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NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY | NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY | ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING

National French Toast Day
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NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Eggy bread, omelet bread or gypsy toast is more commonly known as French Toast.   Each year on November 28, people across the United States observe National French Toast Day.

Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden.  Many people also add some sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to the base.

The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze of a fresh orange or stuffed with sauteed apples and cinnamon.  Make French toast kid friendly by cutting it into sticks that can be dipped into syrup and healthier by adding any fresh fruit for toppings.  Nuts and seeds add crunch to this delicious breakfast fare, and don’t forget the whipped cream! Just a dollop goes a long way.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Cook up some french toast to enjoy and use #NationalFrenchToastDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National French Toast Day.

NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY

National Package Protection Day is the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. It encourages homeowners to stay alert and protect their homes against package theft, which becomes more and more prevalent during the holidays. This year’s Package Protection Day falls on November 29, 2017, so be on the lookout!

The internet has made it easier to find deals and have packages shipped straight to our homes. But this has also made it easier for thieves to snatch our deliveries right from our doorsteps. Cyber Monday, in particular, is a big online shopping day where most purchases are shipped directly to the buyer’s home.

With the advent of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there became a need for a day that raises awareness of package theft and helps homeowners protect themselves against thieves. And just like that, Package Protection Day was born

HOW TO OBSERVE

Spread the word throughout your neighborhood about Package Protection Day, so your community is alert during the holidays. And share your PackageProtection stories and tips using #PackageProtectionDay and #alwayshome on social media.

HISTORY

Ring.com founded National Package Protection Day to alert citizens to protect their valuable purchases, especially during the high-traffic holiday season.  

 

 

 

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting - Changes Annually
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ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING

The date of the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in New York City changes annually.

Every year since 1933, an evergreen tree plucked from its spot in New York or Vermont, Ohio or Pennsylvania or even Canada, is erected at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  It is trimmed with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of colorful lights and topped with a star and on a selected day after Thanksgiving, is lit for the world to see.

The tree must exceed 65 feet to be selected for the honor of gracing Rockefeller Center. The tallest tree selected was a 100 foot Norway Spruce from Killingworth, Connecticut.

Each year the tree is donated to various organizations.  In years past, the tree has been ground into mulch and donated to the Boy Scouts of America to be sold to fund projects.  Recently, Habitat for Humanity has been a benefactor of the great tree for use in the construction of homes.

The tree remains lit until the Christian feast of the Epiphany.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit Rockefeller Center or watch the lighting from the comfort of your home. Use #RockefellerCenterTreeLighting to post on social media.

HISTORY

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony has become a national tradition hearkening back to the days of the Great Depression. On Christmas Eve of 1931, a group of construction workers erected a small, Spruce Christmas tree on the site of what would become Rockefeller Center. In Rockefeller Center’s inaugural year, 1933, the first official Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting took place.  Since then it has become a national event including skating pageants,  live entertainment and television specials.

On Deck for November 29, 2018

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