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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 | NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY | NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY | NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY | NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY

NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY

National Wildlife Day is observed annually on September 4th.  

National Wildlife Day is an opportunity to learn more about endangered species, preservation and conservation efforts around the world.  Zoos, aviaries, and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.  From participating in presentations and volunteering to fundraise for rehabilitation services, these facilities have something for everyone to learn.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalWildlifeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Colleen Paige, the Pet Lifestyle Expert, and author founded National Wildlife Day in 2005 in memory of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin.  The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation.

NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY

National Another Look Unlimited Day is observed annually on the day after Labor Day.

Are you feeling green?  Have you collected more things around your house and need another “spring cleaning”? National Another Look Unlimited Day would be the perfect day. Spring cleaning meets Fall cleaning.  It is a day dedicated to taking a look around your house and ridding it of the excess of things you have accumulated.

It’s time to clear out the closets.  Purge the attic.  Donate toys and clothes.  Tidy up, clean up and put to use those items that have a purpose! 

Don’t just trash it, though! May items have multiple uses.  Repurpose an item that is no longer being used for its original job.  Don’t know how to use it?  The internet probably has a solution.  Old cribs have been repurposed into arts and crafts centers.  Broken dressers into books shelves or wine racks.  Your trash may be someone else’s treasure.  Donate or sell it so someone else can give it new life.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Another Look Unlimited Day, find at least one thing to donate, gift or reuse.  Have a clean and green day! Use #AnotherLookUnlimitedDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Look Unlimited Day.

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY 

National Newspaper Carrier Day is observed annually on September 4th.  

Around the country, we honor the newspaper carriers who owe their start to an enterprising young immigrant in New York City over 180 years ago.  As the tradition gradually fades, the history becomes no less fascinating.  

According to a captioned photo released by the Museum of the City of New York, it was on Septemeber 4, 1833 that publisher, Benjamin Day, hired the first paperboy, 10-year-old Blarney Flaherty.  Flaherty answered Day’s advertisement for The Sun which had specified “steady men” could apply, but impressed by the boy’s sincerity, Day gave him the job.  Down on the corner, Flaherty could soon be heard hawking his sales pitch.  It would soon become a universal chorus of boys (and sometimes girls) calling, “Paper! Get your paper, here!”

A number of steady men can find employment by vending this paper.  A liberal discount is allowed to those who buy to sell again. ~ Benjamin Day’s 1833 advertisement in The Sun.

There is a Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame, started in 1960, created to acknowledge some famous newspaper carriers in our nation’s history.  Included in the Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame are Martin Luther King Jr., Warren Buffet and John Wayne. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Show your newspaper carrier a little extra appreciation.  A box of chocolates, a card or a simple “thank you” would make their day a little brighter.  Enjoy the ease that we have in being able to wake up, get our coffee and have a paper to read before getting out of our pajamas!  Use #NewspaperCarrierDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

While we were unable to identify the founder of National Newspaper Carrier Day, it does commemorate the day Flaherty landed the job and made it a success.

NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY

National Macadamia Nut Day is observed annually on September 4th.  Macadamia nuts, with their rich, buttery taste, are known by many to be one of the most delectable of all nuts. They originated in Australia and are named after physician and chemist, John Macadam, who encouraged the cultivation of the nuts in Australia.

Macadamia nuts are grown on trees resembling large evergreens and grow to 30 to 40 ft. high.  Although they are native to Australia, most of today’s world supply is grown in Hawaii.  They were first commercially grown there in 1921. A few other places, such as Indonesia, South Africa, Central America and California also cultivate some of these tasty nuts.

Macadamia nuts are delicious when eaten raw and also when used in baked goods, especially cookies! They are also known for their health benefits.  Like many nuts, macadamias are a rich source of energy, high in dietary fiber, gluten-free, high in mono-unsaturated fat, an excellent source of minerals and contain many important B-complex vitamins. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

So whether you want to indulge in a treat or reap some health benefits, celebrate by mixing up a batch of your own Macadamia Nut cookies! Use #MacadamiaNutDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Macadamia Nut Day.

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