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World Donkey Day

Visit a petting zoo, or simply do some research into the underappreciated, stalwart, useful and intelligent beasts of burden known as donkeys.

National School Nurse Day

They heal and comfort, make decisions about your child’s health, and more. Thank your child’s school nurse for their kindness, care, and hard work.

Golf Day

Swinging clubs on a picturesque course, breathing fresh air, and chasing a little white ball to find serenity. Golf is more than just a game.

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How to celebrate May 8th

First things first – treat yourself to a refreshing Coke to kick off the day. Take a moment to appreciate the bubbles and sweetness as you dive into planning your day. On this fun-packed day of celebrations, make sure to remember our hard-working school nurses. Consider sending a thank you note or a small token of appreciation. Maybe a homemade card or a batch of cookies would bring a smile to their faces.

Next up, why not challenge yourself to a round of golf? Whether at a nearby course or simply practicing your swing in the backyard, take the time to enjoy the sport and maybe even invite a friend to join in. As the day progresses, think about those working the third shift. Perhaps a small gesture like a text message or a surprise coffee delivery could brighten their night.

Now, it’s time to indulge in some coconut cream pie. Whether you bake it yourself or pick up a slice from the local bakery, savor each creamy bite. Pair it with a cold glass of Coca-Cola for the ultimate treat. As the day winds down, show some love to the unsung heroes of the office – the receptionists. A simple thank you or a bouquet of flowers could make their day.

Lastly, let’s raise awareness for important causes. Take a moment to educate yourself about amyloidosis and ovarian cancer. Consider donating to a charity or sharing valuable information with your friends and family. Remember, every small action makes a difference.

In this mix of celebrations and appreciations, take the time to enjoy the little things and spread positivity wherever you go. There’s something special about a day that combines fun, gratitude, and a touch of awareness. So go forth and make the most of this eclectic and vibrant day!

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National Have a Coke Day

That effervescent beverage with the iconic red label, sparking joy and refreshment across generations with its timeless allure.

National Third Shift Workers Day

Emergency workers, 24 hour companies, cargo loaders and more have to work difficult hours, so honor these workers on Third Shift Worker’s Day.

World Facilities Management Day

Give some thanks to the unrecognized heroes who keep offices, hotels, resorts and more clean, comfortable and running smoothly.

National Root Canal Appreciation Day

Once upon a time, a tooth infection could cause lasting harm and even death. Now, dentists can take care of such issues with a simple root canal. Thank goodness!

Iris Day

Get outside and pick some of nature’s most beautiful creations, the iris. If you can’t find any locally, think about planting some yourself, or drawing or painting them.

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Creamy, dreamy, and bursting with tropical flavor, this delicious pie is the perfect dessert to transport you to a sun-soaked beach vacation.

Free Trade Day

Dig into the benefits and disadvantages of free trade, and understand what this commonly tossed around phrase would really mean to the world economy.

National Receptionists Day

Give your receptionist a paid day off, or take some time to say thank you or send a card to the receptionists that help handle your affairs every day.

No Socks Day

Go barefoot, dig out your sandals, or take the opportunity to stay home and let your feet relax, free of their usual prison of socks and constraining shoes.

World Ovarian Cancer Day

Research and spread awareness about ovarian cancer to help others recognize the dangers and signs early, and increase survival and recovery odds for many.

Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity Day

It can be tough to come up with money to donate, no matter how much you want to. Find a balance and try setting aside just a day’s wages to donate to charity.

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National Nurse’s Week

Give a big thank-you to the hard-working, often under-paid medical professionals who keep hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and hospice care running.

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National Lawyer Well-Being Week

Lawyers have high-stress jobs, and yet are often the punchline of jokes. Join the Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being to see how you can support these crucial workers.

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National Tourism Week

Embark on journeys that unfold stories, connecting cultures, creating memories, and weaving the tapestry of global exploration.

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Children’s Book Week 

Spark the joy of exploration in young minds through tales that open doors to realms of endless fascination and growth.

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Teacher Appreciation Week 

The unsung champions shaping tomorrow, deserve our gratitude for guiding and inspiring young minds on their incredible learning journeys.

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National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Join the thousands of volunteers around the world raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis, a devastating disease affecting over 30,000 people in the US.

National Salad Month

Crisp, vibrant medleys of fresh greens, juicy tomatoes, and zesty vinaigrette — a refreshing burst of wholesome, natural flavors.

National Duckling Month

Savor the delicate richness of young waterfowl, a culinary delight embodying exquisite tenderness and nuanced flavors.

Older Americans Month

Honoring the wisdom and experience of seniors with events recognizing their contributions and enriching their lives.

National Stroke Awareness Month

Recognizing sudden signs, staying informed, and acting swiftly can save lives, fostering stroke awareness and prevention.

ALS Awareness Month

A condition affecting motor neurons, ALS challenges resilience, fostering community, advancing research, and supporting individuals.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Promoting sun safety encourages early detection, fostering community awareness about the risks and prevention of skin ailments.

No Meat May

Exploring a plant-based journey for a month, discovering vibrant flavors and embracing a mindful, eco-friendly lifestyle.

National Moving Month

Transitioning to a new place, embracing fresh beginnings, and creating a space filled with memories and possibilities.

National Walking Month

Strolling outdoors, enjoying nature's embrace, invigorating body and mind, walking offers a path to vitality.

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Navigating emotions, BPD awareness unveils a path to understanding, fostering empathy, and promoting mental health conversations.

Brain Tumor Awareness Month (US)

Shining a light on the battle within, advocating for understanding and support in the journey against neurological challenges.

National Barbecue Month

Gather your friends and neighbors together and grill up some tasty, smoky, ever-popular BBQ to welcome the warm weather. Try making your own BBQ sauce!

National Bike Month

Improve your health and the health of the entire planet by using National Bike Month to get back on that two-wheeled metaphorical horse and leave the car at home.

National Hamburger Month

Host a cookout, make your own hamburgers, try a new kind of burger, or even just visit your favorite classic fast food restaurant to treat yourself.

Better Sleep Month

Getting a solid night's rest by adopting simple bedtime habits can leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the day ahead.

National Foster Care Month

A vital embrace of vulnerable hearts, offering shelter, nurturing hope, and weaving the future with threads of love and belonging.

National Photography Month

A picture’s worth a thousand words, so get out there and start taking snapshots of the beauty all around you, whether right at home or off in an exotic locale.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month

Educate yourself and others on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a hard-to-diagnose condition that may cause chronic pain, fragile skin, joint problems and more.

National Military Appreciation Month

Volunteer or donate to veteran causes, educate yourself on the history and state of the military, and thank a service member during Military Appreciation Month.

Better Speech and Language Month

Five percent of the world experiences hearing loss, and another five experiences speech problems, so take stock of your hearing and speech and get help if necessary.

National Deck Safety Month

Fix up your deck, look into any potential problems, or hire a professional to make sure that beloved outdoor space is safe and secure for years to come.

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

About five percent of all cancers are bladder cancer, so educate yourself and others on the signs, symptoms, and treatments for this painful disease.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

Prader-Willi Syndrome affects many children and families around the world, but can be hard to diagnose. Educate yourself on the symptoms and treatments.

Lupus Awareness Month

A life-threatening autoimmune disease, Lupus can have devastating effects, especially if undiagnosed and untreated, so learn the symptoms so you can act fast.

National Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Nature lovers know that ticks can be a nuisance, but they can also be life-threatening carriers of Lyme disease. Know the symptoms and how to prevent it.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Get familiar with the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US, or join an event to celebrate your heritage during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month.

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