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National Cream-Filled Donut Day on September 14th recognizes one of our favorite foods. 

Cream-filled donuts come in so many varieties. If you aren’t a fan of fillings in your pastries, consider trying some of the latest flavors. Not only have bakeries become creative with their fillings, but they’ve also branched out with their toppings, too. 

Some of the top cream-filled donuts we love (in no particular order) are:

  • Boston Cream
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Chocolate Cream
  • Lemon Cream
  • Custard
  • Caramel Cream
  • Strawberry Cream
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Peanut butter cream
  • Holland Cream
  • Fluffernutter Cream
  • Orange Vanilla Cream
  • Nutella Cream
  • Marshmallow Cream
  • Maple Cream
  • Espresso Cream
  • Coconut Cream

Now, if this list doesn’t make you run out and fill an order for at least a dozen, keep reading. And, there’s not a sprinkle to be found.

Add bacon crumbles to the maple cream. If you order an espresso cream, ask for a hazelnut drizzle. Of course, if you’re in an autumn frame of mind, sprinkle it with pumpkin spice and sugar. Orange vanilla cream makes an excellent dessert when topped with vanilla ice cream. Serve the caramel cream with coffee and cozy up with a good book. When it comes to the marshmallow cream, the obvious toppings are chocolate and graham cracker crumbs.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CreamFilledDonutDay

Go out and enjoy a Cream Filled Donut or make some of your own. Here is a Cream Filled Donut recipe.  Of course, you can always bring some to work. Sharing with your co-workers garners unknown benefits. Surprise a neighbor or your spouse. Visit your favorite bakery and be sure to give them a shout out, too! The rewards are endless where Cream Filled Donuts are concerned.

Use #CreamFilledDonutDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar research did not uncover the source of this food holiday.



Each year on the Monday following Labor Day, National Boss/Employee Exchange Day offers an opportunity to see how the other half of a business works.  

While bosses and employees often have brainstorming sessions, exchanging positions provides insight into the business. When done with planning and communication, the exchange can lead to successful business solutions. Employees gain confidence and leadership skills. Another benefit from the role reversal includes the added respect or improvements to workflows.

Comparing notes following the exchange will be a vital part of the process. Additionally, those discussions should be in the spirit of the day. Take advantage of the knowledge gained and present ideas that will advance the business.

Most bosses have many employees. One way to execute this experience is by having team members nominate one person to swap places with the boss. Not only does this afford a respected member of the team an opportunity to bring feedback to the group, but it also places the boss squarely on the team. The hands-on experience will provide a good leader with insight normally overlooked.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BossEmployeeExchangeDay

On this day, you and your boss can switch places for the day and see how the other one spends their day. Can you do their job? Can they do your job? Be proactive and plan ahead. Schedule a planning session with your boss or supervisor. Exchange a list of responsibilities. Following the day experience, share ideas, solutions, and thoughts. Each of you may find new ways of doing a task or insight into the other’s position. Share new understandings and skills from this day using #BossEmployeeExchangeDay to post on social media.


We have not identified the origin of Boss/Employee Exchange Day. 




On September 14th, National Live Creative Day encourages us to let the world see our creativity all day long!

To Live Creative allows for the exploration of imagination.  Celebrate the day by taking the time to invent, discover, and dream. Try infusing creativity in our lives through a variety of media. Whether it’s by painting or graphic art to music and gardening, art has an impact on our lives. By expressing our passions and living creative lives, we experience the world.

Stepping into the Live Creative world includes a tremendous sense of freedom. Rules tend to fall away when we unleash our imagination. Of course, authors and artists have long suspended reality in support of their work, to the satisfaction of their vision. They live creative.

We don’t have to be a master sculptor to Live Creative. Blending a dash of creative into moments of our everyday life can have a powerful effect. Simply being exposed to the arts inspires ideas at home and in the workplace. Renewing a hobby reduces stress just by being purely enjoyable. Teaching someone else the craft nurtures personal expression and offers an opportunity to see the world through another’s eyes.

HOW TO OBSERVE #LiveCreativeDay

Challenge yourself to start your own Live Creative initiative. Offer classes to share your skill. Take a class to learn a new one. Teach a child how to carve, paint, or sing. Pick up a craft that once inspired you. Share your passion and post on social media using #LiveCreativeDay.


Image (7)Creative Promotional Productssubmitted National Live Creative Day in April of 2016 to promote creative lifestyles that change the world through creativity.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared it will be observed annually on September 14th.

Creative Promotional Products was founded in 1994 and started an initiative called Live Creative. They are a creative company with creative employees, and they want their lives to show that Creativity – they want everyone to show their creativity. Their tagline is Live Creative – This is the year you can change your world!




National Eat a Hoagie Day on September 14th promotes a sandwich which is also known as a grinder, sub or hero. You can also order a po’boy, torpedo or an Italian sandwich to celebrate!

The hoagie consists of meats, cheeses, vegetables, sauces and seasonings on a long roll of Italian or French bread.

