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February 4, 2022 - NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY – NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – NATIONAL HEMP DAY – BUBBLE GUM DAY – NATIONAL THANK A MAIL CARRIER DAY – NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY

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FEBRUARY 4, 2022 | NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY | NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY | NATIONAL HEMP DAY | BUBBLE GUM DAY | NATIONAL THANK A MAIL CARRIER DAY | NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY – First Friday in February

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY

National Wear Red Day, on the first Friday in February, is an annual campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The national campaign urges women to learn their risk for heart disease and… Read more…

NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – February 4th

NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY

February 4th heats up with National Homemade Soup Day. In every cuisine, soup provides a rich basis of flavor and history. Before the era of modern transportation, soup was a product of regionally available… Read more…

NATIONAL HEMP DAY – February 4

NATIONAL HEMP DAY

On February 4th, National Hemp Day proudly weaves a celebration surrounding an industry with a long and innovative history. Did you know hemp has been a part of human civilization for… Read more…

BUBBLE GUM DAY – First Friday in February

BUBBLE GUM DAY

Celebrating Bubble Gum Day on the first Friday of February every year doesn’t burst many people’s bubbles. It’s a fun way to chew your favorite flavor of bubble gum, blow some spectacular bubbles and raise money, too. Bubble Gum Day helps raise money for schools and the charities they… Read more…

NATIONAL THANK A MAIL CARRIER DAY – February 4 (1)

NATIONAL THANK A MAIL CARRIER DAY

National Thank A Mail Carrier Day (also known as Thank a Mailman Day) on February 4th reminds us that someone makes sure the mail gets through 6 days a week 52 weeks a year. The day reminds us just how important mail carriers are to our daily lives. Take time out of your… Read more…

NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY – February 4

NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY

National Create A Vacuum Day on February 4th explores spaces void of matter. On this day, we are challenged to create one. A vacuum is created when the pressure inside a space is lower than the… Read more…


On Deck for February 5, 2022

National Days

International Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Irish Cream for Breakfast Ice Cream
Prep: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 10 – 15 minutes or according to manufacturer’s instructions
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup granular sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
1/2 cup caramel bits
1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur (to make it kid-friendly, substitute Irish cream creamer)

Instructions:

In a large bowl mix half-and-half, granular sugar and brown sugar. When sugars have dissolved add heavy cream and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Pour into ice cream maker.

Freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Toward the end of the freeze time, add the coffee, Irish cream, and caramel.

February 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1789

The Electoral College is convened and casts its votes unanimously electing George Washington as the first President of the United States of America.

1826

Carey & Lea of Philadelphia publishes James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans.

1932

The first Winter Olympic Games outside Europe opens in Lake Placid, New York.

1938

Disney releases the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

1941

Roy J. Plunkett received patent No. 2,230,654 for the non-stick material called Teflon.

2004

Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes launched the social networking platform called The Facebook.

February 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Charles Lindbergh – 1902

In 1927, the American aviator gained international notoriety when he became the first person to fly solo non-stop from across the Atlantic ocean. His flight in his monoplane named Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris earned him a prize of $25,000.

Clyde W. Tombaugh – 1906

In 1930, the American astronomer discovered the 9th planet in our solar system – Pluto. It would later be demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006.

Rosa Parks – 1913

The American civil rights activist sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat in the ‘colored section’ of the bus to a white person.

Betty Friedan – 1921

The noted journalist and activist co-founded the National Organization of Women in 1966.

Honorable Mention

Alice Cooper -1968
Oscar De La Hoya – 1973
Dan Quayle – 1947
John Schuck – 1940

Celebration Voices

Listen to Episode 1 of Celebration Voices: Noel Resch purchased a calendar that listed National Days. She gave the calendar to her daughter Morgan Hansel for Christmas. Noel’s husband, Philip, had been diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer the previous year, and the calendar seemed to be a way of lifting their spirits. 

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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