Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo, Orthodox Easter, Oyster Day, more

May 5th, 2013, is Cinco de Mayo, World Laughter Day, Cartoonists Day, International Day of the Midwife, International Bereaved Mother's Day, National Infertility Survival Day, Saviour's Day, Orthodox Easter, Pascha, Bonza Bottler Day, Kodomo no hi, Children's Day, Tango no Sekku, Liberation Day (Denmark), National Hoagie Day, Oyster Day, and Totally Chipotle Day.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In the United States the date has become a party day, featuring Mexican food, drink, and music.

World Laughter Day, always the first Sunday in May, promotes "peace through laughter" along with good health, joy, and world peace. Besides, laughter makes the hard times a little easier.

Cartoonists Day is today, sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society. Celebrate by searching for your old faves online. Ahhhh..... Calvin and Hobbes.... Blondie.... Tiger.... For Better or for Worse.... BC.... Zits.... Ponytail....

International Day of the Midwife is meant to raise awareness of midwifery and issues surrounding maternal mortality.

International Bereaved Mother's Day honors women who have experienced the worst pain imaginable - the loss of a child. National Infertility Survival Day recognizes women who have trouble conceiving. These holidays are meant to offer support to women who find this time of year especially difficult, with so much focus on Mother's Day.

Saviour's Day is your opportunity to share not only the Gospel, but also "your story, your testimony of how you became a born again Christian."

Orthodox Easter, also known as Pascha, is observed today by Orthodox Christians, mainly in Eastern Europe.
Bonza Bottler Day is here once again, as it is every month, when the month and date are represented by the same number. Today is 5/5, you see.

Kodomo no Hi or Children's Day is celebrated today in Japan, along with Tango no Sekku or Boys' Festival. Parents hang carp streamers and display samurai dolls to improve their sons' chances for success.

Denmark celebrates Liberation Day, marking the end of German occupation.

Sandwiches on loaves of bread stacked high with meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments are known as hoagies, Dagwoods, submarines, subs, poor boys, grinders, rockets, and heroes. Call them what you will - today is National Hoagie Day.

Celebrate Oyster Day by eating oysters or wearing pearls. Or go crazy and do both!

Along with Cinco de Mayo, celebrate Totally Chipotle Day by enjoying some smoky jalapeno peppers.

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