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National Random Acts of Kindness Day - February 17
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National Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17

NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY

Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year.   It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.

It is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.  Not only is it special for the receiver, it also feels good as the doer!    

I was a recipient of the kindness but more glad to be a contributor! ~ Unknown

Our research found that the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week.  The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness.  http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rak-week

In New Zealand, where this day originated, Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on September 1st.  It is also recognized by some on other days throughout the year however, doing random acts of kindness is something that can be done everyday of the year.

A Few Quotes of Kindness:

  • Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
  • Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~Scott Adams
  • Kind words and actions can seem so small, but their effects are truly endless ~ Author Unknown

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HOW TO OBSERVE

Make a note to do nice things throughout the day and use #RandomActsOfKindnessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research found that National Random Acts of Kindness Day was founded by Josh de Jong of New Zealand.

 

National Cabbage Day - February 17
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National Cabbage Day – February 17

NATIONAL CABBAGE DAY

National Cabbage Day is observed annually on February 17th.

With St. Patrick’s Day exactly one month away,  National Cabbage Day is a great day to test out some recipes with cabbage, a staple ingredient for Celtic holidays.

From the French caboche, meaning “head”, cabbage comes in a variety of forms. The cabbage family is quite varied, including Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kohlrabi and kale. Cabbage is an ancient food with origins in Asia Minor (Turkey today) and eastern Mediterranean.

French explorer Jacques Cartier was the first to bring cabbage to the Americas.

When selecting a cabbage, the head should be firm and dense. The fibrous leaves of a good cabbage should be shiny and crisp with no browning or bruising.

Cabbage is versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed or saute’d. . A popular ingredient in Asian, German, Irish and Latin recipes, it’s a culturally diverse food.

It’s low calories (6 per leaf) makes cabbage a popular diet food as well. It has no fat or cholesterol, is low in sodium and carbs and is a good source of Vitamin C.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Following are a few recipes for you to enjoy:

Slow Cooked Garlic Pepper Cabbage
Corned Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry
Kielbasa and Cabbage
Healing Cabbage Soup

Use #NationalCabbageDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research we were unable to identify the creator of National Cabbage Day.

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