NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY
National Lipstick Day on July 29th encourages you to wear your best color. For some, lipstick is the only makeup requirement. Whether sheer and light, 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 #NationalLipstickDay
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.
NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY HISTORY
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. 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, too. Other families make their sausage from scratch. 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 #NationalLasagnaDay
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
- Portobello Mushroom Lasagne
- Worlds Best Lasagna
Post on social media using #NationalLasagnaDay and share your celebration.
NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY HISTORY
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, each of us eats 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 #NationalChickenWingDay
Head out to your restaurant of choice and order some chicken wings. Or make them at home and explore The Seven Mother Sauces to help you make your dipping outstanding! We even have some recipes for you to explore.
Post on social media using #NationalChickenWingDay and encourage others to join in.
NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY HISTORY
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.
NATIONAL INTERN DAY
National Intern Day on the last Thursday in July recognizes all the college graduates testing the professional waters across the country.
With a resume or diploma in hand, students and graduates pour into internships around the nation. Internships offer future business leaders the experience they need. Not only that, but they also get to shine, too! One of the ways interns show off their hard-earned skills is by implementing much-needed upgrades. Interns also share the latest business knowledge and techniques. After all, interns provide a fresh perspective.
Many business areas utilize interns to maximize their business needs. Internships also provide hands-on experience to potential new recruits to the business world. From engineering to science, research, and non-profits, interns are essential to business relationships.
The observance also encourages companies to recognize hardworking interns. Share inspirational success stories about interns on your team. Foster a mentor program. Develop tools to promote a positive intern experience at your company.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalInternDay
Reward your interns with a celebration on the last Thursday in July. This summer, employers can host a celebration in a variety of ways.
- Honor past and present interns
- Host a virtual luncheon
- Develop new strategies for internships
- Highlight successful intern-generated ideas
While some businesses don’t have internships, take the day to explore the options for adding one. Learn more about the benefits of internships. Visit businesses with programs and learn how they might fit yours.
Of course, the day is all about interns. Interns can celebrate by nominating the best businesses for internships, too. Share your experience as an intern. Celebrate the positive impact of interns using #NationalInternDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL INTERN DAY HISTORY
WayUP founded National Intern Day to encourage companies to celebrate, empower, and recognize interns. Visit their website for tools and resources to help make the best of your celebration.
NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY
On the last Thursday in July, hot dog lovers across the United States start topping their hot dogs with delicious chili to celebrate National Chili Dog Day.
Wrapping up National Hot Dog Month, the chili dog brings the heat. Add onions, cheese, or chili sauce for more variety. With a hot dog, the condiments are endless.
Also known as a coney dog or chili con carne, the first person to make a chili dog probably tried it around the turn of the 20th century. Even then it was likely a meat and tomato sauce, not the full-on firehouse chili we know today.
Even now, the chili dog gains gourmet status depending on where you go. Add the best ingredients, all-beef franks, and pretzel bun, too. Experiment with the sausage seasonings or the type of chili. For example, switch to a flavorful brat seasoned with chipotle and top it with buffalo chili. Let your imagination go wild. Of course, a traditional chili dog is always an option, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChiliDogDay
Chili dogs are a meal all on their own. Grab one at the ballpark or set up a chili dog bar. Invite friends and family to create colossal and delicious chili dogs with all their favorite toppings. Host a chili cookoff and supply the franks, buns, and special toppings for the judges to add to their chili dog. Crown the winner with bragging rights! Following are some chili dog recipes for you to enjoy:
Post on social media using #NationalChiliDogDay and encourage others to join the celebration.
NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY HISTORY
We were unable to identify the origin of National Chili Dog Day.
- National Cheesecake Day
- National Father-in-Law Day
- National Whistleblower Day
- National Talk in an Elevator Day – Last Friday in July
- National System Administrator Appreciation Day – Last Friday in July
- National Get Gnarly Day – Last Friday in July
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 creating National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Allen & Unwin publish J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer wed.
Recipe of the Day
New York Cheesecake
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 70 minutes
1 – 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
First Prepare Crust:
Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
Press into a well greased, 9-inch springform pan.
Spread up the side and along the bottom of the pan.
Place in freezer and chill for 5 to 10 minutes.
Next prepare filling:
Heat oven to 400°.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth.
Add eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch and mix well.
Stir in 1 cup sour cream.
Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake for 45 minutes.
Turn off the oven and let cool 3 hours with the door slightly ajar.
Prepare topping (before serving):
Combine 1 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup sugar.
Pour over chilled cheesecake before serving.
Benito Mussolini – 1883
In 1925, Mussolini became the fascist dictator of Italy. He would support Adolf Hitler, joining the Axis Powers of Germany and Japan during World War II.
Diana Vreeland – 1903
During her career, the French-American fashion columnist and editor earned the nickname “Empress of Fashion” for her contributions to fashion. She wrote for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. In 1963, she was named Vogue’s editor in chief, a position she held until 1971.
Wil Wheaton – 1972
The American actor is known for his roles in the film Stand By Me, the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation and as himself in The Big Bang Theory.
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