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November 26, 2021 - NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY – NATIONAL CAKE DAY – BLACK FRIDAY – NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING – YOU’RE WELCOMEGIVING DAY – NATIONAL FLOSSING DAY – MAIZE DAY – BUY NOTHING DAY

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NOVEMBER 26, 2021 | NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY | NATIONAL CAKE DAY | BLACK FRIDAY | NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING | YOU’RE WELCOMEGIVING DAY | NATIONAL FLOSSING DAY | MAIZE DAY | BUY NOTHING DAY

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY – Day After Thanksgiving

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY

National Native American Heritage Day on the day after Thanksgiving honors American Indians across the nation. The day celebrates the vibrant cultures, traditions, and heritages while recognizing Native Americans’ many contributions. The day encourages listening to Native American voices and fostering… Read more…

NATIONAL CAKE DAY – November 26

NATIONAL CAKE DAY

On November 26th, National Cake Day delivers a scrumptious treat for everyone to enjoy! Slide over pie, this day cake takes center stage as the dessert of choice. On most birthdays, the cake is topped with candles no matter their age. Showers, weddings, retirements and anniversaries, cake serves up a slice or two. Add ice cream, and you have America’s top favorite desserts in the same dish! Whether it’s a shapely bundt cake (celebrated on November 15) or the less curvaceous sheet cake, these sweet layered, frosting-covered, or fondant-decorated works of art… Read more…

BLACK FRIDAY – Day After Thanksgiving

BLACK FRIDAY

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving has become known as Black Friday and is considered the official kick-off for holiday shopping. Retailers across the country slash prices, offer doorbuster deals on popular big-ticket items, and often open in the wee hours of the morning to extend early bird specials. Dedicated and thrifty shoppers line up outside the stores to be the first to grab that special… Read more…

NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING – Day After Thanksgiving

NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING

On the day after Thanksgiving, National Day of Listening encourages you to gather your family and friends and record family history and stories for preservation. The program, created by StoryCorps, reminds us of the value our stories hold. Have you ever wondered what Grandma’s favorite memory is or how your father got that scar on his brow? What’s the story behind a friend’s… Read more…

You're Welcomegiving Day - Day After Thanksgiving

YOU’RE WELCOMEGIVING DAY

You’re Welcomegiving Day is observed annually on the day after Thanksgiving. Conventionally when someone thanks us for a kindness or service, we respond by saying, “You’re Welcome.” So, it was inevitable that someone would suggest the day after Thanksgiving we should remember to say, “You’re welcome.” The phrase “you’re welcome” covers a variety… Read more…

National Flossing Day - Day After Thanksgiving

NATIONAL FLOSSING DAY

After enjoying a grand meal, National Flossing Day reminds us to take care of our teeth and gums. This health observance takes place each year on the day after Thanksgiving! The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least… Read more…

Maize Day - Day after Thanksgiving

MAIZE DAY

Maize Day, on the day after Thanksgiving, recognizes the importance of a plant common across the Americas. The day is set aside for all Americans, regardless of heritage, to celebrate corn’s traditional… Read more…

BUY NOTHING DAY – Day After Thanksgiving

BUY NOTHING DAY

Buy Nothing Day is observed annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This day is part of a movement against consumerism, urging the world to change their purchasing habits, to consume and produce less. Read more…


On Deck for November 27, 2021

National Days

International Days

Recipe of the Day

Tapioca Pudding
Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  30 minutes
Total Prep:  60 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/2 cup small pearl tapioca
3/4 cup water
2 – 1/4 cups 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar divided
2 eggs separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

Soak the tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan.

Do not drain any remaining liquid from the tapioca.

Lightly beat egg yolks and add to tapioca along with milk, salt and 1/4 cup of sugar.

Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes and stir frequently.

Beat together egg whites and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.

Fold in a portion of the hot tapioca into the egg whites, then carefully fold the mixture back into the saucepan.

Continue to stir over low heat for approximately 3 minutes.

Allow the tapioca to cool for 15 minutes, then add the vanilla.

Serve the tapioca warm or chilled.

As an added treat, top with fruit, nuts, whipped cream, cinnamon or other seasonal favorites.

November 26th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1836

Abraham Lincoln proclaims the national holiday Thanksgiving on November 26th.

1885

During the spectacular showing of the Andromedids meteor shower, astronomer Ladislaus Weinek captured the first known photograph of a meteor.

1867 

The U.S. Patent Office issued the first patent for a refrigerated railroad car to J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, MI. Patent No. 71,423 described an insulated, double-walled car with compartments for ice at each end and gravity forced air. However, Sutherland lacked the funds to make a commercial success of his invention.

1917 

The Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, and Quebec Bulldogs establish the National Hockey League.

1942

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca premieres in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.

November 26th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Mary Edwards Walker – 1832

In 1865, President Andrew Johnson presented Dr. Mary Walker with the Medal of Honor. She is the only woman to receive the award. The dedicated Army surgeon, spy, abolitionist, and women’s rights advocate attended Syracuse Medical College with Elizabeth Blackwell, graduating second after her.

Willis Haviland Carrier – 1876

In 1902, Carrier invented the first modern air conditioner.

Bill W. – 1895

In 1935, Bill W. along with Dr. Bob founded an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Today, AA’s estimated membership is over 2 million.

Maurice McDonald -1902

In 1955, Maurice and his brother Richard founded the restaurant chain McDonald’s.

Charles M. Schulz -1922 

He is the creator of the syndicated comic strip the Peanuts that ran for 50 years. Schulz’s memorable characters, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, and Pig-Pen all came to life in animated cartoons as well.

Tony Verna – 1933

The television sports producer is best known as the first to use instant replay.

Tina Turner – 1939

The 12-time Grammy Award-winning artist’s career spanned more than fifty years and garnered her the title Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Chris Hughes – 1983

In 2004, Hughes co-founded the online social networking platform, Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Andrew McCollum.

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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