Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day, No Socks Day, Iris Day, Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, more

May 8th, 2011 is Mother's Day, No Socks Day, Iris Day, Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, Have a Coke Day, Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost their Lives during the Second World War, Victory in Europe Day, World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, and National Coconut Cream Pie Day.

Mother's Day is here! If you're panicking right now, consider these ideas to honor your Mom. If your Mom is no longer around, take a moment to reflect on everything she did for you: caring for you when you were sick, kissing away tears, chauffeuring you to your many activities, shaping you into the wonderful person you are today. If your Mom is with you, give her a hug and thank her for being your Mom.

Go bare or wear sandals on No Socks Day, unless your Mom says no. Oh, and get ready - tomorrow is Lost Sock Memorial Day.

Celebrate Iris Day by giving a bouquet of iris to your Mom. If your Mom, like mine, is no longer with us, enjoy a bouquet in her honor. Brussels, Belgium celebrates Iris Day from May 7th to May 8th with a festival, free concerts, and open Parliament.

On Animal Disaster Preparedness Day put a plan in place to safeguard your dogs, cats, snakes, ferrets, fish, lizards, birds, hermit crabs....

In honor of Have a Coke Day, share a beverage with your Mom and enjoy this Coca-Cola commercial made by students:

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost their Lives during the Second World War - the title says it all. This event runs from May 8th to May 9th, although our gratitude should continue throughout the year.

Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day, commemorates the end of Hitler's Germany. The final document of surrender was signed on May 7th, 1945. Some countries celebrate this event on May 7th; others on May 8th.

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is a time to thank the many volunteers who do good work around the globe, easing suffering caused by natural disasters, disease, war, poverty, hunger, and climate change.

Getting back to today's main theme, share some pie with your Mom on National Coconut Cream Pie Day.

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