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MAY 19, 2020 | NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY | NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY

NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY – May 19

NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY

On May 19th, if your name is Ray (or Rae) give everyone permission to call you…well…Ray. It is National May Ray Day.

The idea is, everyone may call you Ray on this day instead of “Hey you!” Or maybe Rays sometimes get called “Sweetheart” or not so nice things. The holiday is all about getting out into the sunshine and saying, “You can call me Ray.”

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and the warmer days as summer approaches.  Whether your place under the sun is at the park, a rooftop or your own back yard find a way to enjoy the nicer weather.  If mother nature isn’t cooperating, there are several days in May remaining.  National May Ray Day can be used to plan a day outside.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMayRayDay

Find a spot under the sun, soak up some warmth, and be sure to say, “Hi Ray!” Use #NationalMayRayDay to post on social media. You can also download and print this May Ray Day color page.

NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY HISTORY

The Broadway Fun Spot (a nickname for a residence on Broadway) of St. Joseph, Michigan founded this celebration in 1977. Richard Ankli, also the creator of You’re Welcomegiving Day in November, came up with the idea in honor of his brother Ray who was born on May 19th.

NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY – May 19

NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY

Observed annually on May 19th, National Devil’s Food Cake Day is enjoyed by chocolate cake lovers throughout the country and around the world.

Devil’s Food Cake is a heavenly chocolate cake. It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy. Devil’s Food cake recipes use hot or boiling water as the primary liquid. Cocoa is typically utilized in the batter, as opposed to chocolate, and coffee can be added for a distinctive flavor. A delicious chocolate frosting usually accompanies the cake.

Recipes for Devil’s Food cakes often appeared alongside recipes for Angel Food cakes. One of the earliest recipes appeared in the August 10, 1898, edition of the Hagerstown Exponent of Hagerstown, Indiana. While earlier chocolate cake recipes existed before this one, Devil’s Food Cake is uniquely different for other chocolate cakes.

HOW TO OBSERVE #DevilsFoodCakeDay

Mix up this irresistible Devil’s Food Cake I recipe. If you have a recipe you love, be sure to bake it up to celebrate! Use #DevilsFoodCakeDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this dessert holiday. While we do, check out these other cake celebrations:

On Deck for Nay 20, 2020

Recipe of the Day

Quiche

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total Prep:  45 minutes
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces cheese
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease a 9-inch tart or quiche pan.

Line the bottom of the pan with cheese and bacon.

Combine and whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into the pan.

Bake for 35 minutes until set.

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