May 6, 2014: Today is the generic holiday Beverage Day, so go out and … drink something, I guess? Booze, if you didn’t have enough margaritas yesterday? Or coffee, tea, pop, water, lemonade … really, we cover everything else specifically with other holidays, so I don’t quite get the reasoning behind this one.
More importantly, it’s National Nurses Day, which is also the beginning of National Nurses Week (it ends on the 12th, which happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday). Even though this is a “national” holiday, it’s celebrated jointly by the US and Canada, which is a nice show of neighborliness. Finally, today is World Asthma Day. I don’t know about you, but it’s always weird having the ailment holidays, because you’re used to celebrating the thing named in a holiday, not wanting to cure or stamp it out. Nonetheless, this one’s for my wheezies out there. Grab your inhaler and keep those passages open!