What Else is Happening?
🐝 World Bee Day
Celebrated on the birthday of Anton Janša, the person who pioneered modern beekeeping techniques, World Bee Day aims to bring awareness of the importance of bees and their contribution to conserving biodiversity (a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals).
🎾 French Open Starts
The tennis greats descend onto the clay this week for the 123rd French Open. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the favorites for the men, while Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep are favorites for the women.
🌎 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
With three-quarters of the world’s major conflict having a cultural dimension, now is an important time as any in bridging the cultural gaps for peace and stability.
🐢 World Turtle Day
We love this day as it brings attention and awareness to both turtles and tortoises alike. We also love the Month of May as it marks the 35th anniversary of our favorite turtles, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
🤡 Red Nose Day
Having raised more than $150 Million since 2015, the Red Nose Day Campaign strives to end child poverty. Head down to your local Walgreens and purchase a red nose, then post and tag yourself with #HeroHighFive.
⭐ The Best of the Rest
Check out the Forekast website for all the events we couldn't fit into this newsletter. Below are some other events we'd like to give a shoutout:
A homogenized diet is a bad thing, the theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is focused on biodiversity as a foundation for our food and health.
This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars (A New Hope).
The 103rd Indianapolis 500 runs this weekend with Simon Pagenaud at the pole position.
If you’re into kart racing video games, check out Sonic Team Racing which is released this week.
For our London readers, the 106th Chelsea Flower Show is in full bloom this week. A major theme this year will be technology and urban farming.
Keep yourself up to date on all the trending holidays in the Holidays Subkast.