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Sherman A1

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May 31, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 31

National Macaroon Day Macaroons are flourless, often almond-based light cakes, made with whipped egg-whites and sugar (sometimes also with coconut, potato starch or nuts), and date back to a 9th century Italian monastery. Enjoy Macaroon Day by making your own macaroons from scratch – try adding cinnamon, ginger, hazelnuts or chocolate! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/macaroon-day/

Save Your Hearing Day Save Your Hearing Day is our yearly reminder to turn down the dial and to listen to the birds chirping outside our windows, for a change. Its originator is unknown, but bless our eardrums, he did us a great service, because how would we otherwise have been able to tell teenagers to turn off that noise? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/save-your-hearing-day/

World No-Tobacco Day No Tobacco Day is a day to draw attention to the negative effects of tobacco and smoking, where each year the WHO awards individuals and organisations who make an exceptional contribution to the reduction of smoking and tobacco consumption. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-tobacco-day/

May 30, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 30

National Mint Julep Day Were you desperately hoping for a refreshing bourbon cocktail but frustrated that you didn’t have a good enough excuse? Thankfully for you, Mint Julep Day is here to pander to your wildest fantasies… just as long as those fantasies involved sipping this classic cocktail. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mint-julep-day/

Water a Flower Day if it hadn’t been for coffee, cocoa, vanilla, lavender, camomile, marijuana, and many other flowering plants and trees, our world would have been a barren, dismal place. So Water a Flower Day is that yearly reminder to show our flowers how much we appreciate them for their sumptuous colours, their fragrant blossoms and their medicinal, or sometimes lethal, properties. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/water-a-flower-day/

Loomis Day commemorates Mahlom Loomis, who patented his wireless telegraphing inventions on May 30, 1872 (whilst working as a dentist in Washington DC).

He had actually claimed to have succeeded in wireless telegraphy some 6 years earlier, though with no witnesses present to see this, May 30th is one of the earliest official recognitions of his triumph. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/loomis-day/

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

May 29, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 29

Indianapolis 500 One of the world’s most famous races, the Indianapolis 500 is known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and attracts up to 400,000 spectators for peak time races. The race is run on a 2.5 mile circuit, for 200 laps – totalling a whopping 500 miles. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/indianapolis-500/

Learn About Composting Day Compost is an eco-friendly, cheap and effective option for fertilising your garden, plants and crops. Learn About Composting Day encourages you to explore the world of composting, and to identify all of the different types of household waste that can contribute to your composting efforts. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/learn-about-composting-day/

Paperclip Day The paper clip as we know it was most likely designed by Norwegian inventor Johan Vaaler. Years later, during World War II, the paper clip was used as a symbol of the Norwegian resistance to Nazi German occupation. Meant to show solidarity with other Norwegians during those difficult times, paper clips were worn in coat lapels by many. The Nazis saw this show of solidarity as a threat, and they soon prohibited paper clips altogether, threatening people who dared wear them with severe punishment. In fact, an enormous paper clip over a meter wide and five meters tall was erected in Sandvika, Norway, to remind people about the role this tiny object played in the nation’s history. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/paper-clip-day/

Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day Your pillow brings you comfort every night but you’ve probably been frustrated at how this resource is often wastefully ignored throughout each day. However, during Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day you can make sure your pillow is working all day to bring you prosperity and good fortune. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/put-a-pillow-on-your-fridge-day/

May 28, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 28

National Hamburger Day The humble hamburger is a staple of western culture. Burger joints, takeaway food outlets and all-night-eateries serve them up in their millions – with cheese, salad, gherkins and pickles, bacon and sauces. Why not celebrate Hamburger Day by making your own hamburgers? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hamburger-day/

Amnesty International Day Amnesty International is probably the most well-known human rights group in the world. The international organisation was founded in 1961 by a British lawyer and works on a number of human rights causes including ending the death penalty, ensuring free trials and for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. These are people imprisoned for non-legal reasons, such as their religion or ethnicity. At Christmas, Amnesty International organises a greetings card campaign, where supporters send Christmas cards to political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, to remind them that they are not forgotten. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/amnesty-international-day/

May 27, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 27

Cellophane Tape Day In 1921, a banjo playing inventor went to work for the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, known as 3M. Four years later, Richard Drew walked out of his lab carrying the first roll of Scotch Tape. In 1930, he also created cellophane tape. Without this man, we’d still be wrapping up our Christmas packages with string. Celebrate Cellophane Tape Day by taping up anything you can get your hands on! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cellophane-tape-day/

