NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY
National Spouses Day on January 26th each year celebrates the bond between two people and sets aside time for couples to show each other gratitude.
Dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere, the observance reminds us to take time for our mate. From being thankful for the 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.
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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. Since the day is a non-gift giving day, spend time together and reconnect. Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSpousesDay
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.
NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origin of this holiday. However, it has been observed since the mid-1980s.
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 26th. The celebration 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 #NationalGreenJuiceDay & #GotMyGreens
- Grab a bottle of cold-pressed green juice for a simple way to get more nutrients from green vegetables in your daily diet.
- Start off your morning by making your own green juice at home using Evolution Fresh’s Morning Greens Smoothie recipe.
- Share photos on social media using #NationalGreenJuiceDay and #GotMyGreens.
NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY 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 on the 26th of January, annually.
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26th. 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 poured 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-stretched 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 #PeanutBrittleDay
Make up a batch of peanut brittle to share with that person you just know loves it. Since the candy keeps well, give it as a gift. You might also teach someone to make your favorite recipe, passing on the tradition. If you don’t have a recipe, we’ve found one for you to try.
Use #PeanutBrittleDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY HISTORY
It’s been a brittle search, but so far National Day Calendar hasn’t been able to break through to the origins of this sweet holiday.
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour 30 minutes
8 cups popped popcorn
6 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
6 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 heaping teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Prepare popcorn according to instructions.
Place popcorn in two large, shallow baking dishes or jelly roll pans.
Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, melt butter.
Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
Stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
Allow to boil without stirring for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.
Pour caramel over popcorn and mix until evenly coated.
Place in oven and stir every 15 minutes.
Bake for 1 hour.
Store in an air-tight container.
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.
There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!
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