Sunday, May 24, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week


May 24 - National Escargot Day - Oh yeah!? like we needed this day! OK so I am not a snail eating fan, but I guess different strokes for different folks, so you snail eating people enjoy your day!

May 25 - National Missing Children's Day - THis is a serious one guys:
The roots of National Missing Children's Day goes back to the 1970s and 1980s. A number of high profile child abductions revealed no organized plans and efforts to find missing children. The first case was Etan Patz who disappeared from a New York City street while on his way to school, on May 25, 1979.
In 1983 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 National Missing Children’s Day. Since then, U.S. presidents have annually marked this day.
Unfortunately, child abductions can happen to any child, any family. No one is immune to child predators. We don't say this to scare you. We say it to help promote awareness and education to help you guard against it.
How about taking some time today to visit the or any other site like this one and take some looks at the pictures available. You never know, you just might recognize someone.

May 25 - Tap Dance Day - This day was created in honor of the birthday of legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson on May 25, 1878. This special day is the result of US Joint Resolution declaring May 25th National Tap Dance Day. President George Bush brilliantly signed it into law as a national day on November 7, 1989. So do it! Tap tap tap away today, don't worry if you don't have the proper shoes - just enjoy it!

May 26 - Sally Ride Day - Sally Ride Day was created in honor of the birth date of Sally Ride, the first woman in space. Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. Sally Ride Day honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle "Challenger". STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18, 1983. Take the day to commemorate this super occasion, learn more about our space program!

May 27 - Sun Screen Day - Because ultraviolet rays from the sun is a serious risk to your health. With the steady depletion of the ozone layer above the earth, more and stronger UV rays get through. Overexposure to the sun can cause a number of health problems. It can cause skin cancer, and sunspots. It can also result in premature aging of your skin. So Sun Screen Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreens to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun. This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation season.

May 28 - Amnesty International Day - Amnesty International Day recognizes the need to protect human rights around the world. The Amnesty International organization strives to accomplish these goals by providing awareness and recognition of the issues. They work to publicize local and regional problems, and to arouse citizens, governments and politicians to action. Today is a perfect day to learn more about human rights issues.

May 30 - Water a Flower Day - Oh, I know, with all of the water restrictions going on it's so hard to take care of all of our little green friends. But today will be a great day to go out of your way to water that poor ficus in the corner that looks like it will jump out of its pot and leap into your neighbours pool.

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