Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Half-O-Ween, May Day, Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day, more

May 1st, 2013, is Half-O-Ween, May Day, Hawaiian Lei Day, Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day, National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Mother Goose Day, Silver Star Day, Loyalty Day, Worthy Wage Day, Law Day, International Labour Day, Beltane, Samhain, and National Chocolate Parfait Day.

Half-O-Ween is a day to celebrate with costumes and half-jack-o'-lanterns, halfway between this year's Halloween and last year's.The popular 'tween show, iCarly, celebrated Half-O-Ween in style.

Is your Maypole ready? Today is May Day.

Since 1928, Hawaiians have worn leis on May 1st, saying, "May Day is Lei Day." Happy Hawaiian Lei Day.

The sixth annual Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day is a plea to all drivers to slow down on residential streets.

The 12th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is part of the campaign to "help teens think carefully about sex, relationships, contraception, the possibility of pregnancy, and the lifelong challenges of being a parent."

On Mother Goose Day, remember and relive the joy of childhood nursery rhymes. Share with the little ones in your life!

Silver Star Day honors wounded U.S. service men and women. Some states recognize this holiday, and momentum is growing to declare Silver Star Day a national holiday.

Loyalty Day is a time for U.S. citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and the heritage of American freedom.

Worthy Wage Day is a campaign to draw attention to the low wages earned by early childhood educators.

The theme of Law Day 2013 is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."

International Labour Day honors workers everywhere.

Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere is the Wiccan and Pagan celebration of spring, with an emphasis on fertility.

Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere is the Wiccan and Pagan celebration of fall, with an emphasis on the cycle of death and rebirth.

Today is National Chocolate Parfait Day. Now you have the perfect excuse to indulge.

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