Category: April 24

  • NATIONAL BUCKET LIST DAY | April 24

    NATIONAL BUCKET LIST DAY

    April 24 celebrates National Bucket List Day to remind us it’s never too late to set new goals, go on a dream vacation, and inspire people around you to enjoy life to the fullest.

    #NATIONALBUCKETLISTDAY

    By definition, a bucket list is a list of things a person would like to do, but has never experienced before. Some people refer to them as milestones, while other people refer to them as goals. Whatever you call them, a bucket list is a list of things a person would like to accomplish before they die.

    What Is A Bucket List?

    A bucket list is the list you create to make the most out of life. It is a list of goals, dreams, and aspirations you would like to accomplish before you pass away. The basic meaning of a bucket list is to keep track of your goals by making yourself accountable to achieve all you want in life. The purpose of a bucket list is to encourage ourselves to accomplish goals within in a specific timeframe.

    Our time on earth is short. Very few of us pause to think about how we spend what time we have. Creating a bucket list can help you live your life to the fullest. It also gives you the opportunity to appreciate the life you have and reflect on the good things to come.

    Bucket List Ideas

    A bucket list can be anything you want it to be. Your bucket list should reflect your interests. In fact, we’re guessing there are no two lists alike. If you are a simple person, create a bucket list that reflects the simple pleasures in life. If you gravitate towards extravagant things or love to travel, your list will more than likely consist of ideas that require more of a financial investment.

    Simple Bucket List Ideas

    • Graduating from high school or college.
    • Having children.
    • Buying a home.
    • Becoming a freelance photographer.
    • Participating in a painting club.

    Extravagant Bucket List Ideas

    • Go on a cruise.
    • Visit the Rainforest.
    • Visit all the continents in the world.
    • Visit historical landmarks across the country.
    • Ride a hot air balloon.

    Travel Bucket List

    • Travel to Europe.
    • See the ancient Mayan ruins.
    • Visit Egyptian tombs.
    • Travel Route 66.
    • Visit all the state parks in North America.

    Finding Gratitude

    Living a life of gratitude is key to living a well-rounded life, full of happiness and satisfaction. Gratitude allows you to find every day moments and turn them into long-term fulfillment. Completing items on your bucket list will help you realize the opportunity you have been given as you experience life-changing moments you thought might never happen. Enjoy the ride and show gratitude for the adventure you have in this life.

    ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

    • Be brave and have some fun by learning to paint, drive a race car, skydive, surf, or jump off a cliff.
    • Sample local food and drink during your travels.
    • Create a bucket list with a friend that you both can enjoy.
    • Watch the movie Bucket List, staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
    • Pay it forward with a bucket list that allows you to donate time to an orphanage, local soup kitchen, or food pantry.
    • Share your videos and photos on social media from your bucket list adventures.

    CREATING NATIONAL BUCKET LIST DAY

    National Day Calendar and Cindy Rhodes of Bucket List Coach Travel & Tours and the Bucket List Coach Web Show formed a collaboration to create National Bucket List Day to be celebrated each year on April 24. Using her own personal bucket list, Cindy thought the ultimate bucket list item for 2023 would be to have her own National Day.

    National Bucket List Day is a day focusing around gratitude for your own life and experiences. Cindy believes everyone should get out and experience life to the fullest. Share your gratitude for the things you have and create experiences not things with friends, colleagues and family!

    About the Founder

    Cindy Rhodes is a travel blogger and agent by day and a National Day Calendar Celebration Ambassador by night. In her mid-forties, she realized life was passing her by and was merely existing. She knew that had to change. She began creating bucket lists of things she wanted to do and experience, making the most of the dash. Along the way, she remembers to show gratitude for every experience she has.

    Do not wait till you retire to experience the world! Tomorrow is not promised. CELEBRATE EVERY DAY!

    Cindy Lee


    Cindy believes people should start making it their personal mission to create bucket lists as early as possible. In fact, she encourages bucket lists for anyone, whether they are 20 years old or 90 years old. Recently, Cindy started a National Day Calendar Bucket List.

