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AUGUST 28, 2014 – NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY – NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY

27 Aug

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NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY

August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.

Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.

FUN CHERRY FACTS: 

Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.

Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600′s by the English colonists.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.

There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

More National Cherry Holidays:

  • January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
  • April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day.
  • May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day.
  • August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day.
  • September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day.

Following are a few, “tried and true”  cherry turnover recipes for you to try to enjoy!

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cherry-turnovers

http://lemon-sugar.com/2012/12/easy-cherry-turnovers.html/

http://www.womansday.com/recipefinder/cherry-turnovers-121798

Happy National Cherry Turnover Day!

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY

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

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NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY

Many people across the nation will be wearing a bow tie on August 28th in honor of the annually celebrated National Bow Tie Day.

The Croation mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century were the originators of the bow tie.  This bow tie consisted of a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts.  Using the name cravat (which derived from the French for “Croat”), the upper classes in France soon adopted this idea.

The following is an excerpt from The New York Times:

“To its devotees the bow tie suggests iconoclasm of an Old World sort, a fusty adherence to a contrarian point of view.  The bow tie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie.  Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above.  But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.”
– – Warren St. John, The New York Times

 

NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY HISTORY

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

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AUGUST 28th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

RADIO COMMERCIALS DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-cherry-turnovers-day-august-28/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_tie

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AUGUST 27, 2014 – NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY – NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY

26 Aug

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NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY

ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY IS CELEBRATED EACH YEAR ON AUGUST 27. 

This delicious French desert is a loose french custard dating back to the 17th century.  It’s name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme” which is also referring to the white porcelain cups in which the dessert is traditionally served in.

Pot de creme is made by combining eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk and typically either vanilla or chocolate flavoring.  The mixture is baked, in the porcelain cups, in a water bath at a low temperature.

Enjoy National Pots de Creme Day and the following “tried and true” recipes!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pot-de-creme/

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Pots-de-Creme-104100

http://www.chow.com/recipes/30419-michael-recchiutis-burnt-caramel-custard-pots-de-creme

NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY HISTORY 

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

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NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY

Each year on August 27, it is National Just Because Day and you can celebrate this day any way you choose, “just because” !

Every day we all do things that are expected or required of us or because we have to, well today that does not apply.  Today is a chance to do something without rhyme or reason.

It could be that there is an outfit at the mall that you are admiring; buy it…. just because.
Maybe you want to use a vacation day just to go fishing; do it…… just because.
Perhaps you would like to pay the tab for the table next to you at your favorite restaurant; do it….. just because.
Possibly you want to sing really loud while you’re in your car, by yourself, with your windows rolled down; do it…… just because.
Surprise someone with flowers……. just because!
and etc…………..  just because !

Do something different, out of the ordinary, something that you do not have to do but just want to do as that is what today is all about.

NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY HISTORY

Our research indicates that National Just Because day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created by Joseph J. Goodwin of Loas Gatos, CA, in the late 1950′s.  It began as a family holiday and has since grown into an annual celebration across the United States.

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AUGUST 27th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

GLOBAL FORGIVENESS DAY

“THE DUCHESS” WHO WASN’T DAY

NATIONAL BANANA LOVERS DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-just-because-day-august-27/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-pots-de-creme-day-august-27/

You requested them and here they are. 2015 National Day WALL Calendars and a very special T-Shirt.

26 Aug The new 2015 National Day WALL Calendar
The new 2015 National Day WALL Calendar

The new 2015 National Day WALL Calendar

Everyday, we receive many requests as to when we are going to publish a calendar. The National Day Calendar website started as a hobby with no real intent to do more than investigate the days and tell their story.

However, the site has become substantially more popular than we anticipated and we are looking for ways to fund our growth. We feel a wall calendar is a great way to do that.

We have teamed up with crowd funding leader Indiegogo and have two wall calendar 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.

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The National Day Calendar Write On Wipe Off T-Shirt

We have some great specials and a very unique Write On & Wipe Off T-Shirt as an extra Perk.

 

Click here for more information.

AUGUST 26, 2014 – NATIONAL DOG DAY – NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY

25 Aug

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NATIONAL DOG DAY

“A dog is man’s best friend”

Annually celebrated on August 26, it is National Dog Day.  This day  encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and “abuse-free life”.   Dogs give us companionship, they keep us safe and they aid those in need.  It is a goal, for many on National Dog Day, to find homes for all dogs in need of a loving family.  The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.

For more information on National Dog Day, see: 
http://www.nationaldogday.com/

NATIONAL DOG DAY HISTORY

National Dog Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

On August 26, 1920, women in the United States were granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified.  (The amendment had actually been introduced many years earlier in 1878)

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY is a day proclaimed annually by the President of the United States to commemorated the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men.  Since 1971, when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug, every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day.  This resolution was passed, designating each August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.

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NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY

Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day.

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“.

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

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

http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/cherry-coconut-pops/

http://bakingbites.com/2013/08/homemade-cherry-popsicles/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/07/cherry-lime-ice-pops.html

NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY HISTORY

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

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-dog-day-august-26/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-womens-equality-day-august-26/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-grape-popsicle-day-may-27/

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