ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Save Your Hearing Day Save Your Hearing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 31 <BR> <BR> Save Your Hearing Day reminds us that our hearing is vital, and needs to be protected. <BR> <BR> Many hearing loss problems are avoidable. Hearing loss can result from a variety of reasons, including: health, genetic and environmental causes. On the environmental side, repeated long term exposure to loud, hi... Tue, 31 May 2016 06:14:59 EST Memorial Day Memorial Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: The last Monday in May. <BR> <BR> Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of... Mon, 30 May 2016 07:00:58 EST Learn About Composting Day Learn About Composting Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always May 29 <BR> <BR> Learn About Composting Day is a great opportunity to "Go Green" and help the environment. Composting is easy. It makes you feel good, knowing you are doing your part to keep our environment a little bit cleaner. You may be surprised at how easy it is to compost. And, everyone can compost. <BR> <BR> <img s... Sun, 29 May 2016 01:07:22 EST Amnesty International Day Amnesty International Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 28th <BR> <BR> Amnesty International Day recognizes the need to protect human rights around the world. The Amnesty International organization strives to accomplish these goals by providing awareness and recognition of the issues. They work to publicize local and regional problems, and to arouse citizens, governments a... Sat, 28 May 2016 09:53:20 EST Sunscreen Protection Day Sunscreen Protection Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always May 27th <BR> <BR> Sun Screen Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreen to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun. This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation season. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 27 May 2016 06:24:19 EST Sally Ride Day Sally Ride Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 26 <BR> <BR> Sally Ride Day honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle "Challenger". STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18, 1983. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 May 2016 06:29:26 EST National Wine Day National Wine Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When : Always on May 25 <BR> <BR> Tap the keg. Crack open a bottle. Today is National Wine Day. <BR> <BR> People have been drinking wine since the early days of man (and woman). There are plenty of references to wine in the Bible. Wine has thankfully been around for thousands of years. <BR> <BR> There are many varieties of grapes, giving us the opportuni... Wed, 25 May 2016 06:25:46 EST National Escargot Day National Escargot Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 24 <BR> <BR> It's National Escargot Day. Let's go out and eat some snails. It's considered a delicacy by some. For many others, the thought of feasting on snails is just too yucky. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The approved way of celebra... Tue, 24 May 2016 06:27:41 EST Lucky Penny Day Lucky Penny Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 23 <BR> <BR> It's Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today. <BR> <BR> Taken at face value, a penny doesn't buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, "Penny Candy" got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. I... Mon, 23 May 2016 06:21:51 EST Buy a Musical Instrument Day Buy a Musical Instrument Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 22 <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 pl... Sun, 22 May 2016 10:11:07 EST Armed Forces Day Armed Forces Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Third Saturday in May <BR> <BR> This is simply a day to salute sharply to all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and you. They can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally so they will be p... Sat, 21 May 2016 08:00:16 EST Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that Be a Millionaire Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 20th <BR> <BR> Be a Millionaire Day is a day everyone wants to enjoy. Everyone wants to enjoy today as a member of the millionaire club. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Okay, so a million bucks ain't what it used to be. But, it is still a lo... Fri, 20 May 2016 06:22:40 EST Boy's Club and Girls Club Day Boy's Club and Girls Club Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always on May 19 <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 ... Thu, 19 May 2016 06:27:02 EST No Dirty Dishes Day No Dirty Dishes Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on May 18 <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 dis... Wed, 18 May 2016 06:20:11 EST Pack Rat Day Pack Rat Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 17 <BR> <BR> Today is Pack Rat Day. C'mon, 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> Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire... Tue, 17 May 2016 06:25:19 EST Police Officer's Memorial Day Police Officer's Memorial Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 15th <BR> <BR> Police Officer's Memorial Day honors and remembers police officers who gave their lives while on duty. <BR> <BR> Police officers protect us 24/7 every day of the year. It's a sometimes dangerous job. They know they are putting their lives at risk to make and keep us safe. Police officers know the r... Mon, 16 May 2016 06:26:32 EST National Chocolate Chip Day National Chocolate Chip Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 15th <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!? <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 15 May 2016 09:31:48 EST International Migratory Bird Day International Migratory Bird Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Bird Day is always May 4th <BR> <BR> National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5th <BR> <BR> International Migratory Bird Day observed on the second Saturday in May <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 rega... Sat, 14 May 2016 09:36:29 EST Friday the 13th- the only one in 2016 Friday the 13th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Occurs one to three times a year, when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday <BR> <BR> 2016: May <BR> 2017 January, October <BR> <BR> Are you superstitious? Then, Friday the 13th is a day you may look forward to with fear! Friday the 13th, is an unlucky day, a day when bad things can happen. Whatever you do, don't walk under a ladder, and... Fri, 13 May 2016 06:32:30 EST International Nurses Day International Nurses Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : May 6-12: National Nurse's Week <BR> May 8: National Student Nurses Day <BR> May 6th: National Nurses Day <BR> Wednesday of Nurse's Week: School Nurses Day <BR> May 12: International Nurse's Day <BR> <BR> National Nurses Week, and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributi... Thu, 12 May 2016 06:28:04 EST Twilight Zone Day Twilight Zone Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 11 <BR> <BR> Twilight Zone Day is mysterious, weird, surreal and perhaps a little scary. We can think of many other adjectives, but I think you get the picture. Every once in a while, you have a day like this. And, today is designed to be that day. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 11 May 2016 06:41:02 EST Clean Up Your Room Day Clean Up Your Room Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 10 <BR> <BR> Clean Up Your Room Day is a day parents eagerly await........... and kids dread! