ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community International Jazz Day International Jazz Day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. <BR> <BR> International Jazz Day celebrates Jazz music and history, as well as Jazz musicians. Jazz music was born in America in the 1800's. Over the years, it has become popular around the world. Everyone has their favorite style of music, and many say Jazz is tops. Some people have a type ... Sat, 23 May 2015 09:23:44 EST Buy a Musical Instrument Day Buy a Musical Instrument Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 22nd <BR> <BR> Isn't it obvious how to celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day? If you are a musician in need of a new instrument, today could be a very good day indeed! If you have been considering taking up a musical instrument, today can be your starting point. And, the good news is you're never too old to begin p... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:09:17 EST National Memo Day National Memo Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 21st <BR> <BR> Take a memo... Today is National Memo Day. What is it for? Who created it? Why? These are questions awaiting an answer that may never come. Every once in a while, we discover a special day with no known history or description. <BR> <BR> Have a pen and paper handy. Go grab a post-it note. Stand ready at your PC... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:19:36 EST Pick Strawberries Day Pick Strawberries Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 20th <BR> <BR> Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with your own kids or grandkids! If you've never picked fresh strawberries, you've misse... Wed, 20 May 2015 08:57:59 EST Boy's Club Day Boy's Club and Girls Club Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always on May 19th <BR> <BR> Boys and Girls Club Day celebrates the invaluable Boy's Clubs and Girl's Clubs around the country. There are clubs all over America providing safe recreational activities for our youth. They teach values and citizenship. They help to keep kids out of trouble and off of the street. <BR> <BR> Today is... Tue, 19 May 2015 09:42:02 EST No Dirty Dishes Day No Dirty Dishes Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on May 18th <BR> <BR> No Dirty Dishes Day is a reprieve from the daily pile of dishes to wash and dry. Day after day, we do the daily chore of washing and drying dishes, then put them away in various cabinets and drawers. We perform this task after each and every meal, and often after snacks. Even putting them in and out of the di... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:19:14 EST Pack Rat Day Pack Rat Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 17th <BR> <BR> Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 17 May 2015 10:15:31 EST Love a Tree Day Love a Tree Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 16th <BR> <BR> It's Love a Tree Day. So, go out and give a tree a great big hug. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trees are a good thing. They give us shade, comfort and warmth. They give off oxygen, too. There are many, many benefits provided by tr... Sat, 16 May 2015 10:49:19 EST National Bike to Work Day National Bike to Work Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always the third Friday in May <BR> <BR> National Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get some exercise, and to save gas. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is what National Bike to Work Day is all about. This information is straight from the ... Fri, 15 May 2015 08:54:31 EST Dance Like a Chicken Day Dance Like a Chicken Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 14th <BR> <BR> Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the "Chicken Dance". All 'ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there's no dance like the Chicken dance. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's ... Thu, 14 May 2015 08:50:11 EST Frog Jumping Day Frog Jumping Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 13th <BR> <BR> Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump "over" a frog? Either way, today is a fun day. But, is this truly the reason for this day? Read on......... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The root... Wed, 13 May 2015 09:28:31 EST Fatigue Syndrome Day Fatigue Syndrome Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fatigue Syndrome Day is quite a tiring day. <BR> <BR> Today recognizes the fact that sometimes life is just too tiring. Perhaps you're tired because you are not getting enough sleep. Perhaps, you're stressed out. Some people experience chronic fatigue from worrying, or due to problems. These are all common causes of persistent fatigue. Whatever the cause, use... Tue, 12 May 2015 10:44:07 EST Eat What You Want Day Eat What You Want Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 11th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What would you like to have to eat today? Okay, permitting, go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks. Because today is Eat What You Want Day. