NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY
National Lipstick Day on July 29th encourages you to wear your best color. For some women, lipstick is the only makeup requirement. Whether sheer and light or dark or bright, July 29th calls for all kinds of lipstick.
Throughout the ages, controversy surrounded lipstick. British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. In some circles, lipstick was associated with witchcraft. Occasionally, lipstick contained poisonous materials.
It is said Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal by applying “lip rouge” in public. Surprisingly, George Washington supposedly wore lipstick. While Queen Victoria considered wearing lipstick impolite, one of her statesmen had a different opinion. During World War II, Winston Churchill thought the lip color boosted morale in an excellent way.
Of course, versatility is lipstick’s brand. It changes with a mood or with the scenery. Whether lipstick defines your attitude or channels your inner spirit, wear it on July 29th. No matter your style, lipstick adds a subtle accent or a bold statement. Let your lips speak. However, punctuate it with your lipstick.
HOW TO OBSERVE
While you flaunt your favorite lip color, pucker up. Take a photo. Give us your best tips and tricks. What’s your favorite color or brand? Share what you love about lipstick on social media using #NationalLipstickDay.
In prior years, National Lipstick Day celebrations occurred on an annual basis with no declaration. As of 2016, beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, Huda Kattan was named the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day by a Proclamation from National Day Calendar’s Registrar. Follow Huda on Instagram for expert beauty tips and use #nationalipstickday.
NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY
The best way to join in National Lasagna Day on July 29th is to bake up a pan of the Italian pasta dish. Another way to celebrate is by getting a table at your favorite Italian restaurant.
Due to lasagna’s broad noodles, the pasta lends itself to layering. A variety of ingredients such as cheeses, meats, vegetables, and sauces create a delicious blend of savory baked layers when. For individual servings, roll similar elements into the pasta noodles.
Since lasagna is one of the oldest kinds of pasta, cooks have developed quite a selection of recipes. From vegan to seafood and dessert, lasagna fills recipe books around the world. Even the sauces come in a wide variety.
Unsurprisingly, many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the sauce makes the lasagna special. In other families, they make their sausage homemade. Fresh-picked tomatoes, onions, and herbs are often a cook’s secret. Others will claim the best lasagna makers use a specific kind and number of cheeses.
Overall, most lasagna recipes call for mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. However, lasagna is not limited to those three kinds of cheese. Italian seasonings such as garlic, basil, and oregano bring that delicious flavor, too.
- The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories.
- Initially, the word lasagna referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food.
- A 14th-century English cookbook featured a recipe for lasagna.
- Even cartoon characters enjoy the dish. Garfield, the cat, declares his love for lasagna in the cartoon strip with his name.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have a lasagna cookoff. Invite friends and family over for an evening of lasagna tasting. While everyone tastes and compares, enjoy a bottle of wine and laughter. Meanwhile, tell stories of your first attempt to make lasagna – everyone has one. And, don’t forget to get the children involved in baking, too! Lasagna is a family-friendly baking experience. They can mix ingredients and add layers before the cooking begins. It’s an excellent way to #CelebrateEveryDay!
Try one of these recipes:
- Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
- Seafood Lasagna
- White Cheese Chicken Lasagna
- Zucchini Lasagne
- Portobello Mushroom Lasagne
- Worlds Best Lasagna
Post on social media using #NationalLasagnaDay and share your celebration.
We were unable to find the origin of National Lasagna Day.
NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY
On July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day encourages a frenzy of dipping and sauce tasting. With so many choices, be sure to pace yourself!
The day celebrates the little appetizer that could. Also known as buffalo wings, hot wings or just wings, we eat about 290 per year. While a chicken has two wings per bird, it produces four of these tasty morsels. That’s because when we dissect the wing, we break it down into the wingette, drumette, and tip. The wingette and drumette get seasoned and fried into the deliciousness we devour at tailgate parties and trivia nights.
While many people do call them hot wings, one of the most popular sauces is ranch dressing. Another go-to dip is bleu cheese. Although, plenty of spicy sauces fill the menus. Since chicken wings are usually deep-fried, celery, carrots or other crunchy veggies accompany the dish to counterbalance the spice and fat.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Head out to your restaurant of choice and order some chicken wings. Post on social media using #NationalChickenWingDay and encourage others to join in.
After a number of years of different establishments selling their version of Buffalo Wings, the city of Buffalo, NY in 1977 proclaimed July 29th to be National Chicken Wing Day. Establishments like the Anchor Bar, Wings n’ Things and Duff’s all became famous for their wings.
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