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JANUARY 8, 2019 | NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY | NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY | NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY | NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY | NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY | NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY

On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.

The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a longer period of time. 

  • Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles which entice them to take their baths.
  • Some bubble bath, bath foam or foaming bath serves a dual purpose and can also be used as to wash skin or hair.
  • Bath foam preparations may be in the form of a liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.

According to the AC Nielsen Data, Mr. Bubble is the #1 brand of bath products in the United States and in 2011 it celebrated its 50th birthday.  Mr. Bubble is a brand of bath product made by The Village Company.

The brand’s slogan is “Makes Getting Clean Almost as Much Fun as Getting Dirty!”

Mr. Bubble was founded by Mr. Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company in 1961 in North Dakota, USA.  The Gold Seal company manufactured and distributed Mr. Bubble until 1986 when the company was sold.  Mr. Bubble bubble bath products have been reformulated to be tear-free, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested. Mr. Bubble TV show appearances:

  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • 1983 Eddie Murphy Delirious
  • 1987 Gold Through the Fire
  • 1996 Ed (starring Matt LeBlanc)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 3)

HOW TO OBSERVE

Prepare yourself a relaxing bubble bath. Use #BubbleBathDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Bubble Bath Day.

NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY

January 8th annually recognizes National JoyGerm Day. National JoyGerm Day was created as a day to remind people across the country that by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positive attitude on to others. When we share good moods, we impact the lives of people around us and those people become infected with that same positive joy and spread it to others. 

Laugh, smile, be kind, inspire and spread the one type of germ that is good for everyone to catch!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Throughout the day, see how often you can spread the JoyGerm! Use #NationalJoygermDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Founded in 1981 by a rather joyful and exuberant woman, Joan White, National Joygerm Day spread infectiously across the nation through TV interviews, radio shows, newsletters, magazines, postcards, hug coupons and well, the pure joy of its founder. She tells National Day Calendar, Joygerms LTD’s members are in all 50 states and there are more than 180,000 card-carrying members around the world.  Yes, Joygerms get free membership cards.  But seriously, she spreads her Joygerms to others through this day and many other ways as well.  Even in a simple e-mail, she evokes a smile and glee that is contagious and for which there is hopefully no known cure.  

National Shop for Travel Day - Second Tuesday in January
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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

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.

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.

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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 ARGYLE DAY

Derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, the pattern used for kilts and plaids and from the patterned socks (known as a tartan hose) worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century, is recognized and honored each year on January 8 on National Argyle Day

Occasionally you may find argyle spelled argyll.

Most commonly referred to the overall pattern made of diamonds or lozenges, the word argyle sometimes indicates a single diamond in the design.  Layers of overlapping motifs are found in most argyle layouts adding a sense of three-dimensionality, movement and texture. Typically in the pattern, there is an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines on solid diamonds. The design’s popularity was helped by its identification with the Duke of Windsor, Pringle of Scotland (a luxury knitwear manufacturer and importer). The Duke, like many others, used the argyle design pattern for golf clothing on both jerseys and long socks that were needed for the plus-fours trouser fashion of the day.

Argyle knitwear became fashionable in the USA after the first world war.

U.S. Open and PGA champion, Payne Stewart (1957-1999) was known and loved by his fans for his bright and flashy outfits of tams, knickerbockers and argyle socks.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalArgyleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Argyle Day.

NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY

As winter kicks into high gear, National Winter Skin Relief Day on January 8 reminds us of all the ways we can keep our skin from withering under the harshest of elements.

The dropping temperatures outside and rising thermostats inside sap the amount of moisture in the air. Our skin is first to notice.

Joshua Zeichner MD, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital, makes a few recommendations to help us keep our skin hydrated through the winter. When the chill sets in, avoid the temptation to take those long, hot showers. The heat strips skin of its natural oils (called ceramides) and causes inflammation. Causing the skin cells to swell, when they dry they become loose like poorly grouted tiles and crack.

Instead, take shorter, lukewarm showers and use gentle cleansers. Harsh soaps with surfactants and claims of pH balance can be harsh on the skin. And don’t scrub! Be tender and let the water and lather do the work.

If you have dry, cracked skin, look for a cream or ointment with light petrolatum, hyaluronic acid and ceramides – the natural fats that make up the grout between the skin cell tiles.  ~ Joshua Zeichner MD

After bathing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing causes more irritation and inflammation. With the door closed to keep the humidity in, add a moisturizer.

When dressing, wear layers. The closest layer should be made of natural fibers. Soft fabrics like flannel and cotton cause little to no irritation compared to synthetic materials. Layers also are more effective against cold weather.

Winter skin relief comes many forms. Our skin needs hydration at night, too. Adding humidity to the air with a cool mist humidifier will not only hydrate your skin but will also provide a more restful sleep.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #WinterSkinReliefDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The makers of CeraVe Skincare founded National Winter Skin Relief Day to bring awareness to all the extra attention winter skin needs.  

About Valeant Consumer Healthcare:
Valeant Consumer Healthcare is a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. Valeant Consumer Healthcare, one of the fastest growing consumer products companies in the U.S.*, offers a wide range of products that improve people’s lives in the eye care, skincare, and vitamin categories, including flagship brands such as Biotrue® solution, CeraVe® skincare, and PreserVision® eye vitamins. In addition to the vast product portfolio, Valeant Consumer Healthcare has a consistent new product pipeline that is developed via collaborative partnerships with healthcare professionals.
*based on retail sales

NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

Recognized by the National Confectioners Associations and celebrated by millions across the country, January 8th of each year is National English Toffee Day. A popular variant of the original toffee, in the United States “English toffee” is a buttery confection topped with almonds.  It’s made by caramelizing sugar with butter and can be both hardened or chewy.  The Heath bar is a type of candy bar that is made with an English toffee core.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try one of the following English Toffee recipes:

Saltine Toffee Cookies
Classic English Toffee
Frozen English Toffee Cake
Toffee Bars

Use #EnglishToffeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

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

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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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