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SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 – NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY – CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY

16 Sep

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NATIONAL APPLE
DUMPLING DAY

Celebrated every year on September 17, it is National Apple Dumpling Day where people across the United States turn on their ovens in preparation for a big batch of apple dumplings.

These delicious filled pastries are typically made by putting cored and peeled apples on a piece of dough, sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar,  then folding the dough over the apples to form a dumpling.  The dumplings are then oven baked until tender.

Apple dumplings are believed to be native to northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania.  Being very common among the  Amish, with their delicious recipe, it is often eaten as a breakfast item however, they are also regularly eaten as a dessert and sometimes served with ice cream.

Celebrate by enjoying the following “tried and true”
Mountain Dew Apple Dumpling recipe: 

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/fruit-dessert/mountain-dew-apple-dumplings-3.html

or

Apple Dumpling Cake:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/apple-dumpling-cake/

Perhaps you can enjoy eating your apple dumplings while watching the 1975 Walt Disney Movie, “The Apple Dumpling Gang”. 

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CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens.  This day is observed  each year on September 17, which is the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

This holiday dates all the way back to 1911 where schools in Iowa first recognized Constitution Day.  The Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day in 1917.  Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing were part of that committee.

In 1940, “I am an American Day” was created and named as an official day by President Roosevelt.  At this time, Congress named the third Sunday in May as the day to celebrate.  By 1949, the governors of all 48 states had issued Constitution Day proclamations.  On February 29, 1952, Congress changed the name from “I am an American Day” to “Citizenship Day” and moved it’s observation to September 17. 

In 2004, it was then changed to
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

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