NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY
While February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to only celebrate one day a year. Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine.
Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, heart attack and stroke. It also can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good (HDL).
HOW TO OBSERVE
Since February 18th is also National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day, may we suggest a fresh, fruity white wine to pair the two celebrations together. Visit a winery or attend a wine tasting.
Always drink responsibly and try a new wine. Use #NationalDrinkWineDay to post to social media.
Within our research we were unable to identify the creator of National Drink Wine Day.
NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY
February 18 recognizes the unique, flavorful delight that is a crab-stuffed flounder.
Popular along the East and Gulf Coasts, there are a variety of restaurants that serve crab-stuffed flounder and plenty of recipes to try your hand at making your own at home.
The dish is composed of a stuffing made with crab meat, bread crumbs, butter and seasonings which is stuffed into the whole flounder or rolled up into the fillets and baked.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Here’s a couple recipes to whip up in your kitchen on National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day:
If you are also celebrating National Drink Wine Day on February 18, a nice Riesling or a Chardonnay will pair well with Crab-Stuffed Flounder.
Use #NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay to post to social media.
Within our research we were unable to identify the creator of National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day.
NATIONAL BATTERY DAY
Get a charge out of National Battery Day! Observed each year on February 18th, this is a day to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives.
Today we would be hard pressed to find someone in the United States who doesn’t derive a benefit from a battery. Even those who live “off the grid” have battery operated devices such as a flashlight, radio or watch.
A battery is used to change chemical energy into electricity by bringing the different chemicals together in a certain order. When correctly ordered the electrons will travel from one chemical to another creating an electrical current.
While manufacture of batteries for everyday personal use has only developed in the last 50-60 years, archaeologists have found evidence of a device that may have been used to electroplate gold onto silver, much like a battery would.
In 1936 during a the construction of a new railway near Baghdad a Parthian tomb was found. Archaeologist Wilhelm Konig found a clay jar containing a copper cylinder encasing an iron rod. Konig suggested the find to be approximately 2000 years old.
For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Battery Day.