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February 2020

National Almond Day

February 16
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day 16 of February, repeating indefinitely

It's not entirely clear who made this National Almond Day, but the nation appears to be the USA. You might find this a better than usual day to promote almond-related stories.

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May 2020

Pick Strawberries Day

May 20
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 20 of May, happening 7 times

As MSU says: "Did you know that the 20th of May each year is National Pick Strawberries Day? Don’t confuse this with National Strawberry Day which is February 27!" A possible hook for stories about strawberries, ripening or fruit gathering.

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World Goth Day

May 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of May, repeating indefinitely

As well as celebrating Goth Music, World Goth Day also promotes work for charities that combat prejudice and hatred against subcultures.

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International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of May, repeating indefinitely

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2020 is Our solutions are in nature.

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Towel Day / Geek Pride Day

May 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of May, repeating indefinitely

Towel Day is a celebration of the work of Douglas Adams, author of Last Chance to See, and other books. Geek Pride Day is an event originating in Spain, celebrating Geek Culture. Discworld geeks will be celebrating The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May, where they will wear lilac to remember the People's Revolution and, on Roundworld, the work of Terry Pratchett to raise money for Alzheimer research.

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Botany 2020 Abstract Submission Deadline

May 31

The deadline for abstract submissions to Botany 2020 is 23:59 PST.

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June 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day

June 6
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of June, repeating indefinitely

The nation is almost certainly the USA, but expect a push to promote garden centres. Could also be used to promote research into garden use, and home botanising.

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World Gin Day

June 13

It's been a rough 2020 so far.

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 17 of June, repeating indefinitely

A day marked by the UN. At the time of entry there were no obvious plans for 2020. A day to promote water use efficiency in plants, drought tolerance and anti-desertification programmes.

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July 2020

Canada Day

July 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of July, repeating indefinitely

Canada Day marks the day when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario & Quebec. It's a day for promoting Canadian botany, with impeccable manners.

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