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Learn About Composting Day

Start a composting pile or get a composting bin and start making your own rich, fertile soil while getting rid of nasty food waste in a sustainable way.

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How to celebrate May 29th

So, you find yourself faced with a mishmash of peculiar national holidays. What’s the game plan? Start the day right with a healthy breakfast, perhaps including tiger nuts to honor World Tiger Nut Day. Then, head outside to embrace nature; visit a park, look for otters, and appreciate the beauty of oak trees for Oak Apple Day. Take a moment for some light exercise in support of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, and maybe do some yoga or a short peaceful walk for International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

Next, tackle some household tasks with gusto. Clean up by recycling and composting in honor of Learn About Composting Day. You can also declutter by organizing your papers with paperclips for National Paperclip Day. And why not freshen up your living space with a new, quirky tradition by putting a pillow on your fridge for Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day?

As the day progresses, celebrate by cooking up a storm. Whip up a delicious meal of coq au vin to mark National Coq Au Vin Day, and enjoy some biscuits for National Biscuit Day. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, attempt a challenging recipe in honor of International Everest Day.

Finally, wind down by pampering yourself. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day focusing on digestive health for World Digestive Health Day. And to end the day on a fun note, kick off your shoes and celebrate by wearing flip flops for National Flip Flop Day.

In a nutshell, seize the day by embracing the quirks of these unique holidays. From connecting with nature to indulging in delicious treats, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this motley mix of celebrations. Enjoy the adventure!

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World Digestive Health Day

Maintaining a balanced diet and staying hydrated are key to ensuring optimal function and overall well-being.

World Tiger Nut Day

Small but mighty, these golden nuggets offer a nutritious crunch, surprising taste, and endless culinary possibilities.

National Paperclip Day

Paper clips can do everything from hold papers together (duh) to hang ornaments or scratch lottery tickets. Try some arts, crafts, and DIY using paper clips.

National Alligator Day

In the swamps and wetlands of the American South, some ancient reptiles silently patrol the waters, showcasing nature's remarkable adaptability.

National Flip Flop Day

Tropical Smoothie Café customers get a free smoothie for showing up in flip-flops on Flip-Flop Day, but let your feet breathe even if you don’t have a local one.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

As we age, exercise and health get more difficult, but also more important. Explore options like low-impact exercise and water workouts for health in old age.

National Coq Au Vin Day

Indulge your taste buds with Coq au Vin! This classic French dish is the epitome of indulgence, filled with rich flavors, tender chicken, and a touch of wine. So go ahead, raise your fork and enjoy a little taste of France.

Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day

Prior to in-home refrigeration, people would put a piece of cloth in their larder once a year for luck. Put a pillow on your fridge to keep the tradition going.

National Biscuit Day

In the US, they’re flaky bread rolls. In the UK, they’re sweet, crispy treats known as cookies in the US. Bake your own, and try different varieties and flavors.

International Everest Day

Climb your own “Everest” by taking a hike or climb at a local hill. Want to do the real thing? Start training and researching so you can conquer that peak.


National Smile Month

Maintaining vibrant smiles through mindful habits, fostering oral resilience for enduring wellness, unveiling a gateway to health.

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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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