30 June – Meteor Day

Meteor Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Meteor Day! The word “meteor” refers to a visible streak of light that is produced by debris falling to the Earth from space. We also call this beautiful phenomenon a “shooting star” or “falling star”. The tradition of wishing upon a shooting star can be traced all the way back to 127 AD. Ptolemy, the Greek astronomer, hypothesised that the Gods occasionally liked to peer down on Earth from up above. From time to time, a star or two would slip past them and fall through the heavens. Anyone who saw a shooting star knew that ...

29 June – Camera Day

Camera Day - Elizabeth Place
  There is no better day than Camera Day to snap some photos during your lunch hour, on your way to work, or whenever a moment of inspiration strikes. Cameras and photography have developed substantially over the years, from their early roots with the French inventor Joseph Niépce right up to modern day digital photography. Joseph Niépce was a French inventor. He is most noted as one of the inventors of photography and was a pioneer in the field. He developed the heliograph – a technique used to produce the world’s first known photog...

28 June – Happy Heart Hugs Day

Happy Heart Hugs Day - Elizabeth Place
  What day is it? Well, today it’s Happy Heart Hugs Day! What does that mean? Well, it means it’s time to get super snuggly and lovely dovey with the people you really love – lots of happy hearty hugs all round! If you’re a bit of a humbug, you probably won’t be up for celebrating this super squishy, loved up day. But if you like hugs and cuddles, and telling people that you love how much they really mean to you, then this day is all about you and those wonderful people in your life! Happy Heart Hugs Day was created by a dog – or at ...

27 June – Sunglasses Day

Sunglasses Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Sunglasses Day! Sunglasses are quite possibly the most important fashion accessory. Humans have been wearing protective eyewear for centuries, but the stylish designs we’re accustomed to today are a much more recent invention. During the prehistoric era, the Inuit people used walrus ivory to create sun goggles, which blocked out the powerful rays of sun that reflected off the snow and ice. By the 1700s, doctors were regularly prescribing tinted glasses for vision correction, and by the 1930s the Foster Grant company was selling modern-...

26 June – Chocolate Pudding Day

  It’s Chocolate Pudding Day! Did you know that dessert puddings can be traced all the way back to the 17th century? During that time, a “pudding” was actually a very moist cake (similar to a modern-day bread pudding or plum pudding). The sweet and creamy confection we know and love today emerged in the mid-19th century when an English chemist named Alfred Bird developed an egg-free custard powder. This remarkable invention made it very easy to produce a delicious pudding with the perfect consistency. Today, pudding is a popular dessert all ...

25 June – Strawberry Parfait Day

Strawberry Parfait Day - Elizabeth Place
  Depending on whether you want it to be part of your breakfast selection, or a decadent dessert to cap off the day, a strawberry parfait can be created in a number of delicious and enticing ways. We’ll start with the best of breakfast treats, a parfait assembled using yoghurt, granola, and of course the bright red treat that is the strawberry! If you’re feeling particularly decadent, take the strawberries and coat them with sugar in a bowl. Left for a few minutes, they’ll develop their own delicious sauce. Then you need merely create layers ...

24 June – International Fairy Day

International Fairy Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s International Fairy Day! Today is a day for fairy believers young and old to celebrate the stories, magic, and history of the Fair Folk. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of Celtic culture. In all of the ancient legends, these mythological creatures are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. They have the ability to fly and cast spells, and they live in “Tír na nóg,” the land of eternal youth. Some say that humans don’t often see fairies because of the division between the two worlds, but sightings can ...

23 June – Let It Go Day

Let It Go Day - Elizabeth Place
  You know those nagging regrets and grudges that tug at your soul weeks, months or even years after the people, jobs or situations which once made them important ceased to be part of your life? Yes, there was a time when you felt you had to take every opportunity to demonstrate to your ex, you former workmates or classmates how well you were doing without them but isn’t it finally time to move on and let go of the negative emotion pulling you down. That is exactly what Let It Go Day is all about: a day when you know you are taking the brave ...

22 June – International CAPS LOCK Day

CAPS LOCK Day - Elizabeth Place
  TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! It's a whole day dedicated to something that drives most people crazy—text that is written in ALL CAPITALISED LETTERS. International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Derek Arnold of Iowa. This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at those individuals who unnecessarily capitalise letters, words, and phrases. The day became so popular with internet users that it is now celebrated twice a year—on June 28 and on October 22. Hit your caps lock button and celebrate INTERNATIONAL CAPS ...

21 June – World Music Day

Make Music Day - Elizabeth Place
  "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words, and that which cannot remain silent." ~ Victor Hugo There’s nothing in the world like the sound of your favorite song coming on, it just gets right into your head and your body and makes you move. Or maybe it takes you on a journey to a faraway place and time, where you languish in a memory of times gone by and people who are no longer present. Some of our favorite songs can lift us up out of depression and sorry, and make an otherwise horrible day suddenly seem like it’s not so ...