31 May – Smile Day

Smile Day - Elizabeth Place
  On May 31, Smile Day encourages everyone to wear their best smile! The first recorded smile on record took place on 126 B.C. Okay, we made that up. But did you smile? Joking aside, we generate a smile when funny things happen or find pleasure in the things we do. Someone we love or enjoy spending time with may be the cause of a grin or beaming look of joy. Smiles are powerful! They not only create engagement between two people, but the more a person smiles, the healthier their brain can be. Smiling has a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce ...

30 May – Creativity Day

Creativity Day - Elizabeth Place
  Unleash your imagination on May 30th for Creativity Day!   Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, blogger, photographer, graphic artist, or any of 100s other creative personalities; the world is going to celebrate you and your creative pursuit. And you absolutely deserve it!  Other than nature, everything within sight originated with a creative thought from someone like you! (Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)

29 May – Paperclip Day

Paperclip Day - Elizabeth Place
  Paperclip Day is observed each year on May 29.  Yes, even the paperclip has its own day of honour. It is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organised. While there are much earlier claims to the invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a bent wire paper clip was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867. The original intention of Fay’s clip was to attach tickets to fabric. However, U.S. patent 64,088 recognised that it could also be ...

28 May – Hamburger Day

Hamburger Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Hamburger Day! Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of our diet for decades.  Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating a burger on a bun is actually an American tradition. The hamburger as we know it was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year, the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world's largest hamburger made its debut in 2001 – it weighed 8 266 pounds! To celebrate Hamburger Day, grill up some tasty burgers. Don't forget about all the delicious ways you can ...

27 May – Cellotape Day

Cellotape Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s clear and it’s shiny and it seals in some of the greatest treasures the world has ever seen. It’s been used for sealing letters and wrapping presents, putting up notes and attaching things to homework assignments. Its companion is the stapler, and it lives on the desks of office workers and teachers alike, and it has one scientific property that seems purely magical. That’s right, we’re talking about cellotape, and today is all about celebrating this amazing adhesive tape! (Source: daysoftheyear.com)

26 May – Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Blueberry Cheesecake Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavoured versions we know and love today are a fairly recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavours, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety. The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the flavour and texture of this delicious dessert. American cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta, and German and ...

25 May – Wine Day

Wine Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Wine Day! Wine has been an important part of human history and culture for thousands of years. Regardless of whether you prefer red, white, pinot, or cabernet, everyone can appreciate today’s celebration.  Archaeologists in Speyer, Germany discovered the oldest bottle of wine in existence while excavating two Roman stone sarcophaguses in 1867. The bottle dates back to at least 325 AD! It is now on display at the History Museum of the Pfalz in Germany. (Source: punchbowl.com)

24 May – Brothers’ Day

Brothers' Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Brothers' Day! Celebrate and appreciate the special bond that exists between you and your brother. Though everyone may have a different kind of relationship with their brother, brothers are often a dependable source of endless love and joy in our lives. No matter the distance between you and your brothers, they are always there when you need them the most. To celebrate Brothers' Day, give your brother a call and reminisce on stories from your childhood or schedule a time to get together and create some new memories! Grab lunch together, have a ...

23 May – World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is World Turtle Day! Did you know that turtles have been around for more than 200 million years? These ancient creatures evolved before mammals, birds, snakes, or lizards! Biologists believe that turtles have managed to outlive many other species due to the unique protection provided by their shells. Turtles come in all different shapes and sizes, and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. The smallest is the Bog Turtle, which usually measures just four inches in length, and the largest is the Leathery Turtle, which can weigh up to 1 500 ...

22 May – Buy A Musical Instrument Day

Buy A Musical Instrument Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Buy a Musical Instrument Day! It is unknown when the first musical instrument was invented, but historians believe that flutes made of animal bones date back 37 000 years. Today there are 6 main instrument categories – percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboard, and electronic. Worldwide, the most played instrument is the piano, followed by the guitar and the drums.  Other popular instruments include the flute, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and violin. Not only is playing a musical instrument fun, it can also increase abilities in ...