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NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY
National Amaretto Day is celebrated each year on April 19. Amaretto is a popular Italian liqueur with a strong almond flavor. It is made from a base of apricot pits, almonds or both. Amaretto is served by itself, with mixed drinks, in coffee and is also found in many food recipes.
Enjoy this recipe for Almond Amaretto Bars and have a Happy National Amaretto Day!
Our research failed to find the creator of National Amaretto Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL GARLIC DAY
National Garlic Day is celebrated annually on April 19. This day is about the awareness of the many uses of garlic, known as nature’s wonder drug. Garlic is a species in the onion family. Used by humans for over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart diseases and certain cancers. It is also thought that it might help to fight off coughs and colds. Some believe garlic will ward off evil spirits. (http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/)
National Garlic Day can be celebrated by cooking a mean that contains garlic or possibly attend one of the many garlic festivals around the world. (http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/garlic-festivals).
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Garlic Day and is considered to be an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY
Each year on April 19, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day was set aside as a day to encourage communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. According to Project Laundry Lists’s website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption. Hanging your clothes out has several benefits:
- Good for the environment.
- Saves you money
- It is therapeutic because being outdoors in the fresh air has benefits to your health.
Celebrate National Hanging Out Day by hanging out your clothes and sharing your pictures on Social Media using #NationalHangingOutDay.
National Hanging Out Day is an “unofficial” holiday, but has been sponsored by Project Laundry List along with other organizations since 1995. Project Laundry List is a New Hampshire-based group that wants to encourage outdoor drying of clothes, “making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy,” as quoted from their mission statement. (http://laundrylist.org/about/history/)
NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day is on April 19 of each year in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It remained the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The blast in Oklahoma City claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6. More than 680 people were injured. (http://www.history.com/topics/oklahoma-city-bombing)
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day is a day of remembrance for those who perished and for those who were injured. If you would like to learn more about this awful day in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum website at https://oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/.
Our research was unable to find the origin of National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day and is not an “official” National holiday.