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SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 | NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY | NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY | RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY | NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY | NATIONAL TACKLE KIDS CANCER DAY | GREENPEACE DAY | NATIONAL CHEESE TOAST DAY | NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY | PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL CREME DE MENTHE DAY | NATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING DAY | NATIONAL FELT HAT DAY | BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB DAY FOR KIDS | NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

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NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY

On the third Saturday in September, National CleanUp Day encourages all of us to take action to make the entire country a better place to live. Just think, what if everyone just picked up one piece of litter?
From coast to coast, organizations and individuals alike join forces to clean up parks, trails, beaches, mountains, and open spaces.

Outdoor spaces that are free of trash and litter are a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Preservation of our forefathers’ legacy is up to all of us.

Litter, debris, and trash mar the beauty of our natural landscapes. National CleanUp Day puts litter in its place – in trash and recycle bins. National CleanUp Day provides an opportunity to make those messes right and give the landscape a fresh, clean sweep! Communities, corporations, civic organizations, parks and recreation departments and private citizens will all be uniting together to make National CleanUp Day a success.

By participating on this special day, you will be helping to send a message to your communities that you care about keeping our natural surrounding clean throughout the year. Won’t you join us to make your community beautiful?

HOW TO OBSERVE

Create a team or just bring a friend to remove litter from your favorite outdoor spaces. Spread the word! Join in and be part of the solution. Use #NationalCleanUpDay or #SeaToShiningSea to share on social media.

Be sure to Download the flyer at http://goo.gl/4pVdWM  to share with others and get the word out!

PARTNERS 
Earth Day Network
World CleanUp Day
Let’s Do It World, Estonia
Keep America Beautiful affiliates
United Nations Environmental Program
Bear Grylls Survival Challenge
YMCA
Adventure16
FlipRocks
Granite Gear

Email if interested in a corporate sponsorship: info@nationalcleanupday.org

HISTORY

National CleanUp Day was founded to celebrate the importance of uniting to care for our outdoor spaces and remove litter so our trails, parks, and community spaces remain pleasant and unmarred by waste.

Donations to National CleanUp Day may be tax deductible through our partnership with Clean Trails, a national 501(c)3 non-profit.

Social Media and Contact Us
www.NationalCleanUpDay.org
www.Facebook.com/nationalCleanUpDay
www.instagram.com/nationalCleanUpDay
www.twitter.com/nationalCleanUp

Phone: 720.985.8600
Email: info@nationalcleanupday.org

 

NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY

National Hug Your Boss Day is observed annually.  Some people like this day.  Others love it. Some are afraid of it. Then there are those who simply loathe it.  

Several factors determine personal feelings about this  National Day.  The frequency we see our bosses, or whether we work for a small or large company.  How long we have been at a job may influence our feelings as well.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go up to your boss and give him or her a BIG hug!  Use #HugYourBossDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

TipTopJob.com founded Hug Your Boss Day in 2008 to promote healthy workplace relationships.  

RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY

Responsible Dog Ownership Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in September.

If there is or soon will be a canine companion in your life, Responsible Dog Ownership Day encourages you to make a promise, not just to your loyal hound, but to all of those who may be affected by him. Dogs bring many benefits into our lives and to ensure they remain healthy, happy and safe; we need to be on the look out for their well-being and the well-being of those around them.  Many do not take into consideration all the care involved when taking in a canine companion.  Their size, energy, medical care, temperament, and many other needs are the dog owner’s responsibility.

HOW TO OBSERVE

For more information on responsible dog, ownership visit www.akc.org. Use #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The American Kennel Club promotes Responsible Dog Ownership Days across the country annually.  Since at least September 17, 2003, on the 119th anniversary of the AKC, Responsible Dog Ownership Day has been encouraging dog owners to be the most respectful, caring, and responsible companion to their canine they can be.

 NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY

One of America’s favorites, National Double Cheeseburger Day is observed annually on September 15th.

When one beef patty with cheese tastes so amazing, the only thing left to do is double it and give it a day to be celebrated.  Whether it’s grilled on the patio or enjoyed at the local burger joint, this is the National Day to celebrate and have one.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Grab a double cheeseburger and use #DoubleCheeseburgerDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to determine the origin of National Double Cheeseburger Day.

NATIONAL TACKLE KIDS CANCER DAY

National Tackle Kids Cancer Day is your chance to be part of the cure for pediatric cancer research. On September 15, join other Tackle Kids Cancer supporters and volunteer to rally our community and raise needed funds for pediatric cancer research. With only 4% of federal cancer dollars designated to pediatric cancer research, National Tackle Kids Cancer Day is our opportunity to let our voices be heard and help find a cure for pediatric cancer.

