Sunday, May 22, 2011

Safe Boating Week, Hurricane Awareness Week, Pickle Week, more

This week features a variety of celebrations and commemorations, including National Safe Boating Week, National Hurricane Awareness Week, National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, Week of Solidarity with the People of Non-Self-Governing Territories, National Vegetarian Week, and International Pickle Week.

National Safe Boating Week, always celebrated on the full week before Memorial Day, runs from May 21st to May 27th in 2011. "Wear it!" is their message, meaning always wear a life jacket when boating.

The week of May 22nd to May 28th brings National Hurricane Awareness Week. You can reduce the devastating effects of a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center, by "knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take."

The seventh annual National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week  takes place this year from May 23rd to May 29th. The focus for 2011 is "swimmer's ear."

The Week of Solidarity with the People of Non-Self-Governing Territories is celebrated from May 25th to May 31st, 2011.

National Vegetarian Week is celebrated in the UK this year from May 23rd to May 29th, "promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle.

Vegetarians may indulge in pickles during International Pickle Week. The deliciousness of a pickle can't be contained in a mere seven-day celebration - International Pickle Week runs from May 20th to May 30th this year. 

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