Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, Buy a Musical Instrument Day, more

May 22nd, 2013, is Buy a Musical Instrument Day, National Maritime Day, National Heroes Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, and National Vanilla Pudding Day.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day is observed on Wednesday of National EMS Week. Thank you to everyone - professional or civilian - who came to the aid of children after the horrific tornado this week in Moore, Oklahoma, USA.

Today is Buy a Musical Instrument Day. What will you have - an electric guitar or a harp, a drum kit or a harmonica?

National Maritime Day commemorates the departure in 1819 of the S.S. Savannah from Savannah, Georgia, USA, beginning its voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. From 1933 to the present, the current U.S. President has issued a proclamation regarding this holiday.

National Heroes Day commemorates Sri Lanka's independence, since 1971, from colonial rule.

The United Nations has declared May 22nd to be the International Day for Biological Diversity "to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues."

Vanilla pudding is not the most glamorous member of the pudding family, but its flavor is tried and true, either on its own or in recipes. Celebrate National Vanilla Pudding Day.

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