MAY 4, 2022 | BIRD DAY | NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY | NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY | NATIONAL INTERPRETER APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL RENEWAL DAY | NATIONAL SKILLED TRADES DAY | NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY | NATIONAL WEATHER OBSERVERS DAY | NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY
We honor our feathered friends on several holidays called Bird Day in the United States. The day celebrates birds of all kinds across North America. Read more…
NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY
May the Fourth be with you each year on National Star Wars Day. Or is it, “May the force be with you?” It all depends on whether you like using puns or not. Read more…
NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY
On May 4th National Orange Juice Day recognizes America’s most popular breakfast drink. Orange juice holds a large margin over second-place apple juice, too. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them. Read more…
NATIONAL INTERPRETER APPRECIATION DAY
There are about 6,500 languages in the world and on any given day, we’re bound to come in contact with more than one of them. National Interpreter Appreciation Day on the first Wednesday of May celebrates the experts who connect those who want to communicate but they don’t speak the same language. They also translate for government services, businesses, hospitals, organizations, and more. Interpreters learn many different languages including Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Sign Language in many different forms. Read more…
NATIONAL RENEWAL DAY
Observed annually on May 4th, National Renewal Day provides an opportunity for new beginnings. Read more…
NATIONAL SKILLED TRADES DAY
The first Wednesday in May educates us about National Skilled Trades Day. Read more…
NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
National Bike to School Day each year encourages students and classrooms to celebrate the energy of National Bike Month. The observance built on the popularity of National Walk to School Day, which is celebrated each October. It creates opportunities for schools across the nation to join together and support bike safety for students and faculty. Read more…
NATIONAL WEATHER OBSERVERS DAY
National Weather Observers Day on May 4th provides a day for the people who enjoy watching and observing the weather. Read more…
NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY
National Candied Orange Peel Day is observed annually on May 4th. Candied Orange Peels are a boiled, sliced and sugared treat. Read more…
New Month Announcement
NATIONAL RETURNING YOUTH MONTH
Each year between May 4 and June 4, National Returning Youth Month brings awareness to young adults transitioning into society after incarceration. This monthly observance encourages all Americans to remove the stigma associated with those coming out of incarceration. Most importantly, National Returning Youth Month opens well-deserved dialog to support post-incarcerated youth. Read more…
- Cinco de Mayo
- National Astronaut Day
- National Cartoonists Day
- National Hoagie Day
- National Silence the Shame Day
- National Totally Chipotle Day
- National Day of Prayer – First Thursday in May
- National Day of Reason – First Thursday in May
- World Password Day – First Thursday in May
Recipe of the Day
Devine Candied Orange Peel
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour, 25 minutes
3 large oranges
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water + additional for blanching
1/4 cup bourbon
Remove orange peels in four equal segments, keeping the pith. Cut peels into strips 1/4 inch wide. Place in pot of boiling water and blanch for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with water. Add fresh water, return to heat and boil once more. Drain and rinse again.
In a medium saucepan, boil 2 cups of water, bourbon, and 2 cups of sugar over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Once the syrup boils, add orange peels and bring to boil again. Allow to simmer for about 45 minutes or until the peels soften. Drain.
Using a baking sheet or large bowl, toss the orange peels in the remaining sugar. Remove coated orange peels from sugar and transfer to a baking sheet or cooling rack. Let stand for 1-2 days until dry.
Orange peels will keep for 2 months in an airtight container in the freezer.
Use for garnishes, decorations, or as a sweet treat.
May 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
T.F. Rowland received U.S. Patent No. 89,794 for the first offshore oil-drill rig.
Construction begins on the Panama Canal.
The first-ever Grammy Awards ceremonies took place bi-coastally. The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York co-hosted the events. Winners included Ella Fitzgerald, David Seville and the Chipmunks, Frank Sinatra, and the Kingston Trio.
At 1,451 feet, the Sears Tower in Chicago becomes the world’s tallest building.
May 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Julia Gardiner Tyler – 1820
The “Rose of Long Island” became the 11th First Lady of the United States when she wed President John Tyler in a private ceremony in New York on Jun 26, 1844. President Tyler’s first wife, Lady Letitia Tyler had died in September 1841.
Frank Conrad – 1874
With over 200 patents to his name and an insatiable interest in the radio, “The Father of Radio Broadcasting” paved the way for the first commercial radio station.
Audrey Hepburn – 1929
The award-winning British actress created a lasting impact around the world in classic roles such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, and Sabrina.
Keith Haring – 1958
The American pop artist’s colorful graffiti panels gained prominence in the 1980s. Haring also used his art as social activism, conveying political and social themes.
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