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JANUARY 26, 2019 | NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY | NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY | NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY

NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY

National Spouses Day is observed annually on January 26.

Dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere, National Spouses Day reminds us to take time for our mate. From being thankful for fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses, there are many reasons to celebrate.  This day is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he or she does for you and the home.

Life gets busy, and we can often take for granted how our spouse improves our life.  Pay a heartfelt thank you or compliment to the love of your life.  National Spouses Day is a non-gift giving day, so spend time together and reconnect. Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

If it has been a while since you have expressed appreciation to the one with whom you are married, now is your chance. Again, this day is not about giving gifts but spending time together, enjoying each other and appreciating each other.  Use #NationalSpousesDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Spouses Day.

NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

The seed swap is a fundamental part of human history. Seeds were one of the first commodities valued and traded. Today, modern gardeners collect and exchange seeds for many reasons ranging from cultivating rare, heirloom varieties to basic thrift. The exchange of seeds perpetuates biodiversity. It is an act of giving and the ultimate form of recycling.
Go to http://seedswapday.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2016-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2017-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=1 for more information.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Exchange seeds with friends, attend a local seed swap or help organize one. Use #NationalSeedSwapDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The first annual Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange was held in Washington, DC, on January 26, 2006. Kathy Jentz, the editor/publisher of the magazine had the last Saturday of January named an official holiday and National Seed Swap Day was born. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on (or around*) the last Saturday in January.

Submitted by guest columnist Kathy Jentz

NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States.

Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then pour onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat that is broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand stretch into a thin, easily cracked candy that melts in the mouth.

The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try this peanut brittle recipe:

Mom’s Best Peanut Brittle recipe.

Use #PeanutBrittleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Peanut Brittle Day.  

National Green Juice Day - January 26
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NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY

The holidays may be over, but the New Year celebration and commitments to our resolutions persevere with National Green Juice Day on January 26. National Green Juice Day was established in 2016 as a way to encourage people to stick to their health and wellness resolutions by drinking a green juice.

There are several veggie-centric ways to celebrate and inspire health and wellness habits in the New Year.

HOW TO OBSERVE

  1. Grab a bottle of cold-pressed green juice for a simple way to get more nutrients from green vegetables in your daily diet.
  2. Start off your morning by making your own green juice at home using Evolution Fresh’s Morning Greens Smoothie recipe.
  3. Share photos on social media using #NationalGreenJuiceDay and #GotMyGreens.

HISTORY

After finding that more than 50 percent of Americans break their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January*, Evolution Fresh founded National Green Juice Day in 2016 as a way to empower people to press ahead with their wellness resolutions by drinking a green juice.

*Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Evolution Fresh among 1,001 American adults age 18+ using email invitation and online survey in December 2015.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to be celebrated annually on the 26th of January.

On Deck for January 27, 2019

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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.
 
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