Archive for May, 2011

(May 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  International World Turtle Day

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

International World Turtle Day
Are you doing your part to help save turtles and tortoises from extinction by protecting their natural habitat?

No? Well today is the day to make a commitment and get started!

(May 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  The Anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

The Anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

Celebrate the anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood with this video clip of his theme song – “Won’t you be my neighbor?”!

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?

(May 21/22) Tonight / Tomorrow we’re observing . . .  Lag B’Omer

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Lag B’Omer (Jewish)
This Jewish holiday, which is believed to be the anniversary of a temporary victory by Bar Kochba’s men over the Romans, is today seen as a symbol of the fight for national independence. Festivities include bon fires and shooting bows and arrows.

Begins tonight at sundown

Observed: Annually the 33rd day after the first day of Passover.

(May 21) Today we’re celebrating . . .  "I Need a Patch for That Day"

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

“I Need a Patch for That Day”

Patches, patches everywhere. There are patches to stop smoking, for birth control, diet patches, and lots of unpronounceable medications. How much longer before there is a patch for everything?

(May 21) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Armed Forces Day
Pay tribute to the US Armed Forces during this national celebration of our nation’s heroes.

Armed Forces Day, originally Army Day, has been a national holiday declared by Presidential Proclamation since 1936.

(May 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Eliza Doolittle Day

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Eliza Doolittle Day
In honor of the heroine of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and the My Fair Lady movie, Eliza Doolittle, this day pays tribute to developing mastery over your native language.

(May 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Man Ray Day

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Rays by WeeJames

Man Ray Day
Celebrate and enjoy the warmer days of summer, thanks to the sun’s longer rays. Or just pay tribute to everyone you know named “Ray”!

photo credit: via flickr

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