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 11 May 2015 10:59:42 EST Mother's Day Mother's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Second Sunday in May <BR> <BR> Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent's too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can't do wrong in Mom's eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well....there is no one else that c... Sun, 10 May 2015 07:56:47 EST National Train Day National Train Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: On or near May 9th <BR> <BR> The year 1869 was a really exciting time in America. The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads were speeding across the wild, American frontier, laying tracks for what would soon become the first Transcontinental rail line. Construction was often done at great peril, as vast areas of the west were truely wild and unsettled. Onc... Sat, 9 May 2015 05:59:42 EST Iris Day Iris Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 8th <BR> <BR> Iris Day celebrates these beautiful and attractive late spring bloomers. With or without a beard, Iris are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. With a little luck, you have Iris blooming in your flower beds today. <BR> <BR> Celebrate Iris Day by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don't have any in your yard, get some an... Fri, 8 May 2015 09:48:02 EST National Tourism Day National Tourism Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always on May 7th <BR> <BR> National Tourism Day is a day for municipalities and tourism sites around the country to promote their area or region. Municipalities and entertainment venues big and small, use today to let people know about activities and events in their areas. They will often do so in a big way. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Thu, 7 May 2015 11:49:08 EST No Diet Day International No Diet Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 6th <BR> <BR> International No Diet Day encourages us to appreciate the bodies we have. You could consider it a "Big" backlash against becoming little (err thin), people. This day is intended for us to appreciate the body we have. It encourages us to recognize that people come in all shapes and sizes....... and that's okay. <BR> <BR> <img ... Wed, 6 May 2015 10:21:39 EST National Hoagie Day National Hoagie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always on May 5th <BR> <BR> National Hoagie Day was created to give us a special day to enjoy and celebrate a big, tasty hoagie.You know of this big sandwich as a hoagie, a sub or a hero. And, it's a regular on most diets in America. People eat them for lunch, dinner, and even as a late night snack. It's a quick meal or people on the go. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:00:33 EST Bird Day Bird Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Bird Day is always May 4th <BR> <BR> People love birds. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of millions of people. It is the most popular of hobbies, and can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age. With this popularity, it comes as no surprise that there is more than one day established to recognize, appreciate, and enjoy birds. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 4 May 2015 01:40:18 EST Lumpy Rug Day Lumpy Rug Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 3rd <BR> <BR> Lumpy Rug Day is intended to appreciate a good rug. A rug should be smooth, even, and definitely not lumpy. Many of us stretch out on a rug to watch Tv, play games, and even catch 40 winks. If the rug is lumpy, you'll know it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There are a number of wa... Sun, 3 May 2015 08:09:54 EST Brothers and Sisters Day Brothers and Sisters Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 2nd <BR> <BR> Brothers and Sisters Day is a day to cherish your siblings. Sure, there's times when you love your brothers and sisters. And, there's times when you want to disown them. All in all, having a brother and/or a sister or two is invaluable. The older you get, the more you learn to appreciate them. <BR> <BR> Celebrate Brothers and S... Sat, 2 May 2015 06:04:50 EST International Tuba Day International Tuba Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: First Friday in May <BR> <BR> International Tuba Day recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of their big instrument. It's truly an important musical instrument, that no concert or symphonic bandleader would want to be without. It's big, deep sounds provide lots of character and "Oomph" to concert music. Can you imagine a ... Fri, 1 May 2015 10:07:07 EST National Honesty Day National Honesty Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 30th <BR> <BR> National Honesty Day encourages us to be honest today, and everyday. We honestly believe you try your best to be honest. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Honesty is a great virtue. If we want people to believe us when its important, then we need to be open and honest all of ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:28:37 EST National Shrimp Scampi Day National Shrimp Scampi Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 29 <BR> <BR> National Shrimp Scampi Day is your opportunity to eat and enjoy a great meal...or snack. <BR> <BR> Shrimp scampi is simple and easy to make. And, its ohh so tasty! Just cook the shrimp along with butter and chopped garlic in a skillet. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:20:08 EST International Astronomy Day International Astronomy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always April 28th <BR> <BR> Astronomy Day is a day to look up to the stars. It was established to promote astronomy to the general public. Astronomy clubs and groups use this day to help teach the people about the stars, and other celestial bodies in the universe. These groups take advantage of this day to offer people a view of the stars through a telescope, if pos... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:59:46 EST Babe Ruth Day Babe Ruth Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always April 27th <BR> <BR> Babe Ruth Day honors one of Baseball's greatest players ever. