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MARCH 7, 2014 – NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING – NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL CEREAL DAY – NATIONAL CROWN OF ROAST PORK DAY

7 Mar

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NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY

Each year on the 7th day of March, National Be Heard Day is celebrated across the country.

This day was created as a day to be dedicated to the over 145 million small businesses in the United States that are struggling to break through the big-business dominated times.  Now is the time for these small businesses to “be heard”.  There are many ways for this to be done, be it through creative marketing, smart publicity tactics, strong visual appearance or any of the other inventive ways of making their presence known and.

NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that National Be Heard Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created in 2006 by Business Mentor, Shannon Cherry.

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NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING

The first Friday in March of each year is beginning of National Day of Unplugging.  This holiday consists of a 24 hour period from sundown to sundown, to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics and social media.

For more information regarding National Day of Unplugging, see:

http://nationaldayofunplugging.com/about-us/

NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING HISTORY

National Day of Unplugging, an “unofficial” national holiday was created by members of the Reboot network.

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NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in March.   This day was created as a way of focusing the attention of all the employers, in all industries on employee recognition.   Celebrations are created and carried out by employers everywhere, and consist of various ways that the deserved appreciation is shown to their employees.

Employees are one of a company’s greatest assets and recognition and appreciation is known as one of the key motivational factors in the workplace.

  • Employee appreciation refers to efforts made by a company’s management to recognize, praise and thank their employees for their contributions to the goals of the company. This appreciation can be expressed in a variety of ways, from rewards to verbal interaction.

  • Expressing employee appreciation increases employee job satisfaction.

NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that National Employee Appreciation Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created, in 1995, by Bob Nelson,  a founding Recognition Professional International board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing.

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NATIONAL CEREAL DAY

Get your bowl and your spoon ready, March 7th is National Cereal Day.  Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.

Do you remember the mornings when eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside of the box?

Today, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular “before bed” snack and some people even have a bowl as an evening meal.  Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes.  The most popular one being the Rice Crispy Bar Treats.

A Little Cereal History:

**  Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereals revolution in1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio.  His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.

**  Granula,  the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.

**  The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious belief and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven: he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.

**  In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s  brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.

**  Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.

**  Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World”.

Today, to celebrate National Cereal Day,  fill your bowl full of your favorite cereal and ENJOY!!

NATIONAL CEREAL DAY HISTORY

After much research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Cereal Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY

March 7th celebrates National Crown Roast of Pork Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.  Today would be the day to set a nice table and prepare a feast with a crown roast of pork.

To make a crown roast of pork, a pork loin is formed into a circle with the ribs pointing upwards forming the peaks of a crown.   Often they are held together with twine.  It is then seasoned  and often times stuffed, roasted and served, making a beautiful centerpiece on the table.  The ends of the bones may be given a paper-frill treatment for added decoration.

If you have never made a crown roast of pork, there are many different recipes for you to choose from.  Have fun looking through them and enjoy National Crown Roast of Pork Day!

You may want to try one of the following “tried and true” crown roast of pork recipes today:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/crown-roast-of-pork-recipe.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/stuffed-crown-roast-of-pork/

NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the origin or the creator of National Crown Roast of Pork Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL DOODLE DAY is celebrated each year, in the UK, to raise awareness and money to help those whose lives are affected by  epilepsy and neurofibromatosis.

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/?s=EMPLOYEE&submit=Search

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/?s=MARCH+7TH&submit=Search

MARCH 6, 2014 – NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY – NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY – NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY – NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY

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NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY

Annually celebrated on March 6th, it is National Dentist’s Day.  This day was created as a day set aside to say “Thank You” to and show appreciation to  your dentist.

In many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious.  We would often rather be someplace else than sitting in a dental chair.  The dentist is not the person that most of us look forward to seeing.    However, when the work is complete, such as: our checkup is done, our teeth are cleaned, the cavities are filled, the broken tooth is fixed, the toothache is taken care of and etc., we really appreciate what the dentist has done for us.  

If you are not already in the habit of using them, today would be a great day to make a commitment to better dental habits.

If you are a dentist, HAPPY DENTIST’S DAY!!

NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and/or the origin of National Dentist’s Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY

Since 1984, National Frozen Food Day has been celebrated annually on March 6th.  Frozen foods got their own special day more than 50 years after they first appeared in the 1930′s.

The process of frozen foods was first developed by Clarence Birdseye in 1930, and became available on grocery store shelves in and around Springfield, Massachusetts.
Clarence Frank Birdseye II (December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist, and is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry” (Wikipedia)

The initial product line featured 26 items, including 18 cuts of frozen meat, spinach and peas, a variety of fruits and berries, blue point oysters, and fish fillets. Consumers liked the new products and this is today, considered to be, the birth of retail frozen foods. 

Today the frozen food industry plays a big part in our lives.  There is usually more than one aisle of frozen foods in the grocery stores, full of everything: some of which include, breakfast foods, fruits and vegetables  TV dinners and ice cream.  One of our all time favorites, of course, is the frozen pizza.

Fun Fact:  ***** Swanson introduced the first TV Dinner in 1954 *****

Today, to celebrate National Frozen Food Day, take a trip to your local grocery store and find one of your favorites in the frozen food aisle!!

NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY HISTORY

Proclamation 5157 was signed by President Ronald Reagan in which it said:  ”Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

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NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY

Cheesecake lovers across the United States are ready to celebrate, as they know that each year on March 6th, it is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day!

