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JUNE 2, 2019 | NATIONAL BUBBA DAY | NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR’S DAY | NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY | NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY

National Bubba Day is observed across the United States each year on June 2nd.

Often used as an affectionate nickname for a brother, Bubba is also used by close family friends as a term of endearment. National Bubba Day celebrates all those loved ones who we have affectionately called Bubba over the years.

To all of those named, nicknamed or just sometimes called Bubba, Happy National Bubba Day!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalBubbaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Bubba Day.

NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR’S DAY

Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.”

Each year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States by local communities, hospitals and support groups honoring cancer survivors.  Events may include parades, carnivals, art exhibits, contests and testimonies. President George W. Bush and the National Cancer Institute director each included a commencement at the 2008 celebration.

More information on National Cancer Survivor’s Day can be found on their official website.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #CancerSurvivorsDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Cancer Survivor’s Day was first announced by Merril Hastings during the second national conference meeting of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivor-ship in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 20, 1987.  Hastings then filed the name as an International Class 042 Service and also registered it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the name of Pulse Publications.  The first National Cancer Survivor’s Day was held on June 5, 1988.

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY

June 2nd is a day made for chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. It’s National Rocky Road Day!  In the United States, the most popular way to eat Rocky Road is in ice cream.

Although there are many variations, traditionally, Rocky Road ice cream was composed of chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows.  Today, there are variations with vanilla ice cream, cholate chips, and almonds.

People have been enjoying this delicious combination for many years. There are varying accounts of the origin of this ice cream, as there often are when a popular item invention comes along. Sometime during the late 1920s, William Dreyer used inspiration from his partner Joseph Edy’s chocolate candy to make rocky road ice cream. Dryer did something he was probably told a hundred times not to do. He used his wife’s sewing scissors to chop up marshmallows and walnuts and added them to chocolate ice cream. Of course, it tasted good, so he was probably forgiven for using her good sewing shears for anything but fabric!

Another who laid claim to the creation of rocky road ice cream was George Farren. He had simply blended a candy bar into chocolate ice cream creating the creamy dessert.

Soon after, the stock market crashed, and the ice cream was given the name Rocky Road to bring smiles to faces during the Great Depression.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a bowl of Rocky Road Ice Cream, some Rocky Road candy, bars, cake or other Rocky Road dessert! Use #RockyRoadDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Rocky Road Day.

NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

National Rotisserie Chicken Day is observed annually on June 2nd.

Rotisserie chicken is cooked whole on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over heat source roasts it slowly. This type of cooking sears the skin to seal in the flavor, resulting in a tender and juicy chicken. Rotisserie chicken is often injected with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known. Leftovers can be used in many ways, including salads, sandwiches and casseroles.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Share photos of your friends and family on social media enjoying National Rotisserie Chicken Day and include #RotisserieChickenDay.

HISTORY

National Rotisserie Day was submitted by Boston Market Restaurants in April 2015.  The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared June 2nd as National Rotisserie Chicken Day in May 2015.

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