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National Days TO CELEBRATE IN MAY
May is a month with a lot to celebrate, whether
it’s due to the two bank holidays or because
the evenings are light and the weather is
finally getting warmer, there’s a lot to enjoy.
What better way to have some extra fun by
recognising and celebrating some of May’s
more unique holidays?
Week by connecting with friends and family who
may or may not have coeliac disease and share
gluten free recipes and experiences.
May 9 - Lost Sock Memorial Day
One of life’s biggest mysteries and a problem
empathised by many; tumble drying pairs of socks
but only one returning after the other disappears
into the abyss, never to be seen again. Where do
all these missing socks go?!
May 4 - Star Wars Day
May the 4th be with you! Is there any wonder May
4 came to be celebrated worldwide as Star Wars
Day with a pun like that, it was destiny.
Well, Lost Sock Memorial Day offers the unique
chance to think about the final destination of
the world’s missing socks. Why not show some
extra love to your own ever-growing pile of single
Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, there’s no way
you can go all day without hearing those words.
However, while Star Wars Day started as a joke,
it has come to represent much more than a film
quote. It is a day that brings people together
from all corners of the globe, no matter their
background, and there is something really special
to celebrate about that.
May 11 - 16 - Coeliac Awareness Week
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder
caused by a reaction to gluten found in wheat,
barley and rye, and affects one in 100 people.
However, only 30% of people in the UK who have
the condition have been diagnosed, meaning
there are nearly half a million people who
don’t know they have it and are struggling with
May 20 - World Bee Day
There are over 200 species of bee that can
be found in the UK, would you beelieve it?
Unfortunately, many pollinators such as bees are
facing threats, including loss of habitat, so the idea
of World Bee Day is to raise awareness of and
acknowledge the importance of the role bees play
in the ecosystem.
There are many ways you can take action to
save the bees, for example, sponsoring a hive or
planting a bee garden.
May 31 - National Smile Day
Smiling is an infectious and powerful tool. Isn’s it
wonderful how one smile from a stranger can lift
someone’s mood and brighten their day?
If your spirits are high and you feel like spreading
happiness, you could celebrate National Smile
Day by sharing your smile.
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