Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sneak a Kiss Day, Smile Power Day, National Man Day, more

June 15th, 2011 is Sneak a Kiss Day, Smile Power Day, National Man Day, Nature Photography Day, Global Wind Day, Fly a Kite Day, National Lobster Day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Saga Dawa Duchen, National Salvation Day, Valdemar's Day, and Magna Carta Day.

Today is Sneak a Kiss Day. Be playful with your honey. Sneak up on your kids! Plant one on your pet if you're so inclined. If you have no one to kiss, grab a bag of candy kisses and watch a romantic movie.

Have you been using your teeth whitener? Today is Smile Power Day. Show those pearly whites, then ask for a raise, a date, a discount, or a loan. Wield your power wisely!

Two brothers from Indiana apparently declared June 15th National Man Day without realizing the day is also Sneak a Kiss Day and Smile Power Day. Oh well. Slap on some Old Spice, crank up ESPN, have some hot wings, shoot some hoops, hunt some big game. Enjoy your day, guys!

NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) celebrates its sixth annual Nature Photography Day on June 15th, 2011. Camera buffs are invited to take photos in nature, then upload one best shot to a Facebook page which NANPA will create on June 15th. Uploads will be accepted through June 21st, but every image must be created on June 15th.

Global Wind Day was first celebrated in Europe in 2007, then recognized globally in 2009. It is a day for "discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world."

June 15th is not only Global Wind Day, it's also the anniversary of Ben Franklin's legendary (and fool-hardy) kite-flying experiment. As such, we celebrate Fly a Kite Day! May the wind always be at your back --Irish Prayer.

June 15th is always National Lobster Day. If you're not allergic to shellfish, enjoy this succulent delicacy with a touch of drawn butter. Nothing better.

The AoA (Administration on Aging) asks everyone to be more aware of abuse and neglect endured by the world's elderly on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Saga Dawa is the holiest month in the Tibetan year; the seventh day, Saga Dawa Duchen, is the holiest day. Saga Dawa Duchen commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.

National Salvation Day comemorates the 1993 return of former President Haydar Aliyev to power in Azerbaijan.

Valdemar's Day is celebrated in Denmark, based on a legend. A Danish flag, Dannebrog, supposedly fell from the sky on this date in 1219 where King Valdemar II was crusading.

Magna Carta Day commemorates a famous document signed in 1215 by King John of England, placing limits on the power of a monarch. The Magna Carta continues to influence our understanding of  individual rights, freedom, and democracy to this day.

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