Canada Day, or Fête du Canada if you're a French speaker, is the national day of Canada and a federal statutory holiday. It celebrates the anniversary
Today is National Anisette Day, an opportunity to celebrate this uniquely flavoured and colourless liqueur that's popular with our friends in the Med.
Today is International Plastic Bag-Free Day. A day to raise awareness of, and to fight against, the global catastrophe that is single-use plastic pollution.
There's not many days more patriotic around the world than America's Independence Day. It's a celebration marking the day in 1776 when the Declaration
Launched this day in 1948, today is the birthday of the greatest of all great British institutions, the NHS. The National Health Service provides a comprehensive
Today has been declared a day for kissing, so grab your loved ones and pucker your lips, it's time to celebrate with a show of affection.
World Chocolate Day is, as its name suggests, is celebrated globally every year on this day. Not to be confused with International Chocolate Day on the
Time to dust off that old Nintendo or Game Boy. It's National Video Game Day. Today we remember all those lost hours playing Pac-Man, running from Dr Robotnik
Today is Fashion Day. Not to be confused with World Fashion Day which falls on August 21st, Fashion Day is an occasion to celebrate and express individual
Today is National Piña Colada Day. And, with the Piña Colada finally back in fashion after decades on the never-touch list, we recommend you make the
The internet powers-that-be have appointed 11th July Mojito Day - and who are we to argue? The Mojito is one Cuban classic that's just made for a hot summer's
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart and Dick Taylor, billed as The Rollin' Stones, played their first gig on this day in 1962, at the
Way back in 1923, a bunch of California realtors established a company to sell property up in the Hollywood Hills. At the then-astronomical cost of $21,000,
Vive la Revolution. July 14th calls for a celebration of all things French, so roll out the croissant pastry, slice the baguette and fill the cheese platter
On this day an expedition, led by Aleksei Chirikov and Vitus Bering, became the first Europeans to reach Alaska. (Bering would give his name to the narrow
Such National day celebrations tend to originate in America, but we're proud to report this fruity celebration is a British initiative, instigated by the
Although it now only survives as a cartoon library and website, Punch was once one of the best-known magazines of all time - and one of the only successful
The father of Gonzo journalism, sports writer, novelist, caner, and scourge of politicians and hypocrites, Hunter S. Thompson, of Fear and Loathing in
Today bars the world over will be celebrating National Daiquiri Day, and as the original, non-slushified Daiquiri is one of our very favourite cocktails,
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, two-thirds of the crew of the Apollo 11 mission, achieved this extraordinary feat on this day back in 1969, watched by
You can drive a car, carry a gun, go to war, get married and have children but you can't purchase alcohol under the age of 21 in the USA – something
The sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Mr and Mrs Spicer on this day in 1933 is our particular favourite as Nessie was out of the water. Although the
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Vanilla ice cream to be precise. Because today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
Today is National Tequila Day in the USA, and so by extension simply Tequila Day in other agave-loving countries. Bars around the world will be knocking
Not only did Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson lose the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this day in 1797, but he lost his arm as well.
On this day in 1943, a few months after Pearl Harbour, Angelenos woke up believing they were under chemical attack: eyes were stinging, noses were running,
Oh, those crazy Finns! In Finland, today is Sleepy Head Day, when the last person still in bed in a house is awoken with a shock of cold water - either
The next couple of days are huge in Peru as the nation gets two days off work to commemorate the country's liberation from the Spanish empire. On this
If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack. Advice from the doyenne of fashion herself, Coco Chanel. And rather fitting as today is National Lipstick
Here's one for the sweet-toothed amongst us... today is National Cheesecake Day.
On this day in 1970, the British Navy retired one of its longest-standing traditions – the midday rum ration, known as a tot.
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