Friday, the 30th of May, 2014 is the 150th day in 2014 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
Water a Flower Day
May 30, 2014 in the World
Water a Flower Day is celebrated on May 30, 2014. To keep your flowers alive, you have to water them! Water a Flower Day remembers you to water your flowers and is an opportunity to give them an extra sip of water to thank for their wonderful colors.
A watering can or watering pot is a portable container, usually with a handle and a spout, used to water plants by hand. It has existed since at least the 17th century and has since been improved.
Where is Water a Flower Day?
Mother Day – ‘Día de la Madre’
May 30, 2014 in Nicaragua
Every May 30th Nicaraguans celebrate “dia de la madre” or mothers day. Mothers day is a huge deal in Nicaragua and a cake is mandatory.
Where is Mother Day”
Nationwide Nicaragua
Canaries Day – ‘Día de Canarias’
May 30, 2014 in Canary Islands
On the 30th of May each year the Canary Islands celebrate Canaries Day. This day is celebrated in remembrance of the date of establishment of the first regional parliament in 1983.
Celebrations and festivities begin during the week with school celebrations. Children dress up in typical Canarian costume and hold a parties with songs and dances, followed by some delicious typical Canarian food products, including tortillas (Spanish potato omelettes), papas arrugadas con mojo (wrinkled potatoes with a mojo sauce), fresh local cheese, tortillas de calabaza (pumpkin flat cakes) etc.
It is a day of relaxation and fun, as well as meeting up with family and friends, whilst remembering and celebrating the unique Canarian culture.
Where is Canaries Day?
Nationwide Canary Islands
Joan of Arc Feastday
May 30, 2014 in France
On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc was condemned to death as a heretic, sorceress, and adulteress, and burned at the stake. She was nineteen years old. Some thirty years later, she was exonerated of all guilt and she was ultimately canonized in 1920,
Some thirty years later, she was exonerated of all guilt and she was ultimately canonized in 1920, St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France.
Where is Joan of Arc Feastday?
Nationwidw France
National Mint Julep Day
May 30, 2014 in USA
Today is Mint Julep Day! A mint julep is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail made with bourbon whiskey, mint, water, and sugar. A secret trick that many bartenders use is to lightly “bruise” the mint before adding the other ingredients. This releases the herb’s distinctive aroma and flavor. A traditional mint julep is then served in a silver or pewter cup filled with shaved ice.
According to many sources, Kentucky Senator Henry Clay introduced the mint julep in the 1800s. As early as 1816, county fair champions in the South received silver julep cups as awards. Today, the mint julep continues to be associated with the southern region of the United States, most notably as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Over the course of the two-day event, bartenders at Churchill Downs serve almost 120,000 mint juleps!
The Kentucky Derby may be over, but that’s no reason to stop enjoying this unique drink. Make one to celebrate the final race in the Triple Crown—the Belmont Stakes!
Where is Mint Julep Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1381 – English peasant uprising begins in Essex
1431 – Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida
1642 – All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
1814 – Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
1821 – James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
1848 – William G Young patents ice cream freezer
1848 – Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
1858 – Hudson’s Bay Company’s rights to Vancouver Island revoked
1889 – Brassiere invented
1908 – Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
1912 – US Marines sent to Nicaragua
1913 – 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
1925 – In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
1933 – Patent on invisible glass installation
1937 – Memorial Day Massacre – Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
1959 – World’s 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England
1967 – Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.