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream.  There are many flavors in which cheesecakes can be prepared however today honors the White Chocolate Cheesecake. 

To celebrate today’s food holiday, try one of the following “tried and true” recipes: 

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/white-chocolate-raspberry-cheesecake-bars-111548.aspx

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fluffy-white-chocolate-cheesecake-57742.aspx

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/no-bake-white-chocolate-cheesecake/

http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/2013/07/white-chocolate-raspberry-cheesecake-cookies/

Today’s  holiday is a “sister” holiday to the following:

  • July 30 –         National Cheesecake Day
  • April 23rd –   National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • May 26 –         National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • October 21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY

Be ready to celebrate and have your glass of milk handy as it is National Oreo Cookie Day.  This day is recognized, across the nation, each year on March 6th.

The Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions.  Since it’s introduction, the Oreo cookie has become the best selling cookie in the United States.

The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, that block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.

The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on
March 14, 1912.

The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in
clear glass topped novelty cans.

In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to
“Oreo Sandwich”.

In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to
“Oreo Creme Sandwich”.

William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design  in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.

Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.

HAPPY NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY!

NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Oreo Cookie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/?s=march+6th&submit=Search

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

MARCH 5, 2014 – NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY – NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY – NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

4 Mar

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National Multiple Personality Day

Annually celebrated on March 5th, it is National Multiple Personality Day.

After much research, We have found that today is looked at in two different ways:

Some people look at National Multiple Personality Day as a day to look at yourself and connect with who you are.  Exploring your own  personality traits and examining the roots of those traits.  Each one of us shows a different side of our personalities at different times and in different places.  Sometimes our personalities appear to be altered, depending on whom we are with and what we are doing.   With these things in mind, National Multiple Personality Day is a day to focus your thoughts, on yourself and your own personality.

The other set of people believe it may be that National Multiple Personality Day is a day to raise awareness for this disorder.  Multiple Personality Disorder, also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is a disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person’s behavior, and is accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness.

You may know someone, maybe a friend or family member. that has been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder.  If so, spend some extra time with them today, National Multiple Personality Day.

NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY HISTORY

Our research has failed to find the creator of National Multiple Personality Day, an “unofficial” national  holiday.

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NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY

Are you ready for a great snack and orange fingers? Happy National Cheese Doodle Day!  March 5th is the annual celebration for the cheddar cheese coated, puffed or crunchy, fried or baked snack food.

The actual inventor of Cheese Doodle’s is under debate.

One source showed they were invented in the 1940′s by a man named Morrie Yohai who had taken over his family snack food company called Old London foods, while other sources show they were invented in the 1930′s.  The debate continues as apparently, in the 1930′s, there were two competing accounts, one from Wisconsin and one from New Orleans.

However they came to be, they are here, they are crunchy, they are delicious, they are orange and we enjoy them!

Today they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors and 15 million pounds are produced annually.  Grab a bag (or tub) today!!

NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Cheese Doodle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

March 5th is also know as NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY.  National Absinthe Day,  “an “unofficial national holiday,  has been celebrated annually since  2007.

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RESOURCES:  http://nationaldaycalendar.com/?s=march+5th&submit=Search

MARCH 4, 2014 – NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY (IHOP) – NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY – NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY – NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY – MARDI GRAS

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NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – IHOP

IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006.  Since that day, they have raised $13 million for charities.  On March 4th, people from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy free pancakes.  Guests are asked to consider leaving a donation.

For more information regarding IHOP’s free breakfast and the 2014 designated charities for National Pancake Day at IHOP, please see:

http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/pancake-day-details.html

Have a GREAT day !

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NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY

National Pound Cake Day is annually celebrated in the United States on March 4th.  Today pound cake lovers, near and far, can celebrate with a  piece (or two) of this  delicious rich delight.

The traditional recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger than most families can consume, as it calls for a pound each of :   flour,   butter,   eggs  and  sugar.                                               Hence came the name, Pound Cake

In the United States, sour cream pound cake is a popular variation apart from the traditional pound cake recipe.  Other variations include adding vanilla or almond flavoring or dried fruits.

Turn on your ovens and bake up a traditional pound cake today.

POUND CAKE

Ingredients:

1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2  to 1 tablespoon almond

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or  three bread loaf pan or bundt pan and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans and bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Enjoy

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NATIONAL POUND CAKE  DAY HISTORY

Our research on National Pound Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, failed to find the creator or the origin of this day.

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NATIONAL HUG A  G.I.  DAY 

Celebrated each year on March 4th, it is National Hug A  G.I. Day.   Our research has lead us to the creator and the creator’s information for this day.  We have included the link to the original page for you.   Have a wonderful day and HUG A  G.I. TODAY!!

http://adriennesiouxkoopersmith.blogspot.com/2013/02/hug-gi-day-1996-ask-style-celebrating.html

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NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY

National Grammar Day is celebrated across the United States each year on March 4th.

Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, designated National Grammar Day in 2008.

For more information and ideas on ways to celebrate National Grammar Day, visit the website
at:  http://nationalgrammarday.com/

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MARDI GRAS  2014

In 1703, the French settlers in Mobile, Alabama established the first organized Mardi Gras celebration tradition in what was to become the United States.  This was fifteen years before New Orleans was founded.  It is the oldest annual carnival celebration in the U.S.

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/?s=march+4th&submit=Search

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

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

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

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