Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preakness Stakes, No Dirty Dishes Day, more

May 18th, 2013, is Do Dah Day, Armed Forces Day, National No Dirty Dishes Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day, International Museum Day, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, Magtymguly, Battle of Las Piedras Day, Haitian Flag Day, and National Cheese Souffle Day. 

Do Dah Day is Birmingham, Alabama's, oldest event. Money is raised for many animal-related charities.

Armed Forces Day was conceived by U.S. President Harry S Truman, to honor the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines under one department - the Department of Defense.

The 136th Annual Preakness Stakes is scheduled to run in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. They even have an app. Some say Orb has a great chance of winning the Triple Crown!

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.

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.

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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