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APRIL 22, 2019 | NATIONAL EARTH DAY | NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY | NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER’S DAY

National Earth Day - April 22
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NATIONAL EARTH DAY

National Earth Day is observed each year on April 22.  

National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth.   

HOW TO OBSERVED

Celebrate National Earth Day by getting engaged in Earth Day activities in your area. Share your Earth Day experiences using #EarthDay on Social Media.

There are numerous green campaigns around the globe.  Check out One Square Inch of Silencewhich was founded on Earth Day in 2005 to find out how you can participate in expanding naturally silent spaces around the globe.

HISTORY

The concept of Earth Day was established in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.   On March 21, 1970, a sanctioned Proclamation was signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations.  On April 22, 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. National Earth Day is not considered a national holiday. However, we encourage you to learn more about this important day at http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement.  HAPPY EARTH DAY!

NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY – April 22
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NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY

National Jelly Bean Day is observed each year on April 22.  

While candies made in a similar manner existed before the jelly bean, Boston confectioner William Schrafft made them popular during the Civil War.  With their firm exterior, jelly beans were the first candies to be sold by the pound. Schrafft encouraged his customers to send them to Union soldiers.

During the 1930s, jelly beans became closely associated with the Easter holiday but are now enjoyed year round.  Jelly Beans were Ronald Reagan’s favorite treat.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a handful of your favorite jelly bean flavor and share on Social Media using #NationalJellyBeanDay.

HISTORY

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

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER’S DAY – April 22
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NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER’S DAY

April 22 is designated as National Girl Scout Leader’s Day.  Girl Scout volunteer leaders have been positively impacting girls lives since the beginning of Girl Scouting in 1912.  These leaders are often beacons for girls as they approach womanhood.  They provide a foundation of confidence, experience, respect and courage that stays with a young woman throughout her lifetime.   

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate National Girl Scout Leader’s Day by thanking a volunteer for their hard work and dedication to the Girl Scout program.  Use #GirlScoutLeadersDay on Social Media to say thanks!

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Girl Scouts Leader’s Day.

For more information regarding Girl Scout visit http://www.girlscouts.org/

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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