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JANUARY 23, 2019 | NATIONAL PIE DAY | LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY | NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY

NATIONAL PIE DAY

National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd.

National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!

The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

Fun Tidbit – Pie throwing:
Cream filled or topped pies are favorite props for humor.  Throwing a pie in a person’s face has been a staple of film comedy since Ben Turpin received one in Mr. Flip in 1909.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go out for pie or try one of these recipes:

Caramel Drizzle Macchiato Pie
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Blueberry Pie

Use #NationalPieDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council.  The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere”.

LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

The fourth Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.

Some collectors of books tend to arrange their collections so their spines can be admired pleasantly.  Others have a system of organization that results in an alternative art form.  However our books are organized on the shelf, on Library Shelfie Day, they are meant to be photographed and shared on social media.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you have just a small library with a few select favorites or are a true bibliophile, on Library Shelfie Day, arrange your collection on a shelf and take a picture.  Use #LibraryShelfieDay to share on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a Library Shelfie Day classroom project.

HISTORY

The New York Public Library founded Library Shelfie Day as a way to observe various national holidays by displaying shelfies representing books from each day.

NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY

National Handwriting Day was started to re-introduce one’s self to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper.  According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, it is a chance for all to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Work on your handwriting and use #NationalHandwritingDay to post on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Handwriting Day lesson and tips for your students.

HISTORY

National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977.  Their motive is to promote the consumption of pens, pencils and writing paper.  January 23rd was chosen as this is the birthday of John Hancock.  John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
Whether you want to celebrate your favorite mail carrier and flip flops, share your joy for bacon and chocolate cake or enjoy popcorn (our office favorite) on National Popcorn Day, stay in-the-know by signing-up for our e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t find yourself unprepared on Talk Like a Pirate Day or Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day – join us as we #CelebrateEveryDay!

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