While taking part in this day is not recommended for people with neck problems or dogs wearing neck cones if it rains, I believe it carries more importance than you might think. Sure, you see the sky every day, but how often do you actually stop everything just to look up at it?
This day is the perfect chance to pause in the crazy fast paced society we live in and take a moment to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world around you. Lie back in the grass and smile at the colour and sunlight beaming down on you. Look at the shape of the clouds and ponder about how many eyes and fingers other life forms in the universe might have.
That Sucks Day- April 15
Vacuum cleaners suck. Get it? Source: Wikimedia Commons
Many sad events in history have occurred on April 15, including the day the Titanic sunk and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. It is also income tax pay day for Americans.
Pay your respects to these tragedies by being the best whinger you can be. Annoyed by the traffic? Have an itchy mosquito bite? Frustrated by someone else's hairstyle? Don't be shy, let everyone know what sucks. Though depending on how good of a sense of humour your boss has, you might want to dial it back a bit at work.
Eggs Benedict Day- April 16
You know you want to. Source: Image by Masayoshi Sekimura - Wikimedia Commons
Why this of all things has been given a whole day to itself I'm not quite sure, but given the breakfast dishes' high level of deliciousness, I'm not complaining.
If you haven't tried eggs benedict before, now is the perfect time to do so. The dish is a tasty combination of an English muffin, a poached egg, topped with ham/bacon/salmon and hollandaise sauce. Very much worth the potential heart attack before noon. Recipe here.
Talk Like Shakespeare Day- April 23
A great vocabulary and a snazzy dress sense. Source: Unknown Artist. Photographed by Oli Scarff - Wikimedia Commons
Doth thou knowest how to speaketh like Shakespeare better than I? Probably. So use that knowledge stored deep within the depths of your brain that you learnt in high school as much as you can on this day.
Dramatise every decision you make with a ``to be or not to be?'' and continue to whisper sweet nothings about the girl/boy you just met, Romeo and Juliet-style. But try not to let yourself and everyone around you die at the end.
Hug a Plumber Day- April 25
An unexposed plumber? That deserves two hugs. Source: Image by Walter Siegmund - Wikimedia Commons.
Most people have to deal with crap in their jobs but not quite like a plumber does. They say actions speak louder than words so don't thank your plumber on this day, wrap your arms around them and let him know how much you appreciate them keeping your family's bodily functions away from you. Just make sure they have washed their hands first.
It is also Hug an Australian Day on April 26, an infinitely easier task for those living in Australia.