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SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY – NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY

1 Sep

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY

September 2nd celebrates National Blue Berry Popsicle Day.  Whether you decide to purchase a box of blueberry-flavored Popsicle’s or make your own, the staff for National Calendar Day is certain that it will be a tasty treat!

HISTORY OF POPSICLE’S

In San Francisco, California, in 1905, 11-yr-old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda. Upon going inside, it left it there, on the porch, with the stirring stick still in it. That night in California, the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick. This inspired the fruit-flavored “Popsicle”.

Years later, in 1922, Epperson introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball, found it to be a huge success, and then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California. In 1924, he applied for a patent for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Epsicle” ice pop. He then renamed it “Popsicle“.

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Popsicle’s are one of summertime’s favorite treats, for kids of all ages,
and today honors one of the great flavors; BLUEBERRY!

Have some fun and try making one of the following “tried and true” Blueberry Popsicle recipes:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Blueberry-Lime-Ice-Pops-1222203

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html

http://family.go.com/food/recipe-776143-blueberry-ice-popsicles-t/

http://www.marthastewart.com/313244/blueberry-pops

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we have not been able to locate the creator of National Blueberry Popsicle Day History, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY

Annually celebrated the day after Labor Day, National Another Look Unlimited Day encourages everyone to take a second look through things that are no longer want and that they are going to be getting rid of.  To lessen the amount of things going into landfills, many items could be donated to charities, given away, re-purposed or recycled in another way.

National Another Look Unlimited Day can be used as the “spring cleaning” of fall to de-clutter your home and simplify your lives while helping out a charity, the less fortunate, the homeless, crafters and etc.

Google is a great source for finding ways to re-purpose or up-cycle items instead of putting them into landfills.

GO GREEN!

NATIONAL LOOK UNLIMITED DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Look Unlimited Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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SEPTEMBER 2nd HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://www.answers.com/topic/another-look-unlimited-day

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-blueberry-popsicle-day-september-2/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-another-look-unlimited-day-day-after-labor-day/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cherry-popsicle-day-august-26/

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – LABOR DAY – NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY’S DAY – NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY

1 Sep

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LABOR DAY

happy-labor-day It’s Monday!  Monday’s are most people’s least favorite day of the week, so what better way to spend it than to have some time off of work and spend it with family and friends! Today we celebrate Labor Day.  We add an extra day to our weekend to celebrate the labor movement, which gave to us better working conditions and fair treatment from our employers and the government.

Originally on September 5, Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City in 1882.  In 1884 the celebration date was moved to the first Monday of September.

Labor Day started as a state holiday by being voted in by individual states but soon gained popularity and was voted a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894.

This end of the summer holiday is often spent as a vacation weekend by many families filling up most campgrounds across the nation.  There are many people that see Labor Day as a holiday to spend family time together before the beginning of the new school year.

As you celebrate this day, consider and appreciate the hard work of millions of people and how it has added to the well-being and prosperity of our country.

Happy Labor Day!

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NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY’S DAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICKEN BOY!  Each year on September 1, thousands of people across the United States celebrate National Chicken Boy’s Day in honor of his  September 1 ceremonial birthday.

A roadside icon which is often referred to as the “Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles, California”, Chicken Boy is a statue of a boy, with a chicken head, holding a bucket of chicken.   Standing 22 ft. tall, he was named after the former 1960′s restaurant that shared his name.

The iconic statue remained in place at the restaurant until the owner died in 1984.  At that time, Chicken Boy was given to Los Angeles art director, Amy Inouye and it was placed in storage until a suitable location could be found.  Some twenty years later, Chicken Boy was moved to his new home at Inouye’s design firm.  The result of the restoration of Chicken Boy was a community effort and donated funds.

A famous landmark on the historic U.S. Route 66, Chicken Boy was recognized by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Governor’r Historic Preservation Award in 2010.

More Awards:

  • Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, Sacramento, California, 2010.
  • Community Beautification Grant, City of Los Angeles, 2005-2006.
  • California Preservation Foundation, Three Minute Success Story, 2009.
  • Highland Park Heritage Trust Preservation Award, 2009-2010.
  • Commendation, City of Los Angeles, 2009.
  • Commendation, California State Assembly, Sacramento, California, 2010.

NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY’S DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chicken Boy’s Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY

September is filled with many reasons to celebrate and some of the celebrations have “no rhyme or reason”.

Actually, National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, which is annually celebrated on September 1, is celebrating words, in the English language, which do not rhyme with any other words.   These are words that poets try to avoid using at the end of a sentence.

For example, they are words such as:

  • Orange
  • Month

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We hope that in each and every way,
You have yourself a very good day.
And if today you are writing a poem,
Once your mind begins to roam,
Do not take any extra time
Trying to use words that will not rhyme.

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NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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SEPT. 1st HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

NATIONAL EMMA M. NUTT DAY

BUILDING & CODE STAFF APPRECIATION DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-labor-day-first-monday-in-september/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-no-rhyme-nor-reason-day-september-1/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-chicken-boys-day-september-1/

AUGUST 31, 2014 – NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

30 Aug

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NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

Today, grab some dried fruit, grains, nuts and chocolate, mix them all together, start snacking and celebrate National Trail Mix Day! Celebrated annually on August 31, this day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack to be taken along as you hike the trails.

Trail mix is an ideal snack food to take hiking because it is very lightweight, easy to store, it is nutritious and provides a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruits or granola as well as sustained energy from the fats in the nuts.

It is claimed by some that trail mix was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. However, in the 1958 novel The Dharma Bums, written by Jack Kerouac’s, trail mix is mentioned when the two main characters describe the planned meals in preparation for their hiking trip.

Trail mix is sometimes
referred to as “Gorp”.

You can make your own trail mix using your favorite ingredients or you can buy prepackaged trail mix in the stores.

Have a great National Trail Mix day
and HAPPY TRAILS!

NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY HISTORY

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

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 AUGUST 31st HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

PONY EXPRESS DAY (celebrated on the last Saturday in August)

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-trail-mix-day-august-31/

 

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AUGUST 30, 2014 – NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

29 Aug

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NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

If you were not hungry for a special sweet treat, once you begin today’s celebration you will be, as August 30th annually celebrates National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
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Get your friends together, gather up some firewood, a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallow and you have the makings of a great night ahead of you.  Toasted marshmallows are a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire.
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One of the more popular ways to enjoy a delicious warm, gooey, toasted marshmallow is with chocolate and Graham crackers in a S’more.

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Upon personal preference, marshmallows are heated to various degrees from gently toasted to a charred outer layer.   The charred outer layer is achieved by igniting the marshmallow.
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If you are camping or just enjoying a fire pit in your backyard on National Toasted Marshmallow Day, enjoy as many toasted marshmallows as you want!
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Have a wonderful, warm and gooey day!
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NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY HISTORY
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National Toasted Marshmallow Day, an “unofficial” national holiday is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association
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AUGUST 30th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:
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INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY -
(always celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day)
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SLINKY DAY
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FRANKENSTEIN DAY
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE VICTIMS OF ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
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INTERNATIONAL WHALE SHARK DAY
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NATIONAL HOLISTIC PET DAY
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FRANCHISE APPRECIATION DAY (celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day)
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