JANUARY 14, 2020 | NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY | RATIFICATION DAY | NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY | NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY

NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY – January 14

NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY

National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th provides a special day to celebrate with your pet and show of their fashion style. Pets do become part of one’s family. Whether you take a visit to the groomer or take it a step further and dress up in matching outfits, be sure your pet companion is safe and comfortable. 

Please remember to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the pet clothing and costumes that you choose.

Tips for dressing up your pet:

  • If your pet just doesn’t like dressing up, let them sit this holiday out.
  • Be sure it fits. Restricting movement or ability to breathe can cause injury or illness.
  • Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces which can cause choking hazards.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDressUpYourPetDay

The name of the day tells you how to celebrate it; dress your pets up! Keep your pet’s comfort first and foremost. A visit to the groomer for a bit of polish and trim always improves our pet companion’s appearance. Get a snazzy bandana, bow, or collar to show off the fresh do. How about a sweater for chilly, long walks? If the tutu is too, too much, your pooch will let you know. Be sure to share your favorite pet poses with us. We love to see how you #CelebrateEveryDay. Use #DressUpYourPetDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY HISTORY

 National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige.

RATIFICATION DAY – January 14

RATIFICATION DAY

Ratification Day on January 14th annually recognizes the act the officially ended the American Revolution. This day is in commemoration of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress and established the United States as a sovereign entity.

  • The Confederation Congress issued a proclamation on April 11, 1783, “Declaring the cessation of arms” against Great Britain.
  • Congress approved the preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.
  • The Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784.

The following is an excerpt from the proclamation of ratification:

“By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation: Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September 1783 … we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States …
Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, our president, at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four … ” ~Definitive Articles of the Peace of Paris – Signed by representatives of Britain and The United States on September 3, 1783.

HOW TO OBSERVE #RatificationDay

Learn more about the Treaty of Paris.

Use #RatificationDay to post on social media.

RATIFICATION DAY HISTORY

Ratification Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. In Annapolis Maryland at the State House, a ceremony takes place where officials signed the treaty. The Old Senate Chamber has been renovated and preserved just as it was at the signing. Every January 14, a flag in the design that was displayed at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Paris flies over the State House; twelve stars forming a circle with one star in the center. 

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NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY – Second Tuesday in January

NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY

As the holiday season fades away, our minds turn to our next opportunity for a vacation. While that may seem far off, National Shop for Travel Day on the second Tuesday in January reminds us to start planning now!

Today, there are more tools and resources than ever before to help us shop for that perfect trip. How we choose to travel, our accommodations, and where we relax and have fun has become mobile and virtual. Whether we’re planning a weekend getaway or our dream vacation, we can shop, compare, plan, and book all in just a few clicks.

Advancements made by travel technology innovators and intermediaries have not only provided us with the tools to expertly guide us through the booking experience, but they get us there, too. They connect us to the people who put us in the beautiful places we want to stay. Today, more than ever before, we can find just the accommodation we’ve been seeking and even tour it before we go, view ratings and firsthand accounts from other travelers, and catch a glimpse of what our trip will be like long before it begins.

Traveling for pleasure – or for work – can be a tremendous expense in both dollars and time, and you want the reassurance that you’re making the right choices whether you’re going home to visit old friends or visiting a city for the very first time. These apps and tools provide that confidence and actually make it fun to explore the limitless possibilities for travel.

Wherever and whenever you have your heart set to go, start shopping now. Whatever the trip may be, National Shop for Travel Day is the perfect time to visit an online travel company and book it.

Make that dream vacation come true.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ShopForTravelDay

Make a list of places you would like to go and check the dates. Start shopping on your favorite sites or contact your travel agent. Use #ShopForTravelDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY HISTORY

The Travel Technology Association founded National Shop for Travel Day to celebrate the joy of travel and the technology innovators who have transformed the way we all shop, compare, plan, and book our vacations. It’s a perfect time! Follow Travel Tech @traveltech on twitter.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Shop for Travel Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.

About the Travel Technology Association

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The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is the premier trade association for the travel technology industry. Founded in 1998, Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including global distribution systems, online travel agencies, metasearch companies, and short-term rental platforms.

These technology innovators have directly and indirectly created the infrastructure and the marketplace that travelers, suppliers, and intermediaries benefit from today. Travel Tech members have transformed the way we travel, providing suppliers and consumers with invaluable access to options while purchasing and managing their travel.

NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY – January 14

NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY

Pastrami lovers across the country look forward to their favorite sandwich on January 14th as they recognize National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.

A popular delicatessen meat, pastrami is usually made from beef. Others make their pastrami sandwich with pork, mutton or turkey. Before refrigeration, butchers originally created pastrami as a way to preserve meat. To make pastrami, they placed the raw meat in brine. Then they partially dried it and seasoned it with various herbs and spices to be smoked and steamed.

A wave of Romanian Jewish immigration introduced pastrami (pronounced pastróme), a Romanian specialty, in the second half of the 19th century. Early English references used the spelling “pastrama” before the modified “pastrami” spelling was used. 

New York kosher butcher, Sussman Volk earns credit for producing the first pastrami sandwich in 1887. He claimed to have gotten the recipe from a Romanian friend in exchange for storing his luggage. Due to the popularity of his sandwich, Volk converted his butcher shop into a restaurant to sell pastrami sandwiches.

Classic Pastrami
  • When served, the deli typically slices the pastrami and places it between two slices of rye bread. Sometimes, the classic New York deli sandwich (pastrami on rye) is served with coleslaw and Russian dressing.
  • When pastrami and coleslaw combine, it’s called a Rachel sandwich. Similar to a Reuben which is made with corned beef and sauerkraut.  
  • In Los Angeles, they serve the classic pastrami sandwich with hot pastrami right out of the steamer. They slice it very thin and wet from the brine then layered on double-baked Jewish-style rye bread. It is traditionally accompanied by yellow mustard and pickles.
  • In Salt Lake City, in the early 1960s, Greek immigrants introduced a hamburger topped with pastrami and a special sauce. This pastrami burger remains a staple of local burger chains in Utah.

HOW TO OBSERVE #HotPastramiSandwichDay

Serve up your favorite pastrami sandwich. What toppings will you add? Try making several versions. Here are some other suggestions for celebrating:

  • Add sliced green apples and sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Invite friends to build their own sandwich.
  • Give a shout out to your favorite restaurant and deli with the best pastrami sandwich.
  • While you’re at it, what’s the best beverage to wash down a hot pastrami sandwich?
  • Are you a master sandwich maker? Share your sandwich stacking tips.
  • When it comes to the bread only the best will do. Pastrami and rye is classic. What other bread makes terrific pastrami sandwiches?
  • Mix up a variety of spreads. Make them hot, spicy, sweet, sour or creamy and find out which one compliments pastrami best.
  • Read the Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli by Ted Merwin while munching on your creation.
  • Watch a food show while enjoying your delicious pastrami sandwich. 

Try this Hot Pastrami Sandwich recipe.

Use #HotPastramiSandwichDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sandwich day.  While we do, we’re going to make a Dagwood-sized pastrami on rye. 

On Deck for January 15, 2020

Recipe of the Day

Mushroom Linguine

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients:

1 lb linguine, cooked al dente, drained
6 tablespoons butter
10 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

Prepare Linguine according to instructions.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet.

Add garlic and brown.

Add mushrooms, basil, salt, and pepper.

Cook until the mushrooms become tender.

Stir in the remaining butter and olive oil. Remove from heat.

Toss with cooked linguine and garnish with Parmesan and parsley.

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