However, the origin of this giant sandwich is a bit of mystery. The epicenter of the controversy seems to be eastern Pennsylvania between the DiCostanzas and DePalmas. Both lay claim to being the first to make the hoagie. One family claims to have been making the sandwich since 1923 and the other since 1925. But who has the proof?

Another story from the Philadelphia area takes place during World War I. It describes shipyard workers bringing large Italian sandwiches to work wrapped in newspaper. The large sandwiches helped the workers through their long, grueling workdays. In fact, the workers nicknamed the massive sandwiches “hoggies” because anyone eating them at one sitting would have to be a hog. The Philadelphia accent explains the transformation of the word. The dialect often exaggerate the vowel sounds changing “hoggies” to “hoagies” quite easily.

One story talks out of school – almost literally. At one time, if a kid skipped school it was called being “on the hook” or “playing hokey.”  A “hokey” sandwich could be bought for a price a kid on the lam could afford. Eventually “hokey” became “hoagie” especially if the kids were skipping school.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHoagieDay

Make your favorite hoagie combination. It’s also ok to take a picture of your masterpiece and share it with all the world. Hoagies are colorful, beautiful meals and should be documented for posterity. Hoagie lovers, live on the wild side. Add a jalapeno to your sandwich and post your “HOT” new trend. Call it “Hoagies Gone Wild!” or “Hottie Hoagies!” And for the love of photography, send thosefood selfiesto us. It might just grace our Facebook banner! Who knows, we might even send a free gift to the person who sends us the best glamor shot or video of that hot jalapeno hoagie. Don’t doubt. It could happen.

And, if you didn’t make it but your favorite sandwich shop did, be sure to give them a shout out full of all the wunderful hashtags that go with it. Like this one >>>> #NationalHoagieDay.


The origins of National Hoagie Day are unknown. But that won’t stop us from enjoying the best hoagie we can find!

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!



On September 14th, National Virginia Day recognizes one of the original 13 colonies and the 10th state to ratify the Constitution.

Mountains in the west stretch south and east toward swamps and islands. The population is as varied as the scenery, too. From the picturesque small towns of the Old Dominion state to bustling cities and cavernous valleys, the state’s complex depth of history and topography creates unique and breathtaking experiences.

Virginia’s proximity to Washington D.C. makes it ideal for government commuters and tourism to the U.S. Capital. Many of our nation’s headquarters can be found in Virginia including the Central Intelligence Agency, National Fish and Wild Life Service, and the Department of Defense.  Many of these agencies can be found in the world’s largest office building,  the Pentagon! In fact, more Virginians work for the U.S. government than any other state.

On National Virginia Day, we explore the people, the places, and the flavors that have developed long before European settlers arrived.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVirginiaDay

Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate Virginia’s enduring history and grand landscapes. Explore all of Virginia’s delightful towns and exciting cities! Use #NationalVirginiaDay to share on social media.



National Sober Day on September 14th encourages us to celebrate Sober life and bring awareness to addiction. The entire day focuses on showing support for anyone living in sobriety. Not only that, but the observance sets a standard for the whole world that being sober is okay. Show your friends and family on the road to recovery by spending the day sober as well.

Ideally scheduled during National Recovery Month, the day supports removing the stigma associated with addiction. It opens the lines of communication that lead to better understanding. The day provides an opportunity to build educated support networks. It also strengthens existing ones. When systems are paved with an aware, loving, and honest cheering section, success is more likely. If we stumble, aren’t we more likely to get back up again when we have a solid support system?

Encouragement of one day fuels more support and awareness, leading to long-term sobriety. That’s something worth celebrating! The opposite of addiction is a connection. This holiday will provide a model for future generations as well. By demonstrating how to enjoy life alcohol-free, the day will embolden future generations to say no to alcohol.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSoberDay

Spend the day sober. While that may seem simple enough, it may come as a challenge to some. Start by finding recipes for delicious mocktails. Be sure to plan activities that don’t feel like they require alcohol to have fun. Enjoy the day! By all means, do things you and your friends enjoy doing.  Just remove alcohol from the equation. Call, text, email a friend or family member in recovery.  Let them know you support their sobriety. Share with them how you are going to spend this day alcohol-free.

Use #NationalSoberDay to share your experiences on social media.


Real Aligned Women founded National Sober Day in 2019 to encourage us to celebrate Sober life and bring awareness to addiction. You are never alone in your sobriety.

Recipe of the Day

French Bread
Prep:  60 minutes
Bake:  20 minutes
Total Prep:  1 hour 20 minutes
Servings:  2 loaves


2¼ cups water
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2¼ cups water
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups flour plus 3¼ to ¾ tablespoons
1 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons yeast



Mix water and margarine or butter in saucepan and heat to 120°.

In separate bowl, add 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt.

Slowly add liquid mixture to dry ingredients.

Add remaining flour and knead until smooth and not sticky.

Set aside and covered. Let rise until doubled in size.

Divide dough in half and shape l each half into a long cylinder shape.

Using a sharp knife, cut three slashes in the top. Cover and let rise again.

Make an egg wash using 1 egg and water mixed well. Brush across the top of each loaf.

Bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes.

For added decoration, sprinkle sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds or toasted onion or garlic on dough before baking.

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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