Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

5th May (First Saturday of May)

Comics have had a long and storied history, going back far further than most people truly realize. There are evidence of sequential art and single panel art almost as long as there has been sketches...

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    Receptionists Day

    Receptionists Day

    9th May (Second Wednesday of May)

    They’re there when you call to make an appointment, they call you to make sure you remember to make it. When you need a referral, they’re the ones who take the call and make sure...

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      Train Day

      Train Day

      12th May (Second Saturday in May)

      They cross thousands of miles across the countryside all over the world, transporting goods and passengers to places far flung, and bringing back the same to their point of origin. Two gleaming lines of silver...

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        Bike To Work Day

        Bike To Work Day

        18th May (Third Friday of May)

        We all say we’re going to do it every year, stop being so sedentary, get more active, start being a little bit more health conscious and take better care of the environment. Then January 2nd...

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        Indianapolis 500

        Indianapolis 500

        27th May

        ”Indy makes the race driver. You become famous when you come here.” ~ Rodger Ward Every year thousands of fans gather to watch the most famous and highly skilled drivers in the world compete in the Indianapolis...

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          Lei Day

          Lei Day

          Every May 1st

          If there is one thing that speaks of the tropics, and specifically of Hawaii, it’s that colorful and festive string of flowers known as the Lei. Lei Dei celebrates these traditional gifts for visitors to...

          World Play Your Ukulele Day

          World Play Your Ukulele Day

          Every May 2nd

          Always be yourself, unless you can be a ukulele player, then then always be a ukulele player - Unknown Everyone loves the sound of a guitar, it’s true, but those who discount the ukulele based on its...

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          Paranormal Day

          Paranormal Day

          Every May 3rd

          Seeing is believing, or at least so the old adage goes. But is it? Because despite how tempting it would be to believe that if you can't see, hear or touch something, it doesn't exist...

          Star Wars Day

          Star Wars Day

          Every May 4th

          May 4th has become commonly known as Star Wars Day. And who could be surprised? The words, “May the 4th” seem to beg the rest of the catchphrase be uttered. Regardless of whether you prefer...

          Cartoonists Day

          Cartoonists Day

          Every May 5th

          They were the favorite part of the morning paper for many of us growing up, when we were introduced to the wacky and sometimes bizarre worlds of the characters inside their three-panel soul. As we...

          No Diet Day

          No Diet Day

          Every May 6th

          No Diet Day represents a journey of nearly half-way into the year, and nearly half a year from our New Year’s Resolutions. For those who have held fast to them, this often means that they...

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          Roast Leg of Lamb Day

          Roast Leg of Lamb Day

          Every May 7th

          Sheep have had a long history as part of the culinary delights of the world, whether you think of the ubiquitous roast mutton that permeates British culture, or the sheep that were in the manger...

          No Socks Day

          No Socks Day

          Every May 8th

          They’re there, they’re on our feet, and most of us have some meager form of love for them. Really, they’re a fantastic invention, warm soft tubes of fabric that go over your feet and ensure...

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          Lost Sock Memorial Day

          Lost Sock Memorial Day

          Every May 9th

          We don’t know where they go, but we know they’re always disappearing there. Is there some kind of vortex created within the whirl of hot air and tumbling wet clothes that exists within the drier?...

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          Mother Ocean Day

          Mother Ocean Day

          Every May 10th

          Water is essential to human life. In fact, it is essential to all of the forms of life known to humankind in general, as there are no known species that can survive without it. Though...

          Eat What You Want Day

          Eat What You Want Day

          Every May 11th

          Many people spend time stressing over their diet, and what they should or shouldn’t eat, mainly because today’s world is filled with magazine covers sporting perfectly toned, perfectly tanned models that constantly make us feel...

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          International Nurses Day

          International Nurses Day

          Every May 12th

          Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true. Ever the underdog, nurses play a key role in all of...

          Top Gun Day

          Top Gun Day

          Every May 13th

          In 1986 the movie Top Gun came roared into theatres like an F-14 Tomcat.   It got a missile lock on the box office and shot down just over $356 million, making it the 11th highest...

          Chicken Dance Day

          Chicken Dance Day

          Every May 14th

          We’ve all seen it, it’s utterly ridiculous and usually performed in a bout of intoxicant driven lunacy. You tuck your hands into your arm-pits to make ‘wings’, and then you flap like an idiot in...

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            Chocolate Chip Day

            Chocolate Chip Day

            Every May 15th

            Is there anything that makes everything better like chocolate? Obviously not, that’s why the ultimate in chocolate portability was designed, the chocolate chip. Chocolate chips are not only easy to transport around, they’re also completely...

            Sea Monkey Day

            Sea Monkey Day

            Every May 16th

            If you were a comic book fan as a kid, or a science buff, you may remember these ads existing in your favorite magazine or catalog. They were heavily marketed in the same pages as...

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            World Baking Day

            World Baking Day

            Every May 17th

            Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes, crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be the same without. Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have...

            No Dirty Dishes Day

            No Dirty Dishes Day

            Every May 18th

            Piles of dirty dishes, endless scrubbing, and careful storing in cabinets: This is what we do every day. Washing up is the mother of all chores which we love to hate. No Dirty Dishes Day...

