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AUGUST 1, 2018 | NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY | NATIONAL START UP DAY | RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY | NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY | NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY

NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY – AUGUST 1

National Girlfriends Day – August 1. Because girlfriends get together around the United States and celebrate their special bond of friendship. 

Girlfriends can often be our sisters or mothers, classmates or co-workers. These dearest friends who are here for us.  They enjoy spending time together, laughing and sharing secrets.  They seek us out in times of need, and we seek each other out in times of celebration. When it’s time for a glass of wine or a long walk, girlfriends are there.   

Friendship is one of the most special connections in life. 

Whether we have one or many, girlfriends make life better, fuller and complete.  National Girlfriends Day celebrates the unlimited ways life is better with our girlfriends in it. 

Be sure these relationships don’t become neglected. Send a note. Write a card. Make that phone call. However you do, reach out often to stay in touch.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Today, let your gal pals know just how much they mean to you and how special they are in your life. Go out for lunch or a drink with a friend. Post on social media using #NationalGirlfriendsDay.

HISTORY

National Girlfriends Day was created by the social networking site Sister Woman.

Startup Day Across America - Changes Annually
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NATIONAL START UP DAY – CHANGES ANNUALLY

Around the country, Start Up Day Across America creates a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with their lawmakers. For the purpose of expressing concerns, needs and struggles with making a new business flourish.

Startup Day recognizes the ingenuity, creativity and passion small businesses put into new ventures every day. As such, this day is designed to connect idea makers and job creators with policy makers. With the goal to promote small business start-ups.

Now, every year, representatives from Congress return to their districts to listen and support their small business, startups and new entrepreneurs where the ideas are developed, in their districts.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join with Congressional leaders on Startup Day Across America. Share your ideas and be a part of the experience. Use #StartupDay to share on social media.

Be sure to take a moment to learn more about Small Business Week and how these businesses make a difference in communities.

HISTORY

In 2013, Representatives Jared Polis and Darrell Issa founded Startup Day Across America. Because opening a channel of discussion between small business owners and their representatives is key. The idea is to illustrate to policy makers the difficulties they face.

RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY – August 1 In an effort to “make our families become united and strong by recognizing the leadership roles parents have, and to reinstate the respect for parents that was evident in the past,” Respect for Parents Day was born.   These are the words of Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster, CA as she created Respect for Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st.

This day was created as a reminder that parents deserve and require respect and for all to consider the value that parents have in society. This isn’t limited to children only. Those who hold power over families must likewise respect the parent.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make sure you are respectful to your parents. Post on social media using #RespectForParentsDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster, CA created Respect For Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st.   You can sign the proclamation written by Mrs. Dalrymple at Respect for Parents Day.

NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY – AUGUST 1

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 1.  Themed with other raspberry holidays in this same time period.  Raspberries are most plentiful this time of year.

Raspberries are edible. Because they are fruit of the plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family.  The name ‘Raspberry’ also applies to the plants themselves. Check out these other facts about these delicious berries…

  • Raspberries are woody stemmed perennials.
  • The berries are widely grown in all temperate regions of the World.
  • Raspberries are a very important commercial fruit crop.
  • At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop, however with new technology, cultivars and transportation,
    they can now be obtained year-round.
  • Did you know, an  individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
  • An individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets.
  • One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year.
  • A raspberry has a hollow core once it is removed from the receptacle.
  • Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
  • Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, be sure to enjoy these Raspberry Cream Pie recipes.

Also, post on social media using #RaspberryCreamPieDay while encouraging others to join in.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raspberry Cream Pie Day.

NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY

As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, National Minority Donor Awareness Day is celebrated on August 1.

Created to increase awareness of the need, especially among minorities, for more organ, eye and tissue donors.  Because this is a time to honor minorities who have donated and to encourage others to register as donors.  However, people are also encouraged to practice good health habits. In order to take better care of themselves in an attempt to reduce the number needing transplants.

Facilities take into consideration several factors when matching donors to recipients. Blood type is the most critical component. Ethnic similarities often have similar blood types increasing success rates when paired between members of the same ethnic/racial group. It’s necessary to know organ donation isn’t based on race or ethnicity. Anyone can donate because all organs can save a life.

For more information, see: http://organdonor.gov/awarenessweek/awarenessweek.html

HOW TO OBSERVE

Post on social media using #MinorityDonorAwarenessDay.

HISTORY

The origins of National Minority Donor Awareness Day are linked to the week observation for the same cause.

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.
 
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