JUNE 16 – NATIONAL FUDGE DAY – NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY
NATIONAL FUDGE DAY
National Fudge Day is observed annually on June 16th. National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionary. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple and maple nut.
Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles can add just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.
There are three other fudge holidays on the calendar at this time. May 12 celebrates all those nutty fudges. July 22 marks National Penuche Fudge Day. Finally, on November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is celebrated.
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Pick up some fudge at your local confectionery store and share it with family and friends. Here is a great fudge recipe if you feel like making your own. Use #NationalFudgeDay on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Fudge Day.
NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY
On the third Thursday in June, National Dump the Pump encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving and save money.
When gas prices are high and the economy is tight, riding public transportation is a good alternative and an economical way to save money. Many Americans use local public transportation to commute to and from work, school, for shopping and errands, and even to make family visits. This can save you money on fuel along with wear and tear on your car. It can also possibly reduce your commute time and help reduce road congestion.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #NationalDumpThePumpDay on social media.
NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY HISTORY
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country.
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