            May Ray Day

            May Ray Day

            Every May 19th

            There’s a saying that goes “April Showers bring May Flowers” that talks about the natural turning of the seasons and how the wonderful spring rains. Each year this turning of the page comes about bringing...

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              Pick Strawberries Day

              Pick Strawberries Day

              Every May 20th

              ”One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe If ever there was a symbol for summer that transcended the sun, it has to be the strawberry. Within the strawberry, we...

              I Need A Patch For That Day

              I Need A Patch For That Day

              Every May 21st

              Some holidays are set up with the express purpose of ensuring that something we often take for granted or miss entirely receives the honour that it deserves. I Need A Patch For That Day is a...

              Sherlock Holmes Day

              Sherlock Holmes Day

              Every May 22nd

              World-renowned detective. Most portrayed character in history. Icon. Who are we speaking of? Why, Sherlock Holmes, of course! Any self-respecting amateur detective would guess that! The ultimate detective archetype, the character of Sherlock Holmes has...

              Turtle Day

              Turtle Day

              Every May 23rd

              We hear in them about parables of being slow and plodding, steady and methodical, and occasionally obsessed with Ninjitsu, news reporters, and pizza. We are, of course, talking about Turtles! Turtles are a type of...

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              Tiara Day

              Tiara Day

              Every May 24th

              You! Yes you girl! You are a Queen. Or a Princess. Or a Duchess. You are royalty, each and every one of you, and you deserve to feel like it. No matter what walk of...

              Towel Day

              Towel Day

              Every May 25th

              A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Towel Day sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of...

              Blueberry Cheesecake Day

              Blueberry Cheesecake Day

              Every May 26th

              Cheesecake is an institution in itself. The treat's origins go back to Antiquity, but Americans have truly made it their own by adding a variety of flavors. Blueberry Cheesecake Day is here to commemorate the...

              Sun Screen Day

              Sun Screen Day

              Every May 27th

              As Baz Luhrmann once sang "If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it." It's sage advice! Years of health campaigns have ensured that we all know that sun...

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              Hamburger Day

              Hamburger Day

              Every May 28th

              ”Man who invented the hamburger was smart; Man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.” ~Matthew McConaughey Let’s face it, there isn’t anything in the world quite so delightful as your first bite of a rich, juicy...

              Biscuit Day

              Biscuit Day

              Every May 29th

              Calling all smart cookies! Biscuit Day offers the perfect chance to go crackers about one of the world's most popular snacks. But did you realise just how many types of biscuit there are? American biscuits are...

              Loomis Day

              Loomis Day

              Every May 30th

              There is a man, as there is always a man (or woman), who is responsible for everything we take for granted today. Neither he nor we could have seen the long term effects of what...

              No Tobacco Day

              No Tobacco Day

              Every May 31st

              ”I wish we could do something useful with tobacco – Like making fertilizer out of it” ~ Paul Dudley White We see it every day, people standing outside in the rain huddled over a burning stick of...

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              Golf Month

              Golf Month

              Every May

              Aaah golf, the sport of old rich people who have the time to spend hours upon hours on the rolling green hills of a golf course, following a tiny white speck. Many of us who...

              Barbecue Month

              Barbecue Month

              Every May

              In the month of May, it's time to truly embrace the start of summer with Barbecue - or barbeque - month! Barbecue month was made to observe and celebrate the wonders of the BBQ. A great...

              Photo Month

              Photo Month

              Every May

              They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and looking at some of the amazing photos taken over the almost 200 years that photography has been known to man, it may sometimes seem...

              Hamburger Month

              Hamburger Month

              Every May

              They’re the mainstay of backward barbecue’s, the cash cow of fast food restaurants, and come in a million different varieties if we’re being conservative. The smell of one cooking is enough to set our mouths...

              Get Caught Reading Month

              Get Caught Reading Month

              Every May

              We know how it is, there’s something special about getting lost in a book, but everyone around you intimates that you’re secluding yourself, or that you’re a bookish nerd. But how could you not want...

              Lyme Disease Awareness Month

              Lyme Disease Awareness Month

              Every May

              The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. Could be why we spent thousands of years making it so we didn’t have to go outside. One such danger is...

              Bike Month

              Bike Month

              Every May

              The wind in your hair, the city whizzing past, that wonderful gliding feeling...nothing could ever quite beat riding a bike. Not to mention how many health benefits riding a bike offers! What contraption deserves its...

              Deck Safety Month

              Deck Safety Month

              Every May

              A deck, kitted out with outdoor furniture and some lush, colorful outdoor plants, could be the pride and joy of your home. All year round, this outside addition to your house could be a tranquil...

              Military Appreciation Month

              Military Appreciation Month

              Every May

              Nationally Military Appreciate Month falls in May each year. As its title suggests, this observance is meant to raise awareness and encourage celebration and appreciation of those who serve - are who have served - in the...

              Lupus Awareness Month

              Lupus Awareness Month

              Every May

              Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it's not one to be overlooked. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers...