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National App Day on December 11th encourages us to explore all the possibilities apps afford us.

The word “App” was listed as the word of the year in 2010 by the American Dialect Society.   

Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared as our mobile cellular phones incorporated smart technologies. As the power of our phones increased with processing chips, internet connectivity, and touchscreens, so did the apps that became available.

Since that time, apps continue changing how we work, live, and play. They offer opportunities, too, by creating thousands of new companies, millions of new jobs, and billions of dollars in revenue.

Apps accelerated in growth with the advent of Apple’s iPhone in 2007. In 2008, Apple introduced OS 2.0, which included approximately 500 apps and allowed third-party app generation. Today there are over 3 million apps on both the Apple and Android platforms and thousands more introduced daily.

From social networking to productivity, apps function in every part of our lifestyle. They control the lights in our house and keep our playlists at our fingertips. We stay in tune with the world around us through news apps customized to our interests and stay connected to the people who mean the most to us.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAppDay

Post your favorite app on social media. Share how apps make your life easier, too. Beyond games, what tools do you use to save money and time?  While you expound on your favorites, explore new apps, too. What kinds of apps do you predict for the future?

Join the conversation using #NationalAppDay, and be sure to include why you couldn’t imagine life without your favorite apps. Click here to read the 2018 press release from the founder of App Day.


Platinum Edge Media and its founder CJ Thompson created National App Day in 2017 to celebrate the importance of apps as they change our collective culture by organically promoting creativity and innovation. 

In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National App Day to be observed on December 11th, annually.



National Noodle Ring Day on December 11th recognizes recipes made with pasta into a delicious round casserole. While baking up your favorite recipe, maybe use round pasta noodles to really punctuate the ring in the day. 

While the day could possibly be about the little round pasta noodles, it would be a fun way to celebrate. They make up a delicious pasta salad or several other pasta dishes. They also are popular with kids (of all ages) to use in different craft projects, maybe even one that results in a beautiful snowflake for the holidays.

However, the day celebrates the pasta dish formed in an 8 or 9-inch ring mold or bundt pan. Usually made from noodles, flour, breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs, and other seasonings, this dish is quite versatile. When baked, recipes call for the noodle ring to be removed from the mold and served on a plate giving it an elegant appearance.

HOW TO OBSERVE #Noodle Ring Day

Test your skills by making a noodle ring. Invite family and friends over for a taste-testing. We’re sure they will enjoy it. We provide a few different recipes to use:

Baked Noodle Ring
Picture Perfect Noodle Ring
Noodle Ring

Use #NationalNoodleRingDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty pasta day. 

On Deck for December 12, 2019

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Recipe of the Day

Easy Brandied Fruit Recipe
Prep:  60 Minutes
Cook:  None
Total Prep:  60 Minutes
Servings:  6-8 Pints

WARNING: This recipe contains alcohol and is NOT suitable for children.







8 cups of fresh fruit. For example, peaches, plums, pears, oranges or cherries. You can mix and match or choose to use one specific fruit.

4 cups sugar
4 cups of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of All Spice
1 Tablespoon of Cloves (Optional)
4 cups of good quality brandy
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl or 1 quart pitcher
6-8 sterilized canning jars


Step 1:

In a medium bowl or pitcher, combine sugar, brown sugar, spices and brandy. Stir.

Set aside, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2:

Peel fruit

Slice in half and core

Cut fruit (your preference for size)

Add to large mixing bowl

Combine fruit well

Step 3: 

Divide fruit evenly into jars

Stir brandy mixture to ensure sugar has dissolved

Pour brandy mixture over fruit in jars. Fruit should be submerged in liquid.

Seal jars and place in a cool, dry place like a pantry.

Brandied fruit is ready in 30 days.

Use as a topping on cake, on ice cream or eat directly out of the jar!


About National Day Calendar

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There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

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