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SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 | NATIONAL BRAVE DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILK DAY | NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY | NATIONAL SCARF DAY | NATIONAL CORNED BEEF HASH DAY | NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

National BRAVE Day - Fourth Friday in September

NATIONAL BRAVE DAY

On the fourth Friday in September, National BRAVE Day honors women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE.

Sometimes just a flutter of encouragement comes in the form of timely guidance from another woman.  Other times, it’s provided through the coordinated, thoughtful efforts of those who identified someone in need.  Women empowering women.

Despite varied experiences and backgrounds, women come together across generations to support each other.  Whether it’s a momentary reprieve over a cup of coffee during a hectic day or a well-written letter of recommendation for a job, these small tokens strengthen a woman who may have undergone unspoken tragedy or struggles. The opportunities to empower sisters, friends, family, even a stranger are limitless.  On National BRAVE Day, the goal is to seek out tangible ways to encourage women to keep moving forward and to be BRAVE.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBRAVEDay

Lift up the life of a woman around you. Show your support by organizing a local movie night for women. Provide gift cards at Christmastime for foster children. Create a fundraiser for a perpetual baby shower.  Plan a Valentine’s Day Tea for single mothers.  Offer to help edit the resumé of someone you know is seeking a new job.  Visit bravefoundation.cc to find out more. Share your ideas and use #NationalBRAVEDay on social media.

NATIONAL BRAVE DAY HISTORY

The Sweetlife Women founded National BRAVE Day in 2017 in honor of their founder, Kaci Stewart. She has been the catalyst for making a difference in women’s lives. By honoring their founder, Sweetlife Women hopes the observance will be a spark of encouragement to women and a reminder to strengthen one another. Sweetlife Women has been in existence for ten years, and they look for ways to make women BRAVE and give help and guidance where needed. Their annual BRAVE Women’s Conference is every September. Find out more by visiting braveconference.cc.

In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National BRAVE Day to be observed the fourth Thursday in September, annually.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILK DAY

Across the country, folks enjoy a tall, frosty glass on National Chocolate Milk Day, which is observed annually on September 27. 

In the late 1680s, an Irish-born physician by the name of Sir Hans Sloane invented the chocolatey beverage. When offered the position of personal physician to an English Duke in Jamaica, Sloane jumped at the opportunity. Jamaica interested the naturalist in him.

While in Jamaica, Sloane encountered a local beverage. The locals mixed cocoa and water together.  However, when Sloane tasted it, he reported the flavor to be nauseating. After some experimentation, the doctor found a way to combine cocoa with milk. The creamy combination made it a more pleasant-tasting drink. Years later, Sloane returned to England with the chocolate recipe in hand. Initially, apothecaries introduced the concoction as a medicine. 

Generations later, chocolate milk lovers enjoy their treat a variety of ways.  It can be purchased premixed by the jug or individual serving. For a custom mix, powders and syrups allow us to make it as chocolatey as we like at home. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateMilkDay

Do you use powder or premix? Syrup or powder? Today we even have skim, 2% and whole milk. Which do you prefer? Mix up some chocolate milk to drink. Invite a friend to enjoy the celebration with you. Besides, the best way to #CelebrateEveryDay is with others. Share your celebration using #ChocolateMilkDay on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar® classroom for ways to incorporate this day into your classes.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILK DAY HISTORY

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

National Crush a Can Day - September 27

NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY

On September 27th, National Crush a Can Day dedicates time to educating the country about the benefits of recycling. 
Aluminum cans are the second most recycled material after steel in the United States. Not only is aluminum 100% recyclable, but it also uses 95% less energy to recycle an old can into a new one. However, we still throw out more than 1 million tons of aluminum each year. Unlike some recyclables, aluminum can be recycled over and over.
Interesting Facts:
  • If you laid all the aluminum cans recycled in 2010 end to end, they could circle the earth 169 times.
  • The U.S. recycles about 65% of its aluminum.
  • In America, 105,800 cans are recycled every minute.
  • Your television can run for 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling one can.
  • In 2019, an aluminum can was worth about 1.7 cents. 
  • The industry pays more than $1 billion annually for recycled cans.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CrushACanDay

Recycle those cans. Help start a recycling program at work. Other locations for small-scale programs include:

  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • The block where you live
  • An apartment complex

For tips on recycling visit www.cancentral.com. Start Recycling cans and use #CrushACanDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this awareness holiday. 

National Scarf Day - September 27

NATIONAL SCARF DAY

On September 27, National Scarf Day recognizes the power of the scarf.

