NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY
Just as on July 4th Americans celebrate their independence, so is July 27th to be celebrated—a day to celebrate independence from the abuser. July 27th, National Love is Kind Day is the day to:
- Celebrate for all victims of domestic violence/domestic abuse their FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE from their abuser.
- Recognize our right to be treated with KINDNESS. Because real love is kind, not terrorizing.
- Realize that kindness is the path to healthy and safer relationships, families, society, and the world.
- Give voice for and hope and support to others who are still suffering, often in silence.
- Spread messages how we can be kind to one another, especially to those closest to us.
- Remember that love is not abusive, violent, demeaning or dehumanizing. If someone uses love as an excuse for their hurtful behavior, it’s not real love.
With every generation, the cycle of abuse continues to cripple families, especially women and children who are most vulnerable. The cycle of abuse must stop now.
National Love is Kind Day encourages you to become aware of how you are treating people, how people are treating you, and how you can become emboldened, supported, and empowered to lead the joyful and productive life you deserve. With improved and proper support, families can know and experience the freedom and love found in an abuse-free home. Children grow up with positive role models, and both adults and children lead more productive, happy, and mentally healthy lives.
The day is an opportunity to say “No to abuse, violence, and ridicule! And begin saying, “Yes, to kindness! And yes, to sharing my voice! Yes, I am worth it and my life matters. Kindness rules!”
Stop the cycle of abuse and make a difference to create a kinder world.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLoveIsKindDay
They are many ways to celebrate this day and join the Love is Kind Movement!
- Expect to be treated with kindness. Repeat the mantra “I deserve to be treated with kindness.” Repeat it especially if you’ve ever been abused, bullied, or sexually harassed or assaulted.
- Exchange negative actions and words for positive ones for the day. For example, replace hitting with a walk, yelling with deep breathing, and insults with kind gestures and words. An example is “let me understand.” Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself. It also means setting healthy boundaries.
- Celebrate with Domestic Violence survivors their freedom from abuse! If you or someone you know left an unhealthy relationship, this is YOUR independence day. Celebrate your freedom from abuse/domestic violence. While you’re celebrating, post on Social Media your freedom story and tag #TheLoveisKindMovement Post. Share, like and celebrate the Love Is Kind Facebook Page where you can also share your stories and celebrate.
- Share on social media examples of how you are kind to those closest to you. Use hashtags: #LoveisKindDay #LoveisKind #LoveisKindNotTerrorizing
- Believe in and direct domestic violence victims who reach out to you to DV centers nearest them.
Other ways to take part in the day include:
- Get your FREE beautiful copy of the Love is Kind Pledge (Poem).
- Join, post, and share the National Love is Kind Day EVENT on Facebook.
- Get your Love is KIND T-shirt, hats and other gifts HERE.
- 100% of the proceeds go to the Love is KIND Fund to support women and children victims and survivors of domestic violence, abuse, narcissistic abuse, controlling and toxic relationships.
Share info from the Love is Kind Network
NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY HISTORY
Rosie Aiello and Sunny, co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, founded National Love is Kind Day on July 27, 2018. They spread the message of a kinder, healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and terrorism. The day also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom from a violent relationship.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on July 27th annually.
About the Love is Kind Network
Rosie Aiello and Sunny are the co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, The Love is Kind Movement Facebook group, and National Love is Kind Day. They spread the message to create a kinder and healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and family terror.
July 27th also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom after an international escape from a domestic violent relationship.
Trapped in an emotionally, mentally, and financially abusive relationship for nearly 25 years, Rosie engineered their escape from the Middle East to save her daughter Sunny and herself from domestic violence. Nearly mentally destroyed and stunned by PTSD, Rosie and Sunny arrived in their home state of California. Within a few short years, Rosie became a speaker, best-selling author, and an international award-winning entrepreneur.
Rosie and Sunny are on a mission to help 100 million women and their children free themselves from the shackles of abuse, and help them create joyful and productive lives.
Visit www.TheLoveisKindNetwork.com for more information.
NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY
On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend.
Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if it’s made in the United States). First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.
Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century where a Scottish taxman recorded the spirit in 1494. Since then, Scotch, barley, malt, and grain have been in and out of the shadows. The distilleries or the smugglers either dodged the king’s taxman or organized against him. Scotch was first protected by definition in law in 1933. It was further protected in 1988 with the Scotch Whisky Act.
There are five distinct categories of Scotch whisky including single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScotchDay
Enjoy some scotch with friends. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive.) You can also explore other Protected Beverages around the world. Post on social media using #NationalScotchDay.
NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY HISTORY
We were unable to identify the origin of National Scotch Day.
NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY
National Crème Brûlée Day on July 27th presents an opportunity to enjoy a mouth-watering custard for dessert. Since there are several flavors, don’t miss out!
Crème brûlée is also known as burnt cream, crema Catalana, and Trinity crème. The dessert consists of a rich custard base. The custard is then topped with a contrasting layer of caramelized sugar. Chefs achieve this final layer by using a small propane torch.
