Password Day

Password Day

1st May

They’re strange, they’re complex, they’re everywhere and we forget them far more than is absolutely healthy for us. No, we’re not talking about anniversaries (though sometimes we are! You’ll see what we mean) we’re talking...

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    International Tuba Day

    International Tuba Day

    2nd May (First Friday of May)

    Do you all recall the least loved member of any marching band? That one sound that seemed to add so little to the overall musical experience that’s provided on the field? No, we’re not talking...

    Free Comic Book Day

    Free Comic Book Day

    3rd 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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    World Asthma Day

    World Asthma Day

    6th May (First Tuesday in May)

    Millions of people all over the world suffer from Asthma, and if you’ve ever met one who suffers from it then you’re familiar with the pssst psst sound of the inhalers that make a relatively...

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      International Astronomy Day

      International Astronomy Day

      7th May

      Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. The stars that twinkle as you look out on a dark, clear night may not exist right now. They existed at...

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      Train Day

      Train Day

      10th 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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        Receptionists Day

        Receptionists Day

        14th 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...

        Bike To Work Day

        Bike To Work Day

        16th 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...

        World Whisky Day

        World Whisky Day

        17th May (Third Saturday of May)

        If you’re friends with Jack and Jim and spend your weekends with Jameson and Johnnie, then World Whisky Day is going to hold a special significance for you. Whisky is one of the iconic drinks...

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        Neighbor Day

        Neighbor Day

        18th May

        Even though the exact origins of Neighbor Day cannot be accurately traced, as the holiday seems to have popped up almost randomly in various places at various times, one thing is universally valid : Neighbor...

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        Accounting Day

        Accounting Day

        19th May

        Let’s face it, for some unthinkable reason most of us avoid accountants like the plague, which is perfectly forgivable throughout the year, with one exception: Accounting Day. It may not be the most cheerful time...

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          Don’t Fry Day

          Don’t Fry Day

          23rd May (Fourth Friday of May)

          Although it might sound more like a dieter's mantra, Don't Fry Day is actually an initiative of the Council for Skin Cancer Prevention. With the days of tanning and basking in the sun all day long...

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            Indianapolis 500

            Indianapolis 500

            25th 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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              Senior Health & Fitness Day

              Senior Health & Fitness Day

              28th May (Last Wednesday in May)

              For Grandma, Grandpa, Granny, Gramps, Nana, Papa and all our well-loved elders, Senior Health & Fitness Day is a time to explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options, and to understand the importance of exercise...

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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...

                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...

                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...

                    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...

                    Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

                    Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

                    Every May

                    May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the world, thousands of volunteers will come together to raise awareness about this devastating disease and tell our story of hope and progress. You can join them. Take time...

                    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...

                    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...

                    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...

                    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...

                    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...

                    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...

                    Hamburger Month

                    Hamburger Month

                    Every May

                    They’re the mainstay of backyard barbeque’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...

                    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...

                    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...

                    Asian Pacific Heritage Month

                    Asian Pacific Heritage Month

                    Every May

                    May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia...