JANUARY 26, 2018 | NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY | NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY
National Spouses Day is observed annually on January 26.
Dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere, National Spouses Day reminds us to take time for our mate. From being thankful for fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses, there are many reasons to celebrate. This day is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he or she does for you and the home.
Life gets busy, and we can often take for granted how our spouse improves our life. Pay a heartfelt thank you or compliment to the love of your life. National Spouses Day is a non-gift giving day, so spend time together and reconnect. Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”
HOW TO OBSERVE
If it has been a while since you have expressed appreciation to the one with whom you are married, now is your chance. Again, this day is not about giving gifts but spending time together, enjoying each other and appreciating each other. Use #NationalSpousesDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Spouses Day.
NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY
Putting the “fun” in fundraising while bringing awareness to a cause close to many hearts, National Big Wig Day™! on the last Friday in January gives everyone an opportunity to play an important role, the role of the Big Wig.
National Big Wig Day™! is both an expression of the potential inside of all of us and an entertaining opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others. To do this, we must dust off our hidden talents and bring them forth without hesitation. Be bold and even a little bit courageous. Roll up your sleeves and grab a few friends because that always makes it more enjoyable and the journey more exciting. But whatever you do, bring your Big Wig with you. Because we all have one inside us and even Big Wigs need to have fun!
Call it what we will, CEO, director or pilot, we are the Big Wigs in our lives. National Big Wig Day™! reminds us that, regardless of title, we can make a difference and improve others’ lives through celebration.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Big Wig Day™! by donning your biggest, wildest wig and having a party to raise funds to donate to the American Cancer Society Look Good/Feel Better division. The key is, don’t give big, but get lots of people to give a dollar. You read that right. On National Big Wig Day™, the fun raising part is to see if 1 million people will give $1 each. By demonstrating that even a dollar can have a big impact, National Big Wig Day™ is out to show we ALL have a BIG WIG inside of us. Visit National Big Wig Day™ for contact and donation information. Use #NationalBigWigDay to share on social media.
In 2016, Patty Sharkey founded National Big Wig Day™! after a bout of post-holiday blues. After going through her fabulous collection of wigs and selecting a chocolate, raspberry curly wig and taking a selfie, she posted “Happy National Big Wig Day.”
Soon after the overwhelmingly positive post, Patty was struck with an inspiring cure for the blues and National Big Wig Day™! was born. Friends in California, New Jersey, Texas and Massachusetts hosted inaugural National Big Wig Day™! parties where 75% of the proceeds raised were donated to the Look Good/Feel Better division of the American Cancer Society in 2016.
Each year, Sharkey nominates a Big Wig who inspires the inner Big Wig in us all. Anthony Davis, the Notre Dame Killer, was named the official Big Wig of 2016. His perseverance after a severe brain injury sidetracked his football career earned him the title of Big Wig.
The 2017 Big Wig is Jo Ann Thomas, co-founder of FANtastick Horror Film Festival for providing a venue for independent filmmakers to feature their work.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Big Wig Day™! in October of 2016.
NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY
The holidays may be over, but the New Year celebration and commitments to our resolutions persevere with National Green Juice Day on January 26. National Green Juice Day was established in 2016 as a way to encourage people to stick to their health and wellness resolutions by drinking a green juice.
There are several veggie-centric ways to celebrate and inspire health and wellness habits in the New Year.
HOW TO OBSERVE
- Grab a bottle of cold-pressed green juice for a simple way to get more nutrients from green vegetables in your daily diet.
- Start off your morning by making your own green juice at home using Evolution Fresh’s Morning Greens Smoothie recipe.
- Share photos on social media using #NationalGreenJuiceDay and #GotMyGreens.
After finding that more than 50 percent of Americans break their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January*, Evolution Fresh founded National Green Juice Day in 2016 as a way to empower people to press ahead with their wellness resolutions by drinking a green juice.
*Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Evolution Fresh among 1,001 American adults age 18+ using email invitation and online survey in December 2015.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to be celebrated annually on the 26th of January.
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States.
Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then pour onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat that is broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand stretch into a thin, easily cracked candy that melts in the mouth.
The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try this peanut brittle recipe:
Use #PeanutBrittleDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Peanut Brittle Day.
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