NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY | NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY | COMPUTER SECURITY DAY | NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY | NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY
STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY
Did you wake well rested, feeling vigorous and ready for the day? Then you are ready to celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. This day is celebrated annually on November 30.
HOW TO OBSERVE
This holiday has no agenda other than to spend a healthful day at home. What you do with it is up to you.
We do have some suggestions if you are having trouble deciding what to do.
- Catch up on some reading.
- Take a walk.
- Get started on your Christmas cards.
- Follow a toddler around all day. You do feel well, remember?
- Take a friend to lunch.
- Get your 2017 calendar up to date.
- Try a new recipe and make extra to share with someone who wasn’t feeling well today.
- Take a nap
- Plan your next vacation.
- Make a list of all your single friends and match them up as potential mates.
- Organize all those photos on your phone.
- Work on an art project.
- Clean out your closet and make a donation.
Stay home and use #StayHomeBecauseYou’reWellDay to post on social media.
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy Wellcat Holidays.
NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY
On November 30, National Mason Jar Day commemorates an ingenious invention that’s been bringing families together for generations.
Simply by opening a jar of fruit preserves or spicy salsa, we enjoy the flavors of summer in the midst of winter. For those who love to pickle, the Mason jar makes it possible to pickle just about every fruit and vegetable in the garden. From green beans to watermelon, we can make it sweet or spicy!
While some forms of food preservation have existed for centuries, it wasn’t until John Landis Mason’s patent #22186 for an “Improvement in screwneck bottles” was issued that home canning became a safe reality. The young tinsmith from New Jersey had created a revolutionary design.
Ever since, gardeners have stocked their pantries from their victory gardens, padded their wallets with their heirloom collections, and shared their bounty as colorful gifts. Mason jars pull double duty as beautiful DIY projects in shabby chic vases or as an artfully painted desk caddy.
However, these versatile vessels are used, on National Mason Jar Day delight in their existence and their utility.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share all your favorite ways to use Mason Jars. Whether you fill them with your favorite recipes, a miniature fairy garden or hang them from a chandelier, show your appreciation for the Mason jar and use #NationalMasonJarDay on social media.
Misty Campbell-Olbert, the founder of Unboxing the Bizarre, founded National Mason Jar Day to celebrate a day that should have existed a long time ago! Mason jars are synonymous with ingenuity, independence, and creativity – all things worthy of celebration!
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Mason Jar Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.
Computer Security Day is observed annually on November 30.
Identity theft, fake frauds, ransomware viruses and more can make our online experiences challenging.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Below is a checklist you can follow to help secure your computer. Help spread the word on social media using #ComputerSecurityDay to inform others how they can secure their data!
- Windows Update is enabled.
- Antivirus software is installed and running.
- Windows Firewall is turned on.
- The software on my computer is up to date.
- Strong passwords are always used.
- Passwords are not shared or written down.
- A password is required to access my computer.
- Unused programs are removed.
- My home wireless network is secured.
- My important data is regularly backed up.
- I use caution when I browse the Internet.
- I log off the computer when I’m not using it.
- My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
- Temporary Internet files are periodically removed.
The first Computer Security Day was in 1988 started by the Association for Computer Security to raise awareness concerning computer security issues.
November 30, has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day as a part of a nationwide effort to further educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. The initiative hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand for the highly-addictive drug.
A national survey found one out of six young adults has used illicit drugs in the last month. Brain scientists now know why just one use of crystal meth (methamphetamine) can make a person feel hooked.
The awareness day is an effort to send a prevention message to potential meth users and to educate current users about programs that are available to them, according to a Department of Justice news release. For more information visit the website at http://alcoholism.about.com/b/2006/11/30/national-methamphetamine-awareness-day.htm
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #MethAwarenessDay to post on social media.
In a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush in 2006, November 30th was set forth as National Meth Awareness Day.
NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY
National Mousse Day is observed on November 30.
The word mousse in French means foam. A mousse is typically made with whipped egg whites or cream. Its consistency can vary from light and airy to thick and creamy. Whether sweet or savory, a mousse can compliment any meal. From a smokey salmon mousse as the first course to a tart lemon or creamy chocolate mousse for dessert, there is virtually no limit to the flavors we can incorporate into a mousse.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy some mousse and use #NationalMousseDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or National Mousse Day.
NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY
On November 30, National Mississippi Day recognizes the home of the Delta blues and the 20th state to join the union.
How did you learn to spell Mississippi? Was it the M-I crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I rhyme? Or did you keep track of the seconds by counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi? If you did, you’re not alone. Millions around the country recall doing this and other similar word associations with the name Mississippi!
The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico along the western boundary of the state and derives its name from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi which means “Great River.”
It was along the Mississippi Delta that the blues developed in the middle to late 19th century. Within a few decades, blues music would slowly grow in many ways creating a crop of musicians and variety of new genres.
Both the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s were uncertain, turbulent and violent times for Mississippi. Even though the Civil War brought about freedom for enslaved people, that was more than half of Mississippi’s population and the economy had been ruined.
One of the most prolific features of the state is the Natchez Trace. In existence for thousands of years, this ancient pathway was beaten down by the hooves of bison. Hunting and gathering mound builders later used the path which became an ideal road for transporting goods. Today, it’s both a 444-mile scenic parkway and natural timeline through the history of three states (Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama).
There are many fun and fascinating tidbits about Mississippi to explore. For example, did you know while hunting in Sharkey County, President Roosevelt came upon a bear he refused to shoot which is how we came to have the teddy bear today.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Join National Day Calendar as we recognize Mississippi’s historic places and discover her untold stories. Listen to America’s music while traveling all the highways and byways on National Mississippi Day! Use #NationalMississippiDay to share on social media.
Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We started with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.
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