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you've got kids, it is very possible that their rooms are a vast wasteland, completely filled with "good stuff... Tue, 10 May 2016 06:21:20 EST Lost Sock Memorial Day Lost Sock Memorial Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always May 9th <BR> <BR> Lost Sock Memorial Day recognizes your drawer full of unmatched socks. Each unmatched sock represents a missing sock. We never throw away our unmatched socks. After all, it may show up someday. <BR> <BR> On Lost Sock Memorial Day, we suggest you spend a little time (as little as possible) searching for those... Mon, 9 May 2016 06:19:56 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....the... Sun, 8 May 2016 01:05:17 EST National Tourism Day National Tourism Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always on May 7 <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://... Sat, 7 May 2016 10:57:25 EST Beverage Day Beverage Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 6 <BR> <BR> Beverage Day is a chance to kick back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the day. The term "beverage" is broadly defined. So, were talking about celebrating all beverages today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Beverage Day should be... Fri, 6 May 2016 06:26:34 EST National Day of Prayer National Day of Prayer <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated: Always the first Thursday in May <BR> <BR> The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. <BR> <BR> Each year the an... Thu, 5 May 2016 06:27:55 EST Star Wars Day Star Wars Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 4th <BR> <BR> It's all because of a play on words! <BR> <BR> Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster is "May the Force (Fourth) be with you" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <B... Wed, 4 May 2016 06:32:25 EST Lumpy Rug Day Lumpy Rug Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 3 <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=" Tue, 3 May 2016 06:39:58 EST Baby Day Baby Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on May 2nd <BR> <BR> Baby Day celebrates babies! At least we think it does. This day is recorded in countless internet websites and especially ecard companies. But, we found no content or information to define what this special day is truly about. Logic tells us that it's a day to enjoy and care for young infants. And, it give us the opport... Mon, 2 May 2016 04:54:28 EST Loyalty Day Loyalty Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always on May 1st <BR> <BR> Loyalty Day is an opportunity to express and reaffirm our loyalty to our country. In proclaiming this day, President George W. Bush wrote: "We express allegiance to our Nation and its founding ideals, we resolve to ensure that the blessings of liberty endure and extend for generations to come." <BR> <BR> But, this day did not start... Sun, 1 May 2016 09:08:47 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 impor... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:45:35 EST National Shrimp Scampi Day National Shrimp Scampi Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 29th <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=" Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:54:28 EST International Astronomy Day International Astronomy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:54:09 EST Babe Ruth Day Babe Ruth Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 27th <BR> <BR> Babe Ruth Day honors one of Baseball's greatest players ever. <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 not as much treatment as there is today.... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:55:27 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, ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:53:29 EST East Meets West Day East Meets West Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 25th <BR> <BR> It's East Meets West Day.... time for a few introductions. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Many kinds of sports team hold annual East vs. West games. Most often, its held by high school sports teams. It does not have to be lim... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:53:35 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, the... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:16:43 EST National Zucchini Bread Day National Zucchini Bread Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When Is : 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... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:54:41 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 th... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:57:04 EST National High Five Day National High Five Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Third Thursday in April <BR> <BR> Gimme a high five. As a matter of fact, give everyone you see a High Five! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The "High Five" is a celebratory slapping of hands atop raised arms. It's been a standard for celebration of sp... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:55:07 EST Volunteer Recognition Day Volunteer Recognition Day <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : Always April 20th <BR> <BR> Volunteer Recognition Day honors the legions of volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others. They are making big and small differences in the lives of millions of people all over the world. They are saving lives. They are improving lives and providing comfort. They assist people, animals, and nature. <BR> <BR> Most volunteers do not ask for recognition. They just want to help and to... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 06:16:03 EST National Garlic Day National Garlic Day <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. It's a herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Garlic has been 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 negatively affect an otherwise romantic evening. <BR> <BR> As a medicinal herb... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:57:05 EST Patriot's Day Patriot's Day <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> Patriot's Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War. It also honors the "Midnight Ride of Paul Re... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:53:55 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> <img src="http... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:25:55 EST National Stress Awareness Day National Stress Awareness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Observed: Always April 16th <BR> <BR> Is work or school putting on the pressure? Are the kids on your nerves? Is there enough money to pay all of those the bills? There are literally thousands of reasons for you to get stressed out. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:00:53 EST Titanic Remembrance Day Titanic Remembrance Day <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 New York City, the cruise ship Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Th... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:45:35 EST Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do? Look up at the Sky Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always April 14 <BR> <BR> Look Up at the Sky Day is a fun day to check out what's up there. 'Ya never know what might be going on up there. An asteroid or meteor may be on it's way. A solar eclipse could be on display. A flock of geese or birds may be over head (you may need to duck for cover). Or, the clouds may be forming into int... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:53:42 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> Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. It is sold by Hasbro, Inc. <BR> <BR> It's very easy to celebrate Scrabble Day. Just get out the old board game, dust it ... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:57:18 EST Big Wind Day Big Wind Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> On April 12, 1934, the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth. This big wind wa... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:53:13 EST