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MAY 20, 2020 | NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY | NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY | NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY | NATIONAL JUICE SLUSH DAY | NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY | EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY

NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY – May 20

NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY

National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20th each year celebrates the idea of being a millionaire. Very few of us haven’t imagined what it would be like to be a millionaire. If you happen to be one of the few, this holiday is for you.  And also for those of us who like to imagine spending millions.

National Be a Millionaire Day is also a day to start taking steps to turn dreams into reality by making plans for your future. Following is a few helpful suggestions to get you started:

  • Start a savings account.  If you have an existing savings account, review it to make sure you are earning the maximum interest available. Increase the deposits into your savings account.
  • Review your financial portfolio with a trusted expert.
  • Review your investments – Look at ways of improving your investments.
  • Add to your 401K – If you do not have one, start one.
  • Pay off your credit card.
  • Review your spending habits. Find ways to spend less and save more.

A million dollars today may not be what it used to be, however, having one million dollars in your bank account is still a major financial success.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BeAMillionaireDay

Imagine what it would be like to be a millionaire. And then, gently bring yourself back to reality. Use #BeAMillionaireDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this windfall holiday.

NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY - May 20

NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY

On May 20th, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.

No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.

Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.

Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. As emotional support companions, rescue dogs help to relieve anxiety, depression, and PTSD among the military or those who suffer from mental illness.

They make excellent teachers, too. Rescue dogs show children about caring and kindness. Rescue dogs can even be trained to rescue us from dangerous situations or help to investigate the cause of a fire.

When it comes to four-legged friends, they improve the human condition by leaps and bounds, barks, and yips. It’s hard to imagine a more helpful, worthy companion. Give them a treat!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRescueDogDay

Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs. There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love.

  • Volunteer at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
  • Shelters always need donations. Financial donations are always welcome. Most shelters have a list of constant needs, such as blankets, bleach, toys, treats, and leashes.
  • If there is room in your life for a rescue dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
  • Consider fostering. Many dogs abandoned to shelters require some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
  • Remember to spay and neuter your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.

Is there a rescue dog in your life? Share your rescue dog stories and use #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.

NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY HISTORY

Tails That Teach founded National Rescue Dog Day on May 20 to honor the inspiring ways rescue dogs become apart of the human family and increase awareness about the number of dogs in shelters. Given a chance, they would fill their forever homes with unconditional love and unabandoned joy with every belly rub.

Lisa Wiehebrink, author and founder of Tails That Teach, wrote Love Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, inspired by Cooper, her rescue dog from a Los Angeles shelter. 

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Rescue Dog Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.

NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY – May 20

NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY

Every May 20th, National Pick Strawberries Day encourages us to pick some strawberries. Right about this time of year, they start coming into season. And there is just something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine.

Strawberry picking time is usually between late April and throughout the summer, depending on what part of the United States you live. When harvesting strawberries, you want to look for the bright red, firm, and plump ones.

  • Strawberries are members of the rose family
  • They are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside
  • Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
  • Like most berries, they are low-fat, low in calories and a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium
  • Strawberries help can help fight bad cholesterol and may reduce inflammation
  • The first strawberries were grown in France in the late 18th century. Prior to the 18th century, wild strawberries were collected and commonly used as a fruit source.

Strawberries are best fresh, but they also make delicious desserts. We’re thinking about strawberry shortcakes or adding them to homemade yogurt and fresh jams.

HOW TO OBSERVE #PickStrawberriesDay

Enjoy some freshly picked strawberries! If you’re looking for a pick-your-own farm, check out this website to find one near you. Then make plans for a fun, family outing to collect strawberries in the warm sunshine. Use #PickStrawberriesDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the origin of National Pick Strawberries Day.

NATIONAL JUICE SLUSH DAY – Third Wednesday in May

NATIONAL JUICE SLUSH DAY

On the third Wednesday of every May, National Juice Slush Day celebrates the icy delight that has come to be known as frozen juice slush.

Royal courts from ages past used to bring down freshly fallen snow from mountain tops and spread crushed berries and mashed fruit on top. Little has changed. Billions of servings later the refreshing taste of icy fruit slush still thrills all ages.

