VCR day</strong> is dedicated to the humble video, and celebrates the simple elegance of analogue recording and playback.</p>
20120608 Upsy Daisy Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/upsy-daisy-day/ <p><strong>Upsy Daisy Day</strong> encourages you to face the day positively, and to get up &#8216;gloriously, gratefully and gleefully&#8217; each morning.</p>
20120609 Donald Duck Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/donald-duck-day/ <p><strong>Donald Duck Day</strong> commemorates the debut appearance of Donald Duck on June 9th 1939, when he featured in the Silly Symphony cartoon <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wise_Little_Hen">The Wise Little Hen</a></em>.</p>
20120610 Iced Tea Day http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/iced-tea-day/ <p>Not only is Iced Tea refreshing on a hot summer&#8217;s day, it&#8217;s also got some great health benefits and there are lots of different flavours to enjoy. <strong>Iced Tea Day</strong> is a great excuse to enjoy this refreshing beverage! Don&#8217;t be afraid to add some lemon or sugar to taste, or even ginger to help a sore throat.</p> <div class="item founded"><h3>Founded:</h3><div>1904 by <em>Richard Blechynden</em></div></div>
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