JANUARY 14, 2018 | NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY | RATIFICATION DAY | NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY | NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY

National Dress Up Your Pet Day - January 14

NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is observed each year on January 14.  Pets do become part of one’s family.  This day was created to make it a special day for them, to celebrate them and also to support the pet fashion community.

Please remember to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the pet clothing and costumes that you choose.

Tips for dressing up your pet:

  • If your pet just doesn’t like dressing up, let them sit this holiday out.
  • Be sure it fits. Restricting movement or ability to breathe can cause injury or illness.
  • Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces which can cause choking hazards.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

The name of the day tells you how to celebrate it; dress your pets up! Use #DressUpYourPetDay to post on social media.

HISTORY
 
National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige.

Ratification Day - January 14

RATIFICATION DAY

Ratification Day on January 14 annually recognizes the act the officially ended the American Revolution.  This day is in commemoration of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress and established the United States as a sovereign entity.

  • A proclamation was issued by the Confederation Congress on April 11, 1783, “Declaring the cessation of arms” against Great Britain.
  • Congress approved the preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.
  • The Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784.

The following is an excerpt from the proclamation of ratification:

“By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation: Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September 1783 … we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States …
Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, our president, at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four … ” ~Definitive Articles of the Peace of Paris – Signed by representatives of Britain and The United States on September 3, 1783.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #RatificationDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Ratification Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. A ceremony takes place at Annapolis, Maryland in the State House where the treaty was signed. The Old Senate Chamber has been renovated and preserved just as it was at the signing.  Every January 14, a flag in the design that was displayed at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Paris flies over the State House; twelve stars forming a circle with one star in the center. 

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day - January 14

NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY

Pastrami lovers across the country look forward to their favorite sandwich on January 14 as they recognize National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.

A very popular delicatessen meat, pastrami is usually made from beef however sometimes is made from pork, mutton or turkey.  The pastrami was originally created as a way to preserve meat before modern refrigeration. To make pastrami the raw meat is placed in brine, then partially dried, seasoned with various herbs and spices, smoked and steamed.

A wave of Romanian Jewish immigration introduced pastrami (pronounced pastróme), a Romanian specialty, in the second half of the 19th century.  Early English references had used the spelling “pastrama” before the modified “pastrami” spelling was used. 

New York kosher butcher, Sussman Volk is generally credited with producing the first pastrami sandwich in 1887, claiming to have gotten the recipe from a Romanian friend in exchange for storage of his luggage.  Due to the popularity of his sandwich, Volk converted his butcher shop into a restaurant to sell pastrami sandwiches.

  • Pastrami is typically sliced and served hot on rye bread, a classic New York deli sandwich (pastrami on rye), sometimes served with coleslaw and Russian dressing.
  • Pastrami and coleslaw are combined in a Rachel sandwich ( a variation of the Reuben sandwich using corned beef and sauerkraut)
  • In Los Angeles – The classic pastrami sandwich is served with hot pastrami right out of the steamer, sliced very thin and wet from the brine then layered on double-baked Jewish-style rye bread.  It is traditionally accompanied by yellow mustard and pickles.
  • In Salt Lake City – In the early 1960′s, Greek immigrants introduced a hamburger topped with pastrami and a special sauce.  This pastrami burger remains a staple of local burger chains in Utah.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try this  Hot Pastrami Sandwich recipe.

Use #HotPastramiSandwichDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.

National Sunday Supper Day - Second Sunday in January

NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY

National Sunday Supper Day is observed annually on the second Sunday in January.

Sunday Supper starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life.  – Sunday Supper Movement

These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework.  Sunday supper has been a disappearing tradition around the country and the Sunday Supper Movement aims to bring families back together in the kitchen and around the dinner table one Sunday at a time.   National Sunday Supper Day is another step toward this goal.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Spend the day with family preparing and sharing Sunday Supper. For more information visit wwww.sundaysuppermovement.com.  Use #SundaySupper on social media.

HISTORY

Isabel Laessig is the founder of the Sunday Supper Movement and the Food and Wine Conference. A mother of four, she was inspired to start her blog, Family Foodie, when her oldest left for college and the things she would miss most about home would be the times spent in the kitchen and around the table with family.

In 2012 Laessig and eight other bloggers and their families celebrated the first virtual Sunday Supper with a progressive dinner.  According to Laessig, she and these eight bloggers are “passionate about bringing families together to cook and eat together.”

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