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October 2, 2014 – NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY – NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKERS RECOGNITION DAY – NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY

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NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY

Each year on October 2, it is National Fried Scallops Day.

A scallop is a common name which is applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae.  Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and are found in all of the world’s oceans.

Many scallops are highly prized as a food source and the name “scallop” is also applied to the meat of the scallops when it is used as seafood.

Enjoy these “tried and true” Fried Scallop recipes and have a great National Fried Scallops Day:

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/wx9bv2f6/pan-fried-sea-scallops.html

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/ma6df6cw/pan-fried-scallops.html

NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY HISTORY

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

 

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NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKERS RECOGNITION DAY

 NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKERS RECOGNITION DAY

Today is a day, set aside, to show appreciation to custodial workers across the  nation as this is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on October 2.

Custodial workers  work behind the scenes and are often unappreciated for the hard work that they do day after day keeping schools, hospitals, office buildings, museums, churches and etc. clean and well maintained.

These people are an important part of the success of many businesses as a clean, well maintained, and operational building is a reflection on the business itself.

If you are a custodial worker, we at National Day Calendar want to wish you a happy National Custodial Workers Recognition Day.

If you know a custodial worker, THANK THEM today!

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKERS RECOGNITION DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

 

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NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY

  NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY

If you do not already have a name for your car, now is the time to personalize it and pick a name today, as it is National Name Your Car Day which is celebrated each year on October 2.

Many of you most likely remember  “Herbie” the Love Bug, “Lightning McQueen” from Cars, “Kit” from Knight Rider, “General Lee” from The Dukes of Hazzard and “Bandit” from Smokey and the Bandit.  These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people.

We spend a lot of time in our cars and take good care of them so why not give them a special name?

Have you chosen your car’s name yet?

Did you know there are e-cards for National Name Your Car Day?  Send one to a friend today!

NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY HISTORY

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

 

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October 1, 2014 – NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY – NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY

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NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY

If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, eat some homemade cookies, take homemade cookies to work or to the neighbors, today is your day.  October 1 is the annual celebration of National Homemade Cookies Day.
Can you smell them now?  It may be chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, monster, sugar or any one of the many homemade cookies baking in the oven that gives the home the wonderful aroma that makes your mouth water.
Many of us have wonderful memories of coming home to warm homemade cookies waiting for us with a glass of cold milk or going over to Grandma’s house to a plate of fresh homemade cookies on the kitchen counter.  Those are wonderful memories that bring smiles to our faces.

 

NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY HISTORY

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

 

NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY

In the United States, Dalmatians are commonly known as firehouse dogs.

National Fire Pup Day is celebrated each year on October 1.  This day is designated to recognize our canine firefighters, the four-footed members of the fire department.
 It all began when the use of Dalmatians as carriage dogs was transferred to horse-drawn fire engines.  In the days of the horse-drawn fire carts they provided a valuable service, having a natural affinity to horses.  The Dalmatians would run alongside the horses, in front of or beneath the cart axles and cleared the way for safety.  Even though the horses are long since gone in the fire houses, the Dalmatians, by tradition, have stayed.
The Dalmatian today serves as a firehouse mascot and is sometimes used to educate the public in fire safety.
Dalmatians are often chosen, as a pet, by many firefighters in honor of their heroism in the past.  Click on the photo for some great fire pup stories!
HAPPY NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY !NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY HISTORY
 Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Fire Pup Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
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September 30, 2014 – NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY – NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY – NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY

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National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day

NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY

Gum enthusiasts across the nation celebrate National Chewing Gum Day each year on September 30.

People have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. 

Various forms of chewing gum has existed since the Neolithic period.  5,000-year-old chewing gum which was made from bark tar, with tooth imprints in it, was found in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland.  The bark tar, from which the gum during that time was made, is believed to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal advantages.

  • Many other cultures chewed gum made from the resin of the mastic tree, from plants, grasses and other resins.
  • In 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum which was called “The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum”.
  • Around 1850, a gum made from paraffin wax was developed and surpassed the spruce gum in popularity.
  • December 28, 1869, William Semple filed an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304.

Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day by buying a pack of your favorite flavor of chewing gum and sharing it with your friends.

NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY HISTORY

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

 

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NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY

Are you ready for a facial?  A mud pack facial?  Today is the day as it is National Mud Pack Day which is celebrated annually on September 30.

A nice facial with a mud pack will draw out impurities from the pores.  It works well on oily and some “combination” skin types.

Mud packs are used not only for facials but as a full body treatment as well.  The nutrient rich mud is known to clean and remineralize your skin.
Mud packs are also known to be a quick treatment for bee and wasp stings.
To celebrate National Mud Pack Day, why not call a group of friends and have a mud pack party!  Mud packs are available at the health and beauty sections of your local department stores or at drugstores in your area or you can make an appointment and go to a spa for some extra special TLC.

 NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY HISTORY

We were unable to locate the creator and the origin of National Mud Pack Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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National Hot Mulled Cider Day

NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY

Since the fall season has arrived, there is a little chill in the evening air, the trees are turning beautiful fall colors and leaves are starting to drop from the branches, it is the perfect time to celebrate National Hot Mulled Cider Day.   Join along with the thousands of others that celebrate National Hot Mulled Cider Day each year on September 30.
Hot Mulled Cider is a popular fall and winter drink that is made by heating cider to almost boiling and adding cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves and other spices and then simmering it.

 

Try this “tried and true” recipe and enjoy some hot mulled cider today!

http://www.chow.com/recipes/10718-mulled-apple-cider

NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY HISTORY

Our research failed to find the creator of National Hot Mulled Cider Day, an “unofficial” national holiday

 

September 29, 2014 – NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – VFW DAY

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National Coffee Day

Each year on September 29, people across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite however, it is found being drank throughout the day either hot or cold and either black or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups, ice and etc.

On September 29, 2014, there are a number of national and local places that are offering free, or discounted, coffee to their customers to celebrate National Coffee Day.

  • Krispy Kreme –  Free 12 oz coffee or $1 small latte, mocha or iced coffee on 9/29.Dunkin’ Donuts –  Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.McDonalds –  Free small coffee during breakfast hours through 9/29.Kangaroo Express - Get a 12 oz. Bean Street Coffee for just one penny on 9/29.

    LaMar’s Donuts –  Free 12 oz coffee on 9/29.

    Chick-fil-A: Many locations are offering free hot or iced coffee. This varies greatly by location so you will want to check your specific restaurant.

    Peet’s Coffee - Purchase any beverage and receive a second FREE beverage of choice on 9/29. Plus free coffee and espresso samples all day long.

    Wawa – Click for free coffee coupon.

    LaMars – Free 12 oz cup of coffee all day.

    Tim Horton’s – $1 for all size coffees.

    Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. –  A free cup coffee hot or iced with a purchase of any menu item.

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here were coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way as it is prepared today.  Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland, from Ethiopia, and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.

In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:

A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.
—Léonard Rauwolf, Reise in die Morgenländer (in German) (Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee today.

HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY HISTORY

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

 

NATIONAL VFW DAY

 

National VFW Day is celebrated annually on September 29. This day is devoted to the VFW organization and it’s members who have served our nation.

 

The VFW was established on September 29, 1899 by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American war. It has since grown to be the nation’s largest group of combat veterans. They continue “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW promote patriotism, good will and youth scholarships. They also provide military assistance and community service programs, promote youth activities and volunteer many hours in their local communities.

 

How do you celebrate today? Honor the VFW members and veterans in your community. Let them know that you appreciate the sacrifices they have made for all of us. We truly are the land of the free because of the brave.

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