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MAY 8, 2019 | NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY | NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS DAY | NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY | NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY | NATIONAL THIRD SHIFT WORKERS DAY | NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY | NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY

NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY – Wednesday sesof National Nurses Week

NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY

National School Nurse Day is always the Wednesday of National Nurses Week. National School Nurse Day honors all school nurses who care for the children in the schools every day.  School nurses promote learning through healthy children.  The theme for the 2016 National School Nurse Day is School Nurses: Better Health. Better Learning. 

School nurses are often the first place a student thinks to go when they don’t feel well or have been hurt, but they provide a wealth of information that supports a successful education as well.  On National School Nurse Day, remember all the reasons the nurse is available to your school.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalSchoolNurseDay to share on social media.  

HISTORY

On July 4, 1968, the National Education Association established the Department of School Nurses (DSN), an association dedicated to the advancement of school nursing practice and the health of school-age children.  Over the next few years, each state established its own school nurses association under the umbrella of the Department of School Nurses.  In 1974, President Ford proclaimed the fourth Wednesday in January as National School Nurse Day.  School nurses are now nationally recognized and celebrated for contributing to the health and well-being of the nation’s students. For more information on this day visit the National School Nurse Day website.

NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS DAY – Second Wednesday in May

NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS’ DAY

Each year National Receptionists’ Day is observed on the second Wednesday in May. National Receptionists’ Day was created to give recognition to receptionists and the valuable contributions they make to the companies they work.

Receptionists are responsible for providing an excellent first impression to all customers, in person, and on the telephone.  Their customer service skills play a vital role in each company’s image.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than a million receptionists in the United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalReceptionistsDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Receptionists’ Day was created in 1991 by the Director of the National Receptionists Association to “gain awareness and appreciation of the role of receptionists in a business setting and to provide community and support for receptionists nationwide.”  For more information visit www.nationalreceptionistsday.com.

NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY – May 8

NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY

Each year on May 8, millions of people across the country celebrate National Have a Coke Day.  Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink that is produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Coke is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944.  As of 2013, Coke products can be found in over 200 countries around the world as consumers down more than 1.8 million company beverage servings each day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

The celebration can be done by you and a group of your favorite friends getting together, having some fun and each having a tall glass of ice-cold Coca-Cola (or two). Use #NationalHaveACokeDay to share on social media. 

HISTORY

In the late 19th century, John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, at Pemberton’s Eagle Drug and Chemical House in Columbus, Georgia, intending it as a patent medicine. It was then bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler. Candler’s marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

1891 – The first bottling of Coco-Cola occurred at the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1894 – The first outdoor wall advertisement that promoted the Coca-Cola drink was painted in Cartersville, Georgia

1914 – The longest running commercial Coca-Cola soda fountain anywhere was Atlanta’s Fleeman’s Pharmacy. The pharmacy closed its doors in 1995 after 81 years.

1944 – July 12, the one-billionth gallon of Coca-Cola syrup was manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company.

1955 – Cans of Coke first appeared.

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Have a Coke Day.

NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY – May 8

NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY

National Coconut Cream Pie Day is observed annually on May 8. This day was created in honor of the delicious pie made with a sweet coconut cream filling. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Follow a tried and true recipe for homemade Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie or share your recipe using #CoconutCreamPieDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Coconut Cream Pie Day.

NATIONAL THIRD SHIFT WORKERS DAY – Second Wednesday in May

NATIONAL THIRD SHIFT WORKERS DAY

National Third Shift Workers Day, which is also known as National Night Shift Workers Day, is annually observed on the second Wednesday in May.

This day was created to honor all workers, who work hard through the night (night after night).  While sometimes the job keeps a manufacturer running 24 hours a day, other third shifts keep us safe through the night. Third shifts are certainly not new to hospital workers or emergency personnel.  Other third shift workers keep cities running without a hitch.

Regardless of their duties, the time of day they are performed can make life unusual and sometimes difficult.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #ThirdShiftWorkersDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the founder of National Third Shift Workers Day.

NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY – Changes Annually

NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

National Bike to School Day is observed annually.  Built on the popularity of National Walk to School Day, which is celebrated each October, National Bike to School Day was created to provide an opportunity for schools across the nation to join together to celebrate the energy ofNational Bike Month.

HOW TO OBSERVE

The best way to celebrate this day is to bike to school! Use #NationalBikeToSchoolDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

In coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month, the first National Bike to School Day was celebrated on May 9, 2012.  There were close to 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia that joined together and encouraged children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

In 2013, more than 1,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, participated in National Bike to School Day events, which took place throughout the month.   

NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY – MAY 8

NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY

As part of National Nurses Week, Student Nurses are honored on May 8.

Nurse Day proposed in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health and while a proclamation never came National Nurse Week was observed the following year.

Student Nurses are at the cutting edge of technology, learning the latest life-saving techniques while at the same time practicing skills in programs that have been built upon medical science.

National Student Nurses Day celebrates these students and their achievements.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalStudentNurseDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

National Student Nurse Day was established by the American Nurses Association to recognizes student nurses in 1998.

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.
 
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