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JUNE 25, 2019 | NATIONAL LEON DAY | NATIONAL CATFISH DAY | NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY

NATIONAL LEON DAY

National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day.  Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations.  It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Crafters, get your hot glue guns ready! Start planning your ugly sweaters now to beat the crowds! Pick up your presale copy of the 2020 National Day Wall Calendar for crafting inspiration.  Use #NationalLeonDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL LEON DAY HISTORY

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

NATIONAL CATFISH DAY

National Catfish Day is observed each year on June 25.   In the United States, this national observance celebrates the value of farm-raised catfish.

A diverse group of ray-finned fish, catfish are named for their prominent barbels, which resemble cat whiskers.

  • Catfish are nocturnal.
  • They don’t have scales.
  • Catfish are a good source of Vitamin D.
  • In the United States, the most commonly eaten species are the channel catfish and the blue catfish.

A favorite dish of many Americans, this fine finned fish can be prepared many different ways.  A traditional preparation method in the United States is to coat it with cornmeal and fry it.

In 1986, catfish comprised the third highest volume of finned fish consumed in the United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try this delicious recipe for catfish:

Easy Fried Fish Fillet Recipe

Use #NationalCatfishDay to share on social media. 

HISTORY

President Ronald Reagan designated June 25 as National Catfish Day in 1987 by Presidential Proclamation after Congress called for the day to be established by Joint Resolution 178.

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY

National Strawberry Parfait Day is observed annually on June 25.  

Parfait is French for perfect.  The traditional parfait is a dessert of ice cream or frozen custard layered in a tall glass stemmed glass with fruit and topped with whipped cream.

Today, the ice cream is often replaced with yogurt or pudding and additional layers of granola are added. Strawberries are in season during the month of June, so it is a good time for National Strawberry Parfait Day.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy one at your favorite restaurant or a one you make at home!  You will enjoy this Strawberry Parfait recipe. Use #NationalStrawberryParfaitDay to share on social media.  

HISTORY

We are unable to find the creator of National Strawberry Parfait Day.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
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