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December 26, 2021 - NATIONAL WHINERS DAY – NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY – NATIONAL THANK YOU NOTE DAY – BOXING DAY

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DECEMBER 26, 2021 | NATIONAL WHINERS DAY | NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY | NATIONAL THANK YOU NOTE DAY | BOXING DAY

NATIONAL WHINERS DAY – December 26

NATIONAL WHINERS DAY

As the year starts to wind down, National Whiners Day on December 26th allows an opportunity to complain about just roughly anything. If you want, you are allowed to whine about being too tired, or overeating. Maybe you want to whine about having to go back… Read more…

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY – December 26

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY

National Candy Cane Day on December 26th gives candy lovers a day to celebrate the red and white striped candies found abundantly during the holidays. In 1844, a recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick, which was white with colored stripes, was published. However, some stories tell… Read more…

NATIONAL THANK YOU NOTE DAY – December 26

NATIONAL THANK-YOU NOTE DAY

National Thank-You Note Day on December 26th recognized the time-honored tradition of thanking people for their gifts, hospitality, and generosity. It is a day to get some note cards, paper, pen, envelopes, and stamps to write those special thank-yous. Taking the time to thank family and friends with a… Read more…

BOXING DAY – December 26

BOXING DAY

Every year on December 26th, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and other Commonwealth countries celebrate Boxing Day. This annual custom began in the United Kingdom in the 19th century under Queen Victoria. It’s not certain why the day after Christmas in these countries…Read more…


On Deck for December 27, 2021

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Apple Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Great for picnics, this apple salad will be a hit at BBQs and potlucks. Add it to fried fish filets and more!

Ingredients:

5 medium apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup grapes
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise

Instructions:

Wash fruit. Core and cut apples into 1/2 pieces. Peeling is optional.

Cut grapes in half.

Add prepared fruit and celery to a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add nuts, cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – National Day Calendar

December 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
1865

The U.S. Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 51741 to James H. Nason Franklin, MA for a coffee percolator.

1963

Beatlemania begins with the release of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” in the United States. Originally, the songs were to be released in conjunction with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance in early 1964, but their success in the United Kingdom led to the early release in the United States.

1966

Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, celebrates the first Kwanzaa.

1982

For the first time, Time Magazines honors a non-human as The Man of the Year. In fact, it’s not even a living being. The magazine recognizes the personal computer for its annual award.

December 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
George Dewey – 1837

During the Spanish American War, the Commodore of the Asiatic Squadron led an attack in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. With only a single casualty and no loss of his ships, Dewey’s already respected reputations grew. In 1903, he was named Admiral of the Navy, the only U.S. sailor to attain the rank.

Charles Pathé – 1863

A pioneer of the French film industry, Pathé founded Pathé Frères of France which grew to be the largest film equipment and production company in the world.

Jean Toomer – 1894

The author and poet is best known for his novel Cane which was published in 1923.

Evelyn Bark – 1900

The British humanitarian earned the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and became the first woman to receive the Order of St. Michael and St. George. At the outbreak of World War II, Bark joined the British Red Cross and continued to serve her country through a Foreign Relations or Internal Affairs capacity for years beyond the war.

John Walsh – 1945

In 1981, the father of four became a victim rights advocate when his son Adam disappeared and was murdered. John Walsh launched the television shows America’s Most Wanted and The Hunt with John Walsh. He also co-founded the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The database helps law enforcement, families, and missing persons.

Ozzie Smith – 1954

The backflipping “Wizard of Oz” played for 18 years in Major League Baseball. In 1978, Smith made a promising start with the San Diego Padres. Then in 1982, the shortstop flipped to the St. Louis Cardinals and earned a World Series Championship. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you!  And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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