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National S’mores Day on August 10th recognizes the most popular campfire treat! Millions of people of all ages love this gooey, toasted treat. 

S’mores consist of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.  Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores.”  It is unclear when the word “S’mores” became the more common name.

Today, many variations on the original s’more find their way around a campfire.

  • Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients.
  • Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar.
  • Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies.
  • Add banana slices. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSmoresDay

Try this S’more Bar recipe at home. Enjoy and share with your friends and family. However, if you think s’mores are too messy for you but enjoy the flavor, add the s’more ingredients to delicious desserts. Cakes, pies, dips, trifles also offer a terrific way to enjoy the taste of a s’more.

How many different ways can you make a s’more? Use #NationalSmoresDay to post on social media. 


National S’mores Day origins are currently unknown. 



On August 10th, National Lazy Day gives us permission to relax and kick back. So, we’re going to be a bit lazy here.

As you can see, there is not much information regarding this annually celebrated holiday as we do not feel like doing any research. Actually, we do not feel like doing anything at all. Consequently, we are in our hammocks with a couple of good books and glasses of lemonade and iced tea. Yes, it is a Lazy Day. We choose to be lazy rather than tell much more about this day.

Quote markYou can’t teach people to be lazy – they either have it, or they don’t. ~ Dagwood Bumstead

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLazyDay

Take this test to prepare yourself for the day. Lazy people fact #72432143726413424. If you were too lazy to read that number, you’re ready to celebrate this day.

The number one rule of any lazy day is if you can’t reach it, you don’t need it. Don’t break the rule.

We assigned an alternative word for lazy for the day. We call it very relaxed.

What is the official exercise of #NationalLazyDay? Diddly squats.

For some tips on how to enjoy a successful lazy day visit A Pint-Sized Life Blog. We were too lazy to give you our own list.


The creator and origin of #NationalLazyDay could not be found.

Have a great day!



National Shapewear Day on August 10th celebrates the history, current trends, and continued use and evolution of body shaping garments. The day recognizes what has been a long-standing important, and at times, essential, article of clothing building confidence and poise for centuries. 

History of Shapewear

The history of shapewear parallels the development of clothed civilization. As far back as Greek and Roman times, evidence exists from archaeological drawings depicting women in corset-like garments. However, during the 16th-century, corsets and shaping undergarments ascended to the status of required fashion. Then, royalty typically led the trends and the current style of the era. Many changes and shifts in clothing fashion accompanied the popular corset – perhaps the most recognizable item in a woman’s ensemble.

Modern Shapewear

Fast forward to the 21st century, and shapewear becomes barely recognizable. Once the constricting, cumbersome, and impractical garments worn by our predecessors, today’s shapewear has transformed. It meets the varied and sophisticated needs of modern society. And it is also created from some of the most advanced materials available. Today, makers construct shapewear out of breathable, flexible, and durable fabrics. Additionally, shapewear comes in almost any style and shapes imaginable. To that point, you can easily custom-fit shapewear to any wardrobe

Today’s versatile and practical shapewear smooths and supports. It also targets the most stubborn spots on the body. When men and women don business wear, formal attire, or even casual clothes with shapewear beneath, they share a more polished look to the world. The resulting confidence they exude does not go unnoticed. And you can thank their modern supporting shapers! Whatever the occasion, shapewear will have you covered.

HOW TO OBSERVE National Shapewear Day

Celebrate National Shapewear Day by wearing your favorite shaper. If you think shapewear is the uncomfortable and restrictive garment of the past, check out the latest styles. Times have most certainly changed. And shapewear is now one of the most versatile articles of clothing, making them suitable for use during all seasons and occasions.

Throughout the observance, share your shapewear experiences with others. And don’t forget to put your confident self forward!

Use #NationalShapewearDay to share on social media.


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The Pink Room founded National Shapewear Day in 2017 to celebrate and generate interest in the ongoing advancements, improvements, and benefits of foundation garments. Shapewear empowers people by making them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin with a little help from shapewear!

In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed annually on August 10th.

In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore, we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!



Woven into the fabric of this state’s historic landscape, we find revolutionaries, innovators, and philosophers. On August 10th, National Connecticut Day recognizes the contributions of the fifth state to join the United States of America.

Like other colonies of the region, the Dutch first explored and founded trading posts in Connecticut. In 1633, Puritans from Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement.  From the outset, the industry established a means to prosperity in the colony. Production of brass buttons and munitions placed the colony in a position to later supply the Revolutionary Army. The colonial governor of Connecticut, Jonathan Trumbull, was the only governor who supported independence.

