Category: June 11

  • NATIONAL OUTLET SHOPPING DAY | Second Saturday in June


    The second Saturday in June will annually celebrate National Outlet Shopping Day. This shopping holiday is shaking up the retail landscape starting this summer at outlet centers across North America.


    Planning for summer fun begins with having the right apparel and accessories. After a long winter, we look into our closets and realize the choices can be limited. Having the perfect look–comfortable, flattering and on trend –is any shopper’s goal. There is no better way to get summer kicked off with a bang than shopping and saving. Be sure you’ve got the right outfit to go with every occasion on your summer calendar starting today!

    Reasons you need that perfect new summer look:

    • Family reunion.
    • Wedding.
    • Picnic.
    • Trip to the beach.
    • Weekend with girlfriends.
    • Family vacation.

    If you have a full agenda of summer fun planned then the best place to find those great looks at great prices is at your favorite outlet shopping destination.

    Outlet centers are unique because they are made up of a variety of shops, often exclusive to a specific brand. Outlet centers  offer a shopper the option to find what they are looking for using multiple store options.

    You can find everything, and anything at an outlet center:

    • Shoes.
    • Handbags.
    • Dresses.
    • Summer shorts/tops.
    • Beach attire.
    • Hats and sunglasses.
    • Jewelry.
    • Gifting ideas.

    The first outlet center opened in the 1970s in Reading, Pennsylvania. However, the first outlet store opened in the 1930s by Anderson-Little and featured men’s clothing. Today, outlet centers have a variety of clothing and shoe stores, making finding that perfect look easier than ever. In addition, outlet centers  are not limited to clothing items anymore, they have stores with just about anything you may need for all your summer fun.


    • Invite a few friends or take the family out for a day of shopping.
    • Take a photo of your shopping haul.
    • Share your finds on social media using. #NationalOutletShoppingDay and #NOSD.
    • Have other plans that day, we suggest changing them and spend. the day at your closest outlet center.


    In celebration of the first-ever National Outlet Shopping Day on June 11 and 12 Simon is rewarding shoppers at 90 Simon Premium Outlets and Mills properties nationwide. Shoppers coast-to-coast, from Florida to Maine and New York to California, will have access to exclusive deals, fantastic finds and giveaways all weekend long from the brands they love. It’s a shopping extravaganza like no other and a perfect shopping event for power shoppers and deal seekers. So, treat yourself to a weekend-long celebration with over 200 of the best brands in fashion, beauty, accessories, home goods and more.

    About Simon

    Simon Property Group is the world’s leading collection of luxury and fashion outlet destinations in North America. Simon is a real estate investment trust engaging in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations. In addition, they are an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG).

    The Simon Premium Outlets platforms offer exceptional brands at extraordinary savings through a diverse mix of luxury, designer and homeware retailers. Simon Premium Outlets in the United States are some of the most iconic and productive  shopping destinations including:

    In 2022, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Outlet Shopping Day. Each year, during the second Saturday in June, celebrations for National Outlet Shopping Day will occur throughout North America. Join us, along with the Simon Property Group, as we commemorate this fashionable national day.

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  • CHILDREN’S DAY – Second Sunday in June

    NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY | Second Sunday in June

    The second Sunday in June rewinds time for a moment for a celebration known as National Children’s Day in the United States.


    The day honors the children in our lives by slowing down our fast-paced lives, turning off the tech, and refocusing on the important things. Taking one day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.

    Children look up to the adults in their lives for guidance. While their personalities are unique, they develop their character as they spend time with you and me.

    HOW TO OBSERVE National Children’s Day

    Cherish our children, spend time with them. Seize the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren. Make it your mission to:

    • Start new traditions.
    • Explore the outdoors.
    • Tell family stories.
    • Be creative through art or music.
    • Teach them something new.
    • Open your heart to new ideas.
    • Listen to your children.
    • Seek adventure with your children.
    • Break out of old routines.
    • Pursue new opportunities with your children.

    Share your adventures with your children using #NationalChildrensDay to share on social media.


    Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts started Children’s Day in 1856 as a special day to Baptize children. He originally named it Rose Day. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed National Children’s Day as October 8th. He was later followed by President Bush in 2001 who declared the first Sunday in June as National Child’s Day. However, National Children’s Day is generally celebrated the second Sunday in June or October 8th.



    National Making Life Beautiful Day on June 11th dedicates a celebration to those who make life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty by building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, your actions create a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.