The world spins faster now. There just isn’t enough time to do everything that needs to be done. National Juice Slush Day dials back the pace and brings us to a more relaxed place. No Rush…Go Slush!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalJuiceSlushDay

Celebrate by dancing in the sunshine like nobody’s watching. Sip on delicious juice slush and fire up some inspiration for that great American novel. Run, jump, or climb for the joy of it. Sing up to the stars between refreshing tastes or just chill poolside. Share your favorite flavors and stories by using #NationalJuiceSlushDay on social media.

Cool Tropics National Juice Slush Day

 

Cool Tropics 25thNATIONAL JUICE SLUSH DAY HISTORY

Cool Tropics founded National Juice Slush Day to celebrate the curiosity, creative energy, and joy of youth. For 25 years Cool Tropics has specialized in fun, nutritious, and innovative snacks/beverages. Beginning as an equipment company marketing frozen slush, Cool Tropics changed course in 2008 to put a healthy twist on an old favorite. The result: an easy to serve100% Juice Slush pouch (no equipment required). K-12 was the ideal customer for the color, fun, and excitement of these nutritious new offerings. A perfect fit for menus, field trips, and special events. Smart Snack approved with natural colors and flavors. No sugar added. Branded partnerships with Welch’s and TGIF make Cool Tropics products a trusted family favorite. Find out how to join the fun at www.cool-tropics.com.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed annually on the third Wednesday of each May beginning May 16th, 2018.

 

 

NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY – May 20

NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY

On May 20th, National Quiche Lorrain Day celebrates a French dish served for just about any meal of the day.

Quiche Lorraine is believed to have originated in the rural Lorraine region of France. While it’s considered a French dish, it developed during a time when the Lorraine Region was under German rule. Even the word Quiche comes from the German word kuchen meaning cake. The Lorraine region of France is also known for many other delicious dishes such as madeleines, Jordon almonds, macarons, and Lorraine hotpot. Of course, the area is also known for its viticulture.

The original Quiche Lorraine consisted of an open pie made using a bottom crust with a filling of custard and smoked bacon. A cast iron skillet was used to cook the original Quiche. The cheese was added to the recipe at a much later time. 

Since Quiche Lorraine is so versatile, it makes an excellent dish for any meal. Add fresh fruit at breakfast and brunch. It’s delicious with a light salad during lunch with iced tea. Serve it with soup or steamed vegetables for an evening meal. You won’t be disappointed.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalQuicheLorraineDay

Do you have a favorite recipe? If not, enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe. Use #QuicheLorraineDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this food holiday.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY – Wednesday of EMS Week

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY

The Federal EMSC Program partners each year with the American College of Emergency Physicians to honor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week.  As part of the week, Emergency Medical Services for Children Day (also known as EMSC Day) is celebrated on Wednesday. EMS providers respond to the needs of millions of Americans every year.

Across the country, hundreds of activities take place on EMS for Children Day and throughout the week.  On EMS for Children Day, communities and medical personnel are encouraged to focus their EMS Week activities on raising public awareness about the need for specialized emergency care for children.

The day raises awareness of the need for improved and expanded specialized care for children. Emergency care often comes from parents, caregivers, trained EMS providers, and hospital personnel. Together, they strive to meet the unique needs of critically ill or injured pediatric patients. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #EMSForChildrenDay

Support EMS personnel and first responders in bringing quality EMS services to children no matter the setting they are in.

  • EMS personnel attend webinars and review fact sheets and fliers
  • Review the latest information and resources regarding the specialized needs of children
  • Advocate for federal action and contact your Congress members regarding support of the EMSC program

Use #EMSForChildrenDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL EMSC DAY HISTORY

National EMSC Day was founded by the federal EMSC Program and partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Emergency Nurses Association to raise awareness concerning the need for improved care for children in prehospital and acute care settings.

Recipe of the Day

Crispy Fried Chicken
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep:
 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients: 

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 cups beer or water
1-quart vegetable oil for frying
1 three pounds whole chicken, cut up

Instructions: 

In a medium bowl, mix 3 cups flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning.

Using a separate bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yolks, and beer or water. Thin the batter with additional beer if it is too thick.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees.

Dampen chicken with water, then coat with dry mix. Tap off the excess and dip into the batter. Coat with dry ingredients once more.

Place chicken gently into the hot oil.

Fry 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pieces. Remove fried chicken from the oil to drain on paper towels.

Serve warm with potato salad, watermelon or your favorite side dishes!

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