Friday, May 18, 2012

No Dirty Dishes Day, Cheese Souffle Day, more

May 18th, 2012, is Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, National No Dirty Dishes Day, National Bike to Work Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day, International Museum Day, NASCAR Day, National Defense Transportation Day, Dayton Hamvention, Endangered Species Day, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, Maglumguly, Battle of Las Piedras Day, Haitian Flag Day, and National Cheese Souffle Day. 

The Mike the Headless Chicken Festival runs from May 18th to May 19th, much like the brave chicken who ran around after his head was cut off in 1945. Visit Fruita, Colorado, USA to participate in the 5k "Run like a Headless Chicken," the Chicken Dance Contest, lots of chicken, eating contests and more.

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.

Today is National Bike to Work Day. Look at me - I didn't even break a sweat. (Of course, I work from home.)

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.

NASCAR Day is sponsored by the NASCAR Foundation and Victory Junction. Victory Junction, built in honor of Adam Petty, serves children with 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. Funds raised during various activities are used to help Victory Junction children discover what they can do, rather than focus on what they can't do.

National Defense Transportation Day is observed today, as part of National Transportation Week. President Barack Obama calls upon all Americans "to recognize the importance of our Nation's transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of those who build, operate, and maintain it."

Dayton Hamvention 2012, organized by volunteers around the world, begins today and continues through May 20th. During times of crisis when even the Internet is shut down, Amateur Radio keeps the lines of communication open.

Endangered Species Day is meant to raise awareness about the alarming number of endangered species on our planet. We must act now to preserve these creatures for our children and grandchildren.

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

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

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.

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

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