Every day is beautiful, and every day is worth celebrating. However, if you are looking for special reasons to do so, we have got you. We bring to you the different reasons we should be celebrating each day, and on May 9 we celebrate quite a lot of events. Read on to know about them!
NATIONAL TRAIN DAY
Every year, we celebrate National Train Day on the Saturday closest to May 10. This year it is May 9. No doubt, trains revolutionized the world. Running through cities and forests, mountains, and plains crossing thousands of miles across the land to bring everything to those who need it; whether it is cargo or people. Yes, we are talking about trains, those powerful machines who have made enormous contributions to economies and industries all over the world.
History of The Day
The history of this day relates to the history of trains, going back over 2000 years. The first example of what we might call a “train track” emerged near Corinth in Ancient Greece in around 600 BC. Men and animals would pull boats along grooves in limestone across a five-mile course to their destination in the sea. The Romans did something similar in Roman Egypt. The reason why wagonways and railways came into existence was clear enough: humans could transport larger loads over a greater distance with prepared paths. Moreover back in the day, there were no metal paths, wooden ones were used. Hence, there was a need to replace them from time to time due to damage. It became a common practice to cover them with a thin metal plate to help the wood last longer. The Industrial Revolution brought about the change and metal rails became more prominent.
Because trains were a big part in our collective history. Thus, it was only a matter of time before someone somewhere developed the idea of hosting a “train day.” This started in 2008 when Amtrak established Train day to celebrate the history of the locomotive, homage to the efforts of our ancestors in building out the rail network. However, Amtrak closed its official Train Day in 2015 due to financial trouble, enthusiasts kept celebrating the day in the years that followed.
What do you think is the best way to celebrate Train Day? Just go out and take a ride on a train. As well as take this opportunity to celebrate. Dive into the relaxation provided by these powerful vehicles, serving the world for centuries. You can also visit the train museum.
NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY
Moscato is a drink of some kind of grape. This Italian wine made from Moscato grapes is unique around the world. This special day aims to celebrate the history and taste of this delicate wine. However, the viticulture of wine is as old as the grapevine. Wine-making is originated in Mesopotamia as early as 3000BC. Moscato is made from the Moscato Blanco grape one of the oldest grape in Italy. It is popular for its variety of flavors. Some flavors are light and dry, sweet and sparkling, or the rich dessert wine. Moscato is the third most popular drink in the US. It has become a popular party drink with variations to complement all kinds of delicious foods.
One of the best ways to celebrate this day is to throw a wine-tasting party with some complimentary food. Share your love for Moscato with friends and family and celebrate the delicious wine.
WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY
Every year on the second Saturday of May we celebrate World Fair Day. This year it falls today, on May 9. World Fair Trade Organization, the global authority of fair trade, endorses the day every year. It comprises over 450 member organizations from 75 countries around the world. On this day, we celebrate solutions for people. We celebrate innovations that empower women, innovations that create economic opportunities, innovations that save the planet, and innovations in product development, allowing consumers to live an ethical lifestyle.
The Fair Trade Day movement campaigns to improve the lives of workers and small producers by asserting their rights and raising their visibility within international trade. The movement invites consumers to participate in its campaign by choosing Fair Trade alternatives to existing products. It started in 2004. We celebrate this day as a tangible contribution to the fight against many evils. Like, poverty and exploitation, climate change, and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. The citizens must believe that the global crisis confirms the need for a fair and sustainable economy locally and globally. Trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers.
Many countries around the world observe Fair Trade, with various events gathering local producers and artisans. You could make the simple but effective promise to only buy certified Fair Trade products, thereby giving your hard-earned money to only those companies that truly care about the well-being of those less fortunate.
WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
May 9 also marks world migratory bird day. We observe this day twice a year. On the second Saturday of May and the second Saturday of October. The main aim behind recognizing this day is to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to inspire action around the world to take measures for their conversation. Throughout North America, events, programs, and activities are happening at protected areas, parks, museums, schools, zoos, and more, including many national wildlife refuges. As many as 700 events and programs are hosted annually. These are to introduce the public to migratory birds and ways to conserve them. Since 1993, the Environment for the Americas coordinates the bi-yearly observances of World Migratory Bird Day. Dozens of organizations sponsor events including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY
The second Saturday of May recognizes one of the oldest sports still in existence. This has been around since before 2800 BC when bows were being used for hunting and battle. The modern Olympic Games introduced Archery as an official event in 1900. National Archery Day was submitted by the National Archery in the Schools Program in March 2015. Also, the second Saturday in May (May 9, this year) is generally the time the NASP tournament happens. This is the largest archery tournament in the world. Moreover, each year kids from all over the U.S. look forward to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for this culminating event to end their school archery year. The event draws over 11,500 students participating in NASP.
In conclusion, celebrate May 9, as one of the best days of your lives, now that you have enough reasons!