May 13, 2018

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. The American incarnation of Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Mother's Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

International Migratory Bird Day

International Migratory Bird Day highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds through agreements, laws, treaties, and collaborations. It is usually celebrated on the second Saturday in May in the United States. To date, International Migratory Bird Day highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

National Crouton Day

A crouton is a piece of sautéed or rebaked bread, often cubed and seasoned, that is used to add texture and flavor to salads, as an accompaniment to soups and stews, or eaten as a snack food.

National Frog Jumping Day

National Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. It is believed that Frog Jumping Day dates back to Mark Twain's first short story, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog."

National Apple Pie Day

Apple pie was brought to the colonies by the British, Dutch, and Swedes during the 17th and 18th centuries.

National Fruit Cocktail Day

Fruit cocktail consists of various kinds of fruit served in a liquid of its juices or syrup.