National Tackle Kids Cancer Day supports the innovative research and patient care programs at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center. CCI is pioneering over a dozen clinical trials to treat aggressive types of pediatric cancer. Most notably, our extensive pediatric neuro-oncology program is leading the way to establish new protocols in treating this dire diagnosis.  Additionally, Tackle Kids Cancer funds the Cure and Beyond Program – one of the handful survivorship programs for pediatric cancer survivors in the country.

On National Tackle Kids Cancer Day, let your support be heard! Gear up and help find a cure for pediatric cancer!

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are several ways to join the team. Donate! Support essential clinical care, unique support services, and groundbreaking cancer research needed to find a cure.

Get involved by organizing a fundraiser or volunteering for an event.

Use #TackleKidsCancerDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation founded National Tackle Kids Cancer Day to raise awareness about the need for more research and fundraising to find a cure for this horrific disease. Tackle Kids Cancer was formed nearly two years ago, and since its inception in September 2015, it has raised $4.5 million from nearly 7,000 supporters for pediatric cancer research occurring at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center. As one of the fastest growing philanthropies in the country, Tackle Kids Cancer has supporters from all 50 states and over a dozen countries.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Tackle Kids Cancer Day to be annually observed starting in 2017.

GREENPEACE DAY

Greenpeace Day is observed on September 15.  

Founded in 1971 by 17 activists protesting nuclear testing off the shores of Alaska, Greenpeace now boasts a worldwide membership. Taking on environmental issues and raising awareness, their campaigns continually strive to support and preserve the Earth.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #GreenpeaceDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Greenpeace was founded on September 15, 1971, when 17 activists set sail on the Phyllis Cormack in hopes of stopping the nuclear testing about to take place off the shores of Alaska. While the testing proceeded, the protest set in motion a movement still growing today.  In honor of Greenpeace, Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson proclaimed Greenpeace Day in 2011.

NATIONAL CHEESE TOAST DAY

National Cheese Toast Day is observed annually on September 15.  This is a day to enjoy the cheesy goodness of this classic dish.

Cheese toast is a delicious thick slice of bread spread with butter and cheese, then toasted until it is browned and crispy.  It was created by Del Johnson of Los Angeles in 1958 when he opened his first Sizzler restaurant.  It was an instant success and although the recipe has changed a bit over the years, the concept of Cheese Toast has been around for more than five decades.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go to Sizzler for lunch or dinner or try your hand at making Cheese Toast at home if you don’t have a Sizzler near you.  Take photos and post them on social media using #CheeseToastDay

HISTORY

National Cheese Toast Day was submitted by Sizzler USA in July of 2015.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Cheese Toast Day to be celebrated on September 15.

NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY

Observed annually on September 15th, National Linguine Day is a favorite of young and old alike.  

From the Liguria region of Italy, linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. Made from durum semolina flour, linguine is one of the world’s oldest kinds of pasta. Fettuccine and linguine developed around 400 years ago.  While both are thin, flat noodles, linguine is more narrow and elliptical in shape causing it to be a more delicate pasta.  As a result, linguine is paired with thinner, lighter sauces.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy these delicious linguine recipes and use #NationalLinguineDay to post on social media.

Linguine with Clam Sauce
Chicken and Onions Over Linguine

HISTORY

The origins of National Linguine Day have not been determined.

PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in September.

Dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and ending puppy mills, this day helps to spread the word about puppy mills.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #PuppyMillAwarenessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Puppy Mill Project formed the initiative for a Puppy Mill Awareness Day to spread awareness and educate the public to help end puppy mills.

NATIONAL CREME DE MENTHE DAY

National Crème de Menthe Day is observed annually on September 15th.

We often have pharmacists and scientists to thank for many of the liqueurs we enjoy today. That’s because many of them began as tonics and cure-alls. Crème de menthe falls into this category as well. French pharmacist, Emile Giffard, studied the cooling and digestive properties of mint. His research led him to a recipe for crème de menthe.

Crème de menthe (mint cream) is sweet and is primarily derived from Corsican mint.  It is available commercially in a colorless (called “white”) and a green version. The green crème de menthe obtains its color either from the mint leaves or (when an extract is used) from the addition of coloring.  Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.

The traditional formula involves steeping dried peppermint or Corsican mint leaves in grain alcohol for several weeks (creating a naturally green color), followed by filtration and the addition of sugar.

Crème de menthe is used as an ingredient in several cocktails, such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger. Because of mint’s digestive qualities, crème de menthe served is often as an after-dinner drink. Also popular in the kitchen, it is used in many recipes as a flavoring. To make a chilly adult milk shake mix crème de menthe with ice cream.  Chopped pecans or shaved chocolate can be added as a garnish.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #CremeDeMentheDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to determine the origin of National Crème de Menthe Day.

NATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING DAY

On September 15th, National Online Learning Day recognizes the advantages and vast potential of online learning and the accomplishments of these students everywhere.

Whether you’ve ever taken an online course, attended an online school, used online educational resources at a traditional brick and mortar school, taught an online class, or have a child or friend who’s an online student, this day is for you!  National Online Learning Day recognizes the students and their supporters. It’s an opportunity to showcase how online learning has helped people accomplish their goals and dreams and check things off their bucket list!

Alexandra is excelling at school and her self-esteem is sky high. She believes in herself as a student and can be herself. We also love online learning for the rigorous curriculum and we know that Alexandra will be prepared for her future and career. ~ Emerald Zeitz – parent of an online student

Evolving online technology is making education more manageable and convenient for every generation. Every day, students are earning high school diplomas, certificates, college degrees, and credits online. National Online Learning Day brings national recognition to these students. And online schooling continues to grow and provide new resources and support to students.

National Online Learning Day is about students learning, educators teaching, and family members supporting this type of education. With your selfies and other photos, the goal is to cultivate blended and online learning and recognize the student possibilities available with this type of education. Become part of the national online community on Online Learning Day! The power of technology has knocked down barriers and built bridges in education. With online learning, adult students can balance working with furthering their education and today’s youth can receive an individualized education and learning environment.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Show your support for online students everywhere by participating in National Online Learning Day! If you’re an online student or educator, know that your academic achievements have made this celebration possible. On September 15th share what online learning has taught you. On your existing social media channels using #OnlineLearningDay and this statement, “Online Learning has taught me to _______!” Fill in the blank and then tag three friends to continue the celebration. (Students please note, you must be over the age of 13 and have your parents’ permission.)

Join the conversation on Facebook, Facebook Event, Twitter, and Instagram.

HISTORY

National Online Learning Day was founded to recognize the online education community with an official day focusing on the significant achievements made through online schooling and the students attending.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved National Online Learning Day in July of 2016.

 NATIONAL FELT HAT DAY

National Felt Hat Day is observed annually on September 15th.

Historically, men and women wore hats not just as protection from the elements, but also as status symbols.  Warmer felt hats were donned this time of year, replacing the lighter, cooler straw hats. Etiquette dictated what hats were worn for which occasion. Donning and doffing the hat (mostly required for men) was a good behavior learned at an early age.

Primarily made from wool, felt can also be made from the fur of other animals such as rabbit and beaver. Beaver was popular during the 16th and 17th centuries, but over trapping depleted the population.

The phrase “a mad as a hatter” comes from the use of mercury nitrate in haberdasheries in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Over time, daily exposure to this metal caused these tradesmen to develop dementia, tics and other symptoms causing people to believe they had gone mad.

Over the centuries, many styles of felt hats have made their debut.  We can identify an era by many of them.  The Quaker will quickly be identified by its buckle, and the stovepipe reminds most Americans of one of its most beloved presidents.  Others have odd names such as pork pie, bowler and stingy brim.

HOW TO OBSERVE

When you celebrate National Felt Hat Day, be sure to test out other styles.  You might just find out the Fanchon, flower pot, Reubens, Fedora, or a Panama is really your style instead. Use #NationalFeltHatDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to determine the origin of National Felt Hat Day.

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB DAY FOR KIDS

Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids is observed annually on the third Saturday in September.

Dedicate this Saturday to celebrating children.  Spend the involved in meaningful activities, celebrating the wonderment of childhood.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Find and register events at Day for Kids. Use #BoysAndGirlsClubDayForKids to post on social media.

HISTORY

The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of America is working to establish a day in The United States dedicated to just kids.  Visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day website to join the initiative.

NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

National Gymnastics Day is annually observed on the third Saturday in September.

This classical sport has been in existence since the 5th century B.C. The Greeks developed the practice to strengthen warriors skills for battle.  Focusing on all the necessary physical traits for hand to hand combat, gymnastics improves strength, dexterity and concentration.
Many of the events first exhibited during the Greek Olympics are a part of competition in the modern Olympics today.
The “father of modern gymnastics” is Friedrich Ludwig Jahn of Germany.  In the 1700s he developed many of the events that leave the audiences gasping in awe such as the parallel bars, balance beam and jumping events.
Both an individual and team sport, gymnastics competitions are found all over the world at many age and skill levels.  Those competing at the Olympic level and beyond train several hours daily and start at a young age.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalGymnasticsDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Gymnastics Day began in 1998 as a way to encourage gymnasts and bring awareness about the sport.

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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