NATIONAL EGG ROLL DAY
Roll out the red carpet for one of the country’s ultimate comfort foods. National Egg Roll Day on June 10th delivers one American Dream story and satisfies a craving (you’re craving one now, you know it) at the same time.
The egg roll began as a Chinese-American tradition that extended to Vietnamese immigrants reaching for the American Dream. These traditions grew from the unfailing dedication of families in chop suey palaces serving hungry workers. Restaurants across the country perfected their own versions of the egg roll with a variety of finely chopped ingredients – pork, shrimp, cabbage, onions, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and seasonings, all rolled up in a thin pastry wrap and deep fried.
Not only is the egg roll a satisfying snack or an exciting part of a meal at home or away, but it’s played an essential role in making dreams come true for several generations of immigrants in the United States. And it continues to be in many ways.
Our ability to celebrate the egg roll is as close as our freezer, telephone, restaurant, or even our own recipe. The egg roll is versatile, too. Our love of the egg roll has evolved it to meet strict diets, exotic flavors, and so much more! What more could we ask for a celebration?
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate the hard-working history of the egg roll. Pick up a pack of Van’s Kitchen’s artisan batch egg rolls found in hundreds of grocers and convenience stores across the country on your way home and enjoy them with your favorite someone. Use #NationalEggRollDay to share on social media.
Van’s Kitchen founded National Egg Roll Day in 2019 to honor the company’s founding in June of 1986. Van and Kim Nguyen, two deserving Vietnamese immigrants, made their ultimate American Dream come to life with their passion for creating authentic egg rolls. Like many immigrant families who came before them, Van and Kim Nguyen came from Vietnam and established a home and family business in Dallas, Texas. They diligently hired hard-working employees, filled out paperwork in a language that was not their own, and created a business model based solely on their greatest strength: making authentic egg rolls for those they love. Using only fresh, whole ingredients and crafting the egg rolls in artisan batches, Van’s Kitchen sets themselves apart by maintaining their decades-long commitment to making every bite the best one.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed that National Egg Roll Day should be observed on June 10th annually.
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NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY
National Iced Tea Day is observed annually on June 10th. This day is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long.
Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry and cherry.
An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and quite popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed. It can be readily found in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains.
Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870s. The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876 and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877 both contain iced tea recipes. It is believed, however, that iced tea started to appear in the United States in the 1860′s and became widespread in the 1870s where it was found offered on hotel menus and was on sale at railroad stations. The popularity of refreshing iced tea drink grew rapidly after it was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
Green tea has been suggested to be used for a variety of positive health benefits.
- Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Some forms of cancer
- Oral health
- Reduce blood pressure
- Weight control
- Antibacterial and antiviral activity
- Protection from solar ultraviolet light
- Anti-fibrotic properties
- Neuroprotective power
HOW TO OBSERVE
Brew and enjoy a glass of iced tea with friends. Enjoy a drink during lunch at your favorite restaurant. Share on social media using #NationalIcedTeaDay.
Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Iced Tea Day.
NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY
National Black Cow Day is observed each year on June 10. Are you in the mood for ice cream? We are all familiar with the Root Beer Float but did you know that it is also called the Black Cow?
A Black Cow was originally made with root beer and vanilla ice cream. Now it is sometimes made with root beer and chocolate ice cream or cola and vanilla ice cream.
Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the Black Cow way back in August of 1893.
One night, as Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters that was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek, he came upon an idea. The full moon that night that was shining on the snow-capped Cow Mountain reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and added a spoonful of the creamy vanilla goodness to the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. When he tasted it, he knew he had a hit. Sure enough, he did!
Wisner named the new creation, Black Cow Mountain but the local children shortened the name to Black Cow.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Sit back, relax and enjoy a Black Cow! Use #BlackCowDay to post on social media.
We were unable to find the creator of National Black Cow Day!
NATIONAL BALLPOINT PEN DAY
Grab your ballpoint pen and write this on your calendar. June 10th of each year is National Ballpoint Pen Day. This particular day commemorates the ballpoint pen and marks the anniversary of the patent filing on June 10, 1943.
Before 1943, anyone who wanted to write a letter or scribble some notes on a piece of paper would have to use a fountain pen or pencil. Now the dominant writing instrument, the ballpoint pen was originally conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to the quill and fountain pens. Every day, millions are manufactured and sold worldwide. Lost cost and its omnipresence assure that there is always a ballpoint pen within your reach.
In earlier years, many attempts by inventors led to failed patents as their inventions did not deliver the ink evenly and also had overflow and clogging issues.
Brothers Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Grab a ballpoint pen and write a letter to someone. Use #BallpointPenDay when using social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Ballpoint Pen Day.
NATIONAL HERBS AND SPICES DAY
National Herbs and Spices Day is observed annually on June 10.
It is the season for fresh herbs and spices. They are an essential part of flavorful cooking as well as fun and easy to grow.
Raising your own herbs can be a form of relaxing therapy. Herbs and spices have been used for many hundreds of years, and besides making our food delicious, each has its specific health benefits. Growing your own herbs and spices is a great way to add fresh variety to your food. Herbs raised in your home add an aromatic and natural fragrance to the air.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Check out Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn special spice blends on National Herbs and Spices Day! Use #HerbsAndSpicesDay to post on social media.
National Day Calendar was unable to find the creator of this day.
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