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Children’s book author Ruth Spiro came up with the idea of National Bubble Gum Day as a way for kids to raise money for school activities without having to sell anything. On February 5, kids can “buy”…

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You had us at “chocolate.” But chocolate fondue is even better. Just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in some melted chocolate, you’ve got it with this holiday. National Chocolate Fondue Day is…

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Nutella is a spread flavored with hazelnut and cocoa. First introduced in Italy in 1964, the product is popular throughout the world. World Nutella Day, first held in 2007, was the brainchild of Nutel…

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In the 36 short years of Bob Marley’s life, his iconic music evolved from ska to reggae to rocksteady, and eventually into a blend of all three that, along with his wild dreadlocks, became his signatu…

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Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Surprisingly, this holiday was invented in New York in the middle of the winter. Created in the 1960s (clearly, because it’s a groovy idea), the day is …

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On February 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Founded in 191…

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Get set to feel the wind in your face, the line in your hand, and the liberating feeling one gets when flying a kite. It’s National Kite-Flying Day after all. Did you know kites have a lot to do with …

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Join us on February 9 as we celebrate National Pizza Day! It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities. This cheesy disc went…

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National Toothache Day, which falls on February 9, serves as a kind reminder of the benefits and overall importance of dental hygiene. Toothaches, scientifically known as odontalgia, are exactly what …

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Get your modems going, because February 9 is Safer Internet Day! These days you can do almost anything on the Internet. You can play games, connect with friends, purchase that new outfit you didn’t th…

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11 allows us to honor women’s significant achievements in science and place a much-needed focus on girls entering Science, Technology, E…

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Geeks and laypeople unite, it’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day! This February 11, give your most-used devices some TLC. This holiday falls on the second Monday in February – the perfect time to …

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Who comes to mind when you think of the guitar? Hendrix? Segovia? Clapton? No doubt those (mostly) modern titans belong on any list of the greatest six-slingers to ever tune up and jam. And we’ll give…

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It’s February 11, and you know what that means! No? Well, it’s National Inventors’ Day, and we should all be celebrating! Without our inventors, where might we be? Humanity’s inventiveness is what set…

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To paraphrase Yeats: “There are no strangers in the world, just friends you have never met.” We must never stop making friends. That’s why National Make a Friend Day is so important. A new friendship …

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If you feel the ground trembling beneath your feet on February 12 — don’t fear! It’s simply the beginning of the Chinese New Year. You’ll find a full 20% of the Earth’s population celebrating — using …

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Sure, we know Abraham Lincoln was a U.S. president (the 16th, to be precise). Maybe we remember something about the Emancipation Proclamation or the Gettysburg Address. But did you know that he was bo…

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National Provider Appreciation Day is on the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 7 this year. Childcare workers are celebrated on this day, including teachers, nannies, and caregivers, all of who are esse…

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We celebrate National Space Day on the first Friday in May, or on May 7 this year. It was created to inspire all of us in the pursuit of knowledge and progress. There’s so much going on in the univers…

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day, on May 8 every year, is devoted to the ultimate custard-and-cream concoction. On this day, we contemplate the sheer deliciousness of the coconut cream pie and, of cours…

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If the very thought of National Have a Coke Day on May 8 makes you want to break into song, you’re not alone. Recorded countless times since it was written in 1971, the song “I’d Like To Teach The Wor…

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Within Islam, Isra and Mi’raj, celebrated on the 27th day of the 7th month of the Muslim calendar, refers to a miraculous nighttime journey undertaken by the Prophet Muhammad, in two legs. First from …

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Remember when the Peace Corps adopted the slogan “The toughest job you’ll ever love”? No offense, Peace Corps, but that adage is more appropriate for motherhood — a job that is ever-changing and frequ…

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With the exception of people who are born organized neat freaks, we can all admit our rooms can get chaotic from time to time. To the delight of parents and more polished family and friends, May 10 is…

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If the fictional character Bubba from the movie Forrest Gump had his way, every day would be National Shrimp Day. A connoisseur of all different types of the crustacean, and every which way to cook th…

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Restricting yourself from your favorite foods can be difficult. That is why, on May 11, we celebrate National Eat What You Want Day! On this day, people are encouraged to treat themselves by giving in…

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National Third Shift Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of May, on May 11 this year. We take the opportunity to celebrate and thank the people that work throughout the night to keep the communi…

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They’re overworked and underappreciated. National Receptionists Day on May 12 (second Wednesday each May) is our chance to show these men and women that we truly know who runs the office. Reception…

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On May 13, Fair Trade Day will honor the movement for a world in which all laborers are paid more fairly for the work they do and the products they create. Fair trade aims to create a more equal and p…

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