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MAY 30, 2013 – NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY – NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY

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NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY

Celebrated each year on May 30, it is National Water a Flower Day.  Some people have a garden full of flowers and will not be able to stop with watering just one flower but that is okay.   You can also include you indoor plants and flowers on National Water a Flower Day.  Maybe you have a vase with flowers on your desk at work, this is your reminder to give them fresh water today also.

Today is a fun day; a day to enjoy the happiness that flowers bring to people.  It is possible that you know someone that is home-bound, hospitalized, needs some cheering up or that you want to say “thank you to” or just to “make someone’s day.  If so, then today would be a great day to take them a bouquet of flowers, but  remember  to “water the flowers” before you deliver them!

Happy Water a Flower day!

NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Water a Flower Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY

May 30, of each year, celebrates National Hole in My Bucket Day.   This “wacky holiday”  is in honor of the fun children’s song “There’s a Hole in My Bucket”.

This song has a nice “catchy” tune and is based on a conversation, between Henry and Liza, about a leaky bucket.  It describes a deadlock situation as follows:

“Henry has got a leaky bucket, and Liza tells him to repair it. But to fix the leaky bucket, he needs straw. To cut the straw, he needs a knife. To sharpen the knife, he needs to wet the sharpening stone. To wet the stone, he needs water. However, when Henry asks how to get the water, Liza’s answer is “in a bucket”. It is implied that only one bucket is available — the leaky one, which, if it could carry water, would not need repairing in the first place.”  (Wikipedia)

The earliest known archetype of this song goes way back to the 1700’s in Germany and since then there have been many varying versions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, both in Germany and in the United States.

NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Hole in My Bucket Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY

National Mint Julep Day is celebrated annually on May 30.  Each year, on this day, people around the country join together for a glass of  mint julep!  This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Traditionally a mint julep is made with mint leaf, bourbon, sugar and water.  In the Southern states, where mint julep is is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice.  Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.

  • It is believed that the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
  • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
  • During the 19th century Americans also enjoyed gin-based juleps.
  • Each year almost 120,000  mint juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
  • May, 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass. ( 6-foot  tall)

Enjoy a mint julep on this nice spring day!

NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Mint Julep Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There’s_a_Hole_in_My_Bucket

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mint_julep

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