Whatever your style, a scarf is the best way to express yourself, make a statement or update your look. Let a scarf inspire your style on National Scarf Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScarfDay

Whether it’s bright and bold or muted and tonal, a scarf is a great way to make your look your own. On National Scarf Day celebrate by wearing your favorite scarf proudly. Tie it at your neck; wrap it around your head; knot it onto your handbag; wear it as a top or even a belt.

However you wear it, just make sure to snap a photo and share it with #nationalscarfday.

For more inspiration, check out INSTA@EchoNewYork and click How to Tie.

NATIONAL SCARF DAY HISTORY

Echo New York founded National Scarf Day on September 27, 2018. While scarves have been around since ancient times for purposes ranging from cleanliness to religion to warmth, we at Echo like to believe we are responsible for bringing the scarf to the world of fashion.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Scarf Day to be observed annually in 2018.

ABOUT ECHO SCARFS

Edgar and Theresa Hyman founded Echo Scarfs on their wedding day in 1923. They went to City Hall to get their marriage license and decided to incorporate their business while they were there. Soon after, they set up shop in the heart of New York City, capturing its vibrancy in the gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures of their scarfs.

Over the years, Echo has established itself as the destination for beautifully made, fashion-forward scarfs. Today, Echo is a global brand with products in multiple categories sold in department and specialty stores throughout the world in North America, Japan, Europe, and the UK, as well as on our website echonewyork.com.

We’re proud to say that after more than 95 years, our love affair with beautiful print, pattern, and color is still going strong. Today, the rich heritage of timeless quality, unparalleled craftsmanship and fashion sensibility lives on in every new category. Still located within a block of the original showroom, Echo continues to draw inspiration from the vitality and diversity of the city.

One family – four generations. And to think, it all started with a scarf and a wedding. Now that’s the power of a scarf!

National Corned Beef Hash Day - September 27

NATIONAL CORNED BEEF HASH DAY

On September 27th, National Corned Beef Hash Day adds flavor to every meal while cleaning out the fridge, too.

Making corned beef hash is a great way to use up leftovers. Corned beef hash became popular during and after World War II. Since rationing limited the availability of fresh meat, corned beef filled the gap. Cooks became creative with herbs, spices, and leftovers. Nothing was wasted. In lean times, stretching a meal became a priority. 

The Hormel Company claims it introduced corned beef hash and roast beef hash to the United States as early as 1950. However, World War II reporter, Betty Wason, lists a corned beef hash recipe in her Cooking Without Cans cookbook printed in 1943. Other forms of hash existed as part of the American diet since at least the 19th century.  The numerous recipes available before that time also attest to the country’s love of the dish as does the existence of many “hash houses” named after the dish.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CornedBeefHashDay

Serve up some corned beef hash for breakfast or supper. Either way, you’ll be adding flavor to your meal. So, make a lot and invite a crowd. It’s the best way to #CelebrateEveryDay!

Try our very own Easy Corned Beef Hash Recipe this weekend!

Use #CornedBeefHashDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CORNED BEEF HASH DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origin of this delicious food holiday.

National Gay Men's HIV_AIDS Awareness Day - September 27

NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is observed annually on the last Friday of September. This is a day designed to build awareness and increase education about this disease and help find ways to eliminate it. 

The Centers for Disease Control recommends anyone between the age of 13 and 64 receive an HIV test as part of a routine physical. Those who are sexually active, the CDC recommends testing once per year and sometimes more frequently, depending on risk factors.

The day encourages a more open dialogue between partners as well. Improving understanding of the disease and access to testing helps reduce risk. 

Those with HIV/AIDs need to understand the importance of uninterrupted treatment. Since HIV weakens the immune system, it’s important to maintain a vaccine schedule, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #GayMensHIVAIDSAwarenessDay

There are several ways to participate.

  • Learn more about prevention and risk factors.
  • Help eliminate the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS through education.
  • Find a clinic near you for testing.
  • Support research programs.
  • Visit aids.gov to learn more about the event.
  • The cdc.gov offers information and links to services.
  • Visit the aidsinfo.nih.gov for a complete overview of the disease, research and more.
  • Use #GayMensHIVAIDSAwarenessDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

In 2008, the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) launched this observance day to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men.

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Recipe of the Day

Easy Corned Beef Hash
Prep:  15 mins
Cook:  25 mins
Servings:  3-4

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 yellow medium onion chopped
2 cups chopped corned beef
3 cups 1/4 diced potatoes

Instructions:

Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.

Saute onion in melted butter. About 4 or 5 minutes.

Add potatoes, corned beef and cook 10 to 12 minutes.

Stir occasionally so as not to burn potato. If desired, fry an egg or two for each serving, serve and enjoy.

Inspiration:

This recipe is the creation of our very own Snoop Doug here at National Day Calendar®. He says it is quick and easy to prepare, and fills you up to start the day strong.

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