Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Slugs Return from Capistrano Day, Multiple Births Awareness Day, more

May 28th, 2013, is Slugs Return from Capistrano Day, National Multiple Births Awareness Day, Gone-ta-Pott Day, Republic Day (Armenia), and Republic Day (Azerbaijan).

For some crazy reason, today is Slugs Return from Capistrano Day. Not as glamorous as the swallows' return to Capistrano - sorry!. If you're actually in San Juan Capistrano, California, maybe you want to get rid of the slimy creatures.

Today is National Multiple Births Awareness Day, established by Multiple Births Canada in 2005. May 28th is the birth date of the Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, and Marie - born in Quebec in 1934.

The 28th of every month is Gone-ta-Pott Day, as proclaimed by the gang at the website by the same name. They say this day is meant for "seeing the humor in a bad day." Nice sentiment.

Armenians celebrate Republic Day today by decorating their streets in the national colors of red, blue, and orange. People enjoy khash, a dish made from the hooves, shin bone, and stomach of a cow. Armenia declared its independence in 1918.

May 28th is also Republic Day in Azerbaijan. The country declared its independence most recently in 1991. Their national flag features blue for "Turkic," red for "modern, progressive," and green for "Islam."

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