NATIONAL RUNNING DAY
Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States participate in National Running Day. The day was designated as a way for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and for beginners to make a life-changing commitment to running.
For some, running is a daily routine. The moment the runner awakes, their mission is to complete a set distance. They may have a partner, or they go it alone. Others fit in a run when time allows or at the end of their workday. The marathoner will train on a schedule, and the dedicated runner knows they have to take care of their feet, knees and eat right to maintain their bodies for the road.
Whatever the distance, the celebration is about placing one foot in front of the other and setting a pace.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRunningDay
Whether you run a few miles or just around the block, by yourself or with a friend or three, this is a perfect day to go for a run! Pace yourself and share your celebration with us using #NationalRunningDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL RUNNING DAY HISTORY
Running organizations have partnered together since 2009 to promote National Running Day. For more information visit globalrunningday.org.
NATIONAL REPEAT DAY
Observed on June 3rd, National Repeat Day could be an opportunity for some and a bad omen for others.
Repeating a foot massage or a day with a dear friend would make this holiday special. Repeating a root canal or Hurricane Katrina is not suggested for this day.
Another way to celebrate is by repeating some of the simple tasks of the day. Wash the dishes twice. Make the same meal for lunch as you do for supper. Watch the same movie twice. The 1993 film Groundhog Day comes to mind. Send duplicate text messages.
Have a great day! Have a great day!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRepeatDay
What kind of things do you find yourself repeating throughout the day? Are there phrases you say or actions? Some of us retrace our steps all day long. Others, repeat the same movements. Is there a tradition this time of year that you repeat? Here are some other ideas for celebrating the day:
- Say “thank you” twice instead of once each time.
- Wrap the same gift, twice.
- Call your mom twice and tell her the same things in the second phone call.
- Repeat your children’s names until they respond to you.
- Proofread your emails twice. (But only send them once.)
- Play your favorite song two times and sing along both times, too.
- Down load and print this Repeating Circles coloring page. Maybe even do it twice.
Use #NationalRepeatDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL REPEAT DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this duplicating holiday.
NATIONAL EGG DAY
June 3rd is time to get a crack on the annual observance of National Egg Day!
The nutrient-rich food has gone back and forth with science and nutritionists over the decades as to just how many eggs are too many for a healthy diet. However, one egg provides an excellent source of protein and vitamin D. At 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, it’s an easy choice to satisfy hunger, too. Eggs are easily seasoned and pair well with vegetables to increase the nutritional value of a meal.
Eggs are an essential ingredient to baked goods and are a part of our everyday diets. There’s so much to celebrate in these small packages.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEggDay
Enjoy eggs for breakfast. How about a fried egg sandwich for lunch? What’s your favorite way to enjoy an egg? If you’re looking for terrific ways to cook up your eggs, explore Eggs 11 Ways to learn more. Use #NationalEggDay when posting on social media.
Educators and families, check out a project from the April National Day Calendar Classroom that works well to celebrate this day, too!
NATIONAL EGG DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar has yet identified the origins of this egg-cellent holiday, take a crack at these other food celebrations. They’re hard to beat. That’s all yolks!
- Corn Fritters Day
- Hot Dog Day
- Crème Brûlée Day
- Avocado Day
- Cheese Souffle Day
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY
Each year, National Chocolate Macaroon Day celebrates a tasty treat. Last month we celebrated National Macaroon Day on May 31st. Now we add a little chocolate to the mix, sweetening the deal.
The main ingredient is always shredded coconut, usually sweetened and sometimes toasted. Other ingredients include flour, sugar or sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites and flavoring. Once the ingredients are combined, the mixture is dropped by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and baked. Chocolate is added either to the batter or the baked cookie is dipped into melted chocolate. While these cookies are quite beautiful, people either love or hate coconut.
These sturdy cookies go well with coffee and tea, too. Serve them with biscotti, shortbread or lemon cookies to add variety.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateMacaroonDay
Bake up chocolate macaroons for your chocolate and coconut loving friends and family. Share your favorite recipes and combine milk, dark and white chocolates in your recipes. If you’re looking for one to make, enjoy this Chocolate Macaroons recipe.
Use #ChocolateMacaroonDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL MACAROON DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sweet holiday.
Recipe of the Day
Easy Bacon Cheese Ball
Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
- Servings: 12
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2-1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 small pkg real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans or veggies.
If you are a cheese lover like us, discover this wonderful twist on a traditional sandwich: Baby Swiss And Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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.
There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!
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