NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious!
Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history.
It became a traditional part of Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) celebrations when revelers would feast before fasting. They still do! The thin cakes can be rolled and filled with fruit and other fillings. Usually, though, they’re stacked and drizzled with flavored syrup.
Add fruit, nuts or whipped topping, too. While served mostly at breakfast, pancakes along with bacon, ham, hashbrowns and other morning offerings also make a delicious supper. Breakfast for dinner is a nice change of pace in many homes.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPancakeDay
To celebrate National Pancake Day, enjoy one of the following pancake recipes:
Use #NationalPancakeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY HISTORY
This food holiday’s humble beginnings date back to 2005. Originally the observance started as Lumberjack Day. Marianne Ways and Collen AF Venable sought an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles with friends. Since it was one week after “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and that theme had been worn out, eating lots of pancakes like a lumberjack seemed a better holiday than ever.
NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY
On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country. On September 26, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom, and enduring story.
In Fort Wayne, Indiana in Johnny Appleseed Park a grave marks the spot where the legendary sower of apple seeds rests. He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Simons Chapman. Nobody knows much about his early life other than his mother died when he was two. His father packed up Johnny and his sister (an infant brother had died the previous year) and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill.
From Chapman to Appleseed
Then in 1797, Chapman shows up in northwestern Pennsylvania propagating his apple seeds and working his way steadily into the frontier of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana. Eventually, he travels as far west as Illinois and Iowa and as far north as Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his wake, Appleseed left orchards and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish spiritual leader whose books Appleseed would buy with whatever payment he might receive for his endeavors. In turn, the traveling nurseryman would give the books away as he traveled and planted.
Mostly, though, he planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom. His broad-brimmed pasteboard hat kept the sun from his eyes wherever he went. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. If Johnny Appleseed came calling, people made a place at the table.
Many stories tell how the man would travel many miles to nurse an ailing orchard when word would reach him of its poor condition. While bringing the trees back to health (his chief endeavor) the orchard man dispersed his wisdom, care, and kindness.
Across the Midwest, landmarks pepper the countryside honoring the man who brought fruit to the frontier. Warren County, Pennsylvania lays claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery. Mansfield, Ohio honors the man with a monument in South Park.
In his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts there is an entire park named after the man who nurtured the land and made apple trees bloom across a young nation.
Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. While the September date is Appleseed’s acknowledged birth date, the March observance is sometimes preferred due to the planting season. Even though there is some vagueness concerning Appleseed’s death and burial, it is known he became ill in early March and passed soon after.
HOW TO OBSERVE #JohnnyAppleseedDay
As the fruit ripens on these autumn days, savor a deliciously sweet apple. Consider visiting a landmark near you. Share an apple treat or read one of the many stories about Johnny Chapman. Use #JohnnyAppleseedDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the creator or founder of this legendary national day.
NATIONAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS DAY
On September 26th, National Situational Awareness Day brings attention to personal safety.
Situational awareness is the foundation of one’s personal safety. It focuses on being aware and paying attention to your environment. Situational awareness is just another word for mindfulness. And developing it makes you more present in daily activities. In turn, it also helps you make better decisions in all aspects of life.
This day highlights the importance of using situational awareness skills in everyday life to stay out of harm’s way. Harm may come in the form of walking in front of a moving car or that of an assailant. Either scenario can happen from a myriad of distractions causing one not to be aware of the surroundings and situation.
In a dangerous situation, being aware of a threat even seconds before may keep someone safe. It gives them time to act instead of reacting. The lack of or inadequate situational awareness is considered one of the primary factors in accidents attributed to human error.
Although this skill is lacking in many of modern society, our ancestors used it to great utility to survive. For decades, the military and law enforcement have taught it to their personnel. However, situational awareness training is not exclusive to their training regimens. Most experts agree that situational awareness is the number one skill for the safety of everyone.
In World War I, Oswald Boelke identified the concept of situational awareness. He realized ‘the importance of gaining an awareness of the enemy before the enemy gained a similar awareness and devised methods for accomplishing this.’
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSituationalAwarenessDay
Discuss its importance with those around you. Be human again. Pay attention to the people and events happening around you more than you pay attention to modern-day
Use #NationalSituationalAwarenessDay on social media.
NATIONAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
Pretty Loaded, LLC submitted this day in November of 2015. Pretty Loaded is an innovative situational awareness and self-defense enterprise that has inspired the personal safety of millions around the world. September 26th was chosen as the day because it is the birthday of Dru Sjodin, https://www.nsopw.gov/en-US/Home/DruSjodin one of the inspirations to start Pretty Loaded.
NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY
National Dumpling Day on September 26th serves up a delicious treat to celebrate. Dumplings are becoming more popular all the time. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer or the main course, each morsel satisfies!
One of the beautiful things about dumplings is the flavor and variety. The endless possibilities the dumpling offers in shape and taste make it a favorite dish around the world.
