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APRIL 24TH, 2013 – NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY – NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY

23 Apr

NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

In 2013, National Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on April 24.  This annual holiday, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day,  is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week in April of each year. It is a special day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.

Due to a shortage of skilled office workers, Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association (now called IAAP -International Association of Administrative Professionals), along with C. King Woodbrige, president of Dictaphone Corporation had the idea for a National Secretaries Week.

Proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer, the official first “National Secretaries Week” was held June 1-7, 1952.  June 4, 1952 was designated National Secretaries Day.

Due to the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff, in 2000 the name was changed to Administrative Professionals Week.  The IAAP had two objectives in mind:  to recognize “the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend,” and to call attention “through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential of the secretarial career.”

National Administrative Professionals Day is often celebrated with gifts to one’s assistant such as flowers, gift certificates, gift baskets, candy, lunch or etc.

Happy National Administrative Professionals Day!

NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY is an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY

National Pigs In a Blanket Day is celebrated annually on April 24.  Across the world, “Pigs in a Blanket” is a term that refers to a variety of different dishes.

  • In the United States, it is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit dough or croissant dough and baked.  The dough may be homemade however it is usually canned dough.  These “Pigs in a Blanket” are normally served as an appetizer.
  • For breakfast “Pigs in a Blanket” are sausage links wrapped around pancakes.
  • Another dish often referred to as  “Pigs in the Blanket” is stuffed cabbage rolls.
  • In the United Kingdom,  “Pigs in the Blanket” refer to small sausages wrapped in bacon.  Traditionally the are served at Christmas dinner.

Enjoy one or more kinds of “Pig in the Blanket” today.

NATIONAL PIGS IN THE BLANKET DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Pigs in the Blanket Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretaries_Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_in_a_blanket

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

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