Observed every year on May 24, Brother’s Day honors the brothers in our lives. Whether we have one or many, our brothers hold a special place in our hearts. Even if for those who don’t have brothers, someone in their life is usually like a brother to them.
Brothers from other mothers are found in a best friend, a brother-in-law or a cousin. They are the men in our lives we count on even when we don’t talk very often. We share memories, challenges that frequently began with the phrase, “What’s this!” soon followed by a few stitches.
They are the men in our lives we count on even when we don’t talk very often. We share memories, challenges that frequently began with the phrase, “What’s this!” soon followed by a few stitches. While minding their own business, they are also prepared to step in when necessary. That’s what brothers do.
Of course, they’ve been known to put toads on your head or gum in your hair. They may have been too cool for you once, too. Brothers come in many shapes and sizes and so do their relationships. Whatever yours is, take the time to celebrate your brother on Brother’s Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy time with brothers and reminisce. Find time for new brother siblings to spend some fun, enjoyable time together. Use #BrothersDay to share on social media.
Each year on May 22 we observe National Buy a Musical Instrument Day. The day is all about playing music. If you are a musician, it might be time for a new instrument. Maybe you can learn to play a second or third one. If you have never played an instrument before, National Buy A Musical Instrument Day might be the motivation you need to start.
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day is not just for school-aged children. This observation is for people of all ages. Grandpa can play his ukelele while the grandkids play the drums, trombone, and flute. Together they can all make terrific music!
While most of us will only view this as a hobby, I can say from teaching hundreds of adults, yes this is possible. Even if you only sing, play by ear or are interested in playing from music I can tell you it is definitely something that everyone can do to a degree.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay
No matter your age or musical experience, May 22nd is the day to go instrument shopping. Use #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Buy a Musical Instrument Day.
We were unable to find any information supporting National Buy a Musical Instrument Day was originally May 18 in honor of Meredith Willson, the writer, and composer of The Music Man. While the plot of The Music Man and Willson’s hometown inspiration for the book, musical, and film have a delightful kinship to this day, at this time we are unable to confirm the origin of this day.
National Visit Your Relatives Day is observed on May 18. It is easy to get so caught up in the busyness of today’s fast paced lifestyle that we can soon lose touch with our relatives. National Visit Your Relatives Day reminds us to stop for a moment, take some much-needed time and visit those relatives we care about and have not seen for a while.
Sometimes it is hard when families do not live close. Often siblings, cousins, parents and dear relatives are scattered across the country. A visit can be a phone call or a face-to-face live chat on the computer. With today’s technology, we are now able to communicate with loved ones living far away, yet seeing them as if they are right beside us.
Life is much too short not to make time for family. If we have learned anything about 2020, it is tomorrow is not guaranteed. Way to go Sis! My sister was early. She came to visit and is back home in Missouri. Sending lots of love to all my family!
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.
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.
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1/2 medium cucumber grated with extra moisture squeezed out 1/2 tsp salt (1/4 tsp if on low salt diet) 2 tsp vinegar 3 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp dried dill
Combine all ingredients mix well use blender or food processor if desired. Cover and place in refrigeration while getting ready to assemble Gyros so the flavors can blend. Great for Gyros, and even on monster sub sandwiches in summer.
1/2 small red onion thinly sliced 1/2 medium cucumber chopped or shredded Halved Grape or Roma tomatoes chopped 4 or 5 strips if Jen’s Gyro meat or chicken strips Crumbled feta cheese Flat Naan bread if you can’t find it, large flour tortillas work well 2 Tbsps Tazziki Sauce
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Using on piece of Naan flatbread or tortilla fill with Gyros Meat or Chicken strips Add red onion slices, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, and Taziki Sauce. Roll into tube enclosing one edge. Use aluminum foil to hold closed edge if desired. Enjoy!
This will quickly become a family favorite. You can add black olives or even shredded lettuce if desired.