Dumplings consist of small pieces of dough. Generally, but not always, the dough is wrapped around a filling. Both flavor and cooking methods factor into the wide variety of dumplings available. Ingredients include flour, potatoes or bread and may consist of meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. Popular methods of cooking include boiling, steaming, simmering, and even frying. While dumplings are often eaten alone, they’re a delicious addition to soups and stews, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDumplingDay
Serve an entire meal of dumplings. Start with appetizers. Follow them with a soup course and then the main dish. Wrap it up with a sweet dessert. Be sure to invite friends to enjoy the celebration with you! Take photos and post them on social media using #NationalDumplingDay.
NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY HISTORY
TMI Food Group submitted National Dumpling Day in April 2015 to celebrate all the goodness of dumplings.
In May 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed that National Dumpling Day to be held on September 26th, annually.
About TMI Food Group
TMI Food Group is a minority-owned business, founded by brothers Joseph and Terry Tang in 1989. For over 20 years, the Tang Family’s hard work ensures the products they offer are of the highest quality and health standards. With its straightforward mission “To make people happy” and vision “To be part of every family’s meals,” TMI Food Group always has and will continue to devote itself to the production of delicious and healthy foods.
Since its inception as Twin Marquis, a small scale noodle factory in Chinatown, TMI Food Group has experienced exponential growth over the years. Its current facilities operate on over 130,000 square feet of production space. Their repertoire expanded beyond noodles and wrappers to include dim sum, appetizers, and dumplings. TMI Food Group is the parent company of subsidiaries Twin Marquis Inc., Chef One Corp., and TMI Trading Corp.
In 2007, TMI Food Group became the first manufacturer of Asian food products in the United States to receive an ISO 22000:2005 certification, an international standard of food safety. The certification was a testament to the company’s dedication to its consumers, taking into consideration all aspects of food production, from research and development to the distribution of its products. Subsidiary brands Chef One Corp. and Twin Marquis Inc. are also HACCP certified.
TMI Food Group – Susie Moy – (718) 744-6810
NATIONAL SHAMU THE WHALE DAY
On September 26th, National Shamu the Whale Day honors a famous whale while also raising awareness about orcas.
Shamu is the name that is used in several of the SeaWorld orca whale shows. It is the stage name that is given to the “star” of those shows, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s. Shamu died in 1971. However, SeaWorld trademarked the name Shamu. They gave the name to different orcas throughout the years when performing in Shamu shows in several SeaWorld parks.
Wild Orca (killer whales) Facts
These warm-blooded mammals live in oceans all over the world. However, they’re mostly found in the colder waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. Female orcas can live up to 90 years, while the male orcas live only up to about 60 years. These powerful predators are the largest member of the dolphin family.
Like dolphins, whales live in social groups and make sounds to communicate. They travel in pods. Both the sounds they make and their distinctive markings help them to identify each other. They also imitate others and seem to deliberately teach skills to their kin.
Their pods consist of up to 40 members and together they make a powerful hunting party. Orcas eat a wide variety of fish, birds and ocean-dwelling mammals. On average, an orca eats 500 pounds per day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ShamuTheWhaleDay
Take the day to learn more about Shamu and orca whales. Watch videos of Shamu. Use #ShamuTheWhaleDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SHAMU THE WHALE DAY HISTORY
The origin of the day stems from the first surviving baby Shamu born in captivity who was born on September 26, 1985.
NATIONAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER DAY
On September 26th, National Compliance Officer Day recognizes the professionals who oversee the regulations, policies, and procedures of an organization, ensuring it conducts business ethically. Legally, these professionals carry a heavy burden.
Businesses, non-profits, and government organizations employ Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers, or similar high-pressure positions. These professionals not only oversee these organizations’ policies but also respond to allegations of misconduct and evaluate procedures. They make changes when necessary. Additionally, they collaborate with teams to contribute to making the best decisions for the business to maintain compliance.
Compliance Officers require the ability to understand complex issues and promote ethical behavior. Business environments continually change. A compliance officer responds to those changes appropriately. Often their fast-paced schedules involve a high amount of risk and stress. They are responsible for protecting and watching over thousands of employees. While they may not have superpowers, Compliance Officers are all superheroes in the eyes of the organizations they protect.
It’s the risk of violations, and the financial and reputational damage that accompanies them, that makes their position so important. Organizations value their analysis and ability to identify those risk factors. A Compliance Officer’s ability to help prevent expensive ethical and regulatory violations preserves an organizations reputation and more.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ComplianceOfficerDay
Recognize your Compliance Officers for their dedication to doing the right thing and shaping the culture of your organization.
Use #ComplianceOfficerDay on social media to give a shout out to the ethics and compliance professionals in your organization that help you do the right thing. Stay compliant, and make ethical decisions. Join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit www.complianceofficerday.com to read more about this day.
NATIONAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER DAY HISTORY
September 26th is the first day of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 15th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute where SAI Global launched National Compliance Officer Day. SAI Global founded National Compliance Officer Day to honor the dedicated men and women who are the foundation of integrity in a successful organization.
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- International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
- World Maritime Day (last Thursday of September)
Recipe of the Day
Baked Pears Recipe
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour 10 minutes
1 cup sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°
Slice in half and core
Place on baking sheet
In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon and orange rind and juices
Pour over pears
Dot with butter
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Bake for 1 hour
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