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MARCH 23, 2019 | NATIONAL PUPPY DAY | NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY | NATIONAL NEAR MISS DAY | NATIONAL CHIA DAY | NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY – March 23

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY

Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.  Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around!

National Puppy Day is also a day to bring awareness to the need for care of and homes for orphaned pups as well as to educate people about the horrors of puppy mills across the country. Puppies are a big responsibility. Be sure to consider everything involved and adopt from a shelter. The puppies there need love and a home just as much as any other and they grow into loyal pets, too!

For more information on National Puppy Day visit www.nationalpuppyday.com/

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalPuppyDay to post on social media.

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HISTORY

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige.  Paige is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day.

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NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY – March 23

NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY

National Chip And Dip Day, an annual favorite food holiday, is observed every March 23rd. It celebrates a perfect combination loved by many across the country. Chips and dip are a popular party dish as it is not only favored by most but also quick and easy to prepare.

Just a few days earlier on March 14, we celebrate National Potato Chip Day, and now we add a partner, the dip.  People have been dipping their food for centuries.  Hummus-like recipes date back to the 13th century. These are some of the first “dip” recipes found.

Potato chips are not the only mode of celebrating the day. There are tortilla chips, corn chips, pretzel chips and even popcorn chips to name a few.  After you have chosen your chips, there are dozens of dips to partner with them. There are a variety of dips usually made with sour cream, cheeses, salsas, and seasonings. The combinations are endless.  Don’t hesitate to mix up your favorite or try something new!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Invite some family and friends over and have a chip and dip party! Enjoy one of the following recipes:

Hot Garlic Garlic Dip
BLT Dip
Velveeta Spicy Cheeseburger Dip
Captain’s Seafood Crab Dip

Use #NationalChipAndDipDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Chip and Dip Day.

 

 

NATIONAL NEAR MISS DAY – March 23
NATIONAL NEAR MISS DAY

A massive asteroid (4581 Asclepius) nearly hit the earth in 1989.  This day is commemorated annually on March 23 as people across the nation celebrate National Near Miss Day.

On March 22-23, 1989, a mountain-sized asteroid came within 500,000 miles of colliding with the earth.  “On the cosmic scale of things, that was a close call,” said Dr. Henry Holt. Geophysicists estimate that collision with Asclepius would release energy comparable to the explosion of a 600 megaton atomic bomb. On March 31, 1989, nine days after its closest approach to Earth, the asteroid was discovered.

A collision would have had catastrophic effects on our planet.

There have been other “near misses” that have happened on an infrequent basis.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalNearMissDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research has found the reason this day originated. However, we were unable to identify the creator of National Near Miss Day.

NATIONAL CHIA DAY – MARCH 23

NATIONAL CHIA DAY

The Registrar of National Day Calendar® has designated March 23rd of each year as National Chia Day.  This day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world and can be enjoyed in many foods and beverages!

High in Omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber and complete protein, chia seeds are neutral in flavor and can be added to virtually any recipe to boost the nutritional profile.

Nutrition Facts:

  • 8x more Omega-3s than salmon
  • 25% more fiber than flaxseed
  • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 2x more potassium than bananas
  • 6x more calcium than milk

HOW TO OBSERVE

Add chia to your diet on this day (and every day) to enjoy the strength and vitality that these seeds bring to your life. Start your day with chia granola, power through the day with chia bars, and enjoy chia beverages anytime. Celebrate every meal by adding chia! Post on social media using #NationalChiaDay.

HISTORY

Submitted by Mamma Chia in February 2016 by the policies set forth to designate a National Observation Day, this proclamation has been certified by the Registrar at National Day Calendar®.

NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY – March 23NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY

March 23rd  recognizes Melba Toast Day, a food holiday.  Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast.  It is sometimes served with salad or soup or may be eaten plain or with a topping.

Melba toast was named after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of the Australian opera singer, Helen Porter Mitchell.  The singer was quite popular with chef Auguste Escoffier of the Savoy.  It is believed he created not just this “diet” toast for Ms. Melba, but a famous dessert as well. 

Because Melba toast was such a firm toast, it was often given to infants as teething biscuits.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Melba toast can be eaten much like crackers by adding toppings or spreads.  Try seasoning some or including it with your meal.  Use #NationalMelbaToastDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Melba Toast Day.

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