June 30th Meteor Day

We more commonly call meteors “Fallen Stars” or “Shooting Stars” and a lot of us watch the sky for them, sometimes to make a wish, other times just to marvel at the universe around us. A meteor is not all that interesting actually, it is space dust (or junk) and ice, making it’s way through our atmosphere looking like a ball of fire. They can somewhat be projected with January, April, May, July, August, October, November and December having the most activity. Check you internet for what meteor showers normal come when.

How to celebrate – Catch a falling star… (No don’t really, you won’t like the results). Watch for “Shooting Stars”. Become a student of Astronomy.

June 27th Sunglasses Day

Believe it or not, sunglasses are not only cool, but a healthy tool to protect your eyes from harmful ultra violet rays from the sun. Sure, you may end up looking like a movie star, international spy or a secret service agent but those are just an added bonus to wearing them. You remember the old ad, “Whose behind those Foster Grants?” (If you do you are probably old like me) The other added advantage can be watching anyone, or thing, with no one catching on to what you are really looking at. Of course that can be bad as well.

How to celebrate – Pick out some cool shades for yourself. Make sure your sunglasses are Foster Grants! (Are they even in business anymore?) Pretend you are an international secret service movie star!

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 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.