NATIONAL OYSTER DAY – August 5

Get slurping on August 5th with National Oyster Day! Oysters are enjoyed as a seafood in many parts of the world. Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters?  Interestingly, oysters tend to take on the characteristics of the water in which they live. Because of this, they’re typically named after the …
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AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – May 5th

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day offers an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. Some of the biggest threats facing Africa include climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa’s cultural and natural wonders are at risk of …
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NATIONAL PET DAY

National Pet Day on April 11th dedicates the day to those pets who may not always get the companionship and attention pets deserve. While loving our pets is something we do every day, the observance encourages helping out orphaned pet companions. It will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption. Sometimes their human …
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AMERICAN HEART MONTH

American Heart Month isn’t just for lovers. February also reminds us to take care of our hearts and consider our risk factors. Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. However, some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us how we can help reduce our …
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NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

National Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, during February is a time for all Americans to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In addition, the month recognizes the central role of Black Americans in history. Other countries, including Canada and Great Britain, have also set aside months to honor Black …
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NATIONAL HEART MONTH

February focuses on the heart making it National Heart Month. Anyone can be at risk for heart disease. More and more, our sedentary lifestyles are putting us at risk at a younger age. Obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking all increase our risk factors. Each one of those we can take action to lower our …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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ADOPT A SENIOR PET MONTH – November

When the weather turns chilly, Adopt a Senior Pet Month reminds us some four-legged friends need a family, too. In November, consider making a home for an older furry pet during Adopt a Senior Pet Month. While the wriggly puppies and kittens make us smile with delight, you’d be surprised how well an older animal …
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WORLD SMILE DAY – First Friday in October

Each year on the first Friday in October, World Smile Day devotes a day to smiles and spreading random acts of kindness. This year its October 1, 2021. If someone smiles at you, you’re bound to smile back. A smile often expresses a feeling, encouragement to someone, or serves as a greeting. If you don’t …
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