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July 7, 2021 - NATIONAL MACARONI DAY – NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY – NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY

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JULY 7, 2021 | NATIONAL MACARONI DAY | NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY | NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY | NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY

NATIONAL MACARONI DAY – July 7th,2020

NATIONAL MACARONI DAY

Each year on July 7th, pasta lovers across the nation dig into one of their favorite noodles on National Macaroni Day.

Made with durum wheat, macaroni is a large variety of dry pasta, which typically does not contain eggs. While many people think the shape gives macaroni its name, the kind of dough used to make the noodles gives it the name. The noodle is formed into shells, spirals, straight and many other shapes, too. And in the U.S., we like our macaroni! In fact, elbow macaroni is the most common form found in the United States.

We use macaroni in many different dishes from casseroles and hot dishes to soups and salads. This versatile noodle makes prepping meals a cinch, too. Many dishes made with macaroni can be made ahead, making mealtime a lot less stressful. Using macaroni in dishes is also an excellent way to stretch a recipe to feed more people. 

These convenient noodles serve as a base for cheese dishes as well as meat dishes, too. So, whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, you can celebrate the day. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMacaroniDay

Make your favorite dish using macaroni noodles! Whether it’s hot or cold, it won’t matter as long as it’s delicious. And when you’re using macaroni, you really can’t go wrong. We even have several recipes for you to try. 

Macaroni recipes fill books and websites. We would love to see yours! Share them using #NationalMacaroniDay and join the conversation. 

NATIONAL MACARONI DAY HISTORY 

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday. While we do, won’t you check out these other pasta related celebrations?

  • Mac N Cheese Day
  • Noodle Day
  • Pasta Month
  • Carbonara Day
  • Pasta DayNATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY – July 7

    NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY

    National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is observed annually on July 7th. This day promotes the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity.

    The memories made during your time together will stay with you forever. During the summer season, there are many incredible places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing, and bonding. While taking a stroll, cherish the time spent together. Your child will value the gift of the time you give no matter how old they are. 

    As you’re walking, you will also be setting an excellent example of a healthy lifestyle – another valuable gift. Walking is one of the best exercises and the easiest to incorporate into a child’s life at a young age. Set a pace that’s comfortable for both of you. And remember, walking is something the whole family can do together, so don’t be surprised when the rest of the family asks to go for walks, too. 

    Father-daughter walks can be as long or short as you like. Walks around your neighborhood help increase interactions with neighbors. Another great place for walks is along local walking or hiking trails. These well-marked trails offer a little bit of nature while keeping from getting lost. During inclement weather, indoor walking tracks take the place of the sunshine and parks. However, if there’re no thunder or lightning, take an umbrella. While walking in the rain with your daughter, take in the cleaner air and splash in some puddles.

    Besides walking, start a conversation with your daughter. Subjects vary depending upon your child’s age, of course. However, your child usually knows where to take the conversation. If you both are at a loss for words, visit www.verywellfamily.com for some conversation starters. These topics not only will help you get to know your daughter better, but they will help her get to know you, too. Your guidance and time help your daughter learn self-respect, determination, and perseverance. Fathers sometimes don’t realize how much a daughter looks up to them and cherishes their attention.

    Celebrate the opportunities to stroll and converse with your daughter. Create a new routine and this same time next year, it will be the anniversary of your father-daughter walks!

    HOW TO OBSERVE #FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay

    Fathers and daughters join each other for a walk. Make the most of the walks by asking questions and talking about out of the ordinary things. Daughters, contact your fathers and ask them to join you for a walk. This day is about making connections, too. Don’t hesitate to reconnect with your father if the opportunity is there. 

    If that is not possible, think of your father or daughter while you walk. Post on social media using #FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay.

    NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY HISTORY

    We were unable to identify the creator of National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day.

    NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY – July 7

    NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY

    On July 7th, raise a toast to the place where friends gather and memories are made. It’s National Dive Bar Day!

    From the one-time speakeasy to the little hole-in-the-wall, the dive bar is like an old pair of jeans; it just fits right. During the week, we can stop in, our team will be playing on the TV, and the beverages will be icy cold. The same dart and pool leagues meet every year, and familiar faces go head to head.

    Dive bars last. On Friday nights, even their sweethearts still show up for date nights at the beach shack where they met 20 years ago. If we drive the back roads of small towns, the dive bar serves the best steaks for miles around.

    The dive bar is more than just a place to kick back and relax. It’s where we mark out life’s plans, celebrate its successes, and make memories to treasure. We make friends who become family and remember those who have left us behind.

