MARCH 28 – NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY – NATIONAL WEED APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY – NATIONAL AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY
NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY
Observed each year on March 28, National Something on a Stick Day is a food holiday that lets you use your creative talents. Once you get started, the possibilities are endless. Foods that comes on a stick are fun and easy to eat.
There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food. Soup might be that one exception, though if it were flavorful frozen, we might make an exception.
From cool summer treats like the Popsicle to frozen food staples like the corn dog, food on a stick is one of the world’s great inventions. Fresh fruit kabobs and skewers of grilled veggies and meat are both summer favorites.
Street fairs and food trucks have created a variety of recipes made to go on a stick that takes us from breakfast to after party hunger with flavor combinations that sometimes make us wonder why we haven’t tried that before! Whether it is fresh and healthy or breaded and deep fried, menu choices are broad and plentiful for National Something on a Stick Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get inventive and create your own combination. How about grilled pear on a stick? Or perhaps meat and cheese squares or brownie and marshmallows bites? Have a creative breakfast, lunch or dinner and have fun with the day!! Use #SomethingOnAStickDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Something On A Stick Day.
NATIONAL WEED APPRECIATION DAY
NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY
March 28 recognizes a food holiday known as National Black Forest Cake Day. Black Forest cake is the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest cherry torte.”
Most often, the Black Forest cake is made of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. The cake is then decorated with whipped cream, maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings. In some traditional recipes, sour cherries are used between the layers and a Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake. In the United States, alcohol is usually not used. However, in Germany, the liqueur is a mandatory ingredient. Otherwise, the cake can not legally be sold under the Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte name.
The cake is named after the specialty liquor (Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser) of the region of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try one of the following Black Forest Cake recipes:
Use #BlackForestCakeDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Black Forest Day.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March. This day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay to post on social media.
The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986. It has been a part of their growing diabetes education and prevention efforts in the United States ever since.
About National Day Calendar
Founded in 2013 in the historic town of Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar began as a kernel of curiosity that exploded into a growing collection of ways to Celebrate. Every Day, founder Marlo Anderson and his team seek out all the daily, weekly and monthly observations and celebrations to keep you up to date and informed. Through daily updates, social media, mobile applications and much more, National Day Calendar helps you #CelebrateEveryDay!