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JANUARY 7, 2019 | NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY | NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY | NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY

NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY

National Bobblehead Day is observed annually on January 7.   This day recognizes a day of celebration for all spring-connected head bobbing figurines.

Bobbleheads have been around for over 100 years and are found in different shapes and sizes. However, none are more popular than those that depict athletes, professional sports teams, mascots, cartoon characters, and celebrities.

On November 18, 2014, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced.  The museum will open in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will house the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads, a hall of fame section for the best bobbleheads, as well as many exhibits related to the history and making of bobbleheads, and much more. For additional information on the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum visit www.bobbleheadhall.com.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalBobbleheadDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in December 2014 in accordance with the policies set forth to designate a National Observation Day.

http://www.bobbleheads.com/history-of-bobbleheads.html

NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY

On January 7, enjoy a Japanese dish made up of either seafood or vegetables that are battered and deep-fried. Make sure the batter is the right kind for National Tempura Day!  

  • Portuguese Jesuit missionaries introduced the recipe for tempura to Japan during the sixteenth century (around 1549).  It is believed that Portuguese Jesuit Tokugawa Isyasu, founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, loved tempura.
  • Since the Genroku era (September 1688 – March 1704) tempura was originally a very popular food that was eaten at street vendors called ‘yatai’.
  • Today, chefs all over the world include tempura dishes on their menus using a wide variety of different batters and ingredients including the nontraditional broccoli, zucchini and asparagus as well as dry fruits.
  • Some meats, usually chicken and cheeses, particularly mozzarella are known to be served tempura-style in some American restaurants.
  • For sushi lovers, a more recent variation of tempura sushi has the entire pieces of sushi being dipped in batter and tempura-fried.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have some tempura and use #NationalTempuraDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

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

NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY

National Thank God It’s Monday Day is recognized each year on the first Monday in January.  This day was created to celebrate all things that will occur on a Monday in the upcoming year, such as; a new job, promotion, birthdays, holidays, vacations, etc.  This is also a day, which starts out the first full week of the new year, to look ahead with real hope, energy, enthusiasm and excitement for all things to come in the next 12 months.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy the first Monday of the year and use #ThankGodItsMondayDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National Thank God It’s Monday Day.

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.
 
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