NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY
Written by Francis Scott Key, the Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. On National Anthem Day, we celebrate and honor this song.
By a congressional resolution, signed by President Herbert Hoover, The Star Spangled Banner officially became the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3rd, 1931.
The Star Spangled Banner was written during the War of 1812. After watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry from a ship, the next morning seeing the American flag still flying over the Fort, Francis Scott Key was inspired that on September 14, 1814, he wrote what is now our national anthem.
In September of 1914, during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, while being held on a ship, Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry . The following morning, upon seeing the American flag still flying over the Fort, he was inspired to write a poem, which was titled, “Defence of Fort M’Henry”. This poem was later set to music and renamed “The Star Spangled Banner”.
NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – IHOP
IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006. Since that day, they have raised $16 million for charities. On March 3rd, 2015 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 2015 designated charities for National Pancake Day at IHOP, please see:
NATIONAL I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY
Celebrated annually on March 3rd is National I Want You To Be Happy Day. This day was created as a day that encourages us to do something to make others happy.
Share a smile, share a laugh, pay a compliment, buy someone’s coffee, send some flowers, take someone to lunch, make cookies for a neighbor, play games with the kids, take the family to the park, visit a friend or maybe make a phone call. These are just a few of the many things that can be done to brighten up the day for someone. It can actually be as simple as just telling someone that you want them to be happy.
Have a good day and, we want you to be happy!
NATIONAL I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National I Want You To Be Happy Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL COLD CUTS DAY
March 3rd celebrates a food holiday, National Cold Cuts Day. A popular sandwich filling, of a variety of sliced, precooked meats, that can be purchased at the deli counter or from vacuumed sealed packages.
Cold cuts are also referred to as lunch meats, luncheon meats, sandwich meats, sliced meats, cold meats and deli meats.
One that we all remember from our childhood days, is from the television commercial: b – o – l – o – g – n – a.
A few of the favorites at deli counters are pastrami, roast beef, turkey and ham. Cold cuts are well known on the submarine sandwich and have become popular in many appetizer recipes.
Enjoy the following “tried and true” recipes:
You may want to celebrate National Cold Cuts Day by visiting a local deli near you.
NATIONAL COLD CUTS DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Cold Cuts Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY
National Mulled Wine Day is celebrated annually on March 3rd.
It is the day, for those 21 years and older, to warm up from the winter chill with a nice glass of mulled wine. Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins. It is served, and enjoyed, hot or warm.
There are various recipe combinations for making Mulled Wine.
* Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in First Century Rome*
Mulled spirits (that is, wine and liquors that are heated and spiced) have long been considered a balm against illness in the winter months.
Have a Happy Mulled Wine Day!
NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY HISTORY
After much research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of Mulled Wine Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.