Category: June 02


     National Rotisserie Chicken Day | June 2

    National Rotisserie Chicken Day | June 2


    On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor.


    When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a heat source. This process slowly roasts and sears the skin to seal in the flavor. The result is a tender and juicy chicken. Some cooks inject rotisserie chicken with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known.

    Rotisserie chicken goes well with a variety of side dishes, too. Whether you like traditional salads, potatoes, rice, and steamed vegetables, or more elaborate dishes, you will not go wrong. You can even use the leftovers in many ways, including salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. It is just as delicious cold as it is hot, too.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Rotisserie Chicken Day

    Pick up some rotisserie chicken to celebrate! It is perfect for lunch or dinner. You can also share your favorite recipes. What do you serve with your rotisserie chicken? We have an excellent selection of side dish recipes to try, too. Be sure to check them out. Share photos of your friends and family on social media enjoying rotisserie chicken and include #RotisserieChickenDay in the post.

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    Boston Market Restaurants founded National Rotisserie Chicken Day in April of 2015 to celebrate the delicious and tender flavor achieved through slow-cooked rotisserie chicken.

    In May of 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 2nd, annually.

    National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 2

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    Amanda Rast – 314-982-9167



    National Bubba Day on June 2nd each year recognizes all those we lovingly call Bubba in our lives. The name may come from the way young children try to shorten the word brother.


    Often used as an affectionate nickname for a brother, many close family friends use the name Bubba as a term of endearment. Through the years, you may have met many Bubbas or maybe you only know one. Those who use the term Bubba often use it with people they hold close to their heart or even in high regard.

    • Emory Nicholas “Bubba” Church – The American baseball player in Major League Baseball for five years pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds (then known as the Redlegs), and the Chicago Cubs.
    • Bill “Bubba” Clinton – The American politician was elected as the 42nd president of the United States.
    • David “Bubba” Brooks, Jr. – The American saxophonist played professional jazz music across the United States after serving in the United States Army during World War II.
    • Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. – The left-handed professional golfer currently plays on the PGA Tour.
    • Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue – The fictional character in the film Forest Gump served in the Vietnam War alongside the film’s main character, Forest Gump.

    To all of those named, nicknamed or just sometimes called Bubba, Happy National Bubba Day!

    HOW TO OBSERVE National Bubba Day

    Do you know someone called Bubba? Celebrate the Bubbas in your life. Give them a shout-out or a phone call. Let them know you are thinking about them. Share memories and a good laugh using #NationalBubbaDay to post on social media.


    Comedian, T. Bubba Bechtol, founded National Bubba Day to celebrate everyone we call Bubba. The day originally took place on May 1st but was moved to June 2nd in honor of his wife, Bubbalicious.  

  • NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY – June 2 (If On Weekend, Closest Work Day)


    Everyone is sure to enjoy marking National Leave the Office Early Day on their calendar. Observed each year on June 2nd (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) the observance is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week.


    About a third of Americans work more than 40 hours per week. Some work even more than that. Those who are self-employed or who work two jobs, likely work 60-80 hours per week. Those types of hours don’t leave much for family, self-care, or home maintenance. Stress piles up and so do the phone calls from mom, the grandkids, and maybe the gym wondering where you’ve been. Maybe your best pals want to meet for a drink but you’ve been stuck behind a desk or on the road working. 

    This holiday reminds you to take a little time for yourself every once in a while. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE Leave The Office Early Day

    On this day, upon completion of all the necessary day’s work and the needed approval, it is suggested that you can then leave work early to enjoy the rest of the day with fun activities of your choosing. Use #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay to post on social media.


    Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack, created National Leave The Office Early Day as a reminder to employees to take time for themselves. 

  • NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY – First Friday in June


    Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day, celebrating the doughnut and honoring the Salvation Army Lassies. The Salvation Army Lassies are the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.


    In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home-cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.

    The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.” A more standard spelling of the word is “donut.”

    Salvation Army truck sitting in front of Bearscat Bakehouse in Bismarck, ND.
    Salvation Army truck sitting in front of Bearscat Bakehouse in Bismarck, ND.

    On this day, many bakeries and coffee shops in the United States offer doughnut deals to their customers.

    HOW TO OBSERVE National Doughnut Day

    Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnut. There are many varieties of doughnuts to choose from, too! Whether you prefer glazed or creme-filled, holes, or any number of deliciously made doughnuts, get out there and support your local bakeries. Pick up a dozen to deliver to first responders, a nursing station, or your favorite charity. Use #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay when using social media.

    Be sure to check out the Celebration Deals page, too! If you have a great #DonutDay deal, be sure to use the Contact Us link and let us know. We’ll add your deal to the list!


    The Salvation Army created National Doughnut Day in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. This day began as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army. The goal of their 1938 fundraiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression.



    National Rocky Road Day celebrates chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts on June 2nd. In the United States, the most popular way to eat Rocky Road is ice cream.


    Although Rocky Road comes in many variations, traditionally, the ice cream includes chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows. Today, there are variations with vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, and almonds.

    People have been enjoying this delicious combination for many years. There are varying accounts of the origin of this ice cream, as there often is with the creation of something new. Sometime during the late 1920s, William Dreyer used inspiration from his partner Joseph Edy’s chocolate candy to make rocky road ice cream. Dryer did something he was probably told a hundred times not to do. He used his wife’s sewing scissors to chop up marshmallows and walnuts and added them to chocolate ice cream. Of course, it tasted good, so he was probably forgiven for using her good sewing shears for anything but fabric!

    Another who laid claim to the creation of rocky road ice cream was George Farren. He had simply blended a candy bar into chocolate ice cream creating the creamy dessert.

    Soon after, the stock market crashed, and the ice cream was given the name Rocky Road to bring smiles to faces during the Great Depression.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Rocky Road Day

    Enjoy a bowl of Rocky Road Ice Cream, some Rocky Road candy bars, cake, or other Rocky Road dessert! Use #RockyRoadDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this ice cream holiday. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other ice cream holidays in June to explore: