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November 25, 2021 - NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – THANKSGIVING DAY – BLASÉ DAY – NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY – TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING – NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD – SHOPPING REMINDER DAY

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NOVEMBER 25, 2021 | NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING | THANKSGIVING DAY | BLASÉ DAY | NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY | TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING | NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD | SHOPPING REMINDER DAY

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – Fourth Thursday in November

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November recognizes the National Day of Mourning. The observance is an opportunity to reflect on Native American heritage and the role Thanksgiving played in the lives of their ancestors. The organizers of this observance consider Thanksgiving Day as a continued reminder of the…  Read more…

THANKSGIVING DAY – Fourth Thursday in November

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thanksgiving Day is observed each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. The observance is a time when families and friends gather and give thanks for many reasons, each often as different as each person who gathers around the table. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that many acknowledge today as one of the first… Read more…

BLASE’ DAY – November 25

BLASÉ DAY

Blasé Day is observed annually on November 25th. We aren’t certain if we should feel excited about it or if we should feel blasé about Blasé Day. This unique observance gives us permission to be… Read more…

NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY – November 25

NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY

National Parfait Day kicks off breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert just right on November 25th! This versatile dish serves up sweet or healthy in layers of goodness. Usually served in a specially styled glass, a parfait presents ingredients in… Read more…

TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING – Fourth Thursday in November

TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

Turkey Free Thanksgiving is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November. There are several supportive perspectives for the removal of the turkey from the Thanksgiving feast. From the foodie point of view, there are many more… Read more…

National Play Day With Dad - November 25th

NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD

On November 25th, National Play Day With Dad encourages fathers to spend the day focused on fun with their kids. It’s a day designed for bonding and memories. A dad play day allows the children of fathers a focused time to bond. For busy dads, the observance provides an opportunity to… Read more…

SHOPPING REMINDER DAY – November 25

SHOPPING REMINDER DAY

Shopping Reminder Day kicks off an unofficial countdown of sorts. Whether you’re finishing up or just getting started, holiday shopping is a task that either stresses people or excites them. For those who look forward to holiday shopping, the idea of finding the perfect gift for someone they love… Read more…


On Deck for November 26, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Black Forest Cake
Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  35 minutes
Total Prep:  65 minutes
Servings:  12

Ingredients:

Cake

2 – 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 – 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cherries

1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 – 20 oz cans pitted sour cherries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch

Frosting

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Prepare two 9 inch, round cake pans by greasing and flouring, then layer the bottoms with wax paper.

In a large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt.

Add eggs, milk, oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla and beat until well.

Pour into cake pans.

Bake in 350°F oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool the cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes.

Loosen edges, remove from pans and allow to cool completely on racks.

Cherries

Drain cherries and reserve 1/2 cup of juice.

Combined cherries, 1/2 cup juice, 1 cup sugar, and starch in a saucepan.

Over low heat, cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Let cool.

Frosting

In a chilled medium bowl, combine whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar.

Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Split each cake layer with a long serrated knife in half.

Set aside 1 1/2 cups of frosting for decorating the cake.

rush crumbs off the top of each layer of the cake.

Set aside one split layer to tear into crumbs.

Place bottom layer on a cake plate and spread with 1 cup of frosting.

Add 3/4 cup cherry topping.

Add the second cake layer.

Repeat frosting and cherry layers.

Top with the third cake layer and frost the side of the cake.

Pat reserved crumbs onto the cake.

Fit a star decorator tip onto a pastry bag and spoon reserve frosting into the bag.

Pipe frosting around the edges of the cake.

Spoon remaining cherry topping around the top of the cake.

November 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1884

Henri Nestlé registered the Nestlé trademark for condensed milk.

1924

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted International Cellucotton Products Company the trademark for Kleenex. It’s interesting to note, that unlike Nestlé, the brand name Kleenex became universally used for the type of product Kleenex was – a tissue. The use of such eponyms often happens when a product becomes a household name. For example, we Xerox to make copies, even if we’re not using a Xerox machine. In the winter, we coat our lips with Chapstick but the brand of lip balm we’re really using might be something else. And if you’re Googling an eponym right now, what search engine are you using? Oh, and chocolate isn’t a brand name of any kind and Nestlé never replaced it.

1975

Robert S. Ledley Received patent No. 3,922,552 for what became known as the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial or first Whole-Body Computerized Tomography Scanner.

1987

The comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles premiered in U.S. theaters. Written and directed by John Hughes, the holiday film follows two unlikely companions as they travel home for the holidays.

November 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Andrew Carnegie – 1935

The steel industry made him a millionaire in the late 19th century. Then Carnegie turned his interests toward philanthropy, developing libraries, advancing education and supporting his cause for peace.

Karl Benz – 1844

In 1885 after many setbacks, Benz succeeded in building the world’s first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine.

Carrie Nation – 1846

The radical temperance activist became notorious for attacking bars and taverns, often wreaking havoc with her hatchet on her mission to end alcohol use.

Sybil Stockdale – 1924

The wife of POW Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale, Sybil fought for better treatment of POWs.

John F. Kennedy Jr. – 1960

The son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy founded the magazine, George. Kennedy died in a plane accident in 1999 and the magazine folded two years later.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you!  And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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