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JUNE 2, 2020 | NATIONAL BUBBA DAY | NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY | NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY | NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY – June 2

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY

National Bubba Day on June 2nd each year recognizes all those we lovingly call Bubba in our lives. The name may come from the way young children try to shorten the word brother.

Often used as an affectionate nickname for a brother, Bubba is also used by close family friends as a term of endearment. Through the years, you may have met many Bubbas or maybe you only know one. No matter how many Bubbas you know, the name is often used as a term for a friend or family member you hold close to your heart or even in high regard.

  • Emory Nicholas “Bubba” Church – The American baseball player played in Major League Baseball for five years pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds (then known as the Redlegs), and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Bill “Bubba” Clinton – The American politician was elected as the 42nd president of the United States.
  • David “Bubba” Brooks, Jr. – The American saxophonist played professional jazz music across the United States after serving in the United States Army during World War II.
  • Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. – The left-handed professional golfer currently plays on the PGA Tour.
  • Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue – The fictional character in the film Forest Gump served in the Vietnam War alongside the film’s main character, Forest Gump.

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

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBubbaDay

Do you know someone called Bubba? Celebrate the Bubbas in your life. Give them a shout out or a phone call. Let them know you’re thinking about them. Share memories and a good laugh using #NationalBubbaDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY HISTORY

Comedian, T. Bubba Bechtol, founded National Bubba Day to celebrate everyone we call Bubba. The day originally took place on May 1st but was moved to June 2nd in honor of his wife, Bubbalicious.  

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY – June 2

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 made 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 with the creation of something new. 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 #RockyRoadDay

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.

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this ice cream holiday. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other ice cream holidays in June to explore:

  • Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Black Cow Day
  • Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • Ice Cream Cake DayNATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY – June 2 (If On Weekend, Closest Work Day)

    NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY

    Everyone is sure to enjoy marking National Leave the Office Early Day on their calendar. Observed each year on June 2nd (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) the observance is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week.

    About a third of Americans work more than 40 hours per week. Some work even more than that. Those who are self-employed or who work two jobs, likely work 60-80 hours per week. Those types of hours don’t leave much for family, self-care, or home maintenance. Stress piles up and so do the phone calls from mom, the grandkids, and maybe the gym wondering where you’ve been. Maybe your best pals want to meet for a drink but you’ve been stuck behind a desk or on the road working. 

    This holiday reminds you to take a little time for yourself every once in a while. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay

    On this day, upon completion of all the necessary day’s work and the needed approval, it is suggested that you can then leave work early to enjoy the rest of the day with fun activities of your choosing. Use #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY HISTORY

    Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack, created National Leave The Office Early Day as a reminder to employees to take time for themselves. 

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY – June 2

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

    On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor.

    When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over heat source. This process slowly roasts and sears the skin to seal in the flavor. The result is a tender and juicy chicken. Some cooks inject rotisserie chicken 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.

    Rotisserie chicken goes well with a variety of side dishes, too. Whether you like traditional salads, potatoes, rice, and steamed vegetables, or more elaborate dishes, you won’t go wrong. Even the leftovers can be used in many ways, including salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. It’s just as delicious cold as it is hot, too.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #RotisserieChickenDay

    Enjoy a rotisserie chicken for lunch or dinner. Share you favorite recipes. What do you serve with your rotisserie chicken? Share photos of your friends and family on social media enjoying rotisserie chicken and include #RotisserieChickenDay in the post.

    Are you looking for other fun chicken holidays to celebrate? Check these out:

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY HISTORY

    Boston Market Restaurants founded National Rotisserie Chicken Day April of 2015 to celebrate the delicious and tender flavor achieved through slow-cooked rotisserie chicken.

On Deck for June 3, 2020

Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:
Total Prep:
 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 dozen chocolate chip cookies
6 scoops of ice cream (any flavor)

Instructions:

Place one scoop of ice cream in the middle of six cookies and top with the remaining six cookies.

Gently press down and smooth out edges.

Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.

About National Day Calendar

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