Special & Awareness Days – August 2017

Here is a list of Special and Awareness Days that are marked for August. I hope this post helps inspire your blog posts.

MONTH

  • Happiness Happens Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Anti-Frizz Month
  • Family History Month
  • National Road Victim Month

 

WEEKS

1st – 7th – World Breast Feeding Week

14th – 20th – National Allotment Week / Afternoon Tea Week

DAYS

  1. World Lung Cancer Day/World Wide Web Day/Yorkshire Day
  2. Colouring Book Day
  3. White Wine Day/Clean Your Floors Day
  4. Coast Guard Day/International Beer Day
  5. Sandcastle Day / Marilyn Monroe Died in 1962
  6. Friendship Day/International Sailor Moon Day/Doll Day/Sisters Day
  7. Lighthouse Day
  8. International Cat Day/Bowling Day/Odie Day
  9. Book Lovers Day
  10. World Lion Day/Lazy Day
  11. Son and Daughter Day/Play in the Sand Day
  12. World Elephant Day
  13. International Left-Handers Day
  14. Relaxation Day
  15. Roller-coaster Day/Rum Day/Ecological Debt Day/Elvis Presley Died 40 years ago Today
  16. Thrift Shop Day
  17. Serendipity Day
  18. World Honey Bee Day/Humanitarian Day/Potato Day
  19. World Mosquito Day
  20. Vesuvius Day
  21. Kiss and Make Up Day
  22. Dog Day
  23. International Bat Night
  24. Bow Tie Day
  25. Frankenstein Day/Grief Awareness Day/International Day of the Disappeared
  26. Burger Day / Princess Diana died 20 Years ago 

Special & Awareness Days – June 2017

Below is a list of Special and Awareness Days that may or may not inspire your blogging activity for the month of June.

J U N E

Birthstone : Pearl

Flowers : Rose and Honeysuckle

MONTH

Great Outdoors Moth

Candy Month

Camping Month

Dairy Month

Iced Tea Month

Rose Month

WEEKS

5th – 11th – Child Safety Week  / National Gardening Week

10th – 17th – Bike Week

12th – 18th – Carers Week / Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week

16th – 22nd – International Picnic Week

DAYS

  1. International Children’s Day / World Milk Day /Dare Day
  2. Repeat Day
  3. Cancer Survivors Day / Hug Your Cat Day
  4. World Environment Day
  5. Running Day
  6. World Oceans Day
  7. Wear it, Beat it British Heart Foundation Day / Donald Duck Day
  8. World Doll Day
  9. Superman Day / Red Rose Day
  10. Sewing Machine Day
  11. Magna Carta Day / Beer Day
  12. National Fudge Day
  13. Big Lunch Day / International Picnic Day
  14. Garfield Day
  15. World Refugee Day
  16. World Humanist Day / World Music Day / Selfie Day
  17. Public Service Day / Let It Go day
  18. MIDSUMMER’S DAY / National Kissing Day / Fairy Day
  19. Global Beatles Day
  20. Forgiveness Day
  21. Sunglasses Day
  22. Hug Holiday
  23. Social Media Day / Wallace and Gromits Wrong Trousers Day

Awareness & Special Days – April

Argh… It’s April tomorrow! Where has the time gone?  A quarter of the year has passed by already.

So, here is my monthly list of of things that are happening in April. These are things I come across on the internet that I find interesting.

