Author: jillmagnus

Proclamation – NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY

The registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the 15th day of March, of each year, as National Shoe The World Day.  Each day over 500 million children, teens and adults around the world do not have a pair of shoe to wear and despite the terrain and the climate, they have to walk barefoot everywhere. It is a struggle each day that we cannot begin to imagine.  Having to live a daily life without protection on your feet can lead to a lifetime of problems including; pain, injury, cuts, sores, infections, parasites, banning from schools and other places and etc. It is sad to say that we will call this lucky, but there are a few that are lucky enough to have one pair of shoes even though they are much too big for them.  This way, their shoes will last for many years, as they grow, and they are only allowed to be worn for very special occasions.  In other cases, they may have one pair of shoes that are too small and tight for them (they will make them work), but to have a pair at all is a luxury.  National Shoe The World Day is a day created to bring awareness, to everyone across the nation, of the incredible need to help those people around the world that do not have shoes to wear and to...

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SEPTEMBER 19 – NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY

NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY Today gives us a reason to celebrate, by eating a delicious dessert, as it is National Butterscotch Pudding Day.  This food holiday is recognized each year on September 19. The primary ingredients in the making of butterscotch are brown sugar and butter however, corn syrup, vanilla and salt are also sometimes used.  In an 1848 newspaper, according to “Housewife’s Corner” and Masluk Cream Co., the real recipe for “making Doncaster butterscotch is one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter of a pound of treacle, boiled together”. Butterscotch is often used as a flavor for items such as sauces and puddings and butterscotch pudding is what today is all about. CELEBRATE NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY BY TRYING THE FOLLOWING “TRIED AND TRUE” RECIPE: Creamy Butterscotch Pudding Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups fat-free milk 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and egg yolks; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour into four individual dessert dishes....

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JUNE 15, 2013 – NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY – NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY June 15 celebrates National Smile Power Day.  Today is a day, for everyone,  to share the power of the smile. There are many people that do not realize how much power and magic is in a smile.  A smile can be as simple as a silent hello to those that you pass by.  A true smile also offers acceptance, encouragement and appreciation as well as helping to calm one’s anxieties, fear,  nervousness and etc..  A smile lets someone know that you care. When you smile at someone, you are telling them that they are valued and worth the smile that you just gavin them.  Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders. “Do not let the world change your smile………..Let your smile, change the world!” (author unknown) Research has proven that smiling really does increase attractiveness and likability between humans.  Smiling creates a greater trust and increased interpersonal cooperation.  Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time, it will make you feel good.   Smiling (even if you do not feel like it) will lift your mood and can make you a  happier person. NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY HISTORY Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Smile Power Day, an “unofficial” National holiday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY Each year on...

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JUNE 14, 2013 – NATIONAL FLAG DAY – NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY

NATIONAL FLAG DAY        National Flag Day is celebrated annually in the United States on June 14.  This day commemorates adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Our independence and unity as a nation is represented by our flag.  The flag has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly. Betsy Ross is given credit, by many, for  creating the first American flag.  Since 1977, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times.  For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4.  President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959. Seventeen year old Robert G. Heft of Ohio is credited with designing the 50 star American flag.  Of the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower,  his was chosen. Many people have died protecting our country.  Today, on National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly.  NATIONAL FLAG DAY HISTORY On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated that he selected this day because “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress...

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JUNE 13, 2013 – NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS DAY – NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY – NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY – NATIONAL KITCHEN KLUTZES OF AMERICA DAY

  NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS DAY Always on the first day of National Nursing Assistants Week, it is National Career Nurse Assistants Day.  This day is set aside to recognize the nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others for 5 to as many as 58 years. Nursing assistants many times work in hospitals and nursing homes performing everyday living tasks for the elderly, chronically ill or rehabilitation patients who cannot care for themselves.  A more in-depth training and qualification that covers a wider scope of responsibility is indicated by government certification.  The state distributes these certification exams and the classes to study for them are offered by the American Red Cross as well as other providers. On this day, we want to THANK these people for the wonderful job that they do and the very special care that they give to those in need.  NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS DAY HISTORY National Career Nurse Assistants Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, is sponsored by the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY Celebrated annually on June 13, it is National Sewing Machine Day.   This day honors the invention of the sewing machine.  It is hard to imagine having to sew things together by hand….. stitch by stitch. Skilled cabinet maker and English inventor, Thomas Saint, received the first patent for a design...

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