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JULY 11, 2018 | ALL AMERICAN PET PHOTO DAY | NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY | NATIONAL MOJITO DAY | NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY |  NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY

ALL AMERICAN PET PHOTO DAY

All American Pet Photo Day is observed annually on July 11th.  Charge your camera and be prepared to take adorable pictures of your pets!  Whether they are four-legged furry kind or come from more serpentine of the animal species, click away.  Fishes and birds, pigs and equine, canine and feline should all get in line for their favorite pose.  If they are friends, take a few snapshots of them together!  On All American Pet Photo Day, every pet gets included.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Dress them up, take them to the park, set them in a chair, put them on a fancy pillow or whatever your imagination creates for a special photograph of your loved ones.  Post on social media using #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of All American Pet Photo Day.

NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY

National 7-Eleven Day is observed annually on July 11.  July 11 is the day that 7-Eleven convenience stores reserve special deals for their customers. Each year 7-Eleven celebrates the day and honors their customers in a variety of ways.  The Slurpee is often one of their featured items on a hot summer day!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go to your local 7-Eleven and get a free Slurpee in your favorite flavor. Share on social media and include #National7ElevenDay

HISTORY

The earliest advertised 7-Eleven Day in 1989 encouraged customers to visit their local 7-Eleven to enjoy a free beverage as a thank you to the 7-Eleven customers. The company which is considered the first convenience store which started in 1927 under the name of Southland Ice Company with the logo Totem, because people could conveniently “tote ’em” home their items. 

NATIONAL MOJITO DAY

Each year on July 11th, people across America join together to mark National Mojito Day.

Known to be a favorite drink of author, Ernest Hemingway, the Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.

With a low alcohol content, this refreshing cocktail has found popularity in the summertime for its refreshing combination of sweetness, citrus and mint flavors.

Lime wedges and mint leaves garnish an ice filled glass of Mojito. 

Although born in Cuba, the exact origin of the Mojito is under debate with roots as early as 1586.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Mix up a pitcher to enjoy mojitos with friends on the patio or deck. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive) Post on social media using #NationalMojitoDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Mojito Day.

NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY

Each year on July 11, people across the United States are trying to make someone happy on National Cheer Up The Lonely Day.

If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time due to health issues, financial reasons, grief due to loss or personal reasons, this was created as a day to reach out to them and try to cheer them up.  Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to them.

HOW TO OBSERVE

On National Cheer Up The Lonely Day, visit over the phone or send flowers. Mailing a sweet or funny card makes a nice surprise. Share a bag of popcorn with someone and neither of you will be lonely.  Use #CheerUpTheLonelyDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Our research found that this day was created by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan. His daughter, L.J. Pesek reports that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold.  The idea came to him as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins  or in nursing homes.”  July 10 was the birth date of Mr. Pesek.

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY

Whether it is for breakfast or a snack, blueberry muffins are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and are honored each year on July 11th, National Blueberry Muffin Day.

While enjoying a delicious blueberry muffin, consider the powerhouse the blueberry is. This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s thanks to the observations of Elizabeth Coleman White and the research of Dr. Frederick V. Coville. Before their efforts, wild blueberries were never successfully transplanted and raised in any farming operation for personal or commercial production. The only way to enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out where they grew naturally.

Today we can enjoy the abundant potassium, vitamin C and B6, and other health benefits of the blueberry much more readily than they did a 120 years ago. We bake them into muffins and eat them by the handfuls. They’re so likable, blueberries celebrate a popsicle, cheesecake and a popover day, too! Don’t forget, July is National Blueberry Month.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Give this blueberry muffin recipe a try!

Post on social media using #BlueberryMuffinDay.

HISTORY

National Day Calendar has not determined the origins of National Blueberry Muffin Day.

NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY

In 1952 at Washington State University, Harold Fogle created a new cherry by cross-breeding the Bing and Van cherry varieties.  This new cherry was named after Mount Rainier.  Now, each year on July 11th,  National Rainier Cherry Day is observed.

Rainier cherries are sweet cherries that have a thin skin and a thick creamy-yellow flesh.  Cherries are a temperamental crop that is sensitive to temperature, wind and rain.  Each season almost one-third of their crop is eaten by birds.

Due to their superior taste, Rainiers are considered a premium cherry.

In honor of National Rainier Cherry Day and as part of the Tree-to-Table program the Northwest Cherry Growers hand-pick one restaurant in each state to feature at least one Rainier cherry dish on July 11 in their restaurants.

For more information, visit www.nwcherries.com/treetotable.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate, get some Rainier cherries to enjoy. Post on social media using #RainierCherryDay to encourage others to join in as well.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Rainier Cherry Day.

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.
 
Whether you want to celebrate your favorite mail carrier and flip flops, share your joy for bacon and chocolate cake or enjoy popcorn (our office favorite) on National Popcorn Day, stay in-the-know by signing-up for our e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t find yourself unprepared on Talk Like a Pirate Day or Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day – join us as we #CelebrateEveryDay!

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