NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY
Deriving from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, the argyle pattern used for kilts and plaids and from the patterned socks (known as “tartan hose”) worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century, is recognized and honored each year on January 8th on National Argyle Day.
Occasionally you may find argyle spelled argyll.
Most commonly referring to the overall pattern made of diamonds or lozenges, the word argyle sometimes is used referring to an individual diamond in the design. Layers of overlapping motifs are found in most argyle layouts adding a sense of three-dimensionality, movement and texture. Typically in the pattern, there is an overlay of inter-crossing diagonal lines on solid diamonds. Helped by its identification with the Duke of Windsor, Pringle of Scotland (a luxury knitwear manufacturer and importer) popularized the design. The duke, like many others, used the argyle design pattern for golf clothing on both jerseys and long socks that were needed for the plus-fours trouser fashion of the day.
Argyle knitwear became fashionable in the USA after the first world war.
U.S. Open and PGA champion, Payne Stewart (1957-1999) was known and loved by his fans for his bright and “flashy” outfits of tams, knickerbockers and argyle socks. NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY HISTORY Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Argyle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY
On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to celebrate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th. Did you know: The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) actually insulate the bath water, keeping it warmer for a longer period of time.
- Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles which entices them to take their baths.
- Some “bubble bath”, “bath foam” or “foaming bath” serves a dual purpose and can also be used as to wash skin or hair.
- Bath foam preparations may be in the form of liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.
According to the AC Nielsen Data, Mr. Bubble is the #1 brand of bath products in the United States and in 2011 it celebrated its 50th birthday. Mr. Bubble is a brand of bath product made by The Village Company.
The brand’s slogan is “Makes Getting Clean Almost as Much Fun as Getting Dirty!”
Mr. Bubble was founded by Mr. Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company in 1961 in North Dakota, USA. The Gold Seal company manufactured and distributed Mr. Bubble until 1986 when the company was sold. Mr. Bubble bubble bath products have been reformulated to be “tear-free”, “dermatologist tested”, “hypo-allergenic” and “pediatrician tested”. Mr Bubble TV show appearances:
- Family Guy
- The Simpsons
- 1983 Eddie Murphy Delirious
- 1987 Gold Through the Fire
- 1996 Ed (starring Matt LeBlanc)
- Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 3)
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Bubble Bath Day, an “unofficial” national holiday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY
Recognized by the National Confectioners Associations and celebrated by millions across the country, January 8th of each year celebrates National English Toffee Day. A popular variant of to the original toffee that is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter, the United States adapted “English toffee” which is a very buttery toffee usually made with almonds and is available in both chewy and hard versions. The Heath bar is a type of candy bar that is made with an English toffee core.
To celebrate National English Toffee Day, try one of the following “tried and true” recipes:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-toffee-ever—super-easy/ http://allrecipes.com/recipe/saltine-toffee-cookies/ http://candy.about.com/od/carameltoffee/r/englishtoffee.htm http://www.foodreference.com/html/frozenengtofcaker.html http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/toffee-bars/846dec40-5fd2-41d2-929a-54dc5bfbf3ca NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY HISTORY Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National English Toffee Day, an “unofficial” national holiday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY
January 8th annually celebrates National JoyGerm Day. National JoyGerm Day was created as a day to remind people across the country that by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positiveness on to others, impacting the lives of people and even those that we do not even have direct contact with.
Today, to celebrate National JoyGerm Day, see how often, throughout the day, you can spread the JoyGerm!
Laugh, smile, be kind, inspire and spread the one type of germ that is good for everyone to catch!
NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY HISTORY Our research was unable to find the origin and creator of National JoyGerm Day, an “unofficial” national holiday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RESOURCES: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle_(pattern) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Bubble http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_bath http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_toffee