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MDBCs 10 May 2023


sandrewn

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May 10th 2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

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Observances (click on the day, BD, or week for details)

National Receptionists Day

National Shrimp Day

Donate a Day's Wages To Charity Day

International Day of Argania

Mother Ocean Day

National Golf Day

 

 

 

National Lipid Day

National Ship Via Rail Day

National Small Business Day

National Night Shift Workers Day - 1

National Third Shift Workers Day - 2

National Washington Day

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day

One Day Without Shoes

Root Canal Appreciation Day

Trust Your Intuition Day

World Facilities Management Day

World Lupus Day

World Orienteering Day

Stay Up All Night Night

 

 

Bono’s Birthday

 

 

 

Corey La Barrie’s Birthday

Anna Paul’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances (2)

Clean Up Your Room Day

May 10 is Clean Your Room Day - an unofficial holiday that is bound to be any parent's or roommate's favorite holiday and perhaps every child's, teenager's and lazy person's nightmare.

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Trash the Trash

Also sometimes called the National Clean Up Your Room Day, this holiday of unknown origins aims at keeping the dust bunnies where they belong - the trash. The holiday promotes clean rooms and homes and encourages people to collect their cleaning supplies, don their cleaning clothes and gloves, and spend the day spring cleaning.

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a practice in many cultures where people clean their homes thoroughly once a year on the first warm day of spring. It is thought that this practice dates back to the days when people lit fires to keep warm during cold winter months. The first warm day of spring allowed people to open their windows and doors and to get rid of all the soot and ash that collected over the winter.

Even though Clean Your Room Day falls towards the end of the Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere, and Fall (Autumn) in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a good day as any to get cracking on the dusting, scrubbing, and organizing. And who knows, you may just find that thing you were looking for forever hiding in some dusty corner of your room.

How to Celebrate?

  • Clean up your room and resolve to keep it clean every day.
  • Give away or throw any unwanted items or pieces of clothing that you no longer use.
  • If you have children, teach them about the virtues of a clean room. Help them organize their toys and books and reward them for keeping their room clean.
  • Get the family together and make cleaning a fun chore. Put on some fun music and dance while you clean. Give out rewards for milestones crossed - fastest time taken to clean, best organizer, and room with the least amount of dust.

Did You Know…

...that many cultures have a day assigned to cleaning during a year? In Iran, people clean their houses in preparation for the Persian New Year called Norooz, while in India people clean up their homes before the festivals of lights, Diwali.

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National School Nurse Day

The Wednesday between May 6 and May 12 of each year is National School Nurse Day, a day to celebrate and thank all school nurses that take care of children when they are at school.

School nurse administering an injection to a child.

The unofficial holiday was created in 1972 by the National Association of School Nurses, based in the United States. The day aims to recognize school nurses and acknowledge their role in the educational setting.

Ensure Well-Being of Children

School nurses are nursing practitioners usually affiliated with a school or an educational institution. School nurses are one of the first lines of medical professionals to ensure the health and mental well-being of school going children and young adults. They are also responsible for monitoring that children in schools are achieving their developmental milestones as well as ensuring that their lives outside the school are safe and healthy.

National Nurse Week

National School Nurse Day, also known as School Nurse Day, is celebrated during National Nurse Week, which runs annually from May 6 to May 12. May 6 is celebrated as National Nurses Day, while May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale is celebrated worldwide as International Nurses Day.

How to Celebrate?

  • Thank your school nurse for taking care of you.
  • Learn more about what school nurses do.
  • If you have school-going children, help your children make thank you gifts or write thank you notes to their school nurse.

Did You Know…

...that Florence Nightingale is thought to be responsible for creating the foundation for modern day nursing? Known as The Lady With the Lamp, she opened the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1860, which was the world's first secular nursing school and remains one of the world's oldest schools to be still operational.

 

 

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I returned home from my ninth business trip of the year with a severe bout of jet lag–induced foot-in-mouth disease. As we prepared to go to sleep that night, I wrapped my arms around my better half, gave her a kiss, and announced,

"It's good to be in my own bed, with my own wife!"

 

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Having grown up in a small Alabama town, my friend James couldn't wait to tell us all about life in California, where he was stationed.

"The malls are massive, and the restaurants are great," he said. Then he grinned. "I even went to a topless bar."

"Really?" said his mother, surprised.

"What do they do if it starts to rain?"

 

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Recently I sat in a restaurant watching two older men go at it. It quickly grew heated as one of them declared,

"I'm so mad, I'm taking you off my pallbearer list!"

 

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Scene: A conversation between two of my friends.

Friend #1: Are you visiting us tomorrow? Do you need directions?

Friend #2: I'm all set. I have the address, a GPS, and a GPS override.

Friend #1: What's a GPS override?

Friend #2: My wife.

 

 

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