On this day
International Harry Potter Day
All aboard the Hogwarts Express, May 2nd marks the day Harry Potter fans around the globe celebrate the infamous wizard with International Harry Potter
World Press Freedom Day
This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNESCO) to maintain awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind
Star Wars Day
May the fourth be with you! Around the world, Star Wars fans are celebrating Star Wars Day today.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, or Fifth of May, is one of those peculiar celebrations that are honoured more outside their homelands than within.
Today, 6th May 2023, marks the coronation of Charles III as he is crowned King at Westminster Abbey.
National Cosmopolitan Day
Thankfully there's no regulation or any other hindrance to anybody anywhere declaring a 'National Day' or even an 'International Day' to celebrate whatever
National Have a Coke Day
In the words of the BBC, other brands are available, but it is impossible to tell the story of Have a Coke Day without mentioning one of the biggest and
Lost Sock Memorial Day
America boasts over 1,200 national days celebrating all manner of things... and as the name suggests, this one remembers dearly departed socks and their
National Shrimp Day
The humble shrimp is one of the world's most favoured seafoods and rated shrimp-ly the best seafood in the US with each American said to consume over 4lbs
11th May is a poignant date for Somerset as it marks the day Alfred the Great called together all the people of Somerset to raise arms against the Viking
There was a young bartending star Who dreamed he would open a bar Then he worked for a brand Took a corporate stand And ended up doing PR
National Chocolate Chip Day
Someone, somewhere, quite randomly we're sure, decided that today is National Chocolate Chip Day.
Dam Busters Bombed Today
Back in 1605, the Carthusian Monks of Chartreuse were given a manuscript with the recipe for the Élixir Végétal they still make to this day. To celebrate
Pinot Grigio Day
The 17th of May celebrates Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris), a grape variety identified with gently acidic refreshing white wines from Northern Italy, often
National No Dirty Dishes Day
Probably created by a fed-up and overloaded homemaker, No Dirty Dishes Day is a day dedicated to keeping our sinks clear of dirty plates, pots and pans.
We're remembering Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
One of Jacqueline Kennedy's first acts as First Lady was to replace the routine of punch before dinner with cocktails – and to install bars in the White
World Bee Day
The UN proclaimed 20th May World Bee Day in December 2017. May was chosen due to bees in the northern hemisphere developing profusely ahead of a productive
International Tennessee Whiskey Day
The May 21st date chosen for this momentous occasion is significant as it was on this day in 1937 that Tennessee repealed the ban on manufacturing alcoholic
World Goth Day
Around the world today, thousands of black-clad nihilists will be upping the make-up and partying like it's 1985. You can find them in some quite surprising
World Turtle Day
A day dedicated to celebrating and promoting the protection of turtles and tortoises, from sea turtles and terrapins to pet tortoises and their giant cousins.
The London Ritz's Birthday
On this day in 1906, the legendary hotelier César Ritz opened the London Ritz, on the site of an old coaching inn, not far from the Savoy from which he
National Sorry Day
In Australia, today is National Sorry Day. No, not an opportunity to go around apologising to everyone you've done wrong to - that's what Sunday mornings
The Chrysler Building's birthday
New York City's Chrysler Building was completed this day in 1930 and at the time this impressive Art Deco-style skyscraper was the tallest man-made structure.
National Brisket Day
This national day originates from the days before the luxury of white goods when butchers didn't have fridges so leftover meat and the not so popular cuts
Everest was first summitted this day
On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit
Mint Julep Day
The Kentucky Derby ended a while back - but, with summer on its way, this is a great opportunity to celebrate Mint Julep Day. Even if students at New College
National Macaroon Day
Not to be confused with the French macaron, today is the day to enjoy the Italian sweet treat, the macaroon.