Happy Heart Hugs Day – a special day of letting your special person know just how much he or she means to you. Give them plenty of hugs and kisses, tell them you love them, send them a romantic text or a well penned love letter, take them out for dinner or buy them their favourite chocolates. It’s entirely up to you how you make your Happy Heart Hugs Day special.
Take Your Dog to Work Day – if you have a hound you love so much you can’t bear leaving them at home, why not ask your boss if you can bring him or her in for the day? Dogs are great stress relievers, just sitting and patting for a few minutes a dog can greatly reduce stress. Plus, your dog will brighten up your workplace for you and workmates. Please don’t arrive, mutt in tow, without running it by the boss first!
Beer Day Britain – this is a UK event celebrating a glass of the cold stuff (or warm if you live south of the border). I quite like a cold beer on a hot day, but am more of a wine drinker. However, I may be encouraged to imbibe a beer…would be rude not to!
International Falafel Day – ah, the falafel, you either love it or hate it. Personally, I love it. Traditionally made of chickpeas or fava beans, falafels originate in the Middle East and are normally eaten in a pitta bread or with salad (or both).
Today is Hot Air Balloon Day, a time to celebrate the first manned flight in 1783. Hot Air Ballooning is the oldest form of flight technology and is a wonderful way to spend a few hours, provided you don’t have a fear of heights or flying. Personally, I’d love a go in a hot air balloon and I also love seeing them in the sky.
Go Barefoot Day sounds like it should be a wonderful day of running around enjoying the feeling of grass underfoot. Well, in theory. However, if my childhood memories serve me well it could also be a day of stepping on stuff that should not be stepped on, hurting aforementioned feet on jaggy stones or worse, damaging them on a shard of glass. It’s one of those days you either want to take part in or don’t. Just please remember, though, that if you are the owner of a pair of smelly feet, keep them under cover and well out of sight (and smell) of your workmates, friends and family!