Free Trade Day

Free Trade Day takes place annually on8 May. The purpose was of Free Trade day is to advocate free trade and educate people about this important school of economic thought. Economics is a complex social science with central themes– supply, demand, taxation. Free Trade is a trade policy that does not restrict imports or exports; it can also be understood as the free market idea applied to international trade. In government, free trade is predominantly advocated by political parties that hold liberal economic positions while economically left-wing and nationalist political parties generally support protectionism, the opposite of free trade.

Most nations are today members of the World Trade Organization multilateral trade agreements. Free trade is additionally exemplified by the European Economic Area and the Mercosur which have established open markets. However, most governments still impose some protectionist policies that are intended to support local employment, such as applying tariffs to imports or subsidies to exports. Governments may also restrict free trade to limit exports of natural resources. Other barriers that may hinder trade include import quotas, taxes and non-tariff barriers, such as regulatory legislation.

There is a broad consensus among economists that protectionism has a negative effect on economic growth and economic welfare while free trade and the reduction of trade barriers has a positive effect on economic growth. However, liberalization of trade can also cause significant and unequally distributed losses, and the economic dislocation of workers in import-competing sectors. benefits of free trade are Trade of goods without taxes (including tariffs) or other trade barriers (e.g. quotas on imports or subsidies for producers). A Trade in services without taxes or other trade barriers. An absence of “trade-distorting” policies (such as taxes, subsidies, regulations, or laws) that give some firms, households, or factors of production an advantage over others. An Unregulated access to markets. An Unregulated access to market information. The Inability of firms to distort markets through government-imposed monopoly or oligopoly power. The introduction of Trade agreements which encourage free trade. Advocates of the Free Trade movement argue in favour of an international trading environment that operates without taxes or trade barriers. In turn, supporters of Free Trade relate the absence of trade barriers to economic benefits such as lower prices for consumers and growth opportunities for producers.

More International and National Events and holidays happening on 8th May

  • Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • Have a Coke Day
  • Iris Day
  • Mothers at the Wall Day
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • No Socks Day

International and National Events and Holidayd happening 3 May

Lumpy Rug Day

Lumpy Rug Day was launched 3 May 1975 by librarian, linguist and former U.S. Patent Office Science Library worker, Robert Louis Birch. The purpose of Lumpy Rug Day is to expose all the inconvenient truths being swept under the rug by bigots and trigots (his word for people even worse than bigots)

National Textiles Day

National Textiles Day was founded 3 May 2016 by Valley Forge Fabrics. The word textile refers to a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers (yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, hemp, or other materials to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting or tatting, felting, or braiding.

The related words “fabric” and “cloth” and “material” are often used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. A textile is any material made of interlacing fibres, including carpeting and geotextiles. A fabric is a material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but is often a piece of fabric that has been processed.

The purpose of National Textiles day is to recognize the important contribution which textiles make and to acknowledge all that textiles do to improve our lives. Whether woven from natural or synthetic fibers, textiles are the stuff from which our clothes, bedding, furniture covers, rugs, curtains, and canvas for art and sailing is made.

All Things considered Day

All Things Considered Day Commemorates the first broadcast of National Public Radio’s flagship program, All Things Considered on 3 May 1971. It is broadcast live on NPR affiliated stations in the United States, and worldwide through several different outlets, formerly including the NPR Berlin station in Germany. All Things Considered and Morning Edition were the highest rated public radio programs in the United States in 2002 and 2005. The show combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features, and its segments vary in length and style. ATC airs weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (live) or Pacific Standard Time (recorded with some updates; in Hawaii it airs as a fully recorded program) or from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. A weekend version of ATC, Weekend All Things Considered, airs on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy Day

Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy Day commemorates the founding of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on 3 May 1996. The purpose of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is educate teenagers and to combat the nation’s incredibly high rates of teen pregnancy in the United States. The organisation have since expanded their campaign to include all unplanned pregnancies.

Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Two Different Colored Shoes Day takes place annually on 3 May. It was launched on 3 May2009 by Dr. Arlene Kaiser as a day during which people are encouraged to abandon their normal routines and be adventurous and try something new, exciting and different.

  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day
  • Garden Meditation Day
  • National Raspberry Popover Day
  • National Specially-abled Pets Day
  • National Teacher Day
  • National Paranormal Day
  • Poem on Your Pillow Day
  • Public Radio Day
  • World Asthma Day

International and National Holidays and Events happening 19 April

  • Bicycle Day
  • John Parker Day
  • National Garlic Day
  • National Hanging Out Day
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Remembrance

Bicycle Day

Bicycle Day commemorates the date of April 19, 1943. On this date Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann I intentionally ingested 0.25 milligrams (250 micrograms) of The psychedelic drug (or entheogen) lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in order to determine the properties of LSD. Hofmann had first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938 in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

