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OCTOBER 20, 2020 | NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY | NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY | NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY | PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY – October 20

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY

Building a framework of positive role models is vital to developing responsible, confident young adults. Incidentally, National Youth Confidence Day, on October 20, encourages us to connect and inspire today’s youth for tomorrow’s success.

National Youth Confidence Day celebrates the energy, spirit and potential of young people. The day is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish, respectively. Guidance, leadership and mentors will help light the path, indeed. In addition, today’s youth will navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.

Take the opportunity to welcome a young person into your life and accept their mistakes. Interestingly, their mistakes will be similar to ones you’ve made yourself. Offer encouragement that these mistakes are merely lessons. Therefore, let them know they will only need to learn from them and gain experience to attain their goals. Share your wisdom and listen to their fears. Celebrate their successes and help them to learn from their defeats, respectively.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalYouthConfidenceDay

There are several ways to participate in National Youth Confidence Day:

  • SHARE STORIES FROM YOUTH WHO INSPIRE YOU

Hearing about youth inspires us to feel more confident. Share a story about a young person who inspires you. From overcoming an obstacle or achieving academic success, to helping someone in the community, it’s all about being uniquely them. Especially, highlight their inspiration by using #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

  • SHOW OFF YOUR MOST CONFIDENT YOUTH

Post photos and videos of your youth, friends and anyone who exudes confidence, inner beauty or self-worth. Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

  • BE CONFIDENTLY CREATIVE

Show a young person in your life you care. Provide them with the tools to reach their potential. Most importantly, offer them the knowledge, skills and know-how to build their confidence. Above all, by planting a seed and watching it grow, you celebrate their achievement.

Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY HISTORY

Tiffany R. Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. founded National Youth Confidence Day. Furthermore, it’s her goal to encourage a strong foundation of positive relationships to mentor today’s youth. As a result, National Youth Confidence Day is a Celebration of Confidence for young people everywhere.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Youth Confidence Day to be observed annually on October 20.

About Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. (CGMP, Inc.) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that utilizes evidence-based interventions to empower. Furthermore, they also aim to build confidence in youth, teens and young adults ages 7-19 in New York State. CGMP, Inc. is an active member of MENTOR, which is a national mentoring partnership. As a matter of fact, they are the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States.

The program works to strengthen youth’s level of confidence. Moreover, it provides them with a vision to see beyond barriers as they open their minds to new ways of thinking. Because of this, the program inspires them to see the world as a much broader place. Especially, a place that offers more diversity than their community.

Unsurprisingly, when youth have spent a whole day with Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. they leave saying they are strong and empowered. They also feel beautiful and emit confidence.

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY – October 20

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

On October 20th each year, we celebrate the delicious food holiday known as National Brandied Fruit Day!

Brandied fruit first became popular around the Victorian era. During this time, it was discovered by adding brandy to fruit, it was easiest way to make it last longer. Incidentally, this process was also a great way to harvest the taste of fruit, while creating a delicious dessert for adults.

Brandied fruit is created by soaking sweet fresh fruit in brandy, sugar, and spices. Often sitting for 30 days after preparation, this delicious treat is best used as a topping on desserts, such as pies or cakes. Interestingly, brandied fruit is used as a starter for Friendship Cake. Similar to the concept of a starter for sourdough bread, Friendship Cake takes time to prepare. However, once you’ve completed the process, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most delicious treats ever!

We’ve added a Brandied Fruit Recipe to our National Day Calendar® Recipe Collection. You may not know it, but it’s super easy to make. So easy you don’t need canning skills to make your first batch of Brandied Fruit on your own!

HOW TO OBSERVE #BrandiedFruitDay

The best way to celebrate #BrandiedFruitDay is to enjoy some with family friends. Use #BrandiedFruitDay to share on social media and show the world how you #CelebrateEveryDay!

BRANDIED FRUIT DAY HISTORY

The history of brandied fruit is uncertain. Because of that, we have been unable to find the creator of this delicious food holiday.

NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY – Third Tuesday in October

NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY

The third Tuesday in October recognizes National Pharmacy Technician Day. The day is an opportunity to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year. However, the day also explores the technician’s role and how vital it is to maintain a safe and efficient health system. 

Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments. Depending on education and training, they manage dispensary supply at hospitals and clinics, retail pharmacies, prisons, and veterinary clinics. Their roles may include the supervision of other pharmacy staff. Under a pharmacist’s guidance, a technician may supply medications to patients, prepare prescriptions. They also provide patient education and communicate with physicians.

