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World Bellydance Day

Take a Bellydancing class, or go see a professional to enjoy this ancient and mesmerizing form of expression commonly associated with the Middle East.

World Ego Awareness Day

Spend some time in self-reflection, and understand the role of the ego in your own life, in order to make sure it doesn’t come into conflict with others.

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How to celebrate May 11th

Wake up early with enthusiasm, kickstarting your day with the energy of Stay Up All Night Day. Channel that same energy into preparing a delicious meal to enjoy later. Embody the spirit of World Bellydance Day by incorporating some belly dance moves into your morning routine for a fun workout. As you savor your breakfast, take a moment to celebrate Somerset Day by researching and appreciating the history and culture of Somerset or any place you’ve been curious about.

After breakfast, take some time for self-reflection in honor of World Ego Awareness Day. Consider journaling or meditating to gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors. Use this introspective time to also raise awareness for CdLS Awareness Day by learning about Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and ways to support individuals affected by it.

Moving into the afternoon, indulge in a special treat in celebration of Birth Mother’s Day. Whether it’s a favorite dessert or a relaxing activity, take this time to honor birth mothers and the love they’ve given. Tap into your creative side for World Collage Day by making a collage with old magazines or photos, expressing yourself through art.

As evening approaches, embrace the technological advancements of our world on National Technology Day. Spend some time exploring a new app or learning a digital skill. In the spirit of National Babysitter’s Day, reach out to parents you know and offer to virtually babysit by reading stories or playing games with their children over video call.

Wind down the day by enjoying the serenity of nature in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. Take a walk in a local park or simply sit by a window and bird-watch. Connect with your inner archer on Archery Day by practicing archery in a safe and open space, or even trying your hand at a makeshift bow and arrow with household items.

End the night with a movie marathon in tribute to National Twilight Zone Day. Watch your favorite episodes or discover new ones to keep you entertained into the late hours. And remember, amidst all these diverse celebrations, stay true to yourself and embrace the joy in every moment.

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CdLS Awareness Day

Shedding light on CdLS, fostering understanding and support for those navigating this unique journey of resilience and strength.

Birth Mother’s Day

Recognizing the love and sacrifice, embracing a choice that shapes lives, honoring courage and compassion unconditionally.

World Collage Day

Unleash creativity by weaving diverse elements into a visual symphony that speaks volumes without uttering a word.

National Technology Day

From smartphones to social media, and with new innovations emerging every day, it's exciting to see how tech will shape our future.

National Babysitter’s Day

A trusted support system for the little ones, enabling moms and dads to have a break while knowing their children are in safe, capable hands.

World Migratory Bird Day

Every year, birds travel thousands of miles to find warmer climates, food and nesting grounds — a sign of the changing seasons.

Archery Day

Channel your inner Robin Hood with a sport that's equal parts precision and athleticism, and requires quick reflexes and a sharp eye.

National Windmill Day

Drive out to windmill country, or read up about the history of windmills and how they can provide clean, sustainable energy by harnessing Earth’s natural power.

World Fair Trade Day

Make conscientious shopping choices and research which companies use child labor, unsafe practices, and more to cut corners, so you can avoid them.

World Buckfast Day

Buckfast Tonic Wine is a Scottish invention that the rest of the world needs to catch up on: a wine that contains as much caffeine as eight cans of Coke.

National Eat What You Want Day

Drop your rules and restrictions around eating and just enjoy life a little by eating what you want on this health and body image conscious day.

National Train Day

Go out and take a ride on a train, or watch them go by from a comfortable vantage point, whether fast, sleek commuter trains or large, loud steam engine transporters.

National Twilight Zone Day

Enter another dimension…a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. Binge some of Rod Serling’s mind-bending episodes of The Twilight Zone.

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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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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 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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