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OCTOBER 1, 2020 | NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY | NATIONAL HAIR DAY | NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY | NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY

NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY – October 1

NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY

National Fire Pup Day on October 1st recognizes the canine firefighters that have long been members of fire departments across the country.

While the Dalmation’s origin is unknown, their use in firehouses began during the 1700s. Trained as a carriage dog, the Dalmatian’s agility transferred quickly to horse-drawn fire engines. Even though Dalmations weren’t the only dogs fit for carriage work, they were the ones who mostly filled the role of fire dogs. They were also easily identified by their spotted and speckled coats.

In the days of the horse-drawn fire carts, they provided a valuable service, having a natural affinity to horses. The Dalmatians duty was to run alongside the horses. They ran in front of or beneath the wagon axles clearing the way.

Long after the red engines replaced horse-drawn wagons, the Dalmatian remains a recognizable tradition in fire stations across the country. These energetic firehouse mascots serve to educate the public about fire safety. They also represent past fire pup in honor of their heroism.   

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFirePupDay

Learn more about fire pup history. Visit rover.com to learn more. Use #NationalFirePupDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origin of this fire fighting heritage day.

NATIONAL HAIR DAY – October 1

NATIONAL HAIR DAY

On October 1st, National Hair Day gives the nod to all the styles, products, tools and people who keep our hair healthy and looking its best.

When the clothes don’t fit, or you’re running late, it’s always nice to know your hair looks great. Whether we are seeking a new cut or we’ve found the perfect one, we want to keep it looking as fresh as it was when we left the salon. The right styling tools and hair care products go a long way toward maintaining a healthy, luxurious hairstyle.

When is National Clean Beauty Day?

From fine and thin to thick and course, there are products out there to curl, straighten, repair, lift, enrich, volumize, moisturize, restore, hold and sculpt! Creating unique hairstyles is an art form and health regime, too.

During this fashionable observance, put your best style forward.  Let no wind, no storm hold you back!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHairDay

Let your hair be your crowning glory.  What’s your favorite hair routine? Give a shout out to your stylist or seek a new look. Explore the latest haircare products to keep your hair the healthiest it can possibly be. We all know what a good cut and style can do for our attitude. Share your favorite hairstyles, tools and hair care products using #NationalHairDay on social media.

NATIONAL HAIR DAY HISTORY

NuMe founded National Hair Day on October 1, 2017, celebrating styling tools and hair care products that make our hair outstanding allowing us to feel our most beautiful selves.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Hair Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.

NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY – October 1

NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY

National Homemade Cookies Day is observed annually on October 1. If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, look no further. Package them up and share them with neighbors, co-workers, and friends!  

Can you smell them now?  Will it be peanut butter, chocolate chip, or snickerdoodle? Whatever the recipe you mix up, enjoying them fresh from the oven with a cold glass of milk and family will make National Homemade Cookies Day even better.  Experiment by trying a new recipe or maybe an old one to share fond memories with the next generation.
Cookie Baking Tips
Use these tips to make your next batch of homemade cookies the best batch ever:
  • Most cookie recipes have butter or a fat component. The butter should be soft, but cool, almost room temperature.  What to do if you want to bake but you forgot the butter in the refrigerator? Leave each stick of butter in its wrapper and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the butter on high for ten seconds. Turn each stick of butter two turns. Microwave for ten more seconds. Turn each stick of butter one turn.  While turning, test how soft the butter is.  Depending on your microwave, you may want to stop here and prepare the rest of your ingredients.  If the butter still needs more time, microwave for 5-10 more seconds.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together to create a smooth, fluffy mixture, so the sugar isn’t grainy.
  • Beat in each egg separately.
  • Use proper measuring cups for the job.  Liquid measuring cups are larger than the amount needed, clear with lines for visual confirmation of the amount of liquid and have a spout for pouring. Dry measuring cups are designed to be filled to the top with the exact amount.
  • Measure your flour correctly.  Don’t scoop the flour out of the container.  It will pack too much into the cup.  Use a spoon to lightly sift the flour into the measuring cup, then carefully level the excess off with the edge of a knife.
  • Line metal baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats to prevent the cookies from spreading too far.  Or, use a baking stone to have evenly baked cookies every time.
 

HOW TO OBSERVE #HomemadeCookiesDay

Bake some homemade cookies. One of the best ways is to bake with family or friends. That’s how it becomes a celebration. When we share in the goodness of a recipe and bake with love, every day is a celebration. That’s why we Celebrate Every Day®! Bake one of your family favorites or try one of these tasty recipes. There are also several listed on the National Day Calendar recipes pages, too!

Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Monster Chip Cookies
Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

Use #HomemadeCookiesDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of the sweet cookie holiday.

NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY - October 1

NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY

National Black Dog Day on October 1st encourages the adoption of a dog in the darker shades. Black dogs are less likely to be adopted for no other reason than their coloring. Regardless of behavior, size, breeding, personality, or age, the phenomenon persists.

You’ll find their behavior is no different from dogs of a different color. They fetch, play, and wag their tails just the same. They come in short hair, long-haired and shaggy breeds, too. Do you like a floppy-eared pup? Every ear, tail, bark, and size comes in some beautiful shade of black. Big paws and little paws, too.

Not only do they come in every shape and size, but they all need forever homes. Their temperament ranges just like any other color of a dog. Breeding and previous care affect how they respond.

If you are seeking to add a canine companion to your pack, consider adopting one with an ebony sheen. Their loyalty is no less or more than another dog, but they need a home, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBlackDogDay

Allow a black dog to become your forever friend. Visit a shelter and take a potential companion for a walk.

Is a black dog your companion? Give your black dog extra attention and let them know how much you appreciate them. Take a longer walk or bring home a chew toy. Share photos of your ebony fur-friend using #NationalBlackDogDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY HISTORY

Colleen Paige, pet lifestyle expert and author, founded National Black Dog Day.


On Deck for October 2, 2020

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Recipe of the Day

Garlic Gazpacho

Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  This soup is served cold 
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic
6 large tomatoes, peeled
1 large tomato, unpeeled
1 large onion
1 each green bell peppers
2 small cucumbers
½ cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
3 cups tomato juice, chilled
1 dash salt
1 dash cayenne pepper

Instructions:

In a food processor, blend peeled tomatoes and garlic.

Add 1/4 of peppers and 1/4 of onions and 1/2 of cucumber and blend. Chill mixture for 1 hour.

Chop the remaining tomato and julienne the remaining vegetables. Cover and chill.

Just before serving, blend olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cayenne, and tomato juice in blender. Combine with chilled mixture.

Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with remaining vegetables.

Serve with crusty bread, such as a baguette.

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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