Hang the most useful thing in the world around your neck today and pay homage to Douglas Adams, the author of the famous Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book series. Today is a perfect day to read a book created by Adams.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
International Towel Day
Electric lighting was introduced to Postojna Cave in 1885
On 24 May we celebrate 137 years since electric lighting was introduced to Postojna Cave. The most visited Karst cave in the world was lit by electricity three years before London and was one of the first underground luminaires in the world.
World Turtle Day
World Turtle Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the protection and life of turtles. Did you know that these slow but intelligent animals are the longest-living organisms? The tortoise Jonathan is the oldest land animal in the world and counts 190 years!
International Day for Biological Diversity
Many plant and animal species are threatened with extinction. Did you know that every hour, three species disappear? Every day, up to 150 species are lost. Every year, between 18,000 and 55,000 species become extinct? Let´s become more responsible, help animals and protect the environment.
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
All different, all equal! On World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, help promoting diversity in cultural expression. Visit friends from other countries, or make a friendship with international people and learn more about their culture.
World Bee Day
On May 20, we celebrate World Bee Day. We cannot imagine nature without them, as about 80 percent of useful and wild plants depend on their pollination. Albert Einstein also warned against the bees extinction back in 1949: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live, because when there are no more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, there is no more human.«
the Lipica stud farm is celebrating its 442nd anniversary
Today, the Lipica stud farm is celebrating its 442nd anniversary. Did you know that the story of the purebred white Lipizzaner and its original stud farm already began on May 19, 1580, when the Habsburg Archduke Charles II bought the estate from the Bishop of Trieste? Visit the stud farm and enjoy the company of the white Lipizzaners.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
On this day in 1865, the International Telegraph Union was founded. To commemorate it, we celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Learn some new digital skills, and how to use novel technologies or applications.
International Day of Light
We are celebrating the International Day of Light to raise awareness about light's role in our everyday lives. Today dedicate your time to light - learn about the sun and how light bulbs and lighting work.
Third Shift Workers Day
On May 11th, the Third Shift Workers Day (also Night Shift Workers Day) recognizes the workers who work at night to keep businesses running, save lives in hospitals, and streets safe. Let´s show some gratitude to them - visit your nearest hospital, fire station or police station in the evening and bring them some coffee and sweets.