National Ice Cream Soda Day

Besides National Meteor Day and Social Media Day, June 30 is also National Ice Cream Soda Day. After all, what could be better than sippin' on a refreshing glass of Ice cream soda on a sizzlin' hot summer day? Ice cream sodas contain a scoop or two of ice cream, flavored syrup and a carbonated beverage. Robert M. Green invented ice cream sodas back in 1874 during a celebration in Philadelphia. He combined soda water, vanilla ice cream with 16 different flavored syrups. And needless to say, his new creation was a great big hit! Before computers and mobile devices, people hung out at the local soda fountains. Not only were soda fountains great for socializing with friends, teens would bring th

National Meteor Day: Look up in the sky and enjoy the show

When it comes to holidays, things are looking up today - way, way up! June 30 is National Meteor Day, also known as Meteor Watch Day. This annual event celebrates those "bright trails or streaks that appear in the sky when a meteoroid is heated to incandescence by friction with the earth's atmosphere. Also called falling star, meteor burst, shooting star." Like a scene right out of a movie, the sky really did fall for folks in Russia on February 15, 2013. More than 1,200 people were injured and 4,000 buildings were damaged when a meteor streaked across the Russian sky causing a massive explosion, which was all captured on video. Witnesses observed a white streak of light blazing across the s

Social Media Day

June 30 is Social Media Day (SMDay.) Launched in 2010 by Mashable, Social Media Day is an annual global event that celebrates the innovative technologies and advances of social media. With a focus on technology, social media and the digital world, Mashable Meetups provide opportunities for folks to connect with other enthusiasts. No matter where you live, millions of web enthusiasts from all over the globe will take part in this year's virtual events and mashups. Whether we like it or not, social media is impacting the way we communicate, shop, travel, bank and stay in touch with friends and loved ones. From breaking news, natural disasters, weather alerts, employment and educational opport

Happy National Handshake Day: Famous grips and handy handshake tips

While June has been filled with all sorts of holidays, this holiday celebrates something we’ve all done. Whether firm or weak, long or short, today’s holiday celebrates a common greeting practiced in just about every aspect of our lives. Bye-bye fist bumps and so long high-fives. It’s time for National Handshake Day, an annual “holiday” celebrated on the last Thursday in June. Get a Grip - It’s in Your Hands Folks have been shaking hands for centuries. And back in the day, many people shook hands to complete a deal. “Let’s shake on it” was as good as signing on the dotted line. When you see a long lost friend, how do you usually greet him or her? With a loving hug or pat on the back? Or do y

Camera Day

June 29 is (National) Camera Day. Derived from the Greek words “light” and “writing,” photography has “developed” over the years. In a Snapshot In 1827, Joseph Niepce created the first photographic image. The process required 8 hours of light exposure that eventually faded. In 1839, Louis Jacques Daguerre took the first fixed image that did not fade. His method required about 30 minutes of exposure. He named the process after himself – the Daguerreotype. Tintypes were developed in 1856 by Hamilton Smith and decades later, George Eastman invented flexible and unbreakable film that could be rolled. By comparison, today’s cameras are affordable, small, portable and easy to operate. Camera's com

National Tapioca Day

June 28th is National Tapioca Day. While the origins of this "food holiday" are unknown, the animated Garfield & Friends referred to National Tapioca Pudding Day back in 1988. If you’ve always wondered what tapioca is, you’re in luck. Tapioca, a starch found in the roots of the cassava plant, is often used to add texture or thicken other foods. Native to Brazil, tapioca can take numerous forms and is used in beverages, paper, glues, paint and other products. Love it or well, not so much, why not whip up a little tapioca in honor of the annual event? Today is also International Cap Locks Day.

INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY

If you are a fan of this website, you know we celebrate all sorts of wild and wacky events. From delicious food and refreshing beverage holidays to interesting people, amazing inventions and historical events, today celebrates something that not only is considered bad netiquette, but is considered shouting and downright rude. A special, tongue-in-cheek holiday is here and folks around the world are ready to celebrate. June 28 is International Caps Lock Day, an annual “holiday” that shines the spotlight on those annoying messages that are written, typed or texted in all capitalized letters. Derek Arnold created the occasion in 2000 as a way to shine the spotlight and have a little fun with th

Sunglasses Day

Get ready to throw yourself a little shade. June 27 is Sunglasses Day. Believe it or not, various types of eye protection have been worn for centuries. It is believed the ancient Inuit wore “flattened pieces of walrus ivory with narrow slits” to protect their eyes from the sun. And during the 12th century, judges in China wore “flat planes of smoky quartz crystals” to hide their eyes during court proceedings. In the 19th and 20th centuries, people with syphilis were often prescribed yellow/amber or brown tinted glasses due to sensitivity to light. Today’s sunglasses are available in a wide assortment of colors, shapes, sizes and prices. Lenses are made out of various materials available in

Tropical Cocktails Day

Now that summer has officially begun, many of us will have to endure warm and muggy weather for the next few months. So if you are feeling a little parched right about now, go grab your biggest glass! Besides National Chocolate Pudding Day and Beautician's Day, June 26 is Tropical Cocktails Day in the U.S.A! This annual "holiday" that celebrates those refreshing cocktails perfect for hot summer days, was created by cocktail-enthusiast, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, in 2013. Whether you are lounging on a luxurious cruise, walking along the beach with your significant other, relaxing by the backyard pool or enjoying a little R&R in the family room, nothing quite says summer like a cool, tropic

National Chocolate Pudding Day

If you have a hankerin’ for a sweet treat to eat, you’re in luck. June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day! Who can resist the delicious combination of decadent chocolate with a creamy and smooth custard? Pudding means different things to different folks. In the United States, pudding typically refers to a type of creamy custard but in other parts of the world, pudding is similar to a cake. Regardless of which one you prefer, pudding is just plain delicious to eat! In honor of National Chocolate Pudding Day, why not whip up one or two of the delicious chocolate pudding recipes? Grab a great big spoon and enjoy!

National Catfish Day: Grab the rod and reel - it's time to go fishin'

June 25 is National Catfish Day. It’s time to grab the rod and reel, folks. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this day as “National Catfish Day” to recognize the value of farm-raised catfish and people around the nation have been celebrating ever since! Much of the farm-raised catfish in the United States comes from state-of-the-art, freshwater ponds. Catfish is the leader in the aquaculture industry. Today, catfish is a popular staple in American households. Whether you prefer yours baked, fried or smokin’ hot off the grill, they sure are good eating!

Bartender and Mixologist Day

Whether you like yours shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, today is Bartender and Mixologist Day. Created by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, this annual "holiday," observed on the last Saturday in June, celebrates those talented folks who are experts at servin' up the perfect cocktail concoction. Bartender or Mixologist? While the term "bartender" and "mixologist" are often used interchangeably, a bartender is typically a person who tends bar and serves a variety of drinks to thirsty customers while mixologist's practice the art of mixology. Mixologists not only master the basics of bartending, but also study the craft, understand mixtures and ingredients and create new concoctions th

International Fairy Day: Famous fairies with magical and mystical powers

If you believe in the mystical and magical world of mythological creatures, and who doesn’t, you’re in luck. Besides Flying Saucer Day, June 24 is also International Fairy Day. While the origins of this “holiday” are unknown, this special day celebrates those very special, diminutive beings with wispy wings and magical powers that leave a trail of fairy dust in their wake. Many famous fairies have flown into the hearts of both young and old alike. Tooth Fairy – Besides Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy ranks pretty high with the younger crowd. Imagine that wide, toothless smile from the little boy or girl who discovers the Tooth Fairy has made a secret visit during the night

Flying Saucer Day: Celebrating UFOs, aliens & extraterrestrials

When it comes to holidays, June 24 is out of this world! Not only is today International Fairy Day, but it is also Flying Saucer Day. Whether you are a skeptic, conspiracy theorist or unidentified flying objects (UFOs) enthusiast, extraterrestrials, aliens, and flying saucers have been a subject of debate for decades. Flying Saucer Day marks the anniversary when in 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold was flying in a private airplane near Mt. Rainier when he spotted not one, but nine circular, high-speed objects in the sky. He watched the metallic like objects that were dipping and swerving and “flying like a saucer would” for about two minutes before they simply disappeared. When he landed, Arnold

