National Dance Day – Last Saturday in July
July 25, 2015 – NATIONAL DANCE DAY – NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY – NATIONAL MERRY-GO-ROUND DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY – NATIONAL CULINARIANS DAY – NATIONAL THREAD THE NEEDLE DAY
NATIONAL DANCE DAY
National Dance Day is observed each year on the last Saturday in July. Created as a day to raise awareness about and encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity.
National Dance Day achieved national recognition when in 2010, long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, American congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, introduced a National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness.
For more information regarding National Dance Day, see: http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day
Turn on a favorite song and dance. Post on social media using #NationalDanceDay to encourage others to do so as well.
National Dance Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe.
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day – July 25
NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY
On National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, we celebrate an ice cream dessert that combines hot and cold and is loved by most. Annually celebrated on July 25th, this tasty treat that has been served to many since hot fudge was first introduced in 1906.
A variation to the classic sundae, the hot fudge sundae is a creation of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, nuts (optional) and a single, bright-red maraschino cherry on top.
Enjoy a Hot Fudge Sundae at your favorite Ice Cream shop. Post on social media using #HotFudgeSundaeDay and encourage others to join in.
We were unable to find the creator of National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
National Merry-Go-Round Day – July 25
NATIONAL MERRY-GO-ROUND DAY
July 25 is a day associated with carnival music and children’s laughter as we annually celebrate National Merry-Go-Round Day.
The merry-go-round (also known as a carousel) is an amusement ride that consists of a rotating circular platform with seats on it for it’s riders. It’s seats are traditionally in rows and are made up of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts. Many of they animals are made to move up and down to stimulate galloping and are accompanied by circus music.
Names of the animals normally consist of Galloper, Jumper, Roundabout, Horseabout and Flying Horses.
Any rotating platform may also be called a merry-go-round and on a playground, is usually a simple, child-powered rotating platform with bars or handles to which children can cling while riding.
- The earliest known depiction of the merry-go-round is in 500 A.D. in the Byzantine Empire, which depicts baskets, carrying riders, suspended from a central pole.
- Hessville, Ohio was the site of the first United States created merry-go-round. It was created by Franz Wiesenhoffer during the 1840′s.
- July 25, 1871 – The first carousel patent.
To celebrate, find a merry-go-round and have fun…..they are not just for the kids and there is a kid in all of us! Post on social media using #MerryGoRoundDay and encourage others to join in.
July 25 was chosen as the celebration day for National Merry-Go-Round Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, as it coincides with the first United States patent that was issued for the modern carousel. That patent was awarded to William Schneider of Davenport Iowa on July 25, 1871.
National Day of the Cowboy – Changes Annually
NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY
National Day Of The Cowboy is observed annually on the 4th Saturday in July. According to the National Day of the Cowboy organization, this is a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.
The NDOC organization is currently working to towards passing bills in many of the states to make this day an official designation. More information on their efforts on both the federal and state levels can be found on the NDOC website.
In the words of the former President Bush, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.”
Celebrate with a cowboy you know and post on social media using #NationalDayOfTheCowboy. Enjoy a western novel, attend a rodeo or many other things to recognize and embrace the cowboy way of life.
National Day of the Cowboy was organized by the NDOC organization with it’s first celebration in 2005. The organization is working diligently on making this day “official”.
National Culinarian’s Day – July 25
NATIONAL CULINARIANS DAY
National Culinarians Day is observed each year on July 25th. This is a day to honor all chefs and cooks and to show our appreciation to them.
It may be the chef at your favorite restaurant or the person that cooks dinner in your home, which may be you, but whomever it is, this day is all about them.
Culinary art is the art of preparing and cooking foods. A “culinarian” is a person working in the culinary arts.
Culinary education is available from many institutions offering diploma, associate, and bachelor degree programs in the culinary arts field. Depending on the level of education desired, this can take one to four years.
If you go out to eat today, make sure and thank the chef….. if you eat at home, thank the cook! If you are the cook, put on some fun music and enjoy your time in the kitchen! Post on social media using #NationalCulinariansDay and encourage others to join in.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Culinarians Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
National Threading the Needle Day – July 25
NATIONAL THREAD THE NEEDLE DAY
National Thread The Needle Day is observed annually on July 25th. This day can be interpreted in a variety of ways as “Threading the Needle” has multiple meanings.
Here are some of the different meanings to “Thread the Needle“:
- Practical meaning – Taking thread and guiding it through a sewing needle.
- Metaphorical meaning – Finding a path through two opposing views. (often used by politicians)
- In billiards – precise shooting so an object ball is carefully shot through a narrow pathway
- Is used as a yoga pose
- Is used in football
- Is used in basketball
Celebrate National Thread The Needle Day today as you choose, spend it with friends and family and have a fun-filled, wonderful day! Post on social media using #ThreadTheNeedleDay and encourage others to join in.
Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Thread The Needle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.