May 16th Observances

About a month ago I happened across something which indicated “that particular day” had a special observance or was considered a “holiday” for lack of a better word. Since then, I’ve been intrigued to see what other  strange observances were in place and these are what I found for today…May 16th.

Common Ash Tree

Common Ash Tree

Love A Tree Day

May 16th is Love a Tree Day. So, go out and give a tree a great big hug.

Trees offer many benefits in its existence; cool shade from the hot sun, beautiful backdrops for pictures and most importantly, oxygen.  So if you have the luxury of a tree or two in your yard, be sure to fertilize it, care for it and maybe even dress it up with flowers around its base or a little hedge, just to make it stand out and be that little something extra special.

National Bike to Work Day

(this happens on the 3rd Friday in May)

According to the League of American Bicyclist, this is what National Bike to Work Day is about.

National Bike Month was started by the League in 1956 and 2014 marks its 58th year BikeToWorkanniversary. The event was timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather. It has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, “share the road” promotions, and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation.

One of the most popular activities in Bike Month, is encouraging people to bicycle to work and forsake their motor vehicles for just one day. Bike to Work Week is the third week in May, and the third Friday in May is designated as National Bike to Work Day.

 

 

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