    This holiday is about the first place to come to mind when it’s time to celebrate, to hang out with friends or just feel at home once again. We may use the term dive bar with a bit of fondness, however, many of these places have been around a long time. “I remember when…” is a familiar phrase heard often enough. Raise a toast to the bars and pubs where they know us and take care of us.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDiveBarDay

    Join Seagram’s 7 Crown and visit your favorite local dive bar. Have a 7&7 on 7/7 or your beverage of choice and give them a shout out. Be sure to bring your friend and share your memories, too. Make sure to use #NationalDiveBarDay to share on social media. If you stay home, try these cocktail shakers for home use.

    **Always drink responsibly and designate a sober driver.

    NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY HISTORY

    Seagram’s Seven Crown founded National Dive Bar Day on July 7th to honor all the dive bars around the country and to recognize them as an American past time that will never die. Seagram’s Seven Crown strives to help preserve the dive bar, those places with lasting personality, who take care of their own. Through historic preservation initiatives, Seagram’s 7 supports the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Dive Bar Day to be observed annually in 2018.

    NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY – July 7

    NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY

    On July 7th, it is time to indulge on National Strawberry Sundae Day. Each year on this day, Americans combine vanilla or strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. Make several strawberry sundaes, and enjoy this delicious treat with friends and family.

    While the oldest known record of an ice cream sundae is an Ithaca, NY advertisement, the originator of the dessert is cooly debated. The October 5, 1892 ad in the Ithaca Daily Journal spelled the ice cream treat with the conventional day of the week spelling – Sunday.

    However, Two Rivers, Wisconsin claims that Druggist Edward Berners served the first ice cream sundae in 1881. According to the story, customer George Hallauer ordered an ice cream soda on a Sunday. Since ordinances at the time prohibited the sale of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath, Berners came up with a compromise and served the ice cream in a dish minus the soda. He topped it with chocolate syrup and called it a Sundae. One interesting catch – Berners was 18 at the time the story takes place.

    Ithaca’s claim to the ice cream sundae takes place at Platt & Colt Pharmacy in 1892 where Reverend John M. Scott stops to order a bowl of ice cream. When Chester Platt, proprietor, began preparing the ice cream for his customer, he didn’t stop at just a couple of scoops of vanilla. Platt drizzled cherry syrup over the ice cream and topped them with a bright red, candied cherry. The dessert looked and tasted so delightful it required its own name. Since the day was Sunday, it was named for the day it was created. Ithaca also has historical evidence supporting the story, including an advertisement for a Cherry Sunday. 

    While an origin story for the strawberry sundae hasn’t surfaced, it isn’t a stretch to imagine a strawberry replacing a cherry. Or strawberries topping chocolate. Celebrating sundaes with strawberries and whipped cream just seems worthy of a holiday no matter who created it.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #StrawberrySundaeDay

    It’s summer! Strawberries and ice cream just go together. What better way to celebrate than with a sundae? Set up a strawberry sundae bar and invite the neighbors to make their own. Maybe they would like to try this sundae recipe. Post on social media using #StrawberrySundaeDay.

    NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY HISTORY

    We were unable to identify the creator of National Strawberry Sundae Day.


On Deck for July 8, 2021

National Days

July 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
1928

The Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri begins selling the first pre-sliced bread. They provided the service by using the Rohwedder Bread Slicer to quickly, evenly and simultaneously slice baker’s loaves. before packaging the bread for sale to consumers.

1930

Construction begins on Boulder Dam.

1936

The United States Patent Office issued five patents to Henry F. Phillips for a fastening system incorporating a driver and cross-head screw.

1946

The Roman Catholic Church canonizes Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini – the first U.S. citizen to be canonized.

1981

The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger became the first of its kind to cross the English Channel.

Recipe of the Day

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2  to 1 tablespoon almond

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

July 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Margaret Larkin – 1899

Author of The Hand of Mordechai, Margaret Larkin also wrote an anthology of songs in The Singing Cowboy. The writer earned several prizes for her work in poetry and her drama El Cristo.

Satchel Paige – 1906

Through the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, the American professional pitcher played for several teams in the Negro National League. On July 7, 1948, Paige joined the Cleveland Indians, making his debut on July 9. Cleveland went on to win the World Series against Boston that year. While Paige only played five years in Major League Baseball, he left a lasting impact.

Harriette Simpson Arnow – 1908

Harriette Simpson Arnow gained critical acclaim for her novel The Dollmaker and penned several short stories, essays and other novels. Arnow mastered the Appalachian dialect in her fiction and created complex female characters. Her stories unfolded much like John Steinbeck’s did at the time, but with a female perspective, and Arnow received much less credit for her talent.

Ringo Starr – 1940

Born Richard Starkey, the English musician gained prominence as the drummer for the Beatles. In the 1970s, Starr pursued a solo career while also playing with each of the other former Beatle members.

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