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APRIL 20, 2019 | NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY | NATIONAL LIMA BEAN RESPECT DAY | NATIONAL CHEDDAR FRIES DAY | NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY | NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY

NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY – April 20
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NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY

National Look Alike Day is observed annually on April 20th.  This day was created as a fun day to look like another person.  Do you already look like someone?  We often hear the words, “You remind me of someone,” or “You look just like so and so.”  If so,  then you are one step ahead of the game.  One of the most famous “look-alikes”  is Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock-N-Roll.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate National Look Alike Day by picking someone you will see today or select a celebrity and dress up like them. Fix your hair like their’s and talk like them all day long!  Have fun with National Look Alike Day and post your pictures on Social Media using #NationalLookALikeDay.

HISTORY

National Look Alike Day was created by feature television reporter, Jack Etzel, in the 1980s.  He was in downtown Pittsburgh with photographer Rick Minutello, desperately looking for a light feature for the news.  Rick said, “This guy coming toward us looks like Humphrey Bogart.”  He did, cigarette and all.  Jack said, “Let’s talk to him.  I’ll ask him who people think he looks like.”  They spent a couple of hours asking others the same question.  The next day Etzel got in touch with the Chase Calendar of Events people and proclaimed Look Alike Day so that they could depend on that same funny story for the next ten years.

(History as told by Jack Etzel in correspondence to National Day Calendar® in July 2014.)

National Lima Bean Respect Day - April 20
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NATIONAL LIMA BEAN RESPECT DAY

National Lima Bean Respect Day is observed on April 20.  Lima beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Lima beans can increase energy levels by helping to restore more iron.  Most of us have tried lima beans as a child and didn’t like them.  It’s time to give them a second chance as adults.  They are delicious in soups, stews, salads, casseroles, by themselves or mixed with other vegetables.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy lima beans with any of your meals as a way to celebrate the day.  Share your thoughts about lima beans using #LimaBeanRespectDay on Social Media.

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Lima Bean Respect Day.

NATIONAL CHEDDAR FRIES DAY – APRIL 20
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NATIONAL CHEDDAR FRIES DAY

National Cheddar Fries Day is observed annually on April 20. This is a day to indulge and enjoy some delicious cheddar fries. 

Who can resist crispy, golden french fries topped with aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese? Add some chives, bacon or jalapenos and you have a culinary delight that will satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go out for lunch with a friend and enjoy some cheddar fries. Post photos on social media using #NationalCheddarFriesDay or #CheddarFriesNation.

HISTORY

National Cheddar Fries Day was submitted by Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar and declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar®.

Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar is the home of the original cheddar fries, which were created at the restaurant’s first location in 1978.  A staple at one of Dallas’ most iconic dining institutions, every order of Snuffer’s cheddar fries consists of golden, hand-cut Idaho potato fries and layers of freshly grated, aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Made-to-order, these sinfully tasty and legendary fries come dressed with chives, bacon or jalapenos and have been a habit that’s too good to kick for 40 years and counting.

NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY – April 20
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NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY

National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is observed annually on April 20th. Americans have been enjoying this springtime cake since the early 1900s when many cakes were made in cast iron skillets.

To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, line the bottom of a cake pan with pineapple rings. A cherry is then placed in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture.  Cake batter is then poured over the pineapples and baked.  When the cake is done, it is turned upside down onto a platter before serving, revealing a delightful and delicious masterpiece.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy this delicious Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe.  

Use #PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay and share your pictures of your cake on Social Media.

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.

NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY – Third Saturday in April
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NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY

Going once! Going twice! SOLD!!

National Auctioneers Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in April. According to the National Auctioneers Association, it is estimated nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and services are sold by professional auctioneer’s each year.  

A sales method over 2,000 years old, the rhythmic cadence used in The United States is uniquely American.  Thought to have developed during the Civil War, the rapidly punctuated chatter of these auctioneers not only get the job done but make it entertaining as well.  

Auctioneers provide a service to both the buyer and the seller.  They must maintain high standards to stay competitive.

Across the country, there are a variety of auctions from livestock and art sales to automobile and surplus auctions.  Left the imagination, just about anything can be put up for auction.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Auctioneers Day take part in the National Auctioneers Foundation’s annual National Auctioneers Day drive or simply share your thoughts about auctioneers using #NationalAuctioneersDay on Social Media.

HISTORY

While the founder of National Auctioneer Day is unknown, according to National Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneers Day has been celebrated for over 25 years.  For more information on auctioneering visit (http://www.auctioneers.org/). 

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