OCTOBER 13, 2017 – NATIONAL NO BRA DAY | NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY | NAVY BIRTHDAY | NATIONAL YORKSHIRE PUDDING DAY

National No Bra Day October 13

NATIONAL NO BRA DAY

National No Bra Day is observed annually on October 13. This is a day to leave your bra at home.

National No Bra Day is meant to promote breast cancer awareness and to help raise money for research. Many women who have survived breast cancer are unable to go without a bra as they need it to hold their prosthesis after surgery. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and National No Bra Day should serve as a reminder for all women to be screened for breast cancer.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make an appointment for a mammogram. Use #NoBraDay or #NationalNoBraDay when posting on social media.  Make a contribution to the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origins of National No Bra Day.

National Train Your Brain Day October 13

NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY

National Train Your Brain Day is observed annually on October 13.

This day was created to encourage everyone to expand and exercise their brain and use more of its potential capacity.  There are many different ways to train your mind and improve your cognitive skills such as reading, word puzzles, number games, brain teasers, trivia games, riddles and word games.  Learning something new is another practice that is a benefit to everyone’s brain on National Train Your Brain Day (as well as any other day).

When the question is asked to American scientists as to how much of the brain is used, the answer varies. However, many of them believe that it is only a small percentage and that there is room for expanded learning and knowledge within everyone.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Do some logic puzzles, brain teasers and riddles to train your brain. Use #TrainYourBrainDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Train Your Brain Day.

Navy Birthday October 13

NAVY BIRTHDAY

The United States Navy observes its birthday every year on October 13th.

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is currently the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The service has over 340,000 personnel on active duty and more than 71,000 in the Navy Reserve. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #HappyBirthdayNavy to post on social media.

HISTORY

On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the first American naval force.  Thus began the long and prestigious heritage of the United States Navy.

National Yorkshire Pudding Day October 13

NATIONAL YORKSHIRE PUDDING DAY

National Yorkshire Pudding Day is observed across the United States each year on October 13.

Not to be confused with a dessert, Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English dish similar to a popover made from a batter and usually served with roast meat and gravy.

Cooks in the north of England devised a means of making use of the fat that dropped into the dripping pans to cook a batter pudding while the meat roasted in the oven.  A recipe for “A Dripping Pudding” was published in 1737 in The Whole Duty of a Woman

Make a good batter as for pancakes: put in a hot toss-pan over the fire with a bit of butter to fry the bottom a little then put the pan and butter under a shoulder of mutton, instead of a dripping-pan, keeping frequently shaking it by the handle and it will be light and savoury, and fit to take up when your mutton is enough; then turn it in a dish and serve it hot. ~ From The Whole Duty of a Woman.

In 1747, similar instructions were published in The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse under the title of ‘Yorkshire Pudding’. It was Glasse that re-invented and renamed the original version of ‘A Dripping Pudding”.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day, enjoy a Yorkshire Pudding recipe:

Quick and Easy Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire Pudding

Use #YorkshirePuddingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to locate the creator of National Yorkshire Pudding Day.

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