MARCH 6, 2019 | NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY | ASH WEDNESDAY | NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY | NATIONAL DRESS DAY | NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY | NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY
NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY
Be ready to observe by having your glass of milk handy as it is National Oreo Cookie Day. This day is recognized across the nation each year on March 6th.
The Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since it’s introduction, the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States.
The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.
- The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
- The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
- In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
- In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
- William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
- Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Grab a glass of milk and a handful of Oreos to enjoy and use #NationalOreoCookieDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Oreo Cookie Day.
Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lenten season for Christians. It takes place 46 days before Easter and the day after Shrove Tuesday.
Ash Wednesday services focus on the death and repentance the ashes represent. In many churches, the ashes are made from the palms branches that are burned from the previous Palm Sunday service.
Following a service or mass, the pastor or priest will invite their congregation to receive the ashes on their forehead. A cross pattern or other similar mark is made.
This solemn day begins a time of meditation, reflection, self-examination, study, and contemplation when Christians consider their own mortality and sinfulness in preparation for Easter.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Attend an Ash Wednesday service. Learn more about the history of Ash Wednesday. Share your Ash Wednesday events and services.
The use of ashes during spiritual occasions has ancient non-Christian roots. However, Ash Wednesday and the beliefs that accompany it, date back to the 6th century.
NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY
Annually observed on March 6, National Dentist’s Day was created as a day set to say “Thank You” and show appreciation to your dentist.
In many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious. We would often rather be someplace else than sitting in a dental chair. The dentist is not the person most of us look forward to seeing. However, when our checkup is done, our teeth are cleaned, the cavities are filled, the broken tooth is fixed, or a toothache is gone, we appreciate what the dentist has done for us.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are not already in the habit of using them, this would be a great day to make a commitment to better dental habits. Use #NationalDentistsDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Dentist’s Day.
NATIONAL DRESS DAY
We often recall our dearest memories by what we were wearing. On March 6, observe National Dress Day by reflecting on those memorable events.
Dresses have been worn for hundreds of years. Today, they come in a variety of shapes and designs. From long, mini, fit and flare to the ball gown and A-line, there are many ways to celebrate National Dress Day. Throughout the years, dress designs have changed drastically! However, they still provide a distinctive look and one-of-a-kind fit adding a level of poise and confidence to any event.
On our most important days, we seek out the perfect dress made for the occasion. Whether it is prom, an interview, a first date, or a big wedding day, National Dress Day will give us all a reason to relive some of our dearest memories. We invite you to celebrate National Dress Day with us on March 6th.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share a photo of your favorite dress – whether it be from the past or present – on social media using #NationalDressDay.
Visit www.NationalDressDay.com and follow @nationaldressday on Instagram to participate in our countdown. Don’t forget to wear your favorite dress or post your favorite dress memory using #NationalDressDay on March 6th.
ASHLEYlauren founded National Dress Day to honor all of the ways dresses help us celebrate the significant moments of our lives. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Dress Day in October of 2016.
Since the launch of ASHLEYlauren in 2011, fashion designer, businesswoman and founder of TEAMfabulous™, Ashley Lauren Kerr has recognized the power of fashion. Immersed in design, intrigued by the latest trends and influenced by classic silhouettes, she takes great pride creating dresses that fit a unique style and personality. It is Ashley Lauren’s passion for all things fabulous that motivates her to design a dress line that is both timeless and modern. Follow ASHLEYlauren on Instagram @ashleylaurenme for all things TEAMfabulous™, including gorgeous dresses!
NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY
Observed annually on March 6, National Frozen Food Day has been celebrated since 1984.
The frozen food aisle is as common in the grocery store today as ATMs and self-checkouts and is a convenience we don’t give a second thought to unless the power goes out.
Credit for the flash freezing of fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood to preserve flavor and quality is given to American inventor, entrepreneur and naturalist Clarence Frank Birdseye II.
Food preservation by freezing had been done long before Birdseye had ever begun experimenting with the process. Birdseye discovered the key was freezing the food quickly. Flash freezing forms small ice crystals which prevent the cell walls from bursting. Large ice crystals turn the food to mush.
Birdseye applied for a multitude of patents, but one of his earliest is from 1927 for a process to flash freeze foods. Consider that in 1930 only 8 percent of American households had refrigeration units in their homes. A frozen food patent in 1927 was a visionary step in a long chain of events to make frozen foods a marketable product.
In 1930, the Birdseye label, owned by the General Food Corporation, began selling 26 products to 18 retails stores in and around Springfield, Massachusetts. Clarence Birdseye continued his work with General Foods Corporation.
Birdseye died October 7, 1956, but the name and products he inspired continue today.
Frozen dinners, first known as TV dinners, came on the scene in 1954 and were introduced by Swanson. These pre-cooked meals only needed to be heated through in the oven to be ready to eat. No cooking skills were required. Pre-heat the oven, cook for the required length of time and eat.
The invention of the microwave has also changed the types of frozen foods and just how convenient these items can be. Over the years, frozen foods have developed to meet consumer demand. A variety of family sized meals, health conscience meals and even organic meals have hit the markets in recent years.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take a trip to your local grocery store and find one of your favorites in the frozen food aisle!! Use #NationalFrozenFoodDay to post on social media.
Proclamation 5157 was signed by President Ronald Reagan in which it said: “Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY
Cheesecake lovers across the United States are ready to participate in this annual observance. March 6th is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day!
Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. There are many flavors in which cheesecakes can be prepared. However, this day honors the White Chocolate Cheesecake.
This holiday is a sister holiday to the following:
- April 23rd – National Cherry Cheesecake Day
- May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
- July 30 – National Cheesecake Day
- October 21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try one of the following creamy white chocolate cheesecake recipes:
Use #WhiteChocolateCheesecakeDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.
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