Take Your Dog to Work Day: Special ‘howliday’ celebrates man’s best friend

June is filled with all sorts of traditional and not-so-traditional occasions. But this particular “howliday’ is going to the dogs! Literally! Millions of Fido’s and Fifi’s across the country will head to the office on Take Your Dog to Work Day, an annual event which occurs on the first Friday after Father’s Day. Jun 23, 2017 Jun 22, 2018 Jun 21, 2019 Jun 26, 2020 The annual event was created in 1999 by the humans at Pet Sitters International (PSI) and not only celebrate man’s best friend, but encourages and promotes pet adoptions from animal shelters as well. 300 companies participated in the first Take Your Dog to Work Day. Today, thousands of businesses participate, allowing owners the op

National Pink Day: Think pink!

June has had a slew of rather interesting holidays. But this holiday actually celebrates a color! Besides Public Service Day, June 23 is also National Pink Day! While the origins of this annual occasion are unknown, today celebrates all things pink. How to Celebrate National Pink Day Some people celebrate the annual holiday by honoring friends or loved ones who are battling breast cancer, although National Pink Day has no official affiliation with cancer. Some celebrate National Pink Day by donning something pink. Whether it’s a spiffy shirt, sporty pink shoes and fabulous frilly flip flops, slip on something pink today and you’ll feel good all over! And for the record, pink isn’t just for

It's Stupid Guy Thing Day

Ok ladies, listen up. Chances are pretty good you’ll be able to relate to this unusual “holiday.” June 22 is Stupid Guy Thing Day! This annual event was created by the folks at Wellcat.com. But let’s be honest. We’ve all done stupid things in our lives regardless of our gender. Really embarrassing, humiliating and downright stupid things, right? But no matter how hard we try, many of us gals just can’t figure out why some guys do the things they do. It’s almost like men and women really are from two entirely different planets! How to “Celebrate” Stupid Guy Thing Day Buy the popular book, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". After you've gone through it with a fine-tooth comb, highlight

No Panty Day: Ditch the undies & go bare down there

If you're a fan of this site, you know we celebrate all sorts of wild and wacky holidays. "Butt" this event goes down under – way, way under! June 22 is No Panty Day, also referred to as No Panties Day, International No Panty Day and/or National No Panty Day. Not to be confused with National Underwear Day, the origins of this annual “holiday” are a bit murky. One theory suggests the event was added to Wikipedia’s International Observance Days either by mistake or as a hoax. Others believe the occasion may have started due to a similar garment-free observance, No Pants Day. But other theories suggest the event began due to the war back in the 1940s. In order to make their “knickers” last lo

National Onion Rings Day

When it comes to holidays, June 22 is not only Stupid Guy Thing Day, it is also a fabulous food holiday. Go grab the ketchup - June 22 is National Onion Rings Day. While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown, this popular fast food, which has been gobbled up for decades, is a favorite at fairs, festivals, restaurants and parties and is a snap to make. Who can resist a ring of onion, dipped in a delicious batter or breading and dunked in oil until the onion is a beautiful golden brown? Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, you can eat onion rings plain or dipped in a fabulous sauce. In honor of National Onion Rings Day, why not enjoy a delish onion ring. Bet you can't

Summer Solstice: The Longest Day & Shortest Night of the Year is Here!

Bring on the bikini and get out the sunscreen! After a long winter and wacky spring, the official beginning of summer, also known as the Summer Solstice, is finally here! The Summer Solstice is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The sun is at its highest or most northerly point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. While it is the longest day of the year, it is not necessarily the warmest. Also referred to as Midsummer, Summer Solstice is considered a major celestial event that has been celebrated in both ancient and modern times. While many around the world celebrate the annual event in a variety of ways, perhaps the best known celebration is the United Kingdom’s Summer So

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