June 25th Log Cabin Day

The log cabin was once a primary home for the expansion of the United States. It was easy to build, (Relatively) cheap, and could be build quickly. Presidents Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and James Garfield were all born in log cabins. I suppose if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. However, the log cabin of old is not exactly what it is today. Today was created by Virginia Handy for the Log Cabin Society, Bad Axe Historical, in Michigan, on June 25th 1986.

How to celebrate – Build your own log cabin. Spend a vacation going from one log cabin area to the next comparing them. Buy some Lincoln Logs.

June 24th International Fairy Day

Depending on your language a fairy may be a fairy or a faery… doesn’t really matter since they are the same thing. Fairies have been with us for a long, long time. They were found abundantly in Greek Mythology and in Middle Ages Europe. A Fairy can be either good or bad, and I suppose some even mix the times they are good and the times they are bad. They are related to Dwarfs,elves,pixies and gnomes but then, aren’t we all!?! So if you believe in Fairies good for you, it’s a day to be happy but if you don’t you might want to be at least a tad concerned.

How to celebrate – Look around to see if you can find a Fairy. (They should be next to the Leprechauns) Read about Fairies in history. Dress up like a Fairy and grant wishes to all you see.

June 23rd Let It Go Day

Well all worry about too much stuff. We are concerned about what others think, how others will react and how others feel that we often forget about ourselves. (The opposite also applies with the same worries about self) Today is a day to let is all go and forget about it for just a few minutes. Get a good night sleep and relax, spend the day in a spa or just go commune with nature. You might be surprised how it helps you to figure out the answers to problems if you just let them go for a little while. Today was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.

How to celebrate – Relax. Find a calming spot. Let everything you are worried about go for a day.

June 22nd World Rain Forest Day

Rain forests provide 20% of the oxygen we breath and are home to nearly 50% of the earth’s animals. Just those two reasons should be reason enough for us to protect them and cherish them, but we often don’t. Man, wanting special woods and wanting room to expand the settled areas of the world often destroy the rain forests knowing it will take years for them to regrow if they regrow at all. They help keep the climates of the earth stable and rid the earth of carbon dioxide as well, again two more reasons we should be aware of what we are doing.

How to celebrate – Visit a Rain Forest, they even exist in Alaska. Join the “Rain Forest Partnership”. Don’t buy products that come from the rain forests.

June 21st National Sea Shell Day

So if you like to walk on the beach I’m going to bet that at some point you started collecting sea shells. Maybe not for long, maybe for a lifetime, doesn’t matter… the point is, most of us have collected sea shells in one way or the other. There are conch shells, clam shells, sand dollars and even sea horse shells that are the most common to find, the one time homes to sea faring creatures who no longer need them. It is a fun way to remember the beaches you visit and show your ability to find beautiful sea shells. Today was created by the Beaches of St. Myers and Sanibel in 2016.

How to celebrate – Go looking for sea shells. Choose which type of shell is your favorite and start a collection. You can look for shark’s teeth as well!

June 20th Ice Cream Soda Day

It was back in 1874 when the first ice cream soda was created, we think. Robert M. Green put ice cream in soda at a Philadelphia event for the Franklin Institute. Since then there have been more variations than Carter has pills (Another story for another time) where nearly every flavor of ice cream and soda have been mixed and matched. Probably still the favorite of all time, the Black Cow, or root beer float, has been served on those hot summer days when a cool refreshment just seems the right thing to do.

How to celebrate – Have an ice cream soda. Invent your own flavor of ice cream soda. Visit the Franklin Institute.

June 19th National Kissing Day

If you don’t want to wait for International Kissing Day in July you can get a jump start by having yours today. Today seems to have started in the US but apparently other countries picked up on it too. International was created in the UK. So find a partner and have a kiss, or an animal, or yourself. I think, however, for it to count they have to kiss you back… though I am not sure. You must remember this a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, the fundamental things apply, as time goes by. Whatever that all means…

How to celebrate – Kiss someone. (Make sure they are willing or law suits may apply) Try to break the Guinness Record for kissing, a little over 58 hours. Go to a Carnival and visit the kissing booth.

June 18th Go Fishing Day

Since you are already out on the road from yesterday, why not use one of your days to fish!?! It is relaxing for the most part because most of us never catch a fish anyway so it’s all about sitting there, having a beverage of your choice and enjoying nature. (Unless, of course, you have stocked your pool with fish and are fishing at home.) Oh, and general practice today is to throw the fish back in after you’ve caught it. I am told fish do not feel pain so they should be okay. I wonder who asked the fish that but that’s another subject entirely. Don’t forget the worms!

How to celebrate – Go fishing. Find a favorite fishing spot. Try deep sea fishing for something different.

June 17 Take A Road Trip Day

It’s the middle of summer, kids are out of school and looking for something to do… so why not take a road trip. What better way to discover America, or whatever country you are in than to drive through it and see what all it has to offer. Today always falls on the 3rd Friday in June as created by Bob Matthews of Holiday Insights. You may want to plan it with dropping your kids off at a summer camp so that you can actually enjoy the trip yourself!

How to celebrate – Go on a road trip. Take a map in case your GPS goes out. Make sure everything in your car is in tip top shape.

June 16th International Waterfall Day

Waterfalls are beautiful to look at, dangerous to try and tempt and can be another source of power if we ever figure them out. The tallest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela with a 3,212 foot drop. Probably the most famous is Niagara Falls here in the US. Where ever there are falls there has to be a great source of water constantly available. Another one of those mysteries, at least to me, that Mother Nature provides. How can they not dry up at some point?

How to celebrate – Look around your area for waterfalls. Create a waterfall in your backyard. Start a photo collection of the waterfalls you see.