Where the World Gathers to Celebrate Every Day

MAY 31, 2018 | NATIONAL SMILE DAY | NATIONAL UTAH DAY | NATIONAL MACAROON DAY | NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY | NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY | NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY |  NECROTIZING FASCIITIS AWARENESS DAY

National Smile Day - May 31
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NATIONAL SMILE DAY

On May 31, National Smile Day encourages everyone to wear their best smile!

The first recorded smile on record took place on 126 B.C. Okay, we made that up. But did you smile? Joking aside, we generate a smile when funny things happen or find pleasure in the things we do. Someone we love or enjoy spending time with may be the cause of a grin or beaming look of joy.

Smiles are powerful! They not only create engagement between two people but the more a person smiles, the healthier their brain can be. Smiling has a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce stress.

There is so much a smile can do. Just one smile can brighten someone’s day. It can also improve your day. Smiles are infectious. A healthy smile can develop confidence and generate a new outlook on the world.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Share your smile and how a smile improves your day.  Use #NationalSmileDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

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Dr. Tim Stirneman and Jim Wojdyla from Compassionate Dentalcare founded National Smile Day share with the world what the power of a healthy smile can do.  Confidence, health, and quality of life are just for the person smiling.

National Utah Day - May 31
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NATIONAL UTAH DAY

The Beehive State is recognized during National Utah Day on May 31.

As the 45th state to gain statehood, Utah is home to The Great Salt Lake, a deeply rooted Native American heritage, and a far-reaching desert history.

Travel in the footsteps of Utah’s namesake, the Utes, or the Shoshone, Navajo or Goshute. Follow the trails of early explorers or Mormon settlers. They all lived among the natural arches and bridges formed long ago. These architectural wonders of nature are a cornerstone of Utah.

Find treasure everywhere you look. From the sunrise to the spiraling cliffs and the bejeweled night sky. Catch an unobstructed view of the Milky Way for miles or schedule a trip just in time for a meteor shower. Utah significantly less light pollution to make viewing spectacular!

Discover why some still believe the world flat by visiting Bonneville Salt Flats. Home of land speed records and a barren environment, the salt flats were once part of a much larger lake. The Great Salt Lake is one of its remnants.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate the 45th state to join the union. Explore the history and people of Utah. Follow the trails of the pioneers and discover a wealth of heritage in one place. Use #NationalUtahDay to share on social media.

 

Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.

NATIONAL MACAROON DAY

Each year on May 31, National Macaroon Day is observed.  This day celebrates the macaroon, a small coconut cookie.

The coconut macaroon is most commonly found in the United States. Most varieties of coconut macaroons are dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.  Almonds, pecans, cashews or other nuts are sometimes added to the cookie.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Following are two macaroon recipes for you to try and enjoy!

Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Use #NationalMacaroonDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Macaroon Day.

NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY

National Speak in Complete Sentences Day is observed annually on May 31st.  This day is dedicated to using proper sentence structure while speaking.  In fact, you could celebrate the day while texting as well.  So no LOL or ASAP on May 31.  So if you must Laugh Out Loud As Soon As Possible, you will need to say or type it completely.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #SpeakInCompleteSentencesDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

We have been unable to determine the origins of National Speak in Complete Sentences Day.

National Autonomous Vehicle Day - May 31 (8)
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NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY

Observe the future on May 31 with National Autonomous Vehicle Day and experience the realization of science and technology merging like never before.

An autonomous vehicle, including self-driving cars (both manned and unmanned) and unmanned aerial vehicles, may seem like something out of science fiction movie, but these cutting edge technologies have placed a variety of industries at a precipice of change. Cars that take us from point A to point B without having to touch the wheel are already a reality in some states. Autonomous Friendly Corridors, like one proposed in North Dakota, could boost commerce and become centers of more innovation. Pilot programs have launched and are being tested in differing formats.

The year of 2017 is a big year for the Autonomous Vehicle. The first ten testing sites dedicated to developing autonomous vehicles were announced by the US Department of Transportation. While some states grapple with how this new technology affects current laws and what changes may need to be made, others have already addressed those questions paving the way (or the skies) for autonomous vehicles to make their debut in their own states. Testing is underway in proving grounds like Pittsburgh and San Diego and planned in many more.

Advancements in technology are propelling industry and infrastructure to keep pace. Proposals range far and wide, influencing agriculture, commerce, medicine and transportation.

According to the Brookings Institution, one-quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040. National Autonomous Vehicle Day recognizes that the future is here and it’s in the form of a self-driving car that gets us safely from here to there.

HOW TO OBSERVE

It’s not just a question of how will we travel, but how will the autonomous vehicles change the world? Find out more about the changing world of autonomous transportation and vehicles. Share your thoughts and experiences using #AutonomousVehicleDay on social media.

HISTORY

Emerging Prairie and Marlo Anderson founded National Autonomous Vehicle Day to celebrate the advances in the Autonomous Vehicle industry and the potential opportunities for business and technology growth related to this phenomenal concept. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day in 2017 to be observed annually. The proclamation ceremony will take place in Fargo, North Dakota during Drone Focus, May 31 – June 1.

NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY

Each May 31st, National Save Your Hearing Day is observed.  It is important to take some time to learn ways to protect your hearing and that of your family. Our hearing is vital, and there are ways that hearing loss can be avoidable.

There are various reasons from which hearing loss can be the result, some of which include:

  • Age
  • Noise
  • Genetic
  • Illness
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Medications
  • Chemicals
  • Physical Trauma
  • Neurobiological Factors

It is estimated half of the cases of hearing impairment and deafness are preventable.  There are many effective, preventative strategies including immunization against rubella to reduce congenital infections, immunization against H. influenza and S. pneumonia to reduce cases of middle ear infections, and avoiding or protecting against excessive noise exposure.

For more information, visit http://www.betterhearing.org/ or http://www.betterhearing.org/hearing_loss_prevention/index.cfm

Always be alert to hazardous noise and wear proper hearing protection when needed!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #SaveYourHearingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Save Your Hearing Day.

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day - May 31
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NECROTIZING FASCIITIS AWARENESS DAY

On May 31, Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day shines a light on this rare disease which affects the soft tissues of the skin and if not treated properly can spread quickly.

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day offers more than information. It encourages support and provides resources to those who have been affected by the disease.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit necfasc.org for valuable information, donate and help save lives from this devastating condition. Use #NecrotizingFasciitisAwareness to share on social media.

HISTORY

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day has been observed on May 31 since 2017.

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About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
Whether you want to celebrate your favorite mail carrier and flip flops, share your joy for bacon and chocolate cake or enjoy our office favorite Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn on National Popcorn Day, stay in-the-know by signing-up for our e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t find yourself unprepared for Talk Like a Pirate Day or Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day – join us as we #CelebrateEveryDay!

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