NOVEMBER 30, 2019 | NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY | SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY | NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY | COMPUTER SECURITY DAY | NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY | STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY | NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY | NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY
NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY
National Personal Space Day on November 30th promotes kindness toward sensitivities and supports healing by recognizing everyone’s right to decide when and how to be touched, or not.
Touch can hurt. Germs can harm.
The day provides an opportunity to be aware of a person’s unspoken need for space or a gentler touch. When you see someone wearing the peach symbol, forgo the handshake or hug and offer a genuine smile instead and offer another way to show you care.
National Personal Space Day encourages the use of the effective symbol to essentially say, “I need a little space today,” without awkwardness or hurt feelings. This symbol, the Peach, kindly raises the voice of the wearer. The mission is working to change the way people show they care. After all, we’re well into the 21st century, a reflective time regarding our own personal space while helping us understand the boundaries of others.
Everyone has a story to tell of a time in their lives when they suffered from well-intentioned but unwelcome touch: whether struggling with a crowded new work environment, grieving, while healing after surgery, receiving chemotherapy, or simply wanting more space to help protect them from germs or sensitivities.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PersonalSpaceDay
- Share your story
We want to hear your story.
- Do others intrude on your personal space?
- Are you or someone you love immunocompromised?
- Do you suffer from a chronic pain condition, anxiety, or another condition that makes touch painful, or germs harmful?
- Are you a family bonding with your new wee one?
- Does someone in your family need a safe space?
- Are you a caregiver for someone who needs to avoid touch?
Share using #PersonalSpaceDay and follow the hashtag to learn more. Visit the Give Space Facebook page to share your story and add a picture of you or someone you love who needs space in the National Personal Space Day Facebook frame. Tweet or IG a picture, too! We would love to hear your story and a picture – of you or someone you love who needs space.
- Attend an event or host an event
- Visit Give Space @ https://givespacepeach.com/personal-space-day/
- Visit www.givespacepeach.com and reach out
- Show you care in other ways (shared ideas):
- Cook their favorite meal
- Run errands for them
- Read their favorite book to them
NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY HISTORY
Give space, operating as for the love of Peach, LLC, founded National Personal Space Day in 2019 to promote and support an awareness of personal space boundaries. Whether recovering from surgery, an illness or anxiety, the Peach symbol communicates the wearer’s need for an extended boundary. National Personal Space Day increases awareness of the symbol and provides an opportunity to alter the way we show we care.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Personal Space Day to be observed on November 30th annually.
About For the Love of Peach
For the Love of Peach was founded in 2015, inspired by a daughter’s protective heart and a mother’s compassion. Founder, Carol Winner, was a caregiver to her mother while she battled cancer and coped with recovery. Her mother experienced extensive surgeries and radiation, leaving her immune system compromised and physical touch painful. With Carol’s healthcare experience, she recognized her mother’s risk from a well-intentioned hug or kiss. So began give space. The ‘give space’ vest recently received a U.S. Adaptable Garment Patent, and their children’s personal space book, “What Do I Do With My Hugs?” will be released on National Personal Space Day.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Small Business Saturday is prime shopping time in your community. It’s an amazing way to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. And, you’ll find great gifts for the people you love, too!
The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single-day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.
Small businesses feed our communities. They keep our main streets thriving and employ nearly half of the American workforce. Supporting small business means you’re supporting your local economy, local business, tax base, schools, and infrastructure. Your holiday shopping will put food on the tables of people you know.
Not only will you be doing your community some good, but you’ll also be finding quality gifts. Small businesses take pride in their work. They’ve worked hard for their dream, and it shows in their craftsmanship.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SmallBusinessSaturday
Explore your community while supporting small business. You’ll find great gifts as you do. Give a shout out to your favorite small business, too! Be sure to use #SmallBusinessSaturday to post on social media.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY HISTORY
American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to get more customers into small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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 rescues fruits and veggies from the garden. From green beans to watermelon, we make them sweet or spicy!
While food preservation has existed for centuries, John Landis Mason from New Jersey made home canning safe. The young tinsmith’s patent #22186 for an “Improvement in screwneck bottles” issued a revolutionary design.
Since then, gardeners have been canning. They stocked their pantries from their victory gardens. Some padded their wallets with their heirloom collections. And many more 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, we use these versatile vessels, this holiday delight in their existence and their utility.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMasonJarDay
While Mason jars started as a way to preserve the bounty of our gardens, these jars are versatile. They come in a variety of styles, both old and new.
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. Share your gardening and DIY gifts with friends and neighbors. Host a Mason jar crafting party. Transplant your favorite houseplant into a classic Mason jar and give it as a gift.
