Welcome to another SpiceQuest!
In this series, we call out current holidays and give you the chance to earn the monthly SpiceQuest badge!
(Each task can be done at any time. They don't have to be completed on a certain holiday.)
This month we are celebrating the following holidays:
1. Dinosaur Day
Dinosaur day is kind of weird. Apparently in the US it is celebrated on May 15th and *also* June 1st... but I mean, if a dinosaur told you he had two days dedicated to him, would you argue? I'm just going with it.
Related Task: tell us your favorite dinosaur, and you know, since it is most likely SpiceRex, tell us your second favorite as well.
Alternatively, tell us: what other things would you like to see on a sightseeing trip to the far past?
2. Doughnut Day
The US version of Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Chicago. In Australia more recently, the first Friday of June is also celebrated in New South Wales related to the same charity.
Related Task: tell us what variety of doughnut is your favorite.
Alternatively, if you aren't really into doughnuts, tell us what your favorite sweet treat is.
3. Nature Photography Day
Nature Photography Day is on the 15th, started by the North American Nature Photography Association (who knew?) in 2006 to promote the enjoyment of nature and explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation, and is now celebrated by some avid photographers worldwide. If you are one, you might want to participate in their contest.
Related Task: take a picture of something in nature and post it for us.
Alternatively, link us to a great nature picture online, or describe someplace that you have been that you wish you had taken a picture of.
4. Hike With a Geek Day
Hike with a Geek Day is on the 20th. This day was named based on an organization called Hiking with Geeks and later renamed Geek Adventures. The idea is to provide opportunities for connection to people who work in solitary indoor roles (like working on computers) to get out and interact with other people who do the same thing. Now, obviously some people aren't going to want to do that, or might find it patronizing, but I figured I'd throw it in here for the positive spin side... the chance to get outside and enjoy the nice weather (if it is nice where you are, of course). As a bonus, vote below on your favorite summer activities.
Related Task: tell us some fun outdoor activities that you enjoy.
Alternatively, tell us your favorite things about summer.
5. Sunglasses Day
Sunglasses Day is on the 27th. My favorite sunglasses are the peril-sensitive kind from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but you may like the more mundane sun-shading kind.
Related Task: tell us about your favorite sunglasses, or post a pic of you sporting a pair.
Alternatively, what are other things that you do to protect yourself from the sunlight? Sleep in a coffin perhaps? :)
Remember to post proof of your completion of each of the quest challenges in the comments below, so that we can post a nice June SpiceQuest badge for you when the SpiceQuest is over. All entries must be posted by June 30, 2022.
Note: As always, all entries are expected to be safe for work.
Feeling nostalgic? Look back on old SpiceQuests HERE.