MARCH 28, 2018 | NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY | NATIONAL WEED APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY | MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY | NATIONAL LITTLE RED WAGON DAY
NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY
On March 28, National Triglycerides Day shines a spotlight on one of the key factors to a healthy lifestyle.
National Triglycerides Day is a reminder to patients and practitioners to know about the hidden risks of triglycerides. Learn your numbers and take steps to bring them to healthy levels.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Include a triglycerides check with your routine physical exam. Visit with your doctor to learn how triglycerides impact a healthy lifestyle. Use #TGDay2018 to share on social media.
National Triglycerides Day was founded in 2018 to encourage awareness of healthy triglyceride levels and the role they play in a healthy lifestyle.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Triglyceride Day to be observed on March 28.
NATIONAL WEED APPRECIATION DAY
NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY
Observed each year on March 28, National Something on a Stick Day is a food holiday that lets you use your creative talents. Once you get started, the possibilities are endless. Foods that comes on a stick are fun and easy to eat.
There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food. Soup might be that one exception, though if it were flavorful frozen, we might make an exception.
From cool summer treats like the Popsicle to frozen food staples like the corn dog, food on a stick is one of the world’s great inventions. Fresh fruit kabobs and skewers of grilled veggies and meat are both summer favorites.
Street fairs and food trucks have created a variety of recipes made to go on a stick that takes us from breakfast to after party hunger with flavor combinations that sometimes make us wonder why we haven’t tried that before! Whether it is fresh and healthy or breaded and deep fried, menu choices are broad and plentiful for National Something on a Stick Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get inventive and create your own combination. How about grilled pear on a stick? Or perhaps meat and cheese squares or brownie and marshmallows bites? Have a creative breakfast, lunch or dinner and have fun with the day!! Use #SomethingOnAStickDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Something On A Stick Day.
MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY
Having a lifespan of about 60 years, manatees are calm herbivores with no known natural enemies that spend most of their time eating, sleeping and traveling. These spectacular mammals have their day of honor each year on the last Wednesday in March, as people across the country celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day.
Manatees like slow rivers, canals, saltwater bays, estuaries and coastal areas. As a migratory species, they inhabit the Florida waters during the winter and move as far north as Virginia and as far west as Texas in the summer months.
The most significant challenge manatees face today is the loss of habitat. Currently, there are approximately 3,200 manatees living in the United States.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #ManateeApprecicationDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of Manatee Appreciation Day.
NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY
March 28 recognizes a food holiday known as National Black Forest Cake Day. Black Forest cake is the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest cherry torte.”
Most often, the Black Forest cake is made of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. The cake is then decorated with whipped cream, maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings. In some traditional recipes, sour cherries are used between the layers and a Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake. In the United States, alcohol is usually not used. However, in Germany, the liqueur is a mandatory ingredient. Otherwise, the cake can not legally be sold under the Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte name.
The cake is named after the specialty liquor (Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser) of the region of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try one of the following Black Forest Cake recipes:
Use #BlackForestCakeDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Black Forest Day.
NATIONAL LITTLE RED WAGON DAY
The last Wednesday in March is National Little Red Wagon Day. This is a day worthy of making memories and celebrating the power of imagination, as adults and children alike can enjoy time together with a little red wagon.
For nearly 100 years, Radio Flyer has been bringing smiles to kids of all ages and creating warm memories that last a lifetime. As a brand, Radio Flyer has always supported unstructured outdoor play and its positive impact on children. With their 100th anniversary on the horizon, Radio Flyer would like to establish a day that not only celebrates kids’ imaginations but the vehicles that help them explore it – their wagons.
This iconic toy is one of the most enduring toys of all time. For generations, children have led little red wagons down Independence Day parade routes, carried out infinite imaginary missions and voyages of childhood fantasy. It is not unusual for a little red wagon to be handed down from one generation to the next, treasured like a family heirloom. The adventures are enjoyed by all, regardless of age.
HOW TO OBSERVE
As the weather gets warmer and spring officially begins, use National Little Red Wagon Day to encourage kids to get outside, get active and go wherever their imaginations take them. Use #LittleRedWagonDay and tag @RadioFlyer to share on social media.
National Little Red Wagon Day was founded by Radio Flyer in honor of their upcoming 100th anniversary. The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared National Little Red Wagon Day in 2016.
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