Friday, May 24, 2013

Don't Fry Day, Scavenger Hunt Day, more

May 24th, 2013, is Don't Fry Day, World Tarot Day, International Tiara Day, National Scavenger Hunt Day, European Day of Parks, Vesak Day, Labor Day (Jamaica), Labor Day (Bermuda), Independence Day (Eritrea), Battle of Pichincha, National Coffee Day, and National Escargot Day.

The Friday before Memorial Day in the United States is Don't Fry Day. Yes, wearing sunscreen can be a sticky hassle - but your alternative could be skin cancer.

Today is World Tarot Day, celebrated as part of World Tarot Week.
Today is your chance to emulate Kate Middleton without the trouble of a Royal Wedding, paparazzi, or constant scrutiny. Just put on a tiara, stand proud, and celebrate International Tiara Day.

In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day, here's a fresh idea for you: Create a list of clues, then turn them into QR codes that can be scanned with a smartphone. My daughter invented this idea when she was only eleven! (Proud Mom here.)

European Day of Parks was founded in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation, to raise awareness and support for Europe's protected areas. The theme for 2013 is "My Park. My Passion. My Story."

Vesak Day honors the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Buddhists in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and India observe Vesak.  The specific date varies for some countries, due to variations in their lunar calendars.

Labor Day in Jamaica includes emphasis on volunteer service. Prior to 1961 the date was known as Empire Day, honoring the birth of Queen Elizabeth.

Labor Day is celebrated in Bermuda to draw attention to racial disparity in the workplace.

The people of Eritrea celebrate Independence Day on May 24th, although they have yet to achieve democracy or adopt a constitution.

The Battle of Pichincha festival commemorates a victory in 1822 which ultimately led to Ecuador's independence from Spain. Festivities include parades and air shows.

National Coffee Day is observed in Brazil on May 24th. I'm ready to celebrate!

Even though I'm an adventurous eater who gave snails a chance, I'm not a fan. You're welcome to my share of the goodies on National Escargot Day. Go crazy!

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