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APRIL 16, 2018 | NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY | NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY | NATIONAL BEAN COUNTER DAY | NATIONAL ORCHID DAY | NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day - April 16
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NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY

Each year on April 16th, the day after taxes are due in the United States; it is time to let go of the stress and wear your pajamas to work. After all, it is National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day.

What some people are calling “the best holiday of the year,” this day was created as a fun holiday.  It is a day to celebrate and unwind from the long hours and hard work of those whose job is to prepare taxes and the anxiety of the last minute tax filers. National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day allows you to sleep in a little later than you normally would. Once you get up, you do not have to take the time getting dressed as you are already dressed for your day.

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day has been catching on across the nation.  To see pictures of participants and more information, go to http://nationalwearyourpajamastoworkday.com/

HOW TO OBSERVE

Wear your pajamas to work and use #WearYourPajamasToWorkDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.

National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16
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NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY

National Healthcare Decisions Day educates and empowers the public and healthcare providers to take part in important advance care planning.

Emphasizing the spotlight on the importance of advance directives, National Healthcare Decisions Day, is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations. Together these entities work to ensure that the information, opportunity and access needed to document health care decisions is available to all decision-making capable adult citizens of United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Plan ahead for important healthcare decisions. Use #HealthcareDecisionsDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Healthcare Decisions Day was founded by Nathan Kottkamp, McGuireWoods LLP.  For complete information regarding National Healthcare Decisions Day, go to  http://www.nhdd.org/.

NATIONAL BEAN COUNTER DAY 

National Bean Counter Day on April 16 is every accountant’s favorite day of the year. After the flutter and the flurry of preparing taxes right up until the stroke of midnight, these diligent number crunchers are well past due for a day off.

All the receipts have been tallied.  All the various tax forms in duplicate and triplicate have been submitted.  The last couple months have been a whirlwind of debits and credits. It is time for all bean counters to take a well-deserved break.  April 16th is the accountant’s day to turn off the phone and return to a more normal routine.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Don’t call, text, e-mail or visit your accountant on National Bean Counter Day. If you are a bean counter, take the day off! If you happen to see one, send a “thank you” his or her way and use #NationalBeanCounterDay on social media.

HISTORY

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National Bean Counter Day was founded by Kevin Wenig, a CPA from Trumbull, Connecticut, to insure April 16th is an official accountant’s day off.

NATIONAL ORCHID DAY

National Orchid Day is observed annually on April 16th.  According to Wikipedia, Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.

Orchids are beautiful and extremely special. The creators of National Orchid Day, Mike and Faith Young, volunteered at an orchid reserve in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico in 2010 and the experience changed their lives forever, so much that they decided if they were to ever have a daughter they would name her Orchid- inspired by all the unique expressions and delicate beauty of the flowers.  On April 16, 2014, sadly they lost their precious daughter during labor, her name is Orchid Faith. Since then, they have been desperately trying to find ways to honor her life.

After looking to see if there was an existing National Orchid Day they found there wasn’t. On the year anniversary of losing their precious little girl, they created a Kickstarter campaign offering pre-orders of their backyard honey (The Humble Bumbles Honey) with the goal of designating April 16 National Orchid Day through the Official National Day Registrar. Within the first day, they met their goal and the campaign brought in over $1,500. Thanks to the generosity and kindness of many friends, family, and supporters April 16 will now forever be National Orchid Day in honor of their daughter. For the rest of their lives, Mike and Faith say they will be caring for and spreading awareness about orchids. They feel that having a National Orchid Day dedicated to the beautiful life they lost, orchids will be appreciated a little bit more, and their little girl will feel the warmth of those that think of orchids that day. They feel as though all orchids are a representation of their little girl and hope that this special day will inspire those who come across orchids to possibly think of her too; it is within you and all of us that she is alive.

Also, for Mother’s Day 2015 Mike had a Cattleya orchid be designated and named the ‘Radiant Faith’ orchid through Chadwick and Son Orchids, Inc. and officially registered and recognized by the International Orchid Register of the Royal Horticultural Society in England. The name was inspired by the color company Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 (the year they lost their daughter) – Radiant Orchid. Information on the Radiant Faith orchid can be found here: http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/orchiddetails.asp?ID=982975

They have created an official website: www.nationalorchidday.com

A Facebook: www.facebook.com/nationalorchidday

A Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nat_Orchid_Day

 

If you’d like to know more about Orchid’s story, please go here:

http://www.mikeandfaith.blogspot.com

Also, check out the Humble Bumbles Honey Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/thehumblebumbleshoney

 

The orchid sanctuary that inspired it all- Orquideas Moxviquil:

www.orchidsmexico.com

Chadwick and Son Orchids Inc.

http://chadwickorchids.com/

National Eggs Benedict Day - April 16
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NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY

National Eggs Benedict Day is observed annually on April 16.   It is a day set aside to enjoy poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon or ham on English muffin halves.

There are two different stories as to how Eggs Benedict came to be.

  • In 1894 stock broker Lemuel Benedict ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a side of Hollandaise”  at the Waldorf Hotel.  They were so impressed with the dish that they put it on the menu substituting ham and English muffins in place of the bacon and toast.
  • In the early 18th century, Pope Benedict XIII liked an egg dish so much that he requested it time and time again.  It is also believed that Pope Benedict XIII had an illness which added to his desire for this particular egg dish, hence the name Eggs Benedict.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict at home or your favorite breakfast restaurant. Use #NationalEggsBenedictDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Eggs Benedict Day.

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