Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lost Sock Memorial Day, School Nurse Day, more

May 9th, 2012, is Lost Sock Memorial Day, Tear the Tags off the Mattresses Day, Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day, National Receptionist Day, National Night Shift or Third Shift Workers Day, National School Nurse Day, Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day, Anniversary of Czechoslovakian Liberation, and National Butterscotch Brownie Day. (And also National Bike to School Day.)

Lost Sock Memorial Day is a time to seek out your missing socks, match up as many as possible, and - if you're really brave - toss out the orphans once and for all. Ensure yourself against future losses by investing in Throx!

If you were brave enough to toss out those orphan socks, maybe you're ready to be really, truly daring - celebrate Tear the Tags off the Mattresses Day!

Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day is a wonderfully generous notion. At least consider participating.

On this day, show appreciation for the receptionist in your office. National Receptionist Day honors the so-called "Directors of First Impressions."

National Night Shift or Third Shift Workers Day is always celebrated on the second Wednesday in May. Kudos to the people who keep the world running while the rest of us sleep.

National School Nurse Day was established "to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting." National School Nurse Day is always celebrated on the Wednesday during National Nurse Week.

Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day honors the professionals who work diligently to ensure the safety of others in the workplace.

The Anniversary of Czechoslovakian Liberation commemorates the day in 1945 when American and Soviet troops liberated Czechoslovakia.

Got a sweet tooth? Been humming Debbie Harry tunes lately? Then have a blondie, otherwise known as a butterscotch brownie, on National Butterscotch Brownie Day.

UPDATE: An anonymous reader notes that today is also the inaugural Bike to School Day!

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  1. Today also marks the inaugural National Bike to School Day....

  2. Thanks, Anonymous.....I've updated my post!


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