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AUGUST 21, 2019 | NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY | NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY | BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT DAY | CONGRESSIONAL STARTUP DAY

National Senior Citizens Day - August 21

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives. 

According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. By 2060, that number will nearly double. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but they understand first hand the benefits and the drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today. 

Quote markBy the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it. ~ George Burns

Our senior citizens are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. The encourages supporting senior citizen to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #SeniorCitizensDay

Spend time with the senior citizens you know.  Let them know they are appreciated and loved.  It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today. 

If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.

Use #SeniorCitizensDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY HISTORY

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day.  

National Spumoni Day - August 21

NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY

National Spumoni Day on August 21st celebrates a delicious frozen treat which hails from southern Italy. 

Traditionally, three molded layers of flavored gelato create a unique dessert. The creamy creation often includes candied fruits and nuts in two layers and with a third chocolate layer.

According to a Chicago Tribune article from 04 July 1979, a “genuine spumoni” recipe was brought to the United States from Nola, Italy in 1905. Salvatore Lezza started a bakery in Chicago along with his wife, Lucia.

Their traditional recipe called for three layers of semifreddo – an almond layer, semisweet chocolate, and stracciatella. Stracciatella is a type of gelato with irregular bits of chocolate in it.

Quote markI go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. ~ Wendy Liebman

However, around the United States, most spumoni will include a cherry layer with cherry bits, a layer of pistachio ice cream and a layer of chocolate. Other varieties include hazelnut, vanilla, strawberry, pineapple, to name a few. 

Serving spumoni sliced highlights its beautiful layers and is considered traditional. Although, the ice cream lends itself to being scooped, too. When first seeing spumoni, it looks a lot like Neapolitan. Minus the added fruits and nuts, the two ice creams are very similar. In fact, spumoni inspired the Neapolitan. It also inspired cakes, cookies, and other recipes as well. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSpumoniDay

Many ice cream parlors offer their own version of spumoni. Order up a slice! Or, try making your own. Enjoy this Spumoni recipe and try it with this Italian Spumoni Cupcake recipe.  Use #NationalSpumoniDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Spumoni Day.

National Brazilian Blowout Day - August 21

 

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT DAY

Brazilian Blowout Day is observed annually on August 21.

While summer weather is celebrated for its beach trips, vacation, barbecues, and a carefree attitude; it can also be a hair nightmare! With humidity at an all-time high, frizzy hair is in full effect across the nation. Therefore, on August 21st we celebrate National Brazilian Blowout Day, a way to calm your tresses and embrace your most beautiful self.

Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, the Brazilian Blowout treatment actually improves the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. So those with Brazilian Blowouts don’t have to fear the summer humidity and can feel confident in their look.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit a certified salon in your neighborhood to beat the weather and humidity. To find a salon: http://www.brazilianblowout.com/salon-search

Use #BrazilianBlowoutDay to post on social media.

HISTORY.

Proclaimed by the registrar at National Day Calendar in August 2014.

Congressional Startup Day- Changes Annually

CONGRESSIONAL STARTUP DAY

Around the country, Congressional Startup Day creates a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with their lawmakers. The day is designed for startups to express concerns.

Every small business owner aims for a flourishing business. Sometimes the struggles they face require a change in policy. When the opportunity arises to explain the issues and barriers, most startups jump at the chance. Congressional Startup Day provides that opening.

The day includes a week’s worth of events in each district. Each year, representatives from Congress return to their districts. They listen to and support their small business, startups, and new entrepreneurs. Most importantly, business owners share their ideas where they developed them – in their districts. As a result, they demonstrate the impact they have on the communities in their communities. And, policymakers get a first-hand look at the benefits and concerns, too.

While the day strives to find solutions to obstacles facing startups it does more. It also recognizes the ingenuity, creativity, and passion of startups. Small businesses provide immense value to each state’s economy. Without them, many communities would struggle.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CongressionalStartupDay

Join with Congressional leaders throughout the week. Check with your Congressional representation to see what events they are offering in your state. Share your ideas and be a part of the experience. Use #StartupsEverywhere and #CongressionalStartupWeek to share on social media.

Be sure to take a moment to learn more about Small Business Week and engine.is/congressional-startup-day.

CONGRESSIONAL STARTUP DAY HISTORY

In 2013, Representatives Jared Polis and Darrell Issa founded Startup Day Across America. Their goal focuses on opening vital channels of discussion between small business owners and their representatives. The idea illustrates to policymakers the difficulties they face.

In 2018, the event expanded to Startup Week Across America providing more opportunity for business owners and representatives to develop policy. As a result, more time allowed significant strides toward improved business relationships.

Startup Week Across America continued to evolve when, in 2019, it became Congressional Startup Day with week-long events focused on startups and their needs.

Recipe of the Day

Peach Cobbler
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  40 minutes
Total Prep:  50 minutes
Serves 9

NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY – April 13

Ingredients:

5 peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Batter:

6 Tablespoons melted butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup milk

ground cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Place melted butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and set aside.

Cook sliced peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add milk until just combined.

Spoon mixture over the butter in the baking dish into an even layer.

Add peaches and juice.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 38-40 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

About National Day Calendar

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