NATIONAL BEER DAY
National Beer Day on April 7th annually, recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It is also recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Perhaps there’s a porter or a Belgian in your glass. Whether yours is fermented or not, dark or pale, hoppy, bitter, smooth, raise your mug. Lift it high among friends around the world, thanking those who work brewing delicious beer in your local area. And besides, beer lovers have more selection than ever before. The craft beer industry continues to challenge the classics, providing a wide variety of choices. Thanks to these opportunities, new beer drinkers are joining the club every day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBeerDay
Grab a beer and spend some time with friends. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.) Celebrate with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale. Use #NationalBeerDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BEER DAY HISTORY
On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.
Our research found this day was created as National Beer Day by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. April 7th corresponds with the date the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law and became active. In 2009, Smith and Connolly created a National Beer Day Facebook page. From this page, they invited friends to join, and word spread to many sources.
NATIONAL NO HOUSEWORK DAY
National No Housework Day directs us to put down the cleaning solution and toss aside the laundry. For one day each year on April 7th, the housework can wait.
Take a break from the sweeping, dusting and dishes. Dirty windows? They will wait one more day. The vacuum will remain banished to the closet. And mopping? Well, tomorrow it’s a date.
While we don’t have to overlook the obvious necessary sanitary needs, we can leave a few dishes in the sink for the day. If the toys are scattered, leave them. Books cluttering the table? They can stay, too. Those chores you dread the most? Postponed for 24 hours. All general spring cleaning is delayed, too. Have closets been calling your name and begging, “Clean me!”? Ignore the voices. Do your cupboards need organizing? Hit the pause button on those, too.
All regularly scheduled housework resumes on April 8th.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNoHouseworkDay
Leave the housework. Pick up a good book for the day. Play board games with the kids. Watch a good movie or two. Binge-watch a television serious you’ve been saving to see. Play your favorite musical instrument. Teach someone to paint.
Families, break out the Legos and give this Bingo Building Block game a try. Download and print the cards. You will need to cut them apart. There are 6 cards. You’ll need the bricks listed at the top of the card in red, yellow, green, and blue plus one Lego person per player plus a set for the caller. It should keep you away from housework for a while.
Share how you’re celebrating the day using #NationalNoHouseworkDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL NO HOUSEWORK DAY HISTORY
Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com created National No Housework Day.
NATIONAL GIRL, ME TOO DAY
National Girl, Me Too Day on April 7th recognizes the strength and endurance of women of all ages and is an opportunity to show support for each other.
Take a moment to look at the women around us. Neighbors, shopkeepers, sisters, even strangers. If you ask any one of them a single thing they have had to overcome, many could respond, “Girl, me too.”
National Girl, Me Too Day is striving to break down divisions among women of all walks of life. The day reminds each woman they have all carried similar burdens and struggles. By lifting each other up, we help to mend the past and make a better future for our children.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGirlMeTooDay
Celebrate National Girl, Me Too Day by giving a greeting card of encouragement to a woman you don’t know or don’t usually associate with. Encourage other women in their endeavors. Build them up for challenges ahead. Visit girlmetoo.com for more information. Use #NationalGirlMeTooDay and #GirlMeToo to share on social media.
NATIONAL GIRL ME TOO DAY HISTORY
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Girl, Me Too Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.
ABOUT GIRL ME TOO™
GIRL, ME TOO! was established to promote the healing, empowerment, and education of women and young ladies while encouraging healthy relationships amongst all women. GIRL, ME TOO was developed during the personal struggle of two women looking at life through each other’s eyes. This experience sparked a movement seeking to change the way we, as a female gender, respond to certain situations as well as how we interact with one another.
We are dedicated to helping our sisters heal from the pain of the past while providing the tools needed to empower the future. Poetry has been a mighty vessel in our growth. It allows women from all walks of life to come together. They join in the arts, mentoring, public speaking, and education to give a voice to our situations. Each time you hear Girl, Me Too, you know you are not alone. Remember, “Divided we stand strong because we have no choice, but standing together, we have the power to change the world.”
The mission of GIRL, ME TOO! ™ is to achieve relationship stability amongst all women, by offering a gateway to heal from past pains, hurts, and fears. Our healing will help provide the tools needed to view life through the other person’s eyes, which can bring forth understanding instead of judgment. This awareness will birth to empowerment and unity across a nation. GIRL, ME TOO! ™ is dedicated to being the change we want to see through education, philanthropy, volunteerism, and sustainability. Say it with me “I’m designed for greatness” GIRL, ME TOO! ™ You can check out our website at girlmetoo.com.
SAAM DAY OF ACTION
Each year on the First Tuesday in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Nationally recognized in the United States and observed annually as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), SAAM Day of Action provides tools and resources throughout the campaign.
The day aims to stop sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before they happen through education. Teaching about consent and understanding boundaries is important, but requires a societal change, too. Currently, the stigma of sexual assault rests with the victims. Until that view changes, sexual assault will continue to go unpunished.
Through social media campaigns, events and more, the day promotes valuable resources to help change the societal view. The day also provides ways to support victims throughout the month and beyond.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SAAMDayOfAction
Use #SAAMDayOfAction to post on social media.
SASM DAY OF ACTION HISTORY
Since 2004, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center has promoted a day dedicated to ending sexual violence against women. Their campaign is ongoing. For more information visit www.nsvrc.org
NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY
National Coffee Cake Day is observed each year on April 7.
Coffee cake is a cake that is intended to be eaten while enjoying a cup of coffee, maybe for breakfast or during a coffee break. One may choose to serve this cake to guests around their coffee table.
The coffee cake itself does not contain any coffee. They are usually single-layer cakes made in square, rectangle or ring-shaped pans. Coffee cakes are often flavored with cinnamon or other spices, seeds, nuts and fruits, such as blueberries or apples. Typically they have a crumb topping or a glaze drizzle.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCoffeeCakeDay
There are several ways to celebrate. Of course, the first way is to bake up your favorite coffee cake. Another way is to order from the local bakery. Give them a shoutout, too! Let them know how much you appreciate their baked goods, especially their coffee cake.
Enjoy this delicious Amaretto Cherry Coffee Cake recipe.
Use #NationalCoffeeCakeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this delicious food holiday.
Recipe of the Day
COFFEE STEAK MARINADE
Prep: 5 minutes + marinade time of 1-2 hours
Cook: 6-12 minutes
Total Prep: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
3/4 cup strong coffee
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 clove minced garlic
Mix ingredients together and marinate steaks for 1-2 hours. Grill as desired.
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