May 3rd Special Days - Featuring Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Koala Bear, by Syahir Hakim on Pixabay

May 3rd is... International Wild Koala Day, World Press Freedom Day, Sears Tower Completed (1973), First State Sales Tax (1921), National Raspberry Popover Day/National Raspberry Tart Day, Garden Meditation Day, National Chocolate Custard Day, National Lumpy Rug Day, National SAN Architect Day™, National Textiles Day, National Specially-abled Pets Day/Disabled Pets Day, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day®, National Paranormal Day, National Public Radio Day, International Tuba Day, International Eat a Pitogyro Day, Pregnancy Fitness Awareness Day, International Sun Day, Wordsmith Day, International Grab A Kebab Day, Roodmas, National New Bra Day (UK), Constitution Memorial Day (Japan), National Montana Day, Dia de la Cruz, (Latin America), Eight-Day Rain Ceremony ends (Mayan),

MORE: International Space Day, International Tuba Day, No Pants Day, School Lunch Hero Day, Sauvignon Blanc Day, Administrative Professionals Day (Australia), National Flower Arranging Day (UK)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Tubby the Tuba (Book and CD) | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Paul Tripp (Author), Henry Cole (Illustrator). Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (October 19, 2006)International Tuba Day
- Created to recognize tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba. What hassles do tubists have? Tuba players obviously have hassles due to the size and weight of their instruments, but what is actually more of a hassle for tuba players is the prevalence of stereotyped attitudes among people towards tubists and their role in a musical organization.

Read: Tubby the Tuba

Free Printables:
Tuba Fingering Chart - Just For Brass
Tuba Colouring Pages

Image: The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion (Amendments to the United States Constitution: The Bill of Rights (Paperback)) | Paperback: 64 pages | by Molly Jones L.AC. (Author). Publisher: Rosen Central (January 15, 2011)World Press Freedom Day
-- The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3rd to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.

Read: The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion

Free Printables:
Newspaper Printables
My Newspaper |

Image: Sears Tower (Structural Wonders) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Lauren Diemer (Author). Publisher: Weigl Pub Inc (August 1, 2009)Sears Tower Completed (1973)
-- The Sears Tower, located at 233 South Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois, was completed on May 3, 1973. The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall, and even taller (1707 ft.) when you include its twin antennas, which are each over two hundred feet tall. The Sears Tower is a massive 110 stories tall.

Read: Sears Tower

Free Printables:
Skydeck Chicago | For Kids
Make Your Own Willis (Sears) Tower

Image: For Good and Evil: The Impact Of Taxes On The Course Of Civilization, 2Nd Edition | Paperback: 541 pages | by Charles Adams (Author). Publisher: Madison Books; 2nd edition (September 17, 2001)First State Sales Tax (1921)
-- On May 3, 1921, West Virginia was the first US state to pass legislation for a sales tax. In 1929, Georgia passed similar legislation but neither took the time to figure out how to enforce or implement the system, so there was no progress.

Read: For Good and Evil: The Impact Of Taxes On The Course Of Civilization

Free Printables:
West Virginia Printables
Sale Tax Lesson Plans
Essential Money Math Skills

Image: Puffy Popovers: and Other Get-Out-of-Bed Breakfasts (Kids Dish) | Library Binding: 32 pages | by Nick Fauchald (Author), Rick Peterson (Illustrator). Publisher: Picture Window Books (January 1, 2008)National Raspberry Popover Day
-- There are three secrets to great popovers: Make sure the pan is hot before you pour in the batter, fill each section not more than half full and no peeking while they're in the oven!

Read: Puffy Popovers: and Other Get-Out-of-Bed Breakfasts

Free Printables:
Popover Trips and Tricks
In the Kitchen Colouring Pages

Image: The Bigot | Paperback: 117 pages | by James Barclay (Author). Publisher: Gardners Books (July 31, 1995)National Lumpy Rug Day
-- While some people think the day is all about carpet, its original tongue-in-cheek intent is more global than homey. Its purpose is to tease bigots and trigots for shoving unwelcome facts under the rug. After stowing too many cans of worms under the rug, the description of the holiday says, defenders of the status quo obtain a new rug high enough to cover the unwanted facts.

Read: The Bigot

Free Printables:
Free Stop Bigotry Sticker
Speak Up! | Teaching Tolerance

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