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NATIONAL NO DIRTY DISHES DAY

May 18 marks a fun holiday, National No Dirty Dishes Day.  This is a day that gives us all a break from the regular daily routine.  There are two options for this day.  You can eat all meals out. If that is possible, would also be a bonus treat. Or, you can use disposable paper plates, cups and silverware.  To stay earth friendly, choose ones that are biodegradable.

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by Gezond
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by Gezond

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go out to lunch or dinner with friends or have a barbecue and serve everything on paper plates with disposable utensils. Use #NoDirtyDishesDay to post on social media.

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See also National Visit Your Relatives Day. Maybe you can combine the two…

WORLD PASSWORD DAY

The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as World Password Day. 

World Password Day is a celebration to promote better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work and life communications.

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by Boxclever Press
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by Boxclever Press

We just spent the last 3 days dealing with a hacked password. Somehow my moms cellphone account got hacked. They used private information to put her number on a phone we have never seen. They ported her number to three different carriers before we were able to get it fully stopped.

It is insanely frustrating and time-consuming. In the end we had to change all the information on her account, after proving her the real owner of the account and number.

Get tips to fortify your password habits on the official World Password Day website, PasswordDay.org.

HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate World Password Day by visiting PasswordDay.org and taking the #WorldPasswordDay pledge, sharing a password tip on social media, changing an old password to a long, strong one or by turning on two-factor authentication for your important accounts.

Perfect Password: Selection, Protection, Authentication 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

by Mark Burnett  (Author)  
Perfect Password: Selection, Protection, Authentication

by Mark Burnett  (Author)  

HISTORY
Security researcher Mark Burnett first encouraged people to have a “password day,” where they update important passwords in his 2005 book Perfect Passwords.  Inspired by his idea, Intel Security took the initiative to declare the first Thursday in May World Password Day in May 2013.  Submitted by Big Monocle in 2016, Password Day is meant to create awareness of the need for good password security. 

About Big Monocle
Founded in 2012, Big Monocle designs creative branding and marketing that tells impactful stories. Their growing, energetic team of talented professionals focus on developing experiences and connecting with every client.

See also National Barrier Awareness Day.

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Hello May!

In Northwest Florida the beaches have reopened! We are starting phase 1 of 3 phases to reopen our state and put people back to work.

Only time and maybe our sunshine (which kills Coronavirus) will tell about this decision. While we must continue to observe social distancing it feels good to get outdoors more.

Make sure you abide by guidelines set by your local officials.

NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY

NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going.  If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.  

From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.

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Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.

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by Southern Fried Decals
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When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

If you enjoyed your tv, light switch, got water, or wifi, chances are it required electricity.  Show them how much we like and respect them as they supply a modern marvel that keeps our world going.

Rainstorms, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, and whatever else nature and humanity throws at them. They take risks and tome away from their families to keep the system going for all of us.

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by Funny Lineman Coffee Mug

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay

You don’t have to know a lineman to celebrate this day. Give a shoutout on social media to lineman everywhere. You can celebrate the day by thanking your local linemen by using #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on Social Media.

NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

On April 10, 2013, U.S. Senate Resolution 95 recognized linemen across the country by setting April 18th as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.  According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133.

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by Pretty Women's Day Journals (Author)
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by Pretty Women’s Day Journals (Author)

See also #National Oregon Day, today.

Gender equality is the equal access to the same rights and opportunities regardless of gender. These rights and opportunities include:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • employment / economic gain
  • pay
  • protection under the law
  • right to vote
  • free from violence

Striving for Change

Holding Political Office

Just over 100 years ago, only .2 % of the United States Congress consisted of women. Actually, the 65th Congress was comprised of a single woman. In 1916, Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin as the first Congresswoman to hold a federal office. Fast forward to the year 2020 and women hold 23.7% of the U.S. Congressional seats. While that might seem like progress, according to United Nations statistics, the U.S. percentage matches exactly the worldwide average for women in political office. 

