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October 20, 2014 – NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY – NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

19 Oct
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY

Acknowledged each year on the third Monday in October, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day nudges everyone to think back to when their computer was new and the desktop was clean and organized,  then to take time to clean it out and straighten it up.

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY HISTORY

National clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created by The Personal Computer Museum located in Brantford, Ontario Canada.

 

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National Brandies Fruit Day

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

Sweet fruit that is soaked in brandy and sugar then many times used as a topping on pies, cake or ice cream get it’s own day of celebration each year on
National Brandied Fruit Day.

 

“Brandy, as it is known today, began to appear in the 12th century and became generally popular in the 14th century.”

 To celebrate National Brandied Fruit Day, enjoy one of the following “tried and true” recipes:
Enjoy and share some with your family, friends and neighbors!

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/crossculturaldesserts/r/brandiedfruit.htm

http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/lynnes-brandied-fruit

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/6p3k304c/brandied-fruit.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brandied-fruit-topping/

HAPPY NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY HISTORY

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

 

 

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If you missed our Indiegogo campaign, you can still reserve the 2015 National Day WALL Calendar!

19 Oct

Everyday, we receive many requests as to when we are going to publish a calendar. Because of those many requests, we have decided to pursue this idea and publish a calendar for 2015.   Click here for more information or to order.

First of all, we wish to THANK EVERYONE who participated in our Indiegogo campaign.  As stated in the campaign, your 2015 Wall Calendars will ship the end of November.

National Day Wall Calendar

We have teamed up with PrintOnIt.com so we can continue to offer the 2015 calendar until our supply runs out.  Yes, we have a limited amount of calendars and they will only be available until that supply runs out.  The National Day Wall Calendar has two  options. The first option is a beautiful 12″ X 24″ calendar with a photo on top with the calendar on the bottom. The photo features National Days in a “see if you can find the hidden item” format.

The second calendar is a large print option with no photo. This 12″ x 24″ calendar features all the National Days and has plenty of room for notes.

We have some great specials and a very unique Write On & Wipe Off T-Shirt as another option.

Click here for more information or to order.

October 19, 2014 – NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY

18 Oct

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NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY

For all seafood lovers, a food holiday celebrated each year on October 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day.

Seafood bisque is a smooth and creamy, highly seasoned soup which is of French origin.   Based on a strained broth of crustaceans, it is made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.

It is believed that the name “Bisque” derived from Biscay, as in Bay of Biscay, however the crustaceans are certainly bis cuites, meaning “twice cooked”, as they are first sauteed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine and aromatic ingredients before being strained.

To celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day, try one of the following “tried and true” Seafood Bisque recipes and have a Happy National Seafood Bisque Day.

http://www.food.com/recipe/elegant-seafood-bisque-99605

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/a-simple-seafood-bisque/

NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY HISTORY

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

October 18, 2014 – NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY

17 Oct
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National Sweetest Day

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY

Across the country, on the third Saturday of each October, Sweetest Day is celebrated by people of all ages.
This holiday has been described as “an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed”.
To celebrate Sweetest Day people give small presents, to show others that they are thought of, cared about and loved.  These gifts may include things such as greeting cards, candy, flowers and etc.
NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY HISTORY

Sweetest Day, an “unofficial” national holiday,  was created in Cleveland, Ohio, by candy-maker and philanthropist, Herbert Birch Kingston.   The very first Sweetest Day, which was originally called “Sweetest Day of the Year”, was pronounced as October 8, 1921.   Kingston created this day to give something or to do something nice to those less fortunate than oneself.  A “Sweetest Day of the Year” committee was formed.  Kingston and the committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy and small gifts to “newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor” in Cleveland, Ohio.  They have been assisted in the distribution of candy by movie stars including Theda Bara and Ann Pennington.

 

 

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National Chocolate Cupcake Day

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY

Chocolate and dessert lovers get ready; today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!  This holiday is celebrated each year, across the United States, on October 18.

Cupcakes have also been known to be called:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Patty Cakes
  • Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when there was a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons).  The earliest known documentation of the term “cupcake” was in 1828 in “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats” in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups.  Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large tea cups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.

To celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day, you may want to enjoy one of the following “tried and true” chocolate cupcake recipes and watch an episode of the Food Network reality-based competition show, “Cupcake Wars”.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cream-cheese-chocolate-cupcakes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-fudge-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-frosting/

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/super_easy_super_moist_chocolate_cupcakes/

http://bakingbites.com/2013/07/chocolate-cream-filled-chocolate-cupcakes/

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-cupcakes/5fdeddad-2b8f-48aa-8e7e-faba07ea0aca

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY HISTORY

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

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