May 16, 2019

National Love a Tree Day

National Love a Tree Day is a day to celebrate all species of trees.

National Piercing Day

National Piercing Day is a day to celebrate body piercings.

National Sea Monkey Day

National Sea Monkey Day is observed each year on May 16. A sea monkey is a brine shrimp (Artemia salina) that hatches from dormant encysted eggs and is sometimes raised in aquariums.

National Biographer’s Day

National Biographer's Day commemorates the anniversary of the first meeting of Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell in London, England on May 16, 1763, and honors all biographers.

National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

Coquilles Saint Jacques is a classic French dish of scallops in a creamy sauce, under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.

Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

National Honor Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Elders Day is a new effort to draw awareness to and appreciation of the lifetime of contributions made by LGBT older adults. The gains made in recent years toward LGBT equality sit squarely on the backs of those whose struggles and victories, extraordinary courage and everyday authenticity, pioneered the path toward freedom.