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DECEMBER 2, 2018 | NATIONAL MUTT DAY | NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY | NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

NATIONAL MUTT DAY

National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd.

Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters across the United States are waiting for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides an excellent opportunity to find the perfect canine companion. Despite the name, a mutt learns, obeys and trains much like purebred animals. While their lineage cannot be traced and their features a bit murky, their companionship will be faithful.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit a shelter; if you are unable to adopt a dog, you can always volunteer. Post on social media using #NationalMuttDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Celebrity Pet Exper and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, founded National Mutt Day in 2005.  This day is celebrated on both December 2 and July 31 of each year.

NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY

National Special Education Day is observed annually on December 2nd.

Special Education Day marks the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law which was signed by President Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975.   This law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA made education available to all American children and this day honors the progress that has been made in special education.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #SpecialEducationDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Special Education Day was first celebrated in 2005 which was the 30th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

No frittering away the time on December 2nd! Make haste and get them while they are hot because it is National Fritters Day.

Fritters come in a variety of forms, from morsels dipped in flavorful batters to bits of dough stuffed or filled with delicious surprises, all of which are deep-fried and served hot with dips, drips or dustings of seasonings, sweets or sauces. Found in cuisines all around the world, fritters are believed to have first been consumed by Ancient Romans who then introduced them to Europe. Most commonly filled with fruit or cheese, they can also be filled with savory meats, seafood and vegetables.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy National Fritters Day by trying one of the following fritter recipes:

Potato Fritters
Corn Fritters
Deep Fried Banana Fritters

Use #NationalFrittersDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Fritters Day.

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