Sunscreen Day As Baz Luhrmann once sang “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” It’s sage advice! Years of health campaigns have ensured that we all know that sun screen is very important. In fact, it’s essential to wear and regularly reapply sun screen when out in the sun. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sun-screen-day/

May 26, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 26

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day Cheesecake is an institution in itself. The treat’s origins go back to Antiquity, but Americans have truly made it their own by adding a variety of flavors. Blueberry Cheesecake Day is here to commemorate the most common topping which combines the ancient tradition of creamy goodness with the modern love of healthy natural berries. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/blueberry-cheesecake-day/

World Lindy Hop Day If you’ve been thinking that there just aren’t enough reasons to cavort around a dance floor to the boisterous sounds of 1920s jazz, then you will no doubt become a fan of Lindy Hop Day. After a decline in popularity in the 1950s, this form of swing music is back and infecting more and more followers with its undeniable vitality. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-lindy-hop-day/

May 25, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 25

National Tap Dance Day Whether you are an aspiring Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, or Ginger Rogers, or whether you simply enjoy celebrating dance, Tap Dance Day makes a great annual celebration. Tap Dance Day officially began in 1989 and celebrates the heritage and origins of the dance genre, along with the notable tap dancing greats, including Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the Mark Brothers, and more. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tap-dance-day/

Towel Day A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Towel Day sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of their daily activities. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/towel-day/

Senior Health & Fitness Day is a time to explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options, and to understand the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness-prevention. A healthy diet can boost energy and immunity, and regular exercise is necessary to retain bone mass and lower the risk of fractures, and to build muscle strength and reduce the risk of falls. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/senior-health-fitness-day/

May 24, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 24

National Escargot Day French for edible snails, Escargot were the first animals to be farmed by man; archaeological evidence has found traces of heliciculture going back thousands of years. They are consumed across the whole of what used to be the Roman Empire. Snails are an excellent form of protein, tasty, low in fat, and they can’t run very fast. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/escargot-day/

Brother's Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift and should be cherished. Take this day to make contact with your brother and tell him how much he means to you. Why not arrange to take your brother out for a meal and discuss your family memories? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brothers-day/

May 23, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 23

Lucky Penny Day Pennies are often just a nuisance. They don’t seem to be worth much, especially considering their weight, which is decidedly disproportionate to their actual value. So what are they really good for? Well, for centuries, finding a penny has been considered a good omen, an event that suggested something good would happen in the life of the finder. Lucky Penny Day is all about celebrating this simple superstition and doing what we can to make sure some good does, in fact, come of pennies. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lucky-penny-day/

Title Track Day Some albums are defined by a single track, ones that tie the entire album together and will be the banner for the sound it brings, and often the best of these are the title track of the album. Title Track Day is a day to dust off and break out those albums whose artists have nailed it, and placed the most iconic of a collections music right there on the label. Title tracks are, simply put, the song on an album that shares the name of the album itself. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/title-track-day/

World Turtle Day encourages you to discover the world of turtles and tortoises, and to learn how you can help to protect and help them to thrive. Some ideas include dressing up as turtles, saving turtles on roads, or getting involved in turtle research. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/turtle-day/

May 22, 2016

Daily Holidays - May 22

Harvey Milk On Harvey Milk Day, people celebrate the life and achievements of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California. Tragically, Harvey Milk served as city supervisor in San Francisco for only a little less than a year before he was murdered by Dan White, a rival politician. During his time in office, he was responsible for championing a civil rights bill that outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/harvey-milk-day/

Goth Day Wear black clothes, white make-up, and approach the world from a different angle. Unleash your inner goth for Goth Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/goth-day/

National Maritime Day A day to recognize the maritime industry, Maritime Day commemorates the date upon which the first American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah in Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/maritime-day/

Sherlock Holmes Day Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, says the character was originally inspired by Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for whom Doyle had worked as an assistant. Like Holmes, Bell was famous for his ability to draw broad conclusions from minute observations. Francis “Tanky” Smith, a policeman and master of disguise who was Leicester’s first private detective, is also thought to have influenced the character. Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story first appeared in print in 1887 and continued to be published for the next forty years, until shortly before the author’s death. During this time, the detective had countless adventures, usually accompanied by his loyal friend and assistant, Dr. Watson. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sherlock-holmes-day/


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