However you celebrate, be sure to use #NationalMasonJarDay on social media.
NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY HISTORY
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 on November 30th reminds us to protect our computers. Every day, computers become faster and more advanced. Protecting the resources, tools, and information on them protects the people who use them, too.
Since the first home computer, how we use them has changed. Today, we use computers to stay connected. We bank and work from home. While computers are on every campus in every school, many gain an education right from home. We do our taxes, attend meetings and research complex issues all on computers.
Wouldn’t it make sense to do everything possible to keep these powerful machines secure? Some of them hold a lifetime of data. Precious and irreplaceable photos, journals, novels, passwords. It’s vital to protect even a portion of that information. Our very identity exists on computers.
Identity theft, fraud, ransomware, viruses, and more constantly attack our computers. They seek the most vulnerable users. In an instant, they take us offline, derailing a lifetime of accomplishment. Protect your family and business by giving your computers a security check-up.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ComputerSecurityDay
Use the checklist below to secure your computer. It’s important to review your computer’s security on a regular basis. If you use social media, it’s a good time to review your settings. Social media is another way identity thieves, viruses and computer fraud is committed. Spread the word on social media using #ComputerSecurityDay to inform others how they can secure their data!
- Enable Windows Update.
- Install and keep running antivirus software.
- Turn on Windows Firewall.
- Keep all software updated.
- Always use strong passwords.
- Don’t share passwords and don’t write them down.
- A password is required to access my computer.
- Remove unused programs.
- Secure your wireless network.
- Back up critical data.
- Use caution when browsing the Internet.
- I log off the computer when I’m not using it.
- My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
- Periodically remove temporary Internet files.
COMPUTER SECURITY DAY HISTORY
In 1988, the Association for Computer Security launched the first Computer Security Day to raise awareness concerning computer security issues.
NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY
As part of a nationwide effort, November 30th has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. The day aims to educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. As part of the initiative, it is hoped 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. It also gets the message out about available programs to current users. In some parts of the country, meth use is increasing while in others it continues to rise.
Part of the reason meth is so addictive is it increases the amount of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine occurs naturally in our brains. It affects our body’s reward centers as well as our movement, motivation, and reinforcement. It’s the impact on this area of the brain that makes methamphetamine so addictive.
Beyond the short-term effects of alertness, increased physical activity, reduced or no appetite, rapid heart rate and increased blood pressure, continued use of methamphetamine has long-term health effects.
- risk of diseases transmitted through needles
- extreme weight loss
- dental problems including tooth loss and gum disease
- sleeping disorders
- memory loss
- skin issues
However, there is help. Visit SAMSA to learn about the referral program. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The page is full of resources for adults, teens, and family members. There, you can find support for yourself and others who may be facing addiction. There is a way out and a life after addiction.
HOW TO OBSERVE #MethAwarenessDay
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, visit one of the links on this page to find support. Whether you’re a friend or family member, there’s a program to help. Find more information at Drug Facts. Use #MethAwarenessDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
In a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush in 2006, November 30th was set forth as National Meth Awareness Day.
STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY
November 30th is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. We all need a break, and it’s nice to take it when we healthy and can enjoy it. That said, if everyone in the working world took the same day to stay home because we were well, chaos would ensue.
We all need time alone. It’s essential to disconnect from our daily routines. Sometimes we have a checklist of things we would do. Others have no idea what we’d do left to our own devices.
HOW TO OBSERVE #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay
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 donate.
Stay home and use #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay to post on social media.
STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY HISTORY
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy Wellcat Holidays.
NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY
On November 30th, National Mousse Day serves up a delicious treat that can be savory or sweet.
What can we say about mousse? The word mousse in French means foam. Typically, we whip egg whites or cream to make a mousse. Depending on the type of mousse, its consistency can vary from light and airy to thick and creamy.
This versatile dish lends itself well to both desserts and savory recipes. In fact, several types of mousse can be served at the same 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.
Mousse can also be used as a filling for other dishes such as pastries and parfaits. A savory mousse pairs well with fruit and cheese plates making beautiful appetizers, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMousseDay
Enjoy some mousse. If you need a recipe, we have a Chocolate Mousse in our recipe pages. Or try one of these delicious recipes that will also fit other National Days on the calendar!
Use #NationalMousseDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday.
In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore, we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!
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 #NationalMississippiDay
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.
Recipe of the Day
Name: Blue Berry Pie
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep:15 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water
5 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 refrigerated pie crust (9 inches), baked
Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and water in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Add 3 cups of blueberries and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes until thick and bubbly stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and add butter. Stir until butter is melted. Add lemon juice and remaining blueberries. Let cool, then pour into prepared pie crust.
About National Day Calendar
National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months. In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!
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