However it wasn’t until 19 April 1943 that he discovered the psychedelic properties of LSD When. Less than an hour after taking it Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception. He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use of motor vehicles was prohibited because of wartime restrictions, they had to make the journey on a bicycle. On the way, Hofmann’s condition rapidly deteriorated as he struggled with feelings of anxiety, alternating in his beliefs that the next-door neighbor was a malevolent witch, that he was going insane, and that the LSD had poisoned him. When the house doctor arrived, however, he could detect no physical abnormalities, save for a pair of incredibly dilated pupils. Hofmann was reassured, and soon his terror began to give way to a sense of good fortune and enjoyment, as he later wrote…

“…Little by little I could begin to enjoy the unprecedented colors and plays of shapes that persisted behind my closed eyes. Kaleidoscopic, fantastic images surged in on me, alternating, variegated, opening and then closing themselves in circles and spirals, exploding in colored fountains, rearranging and hybridizing themselves in constant flux …”

This bicycle ride home, convinced Hofmann that he had indeed made a significant discovery: a psychoactive substance with extraordinary potency, capable of causing significant shifts of consciousness in incredibly low doses. Hofmann foresaw the drug as a powerful psychiatric tool; because of its intense and introspective nature, he couldn’t imagine anyone using it recreationally.

The celebration of Bicycle Day originated in DeKalb, Illinois, in 1985, when Thomas B. Roberts, then a Professor at Northern Illinois University, invented the name “Bicycle Day” when he founded the first Bicycle Day celebration at his home. Several years later, he sent an announcement made by one of his students to friends and Internet lists, thus propagating the idea and the celebration. Bicycle Day is increasingly observed in psychedelic communities as a day to celebrate the discovery of LSD.


John Parker Day commemorates the date of 19 April 1775 when Captain John Parker of the Lexington MA militia gathered his band of farmers and townsfolk on the Lexington Common to confront British regulars under Colonel Francis Smith, who are marching to Concord, about six-and-a-half miles further up the road, to search for weapons and supplies rumored to be hidden there. No one knows who fired the first shot, but eight of Parker’s militiamen are killed, and ten wounded. No British soldiers are hit by militia shots. Later that day, Parker lead his men to ambush the British as they returned from Concord, and they were also engaged during the British Siege of Boston. Five months after “the shot heard round the world,” John Parker dies of consumption.

International and National holidays and events happening on 14 April

  • Pathologists’ Assistant Day
  • Children With Alopecia Day
  • Ex-Spouse Day
  • International Moment of Laughter Day
  • Look Up At The Sky Day
  • Dolphin Day
  • National Pecan Day
  • Pan American Day
  • Reach as High as You Can Day

Pan American Day takes place annually on 14 April to commemorate the anniversary of 14 April 1890 when The Pan-American Union was founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.

International Moment of Laughter Day takes place annually on 14 April. It was created and launched by American “Humorologist,” Izzy Gesell, 14 April 2013 because laughter relieves stress and boosts optimism.

International and National Events and holidays happening 11 April

Barbershop Quartet Day
International “Louie Louie” Day
Cheese Fondue Day
U.S. Submarine Day
World Parkinson’s Disease Day

  • U.S. Submarine Day commemorates the anniversary of 11 April 1900 when the U.S. Navy purchased its first commissioned submarine , renaming it the USS Holland,
  • International Louie Louie day commemorates the birth of American singer-songwriter Richard Berry on 11 April 1935 and is named after his most famous song.

International and National holidays and events happening 10 April

  • National Siblings Day is celebrated annually in some parts of the United States on April 10th. The purpose of National Siblings Day is to honour the relationships of siblings. Since 1998, the governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations to recognize Siblings Day in their state. From its American beginnings the observation has become international, spreading as far as India and Australia. It was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom passed away at early ages.The organization was incorporated in 1997 and achieved non-profit status in 1999. Carolyn Maloney, then U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district, officially saluted the holiday and introduced it into the official Congressional Record of the United States Congress on September 26, 2005.

  • ASPCA Day commemorates the founding of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on 10 April 1866 by diplomat and philanthropist Henry Bergh; after being horrified by seeing horses beaten by their drivers while serving as acting vice-consul at the American legation at St. Petersburg, upon returning home, he begins to lobby on behalf of “these mute servants of mankind “and convinces the New York State Legislature to charter incorporation of the ASPCA, and 9 days later, to pass the first effective anti-cruelty law in the U.S., allowing the ASPCA to investigate complaints of animal cruelty and make arrests.

  • International Safety Pin Day commemorates the date of 10 April 1849 when Walter Hunt patented the safety pin (he was not the first with the idea, but first to patent it.
  • Golfer’s Day commemorates the founding of the the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America on 10 April 1916 by Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker and 35 other charter members made up of golfing professionals and amateurs, At a luncheon at the Taplow club in NY City’s Martinique Hotel.
  • National Farm Animals Day was launched on 10 April 2005 by Animal Expert and vegetarian Colleen Paige, to raise awareness of the mistreatment of animals raised for slaughter.

International Safety Pin Day
Golfer’s Day
National Cinnamon Crescent Day
National Farm Animals Day
National Sibling Day
Salvation Army Founder’s Day