Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, No Dirty Dishes Day, Magtymguli, more

May 18th, 2011 is Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, No Dirty Dishes Day, Magtymguli, Visit Your Relatives Day, Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day, International Museum Day, Battle of Las Piedras Day, Haitian Flag Day, Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, National Employee Health and Fitness Day, Second Passover and National Cheese Souffle Day.

On Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, focus on the beauty within. Value the kind heart over the airbrushed image. Turn Beauty Inside Out (TBIO) was founded by a group of teen and tween girls back in 2000. TBIO offers "a counterbalance to the damaging and unhealthy messages about beauty that bombard us in media, film, advertising and music every day."

To celebrate National No Dirty Dishes Day, simply do the dishes! If you're more ambitious, visit FlyLady and learn how to keep a shiny sink. Best option of all, go out for dinner tonight - someone else will have to do the dishes.

On Magtymguly (Revival and Unity Day), the citizens of Turkmenistan celebrate the adoption of their Constitution and the poetry of Magtymguly.

Take time out of your usual routine to celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day. If you can't visit in person, at least call or send an e-card.

Speaking of e-cards, today is Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day. Sorry, mail carriers! Visit 123 Greetings, Blue Mountain and Egreetings for traditional and gently funny cards. Or try Someecards, Rattlebox and Wrongcards for something more extreme.

Would you rather visit an art museum or a children's museum? A history museum or a science center? Visit your favorite museum on International Museum Day or send a generous donation.

Uruguay celebrates the Battle of Las Piedras Day today, commemorating a victory against Spain. The battle was fought in 1811 as Uruguay fought for independence.

On this date in 1803 the first Haitian flag was created, following Haiti's independence from France. The design has been modified several times since 1803, but Haitians the world over celebrate May 18th as Haitian Flag Day.

We hope our children will never need us to call 911 on their behalf, pray our children will never need emergency medical services. But we rest easier, knowing that pediatric professionals are standing by. Take a moment to honor dedicated EMS workers during Emergency Medical Services for Children Day.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day honors the medical professionals, scientists and volunteers who are working to find an effective HIV vaccine.

The third Wednesday of May brings National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Fitness programs often improve productivity, boost morale, and reduce absenteeism among employees.

The Second Passover is a wonderful concept - a true second chance for Jews who were unable to celebrate Passover in the previous month. Shmurah matzah - matzah that has been watched - is often eaten on this day.

Ooo la la - today is National Cheese Souffle Day. C'est magnifique!

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