MARCH 7 – NATIONAL CEREAL DAY – NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY(IHOP) – NATIONAL CROWN OF ROAST PORK DAY – NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY
NATIONAL CEREAL DAY
Get your bowl and your spoon ready for March 7 is National Cereal Day. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.
Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box?
Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal. Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
** Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer. In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
** Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York. The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
** The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola. He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891. In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Cereal Day.
NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – IHOP
IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006. Since that day, they have raised $24 million for charities. On March 7th, 2017 people from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy free pancakes. Guests are asked to consider leaving a donation.
For more information regarding IHOP’s free breakfast and the designated charities for National Pancake Day at IHOP, please see:
NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY
March 7 recognizes National Crown Roast of Pork Day. It would be the day to set a beautiful table and prepare a feast with a crown roast of pork.
Crown roast of pork earns its name when a pork loin is formed into a circle with the ribs pointing upwards forming the points of a crown. Often they are held together with twine. It is then seasoned, and often stuffed, roasted and served, making a beautiful centerpiece on the table. The ends of the bones may be given a paper frill treatment for added decoration.
HOW TO OBSERVE
You may want to try one of the following crown roast of pork recipes:
Use #CrownRoastOfPorkDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Crown of Roast Pork Day.
NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY
Each year on the 7th day of March, National Be Heard Day is observed across the country by small businesses.
Dedicated to the over 145 million small businesses in the United States, National Be Heard Day is a tool to break through the big-business dominated times. Now is the time for these small businesses to “be heard”. There are many ways for this to be done, be it through creative marketing, smart publicity tactics, strong visual appearance or any of the other inventive ways of making their presence known.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Small businesses, be heard! Review your approach to marketing, take a look at trends in social media and make your presence known. Use #NationalBeHeardDay to post on social media.
Business Mentor Shannon Cherry founded National Be Heard Day in 2004 to help small businesses stand up and be heard through all the big business marketing.
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