May 3, 2021

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Assembly in December 1993. May 3 is the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991. "It is an opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty."

National Lumpy Rug Day

National Lumpy Rug Day is a day to appreciate a good, clean, smooth rug. No rug should ever become lumpy or ragged.

National Garden Meditation Day

National Garden Meditation Day provides the perfect opportunity to meditate and achieve inner peace while tending to plants and flowers or spending some time in or near a garden.

National Specially-Abled Pets Day

National Specially-Abled Pets Day celebrates these amazing and heroic animals. The day was also created to educate the public about caring for disabled pets and to find homes for orphaned, specially-abled pets. It was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige.

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

On this day, people are encouraged to wear two different colored shoes to proclaim their individuality.

National Paranormal Day

May 3 is National Paranormal Day, a day when people who believe in paranormal activities are encouraged to get together and share their experiences with each other.

National Chocolate Custard Day

A custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk.

National Raspberry Pop Over Day

A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter, typically baked in dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled.

National Melanoma Monday

The aim of Melanoma Monday is to raise awareness about melanoma. Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer in which cells within moles on the skin becoming malignant (cancerous) and can spread rapidly to other areas of the body if left untreated.