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On April 27, 1947, Babe Ruth attended Yankee Stadium for Babe Ruth Day. It was to be the second last time he was at the stadium. In 1946, Babe Ruth was diagnosed with Throat Cancer. Back then, there was ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:03:19 EST National Pretzel Day National Pretzel Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 26 <BR> <BR> National Pretzel Day celebrates pretzels of all shapes and sizes. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How do you like your pretzel? Thick or thin? Straight or twisted? Crisp and crunchy, or soft? Salted, unsalted, mustard flavored, perhaps? There's no shortage of types of pretzel... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:36:42 EST World Penguin Day World Penguin Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: <BR> <BR> Penguin Awareness Day: Always January 20 <BR> <BR> World Penguin Day: Always April 25th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> About Penguin Awareness Day, and World Penguin Day: <BR> Penguin Awareness Day, and World Penguin Day are great opportunities to learn about and appreciate one of the few nativ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:42:22 EST Pig in a Blanket Day Pig in a Blanket Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 24 <BR> <BR> Pig in a Blanket Day is a day to eat a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Why? Because that's what "Pig in a Blanket" is. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Somebody, somewhere decided that this was a very special treat to them. So, they created a special day to celebrate this culinar... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:59:06 EST National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini. National Zucchini Bread Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When Celebrated : Always April 23 <BR> <BR> National Zucchini Bread Day is a day to enjoy Zucchini bread. In researching this day, we first asked ourselves "why hold this day in the spring, when this prolific garden squash in not in great supply?" The answer quickly dawned on us....they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini. <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:08 EST National Jelly Bean Day National Jelly Bean Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 22 <BR> <BR> National Jelly Bean Day is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans. Anyone who loves jelly beans, knows they are not just for Easter. Sure, they are very popular at Easter. But, they are also enjoyed year round. The flavors are limited only by the imagination of candy makers. If you've never enjoyed the multitude of flavors i... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:09:51 EST Kindergarten Day Kindergarten Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 21 <BR> <BR> It's Kindergarten Day. The first day at Kindergarten is a memorable, exciting, nervous, and anxious time for mother and child. Most children and mothers will never forget the first day at Kindergarten. Hopefully, it was a good experience for all! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> K... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:57:59 EST Patriot's Day Patriot's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Third Monday in April <BR> <BR> Some people know little or nothing about Patriot's Day. To New Englander's, it is a big, big day. In the states in New England, it's a holiday with a day off of work. Banks, schools, post offices, and businesses have the day off. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patriot's Day com... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:37:39 EST National Garlic Day National Garlic Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 19th <BR> <BR> National Garlic Day promotes the many uses of Garlic. And, there certainly are many uses. It's a vegetable. Its' a herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Garlic has ben used medicinally for thousands of years. And, Garlic is believed to ward off evil spirits. About the only negative thing you can say about it, is that it can ne... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:56:58 EST International Juggler's Day - also applies to multi tasking office workers International Jugglers Day and World Juggler's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> International Juggler's Day - always April 18th <BR> <BR> World Juggler's Day - Saturday Closest to June 17th <BR> <BR> International Jugglers Day and World Juggler's Day celebrates the skill of juggling, and those talented people who can juggle many balls and objects at a time. Common objects include: balls, clubs, sw... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:10:42 EST Bat Appreciation Day Bat Appreciation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 17th <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate bats today!! No, we are not going batty. We just think that bats deserve a little respect. There are many varieties of bats, some as small as your thumb. Counter to what horror movies lead us to believe, these night flyers won't bother you, if you don't bother them. <BR> <BR> Bats can actually be your friend. Bats ar... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:52:36 EST National Librarian Day National Librarian Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 16 <BR> <BR> National Librarian Day celebrates and honors librarians. They are among the most knowledgeable people you know. When you visit your cavernous library in search of a particular book, or a specific research topic, they always quickly point you in the right direction. And, they do so with a smile. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:19:09 EST Titanic Remembrance Day Titanic Remembrance Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always April 15 <BR> <BR> Titanic Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of the Titanic, and over 1500 people who died. On this day in 1912, the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the north Atlantic ocean. <BR> <BR> The Titanic was called "unsinkable" and the "safest ship afloat" by her builder and designer. However, on her maiden voyage from England to ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:12:33 EST National Pecan Day National Pecan Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> Pecan Day - Always March 25th <BR> <BR> National Pecan Day - Always April 14th <BR> <BR> Pecan Day is a rather nutty day. Its a day to celebrate and enjoy popular, tasty pecans. Apparently, someone thought that it was such a great nut, that they created two days to celebrate Pecans. One in March, and the other in April. A little nutty perhaps, but tr... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:16:20 EST Scrabble Day Scrabble Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 13 <BR> <BR> Scrabble Day celebrates the popular board game. It's been popular around the world ever since. People young and old enjoy this game. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. It is sold by Hasbro, Inc. <BR> <BR> It's very easy to celebrate ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:33:18 EST Big Wind Day Big Wind Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 12th <BR> <BR> Big Wind Day commemorates the highest wind speed ever recorded on the planet. Can you guess where? No, it wasn't in the middle of a hurricane or a tornado. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On April 12, 1934, the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth. This big wind was officially recorded at... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:36:27 EST Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those? Eight Track Tape Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always April 11th <BR> <BR> Eight Track Tape Day brings back fond memories of the sixties and seventies. During this era, eight track tapes ruled the music world. America's love of the automobile, was a driving force in creating the demand for musical cassette formats. For those who grew up in this era, an eight track tape player in your home and your car was an essential. I... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:06:55 EST National Sibling Day National Sibling Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 10 <BR> <BR> National Sibling Day is a day to appreciate and cherish your brothers and sisters. Siblings are truly a special blessing that we probably all too often take for granted. They are often our best friends and supporters through life. Another reason to celebrate is that not everyone is lucky enough to have siblings. Their lives are signi... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:02:53 EST Name Yourself Day Name Yourself Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 9th <BR> <BR> Name Yourself Day is your chance to give yourself whatever name you'd like...for a day. If you like your name, then change your name for just today. If you don't like your name, use today to select a new name for life! <BR> <BR> Participating in Name Yourself Day is simple and easy. Go ahead, give it a try. Change your first, or middle... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 10:12:22 EST All is Ours Day All is Ours Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 8th <BR> <BR> All is Ours Day is is bound to be a spectacular day for...... us. <BR> <BR> Think of the concept. Imagine the possibilities. The creator of this day was absolutely brilliant. What a great day this will be. <BR> <BR> The creator of this day was absolutely brilliant. Let's dissect the meaning and intent of this great day. We will do so b... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:43:28 EST No Housework Day No Housework Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always April 7th <BR> <BR> No Housework Day is your chance to do anything, except housework. Better still, have someone else do the chores for a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless and repetitive groups of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all..... taken for granted. But, watch out! If the dishes aren't done, or there's no clean towels, somebody notices. <B... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:16:28 EST Dyngus Day Dyngus Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always the Monday after Easter <BR> <BR> Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus Day, is a fun Polish Holiday. It is very popular in Poland, and in Polish communities across America. After the long Lenten holiday, Dyngus Day is a day of fun. And, perhaps a little romantic fun. It is always celebrated on the Monday after Easter. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:32:11 EST Easter Sunday Easter Sunday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When is Easter Date: April 5, 2015 <BR> <BR> Future Years: March, 27, 2016; April 16, 2017; April 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> The real meaning of Easter, is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To Christians, it is the most special day of the year. Yes,the birth of Christ is quite important. But, his resurrection offers the hope of everlasting life to everyone! The Lenten season leadin... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 01:57:54 EST Walk Around Things Day Walk Around Things Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 4 <BR> <BR> Walk Around Things Day is an important day to avoid problems and risks, by simply walking around the potential problem. You wouldn't walk under a ladder, would you? Then, it is also wise to walk around objects, especially those that pose risk or danger. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 02:42:12 EST