All three Connecticut delegates to the first Continental Congress continued their representation of the colony at the Second Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence.

In fact, Roger Sherman is the only person to have signed the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Eliphalet Dyer served the state of Connecticut as chief justice after the revolution.

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788.

Silas Deane served as a spy during the war and was for a time branded a traitor along with another Connecticut native, Benedict Arnold. He died penniless, but decades later in 1840, his granddaughter would petition Congress to review his records. His name would be cleared.

Connecticut’s small but full landscape holds countless revolutionary stories and adventures along New England’s National Scenic Trail. Through every season and every era, there’s something for every generation to enjoy!

HOW TO OBSERVE National Connecticut Day

Explore all the adventures Connecticut has to offer with National Day Calendar and share your favorites by using #NationalConnecticutDay on social media.

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August 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes the chamber piece “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Serenade). As one of his most popular works, the composition wasn’t published until after his death.


The Paris museum now known as the Grand Louvre opened in the former royal palace.


Missouri, also known as the gateway to the West joins the Union as the 24th state.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with a paralytic illness at the family’s summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello. While doctors diagnosed the President with poliomyelitis, doctors today believe the cause of Roosevelt’s condition may have been a rare condition called Guillain–Barré syndrome.


President Coolidge dedicates Mount Rushmore in the South Dakota Black Hills.


The debut of Candid Camera brought humorous practical jokes played on unsuspecting everyday people to our living rooms.


Sunset Boulevard premiers at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The American film noir was directed by Billy Wilder and starred William Holden and Gloria Swanson.


The U.S. Treasury discontinues circulation of the $2. The design included the image of President Thomas Jefferson on one side and his Monticello estate on the other. In 1976, they reintroduced the bill as a Federal Reserve Note.


During the Perseid meteor shower, one fireball streaked across the sky during daylight hours. Visible from Utah to Canada, the fiery ball caused numerous calls to the FAA. It is the only known case of a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere and then leaving it again.


Michael Jackson completes the deal to purchase ATV Music, including the catalog of Beatles songs, for $47 million.


Magellan enters orbit around Venus and begins mapping its surface.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the oath of office becoming the 2nd woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.


The United Kingdom tops 100°F for the first time in recorded history.

Recipe Of The Day


Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped


In a medium saucepan, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.

Use over pasta, as a dipping sauce, in lasagna or use as a base for soups. This recipe can also be frozen for easy meal prep during the week.

Back to Appetizers.

August 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Henri Nestlé – 1814

As a pharmacist, Nestlé had the training and understanding to experiment with products. Before becoming a chocolatier, he created milk products for infants. Today, his brand is one of the most recognizable around the world.

Eliza Frances Andrews – 1840

As a Southern author who lived through the Civil War, Andrews offers a glimpse into the world of women in the south after the war. She also was a recognized botanist. Some of her books include A Family Secret, The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl and A Practical Course in Botany.

Hugo Eckner -1868

The pilot of the Graf Zeppelin, Eckener would set records around the world with the lighter-than-air ship.

Herbert Hoover – 1874

Serving as the 31st President of the United States, Hoover took office at the beginning of the Great Depression.

Jack Haley – 1898

Best known for his role as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Haley began his career as a vaudeville actor.

Leo Fender – 1909

The musical innovator, Leo Fender, didn’t even play guitar. However, his name and brand continue to influence the electric guitar world, today.

Buddy Lewis – 1916

Born John Kelly Lewis, he played for the Washington Senators for 14 years. The third baseman and right fielder made two All-Star appearances during his career.

Jimmy Dean – 1928

The talented country singer and actor would also launch a brand of sausage enjoyed by millions.

James Reynolds – 1946

Best known for his role as Abe Carver on Days of Our Lives. He was cast in the role in 1981 and has played it ever since.

Michael Gerard Bauer – 1955

Children and young adult author, Michael Gerard Bauer, began his career as a teacher. He published his first book, Running Man, in 2004.

Antonio Banderas – 1960

The Spanish actor made his American debut in the film The Mambo Kings in 1992. Since then his roles have brought him international attention.

Suzanne Collins – 1962

Best known for The Hunger Games series, the author began her career writing for children’s television.

Josh Gates – 1977

International globe trekker and television host of Expedition Unknown, Gates is also an author.

Wade Barrett – 1980

The English WWE wrestler was born Stuart Alexander Bennett. Following his 12-year wrestling career, Bennett went on to commentating.

Andrew Drummond – 1993

As a first-round draft pick for the Detroit Pistons in 2012, Drummond went on to play center for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

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