NOVEMBER 4 – NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY – NATIONAL CANDY DAY – NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY – NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY
NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY
On the first Friday in November, express your fandom for your favorite professional players on National Jersey Friday!
Every weekend during the fall, football fever sweeps the nation, from youth leagues to the professional ranks. Fans from all over the country gather to support their favorite players and teams, sparking a sense of community built upon childhood memories, fantasy football leagues and age-old rivalries and traditions.
On National Jersey Friday, everyone has the unique opportunity to ignite a new tradition by wearing their favorite player’s jersey to school, to work and at home. Gear up and celebrate Jersey Friday!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Sport your favorite professional player’s jersey! Show your spirit by using #JerseyFriday to post on social media with you and your friends.
The National Football League Players Association founded National Jersey Friday to bring fans together on a single day in November and celebrate by wearing their favorite football player’s jersey. The Registrar at National Calendar Day approved the day in 2016.
NATIONAL CANDY DAY
National Candy Day is observed annually on November 4th. Candies come in numerous colors, shapes, sizes and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.
It was in the late 13th century that the Middle English word candy began to be used, coming into English from the Old French cucre candi, derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, cane sugar.
People use the term candy as a broad category that includes candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows and much more.
Way back in time, before sugar was readily available, candy was made from honey. The honey was used to coat fruits and flowers to preserve them or to create forms of candy. There is still candy that is served in this way today, but it is typically seen as a garnish.
Originally a form of medicine, candy calmed the digestive system or cooled a sore throat. At this time, combined with spices and sugar, candy only appeared in the purses and the dishes of the wealthy.
For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Candy Day.
NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY
National Chicken Lady Day on November 4 annually honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree. For 12 years, Dr. Dupree worked for the second largest chicken restaurant in the world as the Director of Community Relations and Training. She was widely known due to her work in the community. During this time and through her work with the community and the people she helped, Dr. Dupree became known as “The Chicken Lady”.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #ChickenLadyDay to post on social media.
For more than two decades, Dr. Dupree helped to teach, train and certify hundreds of professional speakers, authors and trainers. In 2001, National Chicken Lady Day was created as a way of saying “thank you” to Dr. Dupree. She is thanked not only by those she directly affected over the years but by those who continue to feel her positive impact years later as a result of her experience, knowledge and the relationships she built.
NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY
National Stress Awareness Day is observed annually on November 4. This is a day to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.
There are many reasons for stress in the workplace. The job market is difficult and with many companies downsizing, a common concern for those affected is how they will continue to provide for their families. Another major stress factor for some may be conflicts with co-workers.
Work-life is not the only stressor. Nearly every employee balances family, home and health as well, whether they are married or not. Parents, siblings, illness, maintenance of vehicles or civic responsibilities may impact our lives.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Develop a routine to help you lessen your tension. Go for a walk, do some deep breathing, get some exercise or a massage or take a long, relaxing bath. Post your ideas using #StressAwarenessDay on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Stress Awareness Day.
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