NATIONAL CUT THE CORD DAY
Break free from expensive cable bills on February 9th by celebrating National Cut the Cord Day! The streaming movement has rapidly grown over the past five years, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. As the digital world supplies more choices, it also provides the flexibility, selection, and reliability we’ve been looking for. So it’s no surprise that industry analysts estimate that up to six million people will cut the cord on traditional TV subscriptions in 2020.
As the devices for streaming continue to grow, more people look to cut the cord from cable. Whether binge-watching old favorites or catching the evening news, cord-cutters can customize a channel lineup for half the price of cable.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCutTheCordDay
Cutting the cord has never been easier. With apps and online tools, learn more about the benefits and opportunities of cutting the cord. Weigh the pros, cons and potential savings. When you’re ready to lean into the freedom of streaming on-demand content plus live TV, cut the cord!
Once you’ve decided cutting the cord is right for you, make sure to have the following items before getting started:
- High-speed internet access
- Supported device
- Valid credit/debit card
- Valid email address
- An idea of content needs – those must-have channels or shows for you and your family
With so many ways to stream live and on-demand content, it may be overwhelming to know where to start. Setting up a streaming subscription like Sling TV is easier than ever by taking three easy steps: make an account, customize a channel lineup and start streaming!
Experienced cord-cutters, share your favorite ways to watch, your experiences cutting the cord and more.
Use #NationalCutTheCordDay to join the celebration.
- Check out limited-time offers – sling.com/cut-the-cord
- Stay tuned for contest information
- Have questions? Contact Sling TV’s Cord Cutters Hotline at 855-553-2862
NATIONAL CUT THE CORD DAY HISTORY
Sling TV founded National Cut the Cord Day on February 9, 2020, to commemorate the day the service launched in 2015. On the fifth anniversary, Sling TV encourages people across the nation to make the leap from cable to live TV streaming by participating in National Cut the Cord Day. Sling TV will kick off the celebration with five days of exclusive deals. Visit sling.com/cut-the-cord to find out more.
Additionally, Sling TV created a Cord Cutters Hotline to support people who are thinking about cutting the cord but need help determining the next steps. To reach Sling TV’s Cord Cutters Hotline, dial 855-553-2862 toll-free. For more information, visit sling.com and follow @sling on Twitter and Instagram.
In 2020, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Cut the Cord Day to be observed on February 9th, annually.
About Sling TV
Sling TV L.L.C. is an Emmy® Award-winning live streaming TV service that provides general market, Latino and international live and on-demand programming from today’s most popular networks. It is available on smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices.
Sling TV offers two general market streaming services, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, that collectively include more than 150 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange/single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NFL Network (Sling Blue/multi-stream), A&E, AXS, Discovery, Scripps, Turner, Viacom, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, GSN, Hallmark, SHOWTIME, STARZ and EPIX. On select devices, Sling TV offers customers access to free content, à la carte channels and services, plus Pay-Per-View events and movies on-demand. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of stand-alone and add-on Spanish-language services and packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV provides more than 700 channels in 27 languages to U.S. households. Visit sling.com.
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY
National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
- Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
- Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
- 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
- Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
- Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
- Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
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- Round Table Pizza – Get their bounce-back coupon to celebrate with one free personal cheese or 1-topping pizza with any dine-in purchases. Limit one per order. See the website for more details.
- Einstein Bro. – Offering 2 slices for $3 from February 3-9th.
- Patxi’s Pizza – Buy one get any 10-inch specialty thin crust for $9.
- Caulipower – This offers you a unique way to give the gift of pizza to friends or family who’re expecting on National Pizza Day. Visit BornOnPizzaDay.com to send a year’s supply of Caulipower pizza to the lucky family.
Send us a message with any other great deals you come across that celebrate National Pizza Day, 2020.
Throw a pizza party and give the following recipes a try:
Use #NationalPizzaDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this ever-popular food holiday. However, the mystery remains. One thing we do know is how to eat pizza. Do you?
NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY DAY
National Bagel and Lox Day recognizes one of America’s favorite bagel combinations on February 9th.
Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States.
Salmon is cured in a salt brine for several months to make lox. The technique was perfected in Scandinavia. Using the fatty belly of the salmon results in a buttery, silky texture that pairs well with cream cheese and bagels.
Over the years, many flavors and varieties of bagels have sprung up across the USA. Cream cheese is a favorite topping on bagels.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BagelAndLoxDay
Enjoy your bagels and lox in several ways. Try an everything bagel with lox and cream cheese topped with spinach. Stop by your favorite bagel shop and give them a shoutout while you’re there. Invite friends to enjoy the day with you.
Try these recipes:
Use #NationalBagelLoxDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty food holiday.
NATIONAL TOOTHACHE DAY
National Toothache Day on February 9th is a not so subtle reminder of the importance of dental care. Also known as odontalgia, a toothache is pain generating from a tooth or multiple teeth.
A toothache can make us miserable, making it difficult to eat, sleep, or sometimes even talk. It’s safe to say, toothaches are never pleasant and not really something to celebrate.
We can, however, be aware of how to prevent toothaches.
Routine dental care is an essential first step. Avoiding sugary foods and acidic drinks and daily brushing and flossing are important, too. Even so, we can still develop cavities, have accidents that break or chip at a tooth, or find ourselves with an infection. Teeth can also become sensitive to heat or cold.
Treating a toothache in the short term may be simply handled by over-the-counter treatments, but seeing a dentist may still be required to resolve the issue. Some toothaches are so severe as to require emergency intervention, thus treating the early signs of a mild toothache is important.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalToothacheDay
Toothaches are worrisome problems. Keep home remedies at hand, but also maintain routine dental care. Avoid a toothache at all costs. Use today to schedule a routine dental appointment or restock the dental floss. Take a moment to review good dental habits with your children and replace some of the sweets with healthy, crunchy veggies. Your teeth with thank you! Use #NationalToothacheDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TOOTHACHE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar has gnawed over the research but still finds no origin story to go with this achingly interesting holiday. However, we do believe it’s been celebrated longer than the dance move called the floss.
Recipe of the Day
Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 mins.
Serves 12 – 15
1 can pineapple rings
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to temperature required on cake box.
Drain and save juice from canned pineapple rings.
Use pineapple juice in mixing the cake and be sure to adjust liquids accordingly.
Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13 cake pan, melt butter and pour into pan.
Next place crumbled brown sugar into the butter.
Place pineapple rings and cherries over brown sugar in bottom of cake pan.
Pour cake mix over everything and bake according to time on cake box.
Once baked and out of oven, place on a serving plate upside down over pan and turn over both plate and pan together.
Leave pan remaining over cake to allow brown sugar mixture to drizzle over cake.
Carefully remove pan and serve your pineapple upside down cake warm.
About National Day Calendar
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