    Since becoming a Celebration Ambassador, Cindy has learned to incorporate National Day Calendar into her daily business plans. In fact, she uses National Days to grow her business. One way she shares her gratitude is sending gifts to clients and friends on specific National Days throughout the year. Read Cindy’s Blog to learn how you can use National Days to grow your business.

    Learn how to use National Days to grow your business with Cindy’s Growing Referrals and National Day Calendar Guide.

    Annual National Bucket List Day Vacation

    Join Bucket List Coach Travel & Tours on the annual trip celebrating national days/months.

    2023 – National Bucket List Day Cruise:

    • April 22- 29th sail from Long Beach, California to the Mexico Rivera. This cruise celebrating:
      • National Brunch Month
      • National Humor Month
      • National Volunteer Month by giving back at an orphanage in Puerto Vallarta
      • National Guitar Month at Cabo Wabo
      • National Prime Rib Day on the Carnival Panorama
      • International Pay It Forward Day

    Upcoming Dates

    • 2024: New Orleans Bucket List & Cruise
    • 2025 Miami: Bucket List and Cruise
    • 2026: France: Bucket Listing & Grape Stomping 

    Read Cindy’s National Bucket List Day Blog to learn about different ideas on
    checking off your bucket list.

    Learn how you can use National Days to grow your business.
    “Growing Your Business Through Referrals and National Days”
    https://www.facebook.com/growingreferralsandnationaldaycalendarguide

    For more information about Cindy, visit one or all of her many social media platforms.

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  • NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY – April 24

    NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY

    On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.  

    Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served at any mealtime!

    Another popular version of pigs-in-a-blanket includes cabbage rolls stuffed with a beef filling. It’s often covered with a tomato or cream sauce. Many recipes use the name “Pigs-in-a-Blanket” to describe just about any meat product wrapped in something. For example, one recipe we found called for stuffing a hotdog with a slice of cheese and wrapping the whole works with bacon. No dough or cabbage involved here. 

    And while some references give Betty Crocker credit for the first printed use of the phrase in 1957, records as early as 1901 reference recipes for pigs-in-a-blanket in a variety of forms. However, the phrase did increase in usage in the English language after it was printed in the 1957 cookbook. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #PigsInABlanketDay

    • Make pigs in a blanket the way you like it!
    • Share your favorite recipes.
    • Try a new recipe. We even have two recipes for you to try. The ones wrapped in pastry dough make great appetizers or snacks.
    • Share your version of Pigs-In-A-Blanket using #NationalPigBlanketDay on social media.

    NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this food holiday.

    Pigs in a Blanket FAQ

    Q. Can I use phyllo dough to make pigs in a blanket?
    A. Yes. You can use many different kinds of dough to make pigs in a blanket, including phyllo. Consider using these:

    • Pizza dough
    • Puff pastry
    • Croissant dough
    • Biscuit dough

    Q. What kinds of dipping sauces can I use with pigs in a blanket?
    A. Dipping sauces take pigs in a blanket to a whole new level of tastiness. Try these 6 Dipping Sauces to get started. 

     

     

    April 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

    1800

    Congress approves funds for the creation of the Library of Congress.

    1901

    The Chicago White Stockings open the American League’s inaugural season with a win at home. They beat the Cleveland Blues 8-2.

    1967

    Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies during the re-entry of the Soyuz 1. The controversial mission was launched under questionable conditions, and Komarov may have known his death was imminent.

    April 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

    Robert Bailey Thomas – 1766

    In 1792, Thomas began producing The Farmer’s Almanac, one of the longest published periodicals in the United States. It was later called The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

    Faye Dancer – 1925

    The right-handed outfielder played six seasons in the All American Girls Baseball League. Her speed lent her an advantage both in fielding and around the bases. Her best season for stealing bases was in 1948 when she stole 108 bases.

    Barbara Streisand – 1942

    The American singer, actress, and filmmaker’s career has spanned seven decades. She has earned critical and popular acclaim on both stage and screen, winning awards across the spectrum. Her accolades include Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Tony awards among several others.

    Chipper Jones – 1972

    The third baseman played 23 years in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. In 1990, the Atlanta Braves drafted Jones in the first round, and in 1995 he brought home a World Series Championship. He’s also an eight-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger.