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APRIL 12, 2018 | NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY | NATIONAL COLORADO DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY | NATIONAL LICORICE DAY

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is observed annually on April 12th.  Listed in a reader’s opinion poll, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are among one of the top comfort foods in the United States.

According to food historians, cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, enjoyed across the world in many cultures.  The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich.

United States government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are versatile thanks to the ability to mix and match cheeses, bread, and seasonings.  Adding sauteed vegetables or herb-infused oils can elevate this simple comfort food to a whole other level.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy the following tried and true recipes.

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Use #GrilledCheeseSandwichDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.

National Colorado Day - April 12
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NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

April 12 recognizes the 38th state on National Colorado Day.

The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Prehistoric Colorado comes to life in the Florissant Fossil Beds. Discover one of the most abundant deposits of fossils in the world while taking in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

With plentiful wildlife and natural resources, the state makes a ready home. A city once thrived along the cliffs of Mesa Verde, populated by Ancient Pueblo.

Spanish first explored Colorado seeking streets paved with gold. After Colorado became a U.S. territory, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike explored the range of the newly acquired land. A summit he predicted would never be scaled bears his name today. Gold would be discovered setting off a fever in the mountains. A silver boom would soon follow.

Known as the Centennial State, Colorado entered the union in 1886.

Rocky Mountain National Park provides breathtaking views, trails, skiing, camping and so much more. For the thrill seekers, Colorado hears your call. With an elevation higher than any other state, Colorado counts 58 mountain peaks that reach 14,000 feet or more making the state’s rugged landscape attractive for hikers and rock climbers. Known as 14ers in the mountaineering world, these peaks are on a climbing to-do list.

Not only does Colorado have phenomenal skiing and snowboarding, but because the state has the tallest dunes in North America, sand boarding is also the best in the nation.

Space and technology play a pivotal role in Colorado. From the mysteries deep in the mountain at Colorado Springs to the 21st Space Wing. Of course, there is no lack of historical figures in the state. From the unsinkable Molly Brown to Buffalo Bill there is something for vintage enthusiasts and those who prefer to visit the old homestead days.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join National Day Calendar as we explore the summits and valleys of Colorado. Take a hike over a rocky trail or visit the bustling capital city. Discover out of the way places and share your favorites by using #NationalColoradoDay to post on social media.

Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.

National Big Wind Day - April 12
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NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY

Observed each year in the United States on April 12th, National Big Wind Day commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface.  On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at 231 miles per hour.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft, and it is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Hold on to your hat and use #NationalBigWindDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Big Wind Day.

NATIONAL LICORICE DAY

National Licorice Day is observed each year on April 12.  This day was created to celebrate black licorice, its history, health benefits and world renown.  Enjoy black licorice in twists, stem shaped candies, licorice ropes, jelly beans, jewels and many others.

Of course, the designation has evolved as people consign all types and flavors of licorice to celebrate the day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy your favorite kind of licorice and use #NationalLicoriceDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Licorice International founded National Licorice Day in 2004.

For more information:
http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/National-Licorice-Day-d7.htm

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
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