Education

In many parts of the world, women are less likely to own land, a business, or attend school. Education alone is a powerful tool leading to financial independence for women. Their children reap the rewards, often for generations to come. Additionally, but when the women of a community prosper, so does the community. Educated women and girls are more likely to educate their offspring. They also have a better understanding of healthcare and understand their rights. 

Equal Pay

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s poorest people are women. International Women’s Day strives to bring economic power to women who aren’t allowed to work for pay or work for low wages. And despite strides in industrialized countries, there’s still work to do there, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalWomensDay

Around the world, organizations, communities, and individuals organize events focused on the mission of gender parity, celebrating the achievements of women worldwide and education.

  • Attend a lecture, seminar or festival
  • Organize an event 
  • Speak or perform at a local fundraiser
  • Participate in a march for women’s equal rights
  • Learn about the women who paved the way for many of the rights and freedoms we have today
  • Become involved in your local, state or national political system
  • Invite others to join you, including other women, sons, brothers, sisters, and daughters
  • Share your job skills at a local career fair
  • Celebrate all month long. It’s also National Women’s History Month.
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)

Use #InternationalWomensDay when posting on Social Media.

-#MakeItHappen
– #womensday
– #IWD2015
– #internationalwomensday
– #PaintItPurple

Besides tagging your photographs and post with these has tags, you can also do the following:

• Share content or retweet amessage that might be relevant to the theme of International Women’s Day 2020
• You can use thelogo of the international women day on your blog, website or on your Facebook’s cover photo. Alternatively, you can also use the IWD logo in your email signatures
• The official colour of International Women’s Day is purple. You can wear a purple shirt to work, use purple in your websites, blogs or social media. You can also make a video or presentation on the theme of International Women’s Day 2018 and post it on your social media account to raise awareness about the different issues that women from different backgrounds all over the world are forced to fight everyday.

International Women’s Day 2020


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HISTORY

International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900s when women became more politically active and took an invested and vocal role in steering their course toward voting rights, fair pay, working conditions, and representation under the law

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NATIONAL TIME REFUND DAY Feb 29

National Time Refund Day celebrates that one day every four years, February 29th, when we get back something notoriously hard to reclaim: time.

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by Blue Sky
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by Blue Sky

While the observance may have come to be as a way of correcting the cosmos for our calendars, since we get the time back, we may as well make meaningful use of it. In fact, setting something aside in the hopes we can someday reclaim it is an idea that resonates well with Americans.

Another less glamorous day inspired this time giving day: Tax Day. But both operate on the same simple principle, whereby we put something aside, sometimes begrudgingly, but reclaim it in one glorious day. That one glorious day every four years where we get our time back is Time Refund Day.

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HOW TO OBSERVE #TimeRefundDay

Time Refund Day is all about reclaiming our time. That means you can celebrate it by doing the things you enjoy most! Spend time with family, volunteer, start a new book, go outside, or work on something you may procrastinate on other days of the year, like doing your taxes or bathing your dog.
But whatever you do, remember that it’s all about making the best use of that refund. We can’t create more time, but we’re fortunate to get some back. Use it wisely, and be sure to use #TimeRefundDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL TIME REFUND DAY HISTORY  

H&R Block founded National Time Refund Day to encourage people to make the best of their time refund on Leap Day.

According to a survey from H&R Block, Americans crave more free time with 70% of respondents saying they would spend money if that could buy them more time.

H&R Block’s virtual tax product, Tax Pro Go, saves Americans valuable time by providing expert tax prep without the office visit. Instead of doing their taxes, taxpayers can spend that time doing something they enjoy while an H&R Block tax expert trained to handle their unique situation does the rest. It’s like a time refund.

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International Book Giving Day, February 14, 2020

Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year.

Book Giving Day has few organised events. Instead, individual volunteers are encouraged to give a favourite book or books to children. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations.

The organisers of Book Giving Day support the holiday by sharing participants’ stories and offering bonuses such as downloadable holiday bookplates to use in gifts.

#BookGivingDay

https://bookgivingday.com/

Don’t miss these book holidays.
World read Aloud Day, February 5
National Library Lovers Day February 12.
International Book Giving Day, February 14

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