HOW TO OBSERVE #PharmacyTechnicianDay

Use #PharmacyTechnicianDay to post on social media. And be sure to shout out to friends and family who work in the pharmacy field.

NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY HISTORY

This National Day was submitted in July 2015, by Lindsey Ahrens. The annual event is endorsed by the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). The observance coincides with National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named October American Pharmacists Month.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National Pharmacy Technician Day to be celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in October.

PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY – Third Tuesday in October

PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY

On the third Tuesday of October every year, students give up their voice for Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.  

Representing the 3,000 voices taken by abortion every day, these students chose to take a vow of silence. The movement suggests wearing a red armband representing your participation in the day. Others may wear red duct tape across their mouths. No matter how participants demonstrate their participation the day, a vow of silence represents those who’ve been silenced forever through abortion. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ProLifeDayOfSilentSolidarity

Those who participate are encouraged to plan ahead for their day of silence by preparing cards explaining their silence. Use #ProLifeDayOfSilentSolidarity to post on social media.

PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY HISTORY

Bryan Kemper founded Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity in 2004. Students For Life promotes the day. 


On Deck for October 21, 2020

National Days

 

October 20 History

1811 

The steamboat named New Orleans is launched. It’s the first steamboat to travel the Mississippi River.

1917 

In January, Paul joined thousands of other women marching for women’s right to vote. Charged and convicted of obstructing traffic, Alice Paul began a seven-month jail sentence on October 20. She continued her protest for women’s suffrage by going on a hunger strike.

1924 

The Kansas City Monarchs triumphed over the Hilldale Athletic Club in the first Negro League World Series. Nearly 50 thousand fans attended the nine-game-series, watching future Hall-of-Famers such as Judy Johnson and Bullet Rogan.

1927 

Ford produces the first Model A. The new model came in four colors and replaced the Model T.

1955 

Harry Belafonte records a popular Caribbean son for his Calypso album. Irving Burgie and William Attaway wrote the lyrics to the “Banana Boat Song” for Belafonte’s Calypso album.

1984 

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California opens. At the time, it was the largest aquarium in the United States. Today, the aquarium hosts numerous exhibits and teaches visitors about the importance of conservation.

1987

Geffen records release its first album. Donna Summer’s The Wanderer hit number 13 on the Billboard 200 and was a certified gold hit.

1992 

Major League Baseball plays the first World Series game outside the United States. The Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta 3-2.

Recipe of the Day

New York Cheesecake
Prep:  25 minutes
Cook:  45 minutes
Total Prep:  70 minutes
Servings:  6-8

 

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 – 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar

Instructions:

First Prepare Crust:

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Press into a well greased, 9-inch springform pan.

Spread up the side and along the bottom of the pan.

Place in freezer and chill for 5 to 10 minutes.

Next prepare filling:

Heat oven to 400°.

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth.

Add eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch and mix well.

Stir in  1 cup sour cream.

Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake for 45 minutes.

Turn off the oven and let cool 3 hours with the door slightly ajar.

Refrigerate overnight.

Prepare topping (before serving):

Combine 1 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup sugar.

Pour over chilled cheesecake before serving.

Featured Months

American Cheese Month - October

AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH 

Melt it, toast it, or add it to a salad. October is American Cheese Month! In the United States, we enjoy quite a list of American cheeses. While you may recognize Swiss and Colby, bleu and cheddar, it’s the artisan cheeses that add that extra flair. American cheesemakers…READ MORE.

Co-op Month - October

CO-OP MONTH

October recognizes Co-op Month, and the benefits cooperatives bring to their members. Consider how becoming a member can be an advantage during the celebration.

Across the United States, cooperatives bring a variety of resources and…READ MORE.

October 20 Birthdays

Bela Lugosi – 1882

A native of Hungary, Lugosi one of the best-remembered actors to ever play Count Dracula in film. 

Eniola McMillan – 1904

The civil rights activist was the first woman president of the (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) NAACP.

Joyce Brothers – 1927

Often called America’s favorite shrink, the psychologist hosted a television talk show and wrote a syndicated advice column. 

Mickey Mantle – 1931

The Hall of Famer played 18 seasons with the New York Yankees. He played outfield but at the plate, he was a savvy switch hitter.

Tom Petty – 1950

The award-winning singer-songwriter led Heartbreaks and join the Traveling Wilburys before launching into a solo career.

Julie Payette – 1963

The former astronaut was elected to the office of Governor General of Canada in 2017.

Snoop Dogg – 1971

Born Calvin Broadus, the talented rapper and actor has won numerous awards for his music. However, to date, he has not won a Grammy despite being nominated 16 times.

About National Day Calendar

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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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