    Beauty comes in many forms. From a kind word to a gentle soul, those who lift up others and find strength in the sparest strands of hope bring beauty into this world. Some send messages in the form of bold art while others roll up their sleeves in times of need. Those beautiful people heal the wounded, ease the hearts of the weary, and empower others to be the best person they can be to make life so very beautiful.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Making Life Beautiful Day

    Do you know someone who is making life beautiful? Recognize them by giving them a shout-out on social media. You can also make life beautiful by helping someone achieve a personal goal or donating time to a worthy cause. Help someone less fortunate or just do something nice for someone. Share all the ways people are making life beautiful by using #MakingLifeBeautifulDay on social media.


    Apriori Beauty submitted National Making Life Beautiful Day in April of 2015 to recognize the people who are at the forefront of making life beautiful. On June 11, 2009, Apriori Beauty launched its mission to help men and women look and feel beautiful through their internal and external approach to beauty

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 11th, annually.


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    June 11th Celebrated History


    Johnny Loftus rides Sir Barton to the first Triple Crown win.


    Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington became the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army.


    “E.T. phone home.” The blockbuster film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial premiered in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, and Drew Barrymore and won four Oscars.


    Over 100 years after Hiram Revels became the first Black member to serve in the U.S. Congress, Britain elects its first Black Members of Parliament.


    American Idol debuts on the Fox Network in the United States. The reality singing competition was fashioned after the British hit series Pop Idol which also created spin-offs in Australia, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America among others.


    3 World Trade Center opens to the public.

    June 11th Celebrated Birthdays

    Jeannette Rankin – 1880

    In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress. She ran for office before most women could cast a ballot. However, Montana voted in favor of equal suffrage in 1914. As a suffragist, Rankin’s efforts factored considerably in the passing of Montana’s legislation and as Representative Rankin when Congress passed the 19th Amendment.

    Charlotte Hawkins – 1883

    Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute, Charlotte Hawkins Brown became a noted activist, educator, speaker, and author.

    Vince Lombardi – 1913

    Noted head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi led the team to five championships. In 1971, the NFL renamed the championship trophy in his honor to the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.”

    Gene Wilder – 1933

    Born Jerome Silberman, the American actor is known for his comedic roles in films such as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. One of his most iconic films was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    Peter Dinklage – 1969

    The award-winning American actor and producer gained prominence in 2011 when Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. Other notable films include Elf, Pixels and I Care A Lot.



    On June 11th, National German Chocolate Cake Day celebrates a cake with American roots. It also happens to be one of the top 10 favorite cakes in America.


    Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not. The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American Sam German made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named in honor of Sam German.

    Over 100 years later in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the Recipe of the Day in the Dallas Morning Star. This recipe, created by Mrs. George Clay, used Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, and it became quite popular. During this time, General Foods owned Baker’s brand and distributed Mrs. Clay’s recipe to other newspapers around the country. The current name of German Chocolate Cake, as we know it today, came to be as publications started dropping the ‘s.

    HOW TO OBSERVE German Chocolate Cake Day

    Celebrate by enjoying a piece of German Chocolate Cake with friends. Include photos on social media using #GermanChocolateCakeDay.

    German Chocolate Cake recipe


    National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this dessert holiday. While you wait, take a look at these upcoming sweet days:




    As we approach the first day of summer, June 11th marks the calendar to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day each year. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.


    In different regions of the country, corn on the cob is known as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop, sweet corn, or long maize. Picking the corn when the kernels are tender and in its milk stage serves up sweeter kernels. 

    Boiling, steaming, roasting, and grilling are the most common ways to prepare corn on the cob. When grilling or roasting sweet corn, the husks may be left on to retain moisture and flavor during the cooking process. 

    While it might seem rude, proper dinner etiquette for eating corn says holding the cob at each end with your fingers is appropriate. Serving corn on the cob with other seasonings, butter or oils can add even more flavor. On June 10th, we celebrated National Herbs and Spices Day. Anything you learned while celebrating that day can also be applied while enjoying your corn on the cob! Consider roasting your sweet corn with a little cilantro and chili pepper. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE Corn On The Cob Day

    As the flavor of fresh corn on the cob calls to us, get the butter and the salt shaker ready. The time is ripe to invite friends and family for grilling and that includes corn on the cob. Add corn on the cob to your favorite seafood boil. Whether it’s spice or mild, the sweet corn will be a crowd-pleaser. 

    Even those who prefer corn off the cob can celebrate by slicing off those kernels. Use #CornOnTheCobDay on social media and tell the world!.


    National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this summertime food holiday.