NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
National Caregivers Day on the third Friday in February honors the health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care.
Around the nation dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care. They provide vital services, reassuring patients and families who care about them.
Caregivers deliver a variety of duties from personal care to medical services with compassion and professionalism. Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most.
The celebration recognizes caregivers providing quality, compassionate care every day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCaregiversDay
Take time to thank a caregiver for their dedication and care of our loved ones. There are several ways to show your appreciation:
- Give them a card of thanks.
- Let them know with a kind word of encouragement.
- Tell their supervisor how much you appreciate the services.
- Employers can provide a special appreciation luncheon.
Use #NationalCaregiversDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY HISTORY
Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA) founded National Caregivers Day in 2015 to dedicate a day to caregivers everywhere. The first observance occurred in 2016. For more information please visit http://pahhha.org/.
In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the third Friday in February annually.
NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY
National Sticky Bun Day on February 21st recognizes a delicious pastry that comes rolled up and dripping with a sweet, sugary topping.
Known as “schnecken” meaning snail, the sticky bun is rolled into a sweet spiral resembling its German name. Still considered to be a Pennsylvania specialty, many believed the sticky bun’s origin in the United States began in the 19th century. German settlers brought their baking traditions with them when they began settling in and around Philadelphia.
Most often served for breakfast or as a dessert, sticky buns consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough. Most contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients such as maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar, and butter. When the buns are finished baking, the baker flips the pan upside-down so the sticky bottom becomes the topping.
Famous cousins to the sticky bun are the cinnamon roll, caramel roll and monkey bread.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalStickyBunDay
If you are craving this delicious sticky delight, try making some of your own with one of these sticky bun recipes. Serve them with tea, coffee or hot cocoa.
Use #NationalStickyBunDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY HISTORY
While enjoying a sticky bun, we’ll continue researching the origin of this sweet day.
NATIONAL GRAIN-FREE DAY
National Grain-Free Day on February 21st inspires families and friends to gather and enjoy each others’ company over grain-free meals. What a remarkable way to devote an entire day to loved ones who cope with dietary limitations. Not only does the day create a way to recognize the difficulties of a restricted diet, but it celebrates the family and brings everyone back into the kitchen for a meal designed just for them.
Often someone who cannot have wheat, corn or rice due to an allergy or another autoimmune disease finds themselves eating celery sticks at the latest family gathering or office party. But what we truly miss are the traditional family meals and feeling included. The celebration sets out to create an entire day full of meals entirely grain-free.
Friends and family join in the festive atmosphere and enjoy the delicious aromas of the recipes the menu has to offer. Create a memorable spread and don’t leave out the dessert!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGrainFreeDay
The observance celebrates family and friends enjoying good food together like they always have. While you’re gathering friends and family, try one of these terrific ideas to celebrate the day!
- Exchange delicious grain-free recipes to grow your repertoire.
- Cook together – experiment together. Find new ways to enjoy your favorite foods grain-free.
- Try something new. Maybe there’s a new family favorite yet to be discovered.
- Share every successful dish.
Use #NationalGrainFreeDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL GRAIN FREE DAY HISTORY
In 2019, Siete Family Foods founded National Grain-Free Day to support those whose dietary restrictions require them to eat grain-free. By raising awareness, they hope to bring them back around the table again, enjoying family meals.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on February 21st, annually.
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces cheese
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease a 9-inch tart or quiche pan.
Line the bottom of the pan with cheese and bacon.
Combine and whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into the pan.
Bake for 35 minutes until set.
- National Engineers Week – Week of George Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22) from Saturday to Saturday
- National Eating Disorders Awareness Week– Begins the Last Monday in February
- National FFA Week – Week of George Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22) from Saturday to Saturday
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