MONTH

A – Z April Challenge – My theme “Disney Sidekicks”

National Pet Month

Stress Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

WEEKS

10th – 16th – Parkinson’s Awareness Week / National Gardening Week

17th – 23rd – Male Cancer Awareness Week

24th – 30th – European Immunisation Week / Family Safety Week / National Stationery Week

DAYS

  1. April Fools Day
  2. Hans Christian Anderson Day / International Children’s Book Day / World Autism Awareness Day
  3.  Find a Rainbow Day
  4.  –
  5.  Star Trek First Contact Day / Pizza day
  6.  New Beers Eve
  7.  World Health Day / Walk to Work Day
  8. Draw A Bird Day
  9. National Siblings Day
  10. Nissan 14 Memorial of Jesus Christ
  11. Titanic Remembrance Day
  12. World Voice Day
  13. World Haemophilia Day
  14. National Wear a Flower Day
  15. National Skipping Day
  16. National Mother Earth Day
  17. The London Marathon / World Book Night / Shakespeare’s Anniversary Day
  18. World Malaria Day / World Penguin Day
  19. World Intellectual Property Day
  20. Tour de Yorkshire
  21. International Dance Day / International Astronomy Day
  22. International Jazz Day

Hope you all have a good April and if you are completing the A – Z April Challenge, Have a happy blogging month

lu

 

Awareness & Special Days – March

Every month I will be posting any Awareness Days or Special Days/Weeks I am aware of for that month. This will mainly be for the UK but I will try and included as many as I can. I find it easier to plan my blog posts when I know certain days or events are occurring.

If you know of any other events, Awareness/Special Days – Leave a comment, let me know.

March 

Month 

  • Women’s History Month
  • Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Marie Curie – Daffodil Appeal
  • National Bed Month
  • Kidney Month
  • Umbrella Month
  • Craft Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Month
  • Nutrition Month

Weeks 

 

6th – 12th March – British Pie Week

13th – 19th March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

Days 

  1. Self Injury Awareness Day / World Compliment Day
  2. World Book Day / Dr Seuss Day
  3. World Wildlife Day
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  7. Unique Names Day
  8. International Women’s Day / No Smoking Day
  9. World Kidney Day / Barbie Day
  10. Pack Your Lunch Day / Awesomeness Day
  11. National Singles Day
  12. Pi Day
  13. No Selfie Day
  14. World Sleep Day
  15. Earth Hour
  16. International Day of Happiness / A -Z Challenge Theme Reveal Blogfest / World Storytelling Day
  17. International Day of Forests / World Poetry Day
  18. World Water Day
  19. Red Nose Day – Comic Relief
  20. Tolkien Reading Day
  21. World Bipolar Day
  22. Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research #Hatastic

 

National Storytelling Week

Once Upon a Time… 

…there was a little girl who loved to listen to anyone who could tell her an amazing tale. The more fanciful the tale the more intrigued the child became. Fairies, dragons, trolls and giants all tickled her ears and lit up her imagination. Sadly though as the child grew taller people were less likely to tell her stories and the light of imagination that once shone so brightly was now beginning to dim.  

Saturday 28 January 2017 – marks the start of National Storytelling Week organised by the Society for Storytelling.

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The art of Storytelling is an ancient tradition that has been preserved for centuries. Throughout the world the ability to tell oral stories has passed on traditions and  preserved cultural heritage down through the generations.

2017 is the 17th Annual National Storytelling Week here in England and Wales. There are events taking place up and down the country.

Is the art of the storyteller a tradition that is dying out?

I don’t think I am qualified to answer that question but I do think the art of telling stories has evolved. The evolution began with the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century which then evolved into the moving pictures. Stories then became accessible to wider audiences and different ways of communicating stories have emerged.

Personally, I find magic in someone that can hold an audience with just the power of their voice while communicating a story or an experience. I don’t think anything can beat those times while growing up when one of my parents or an elderly relative would tell me and my brother a story from their past or maybe a fairy tale. While at Primary School we often had storytellers visit the school during assembly or if we were we lucky for a few hours in the afternoon. To be able to capture the awe we had while listening to their tales is something every child should experience, but should the privilege of being able to listen to stories be restricted to children? Of course not.

If you want more information on events taking place this week or National Storytelling Week take a wander over to the <<<Official Site – Click Here>>> 

Have you got a story worth telling? Why don’t you post it this week on your blog. If you do remember to send me your link I ‘d love to read it.

Happy Storytelling

lu