NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY
May 9 recognizes a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day. It is time to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown. Where do all the missing socks go? Is there a washing machine heaven? This is a question that people have been trying to solve for many centuries. An answer may never be found to this problem, and life will go on. How sad to have lost such a close-knit friend!
Of course, since before the dawn of Tupperware, inventors have attempted the prevention of such separation anxiety. Alas, if they had succeeded mismatched socks wouldn’t be popular today. And, we there wouldn’t be National Lost Sock Memorial Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Now is the time to let go and move on. Clean out all of your left behind socks. Make sock puppets or recycle those old socks by reusing them as dust rags! Say your final goodbyes to your lost socks using #LostSockMemorialDay.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the founder of National Lost Sock Memorial Day.
NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY
On May 9 raise your glass and toast National Moscato Day. Moscato, or Muscat in Italian, is one of the oldest known variety of grapes grown in the world.
The grape can be white to almost black and the flavor from sweet to dry. Because of this, it is quite versatile and is used to make everything from sparkling and dessert wines to dry and floral wines. Where one Moscato may pair well with a steak, another will go well with fresh fruit and a sharp cheese plate.
In February 2012, it was reported that Moscato wine became the third most popular white wine consumed within the United States.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Prepare a nice plate of fresh cheeses, grab a bottle of your favorite Moscato, and pour a glass to enjoy the day. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive.) Use #MoscatoDay and #NationalMoscatoDay to share on social media.
Sleepovers have always played an important role in both friendships and memory making. On May 9, National Sleepover Day provides an opportunity once again for girls to confide in their friends in a way that can be inspiring, therapeutic, and confidence-building.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To kick off National Sleepover Day and #SleepintheBare, beauty and fashion influencer Olivia Culpo will kick off New York’s biggest sleepover event in Times Square (Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Street) at 3 pm EST, where attendees will be treated to bareMinerals makeovers, Instagram-worthy moments including customizable pillowcases, a giant bed, and more!
To continue the celebration of National Sleepover Day, Cosmopolitan and bareMinerals are gifting sleepover kits to sororities around the country encouraging them to #SleepintheBare. Each kit includes all the essentials needed for an epic sleepover including: pillowcases, totes, eye masks, and bareMinerals makeup.
Join in the celebration by sharing your sleepover memories by using #SleepintheBare and #NationalSleepoverDay on social media.
bareMinerals and Cosmopolitan created National Sleepover Day as a holiday created to celebrate spontaneous sleepovers and bareMinerals’ Original and Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15’s newest claim – Makeup So Pure You Can Sleep In It™. The two brands are also encouraging women around the country to bare their souls, share their deepest beauty secrets and express themselves through the hashtag #Sleepinthebare.
NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY
National Butterscotch Brownie Day is observed annually on May 9. Butterscotch Brownies are also known as Blondies or Brookie (brownie + cookie). Blonde brownies were actually created before the chocolate brownies. Butterscotch brownies are made up of flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and vanilla. Walnuts, pecans or butterscotch chips are sometimes added to the brownies.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Want to keep it simple? Enjoy this recipe from Taste of Home for Butterscotch Brownie Day and share with us using #ButterscotchBrownieDay. Don’t forget to serve your butterscotch brownie topped with ice cream and butterscotch or caramel sauce. YUM!!! Use #NationalButterscotchBrownieDay to share on social media.
Butterscotch Brownies are a deliciously sweet dessert bar that dates back to the 19th century. Sadly, we were unable to identify the founder of National Butterscotch Brownie Day.
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