While vanilla is the most common custard base of crème brûlée, the dessert comes in a range of other flavors. Coffee, citrus, nut, chocolate, and other fruit flavors find their way on to menus frequently. However, other unique flavorings such as green tea, lavender, liqueurs, and even savory crème brûlée add an interesting finish to any meal.
The earliest known reference of crème brûlée, as we know it today, appears in Francois Massialot’s 1691 cookbook.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCremeBruleeDay
If making a crème brûlée at home, follow the recipe precisely. Don’t make any substitutions. Here is a crème brûlée recipe for you to make and share. Or, invite a friend to join you at your favorite restaurant. Post on social media using #NationalCremeBruleeDay.
NATIONAL CRÈME BRÛLÈE DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Crème Brûlée Day.
In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations. National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore; we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!
On July 27th, National New Jersey Day recognizes the third state to join the Union. Find out what’s unique and captivating about the Garden State!
When Giovanni Da Verrazzano first explored the shores of the Atlantic coast, he explored lands that included New Jersey. Da Verrazzano discovered diverse communities of people who were later called the Delaware Indians.
In 1160, the Dutch founded New Jersey’s first European settlement, but in 1664 the British took control. At this time, the land was divided into half and named New Jersey after the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel.
Leading up the American Revolution, the colony as a whole was equally divided in its loyalties to the crown. Colonists who remained undecided were just as likely to support the rebel cause as they were to support the king. The same applied to colonists in New Jersey.
Due to New Jersey’s central location among the thirteen colonies, more battles during the Revolutionary War took place here than any other state.
While the state was the third to enter the union, New Jersey signed the Bill of Rights before any other state.
Industry and Innovation
During and after the war, New Jersey industry grew. Rapidly, innovation and technology took place in New Jersey. One well-known innovator found a home in Menlo Park. There, Thomas Edison nourished his ingenuity.
While industry and innovation grew, so did the state’s population. Today New Jersey’s population density thrives at the highest of any state in the United States.
While it may be an industrial powerhouse, its nickname the Garden State is precise. New Jersey supplies the world with cranberries, blueberries, and tomatoes.
New Jersey Flavor
While we thank New Jersey for a few delicious foods we can enjoy anywhere, the state produces a large number of dishes travel is a must.
During the summer months, enjoy the fresh blueberries from New Jersey. At the turn of the 20th century, the intuitive Elizabeth White helped domesticate the wild blueberries found along the Eastern seaboard. Today, blueberry production in New Jersey is a global business.
Pork roll is to New Jersey as carrots are to Bugs Bunny. The cured, smoked pork product creates debates between residents of the state. Trenton loves their pork roll so much, in fact, they hold an annual Pork Roll Festival. However, pork roll does exist west of the Delaware River.
Now, for most of these other dishes, come visit or pay for postage. Folks from New Jersey have a different idea about what a sloppy joe is. Tomato. To-mah-to. This one sounds delicious. Their version places slices of pastrami or corned beef (or both), coleslaw, Russian dressing, and swiss cheese layered between three slices of rye bread.
Also, New Jerseyan’s make their pizza pie on the flip side. That is to say – they like their sauce on top. Its called tomato pie with seasoning crushed tomatoes on top of the other ingredients. Crust on the bottom, of course.
Lastly, saltwater taffy, sandy beaches, and long boardwalks of Atlantic City all go together. Both saltwater taffy and America’s boardwalks got their start there.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNewJerseyDay
Join National Day Calendar in recognizing this unique and captivating state on National New Jersey Day. Use #NationalNewJerseyDay to share on social media.
Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.
July 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
In a test flight for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Orville Wright sets a record by flying one hour and 12 minutes.
Looney Tunes debuts Bugs Bunny in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
Recipe of the Day
Easy S’more Dip
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
graham crackers (or animal crackers)
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate and condensed milk on high for 1-2 minutes.
Stir every 30 seconds until chips are melted. Stir until well mixed.
Pour into an 8-9 inch glass pie plate.
Drop marshmallow cream by spoonfuls over the chocolate mixture.
**Tip – The cream can be softened in the microwave at 15-second intervals for easier handling before dropping onto the chocolate.
Place pie plate into the microwave and heat for another 15-30 seconds.
Take a knife and create several swirls through the marshmallow and chocolate.
Serve with graham crackers or animal crackers.
July 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Norman Lear – 1922
The American writer and producer is best known for the TV sitcoms All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time and The Jeffersons.
Joseph Kittinger – 1928
As part of Project Excelsior in 1960, Joseph Kittinger leaped from a balloon gondola at the far reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. Breaking world records that still stand today for the highest parachute jump and a freefall that lasted 4 minutes and 36 seconds, Captain Kittinger’s feats proved multistage survival possible at various altitudes and under certain conditions. With advancing technologies in aviation, these experiments helped to provide valuable data.
Peggy Fleming – 1948
The three-time world champion figure skater was the only American competitor in the 1968 Winter Olympics to bring home gold. She landed the gold medal in Ladies’ singles.
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