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International Daughters Day - 4th Sunday in September


International Daughters Day on the fourth Sunday in September celebrates the girl child.

The observance originated in India where, even today, some cultures see girl children as burdens. Families with daughters carry a stigma. The celebration helps eliminate traditions which help to maintain the view of a girl child as a burden. Some underdeveloped countries still practice these traditions.

However, the rest of the world may view the day as a classic celebration. While families may approach the day as an opportunity to be thankful for the life of a girl child, daughters may approach the day differently. They may take the time to celebrate being a daughter and the family she has. Many spend the day with family and look forward to making memories with loved ones.

As varied as the celebrations, our daughters come with a variety of personalities, too. While one is spunky and adventurous, another will outwit us in a second. They win our hearts immediately. Our instincts may tell us to protect them. However, they’re more likely to protect us just as fiercely. Daughters simply deserve to grow and learn and explore like any other person in the world.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalDaughtersDay

Celebrate your daughter. Spend the day with your daughters. Allow them to teach you something you didn’t already know. Listen to their aspirations. No matter their age, look forward to where your daughters will take you. Adventures lay before you. Share them using #InternationalDaughtersDay to share on social media.


The observance began in India as a way to eliminate the stigma associated with giving birth to a daughter. In some parts of the world, male children have more value than female children. This day promotes equal value for both boy and girl children. Girls can be and should be educated and provided equal opportunities.

GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY DAY – Last Sunday in September (1)


Each year on the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day honors the mothers, fathers and families of fallen military service members. Also known as National Gold Star Mother’s Day, the day serves as a reminder of the losses suffered by military families. 

Since World War I, the observance has provided a way to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter who served our country in the United States Armed Forces. 

A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Gold Star mothers and families know the immeasurable cost of fighting for the ideals we believe in, and they know the pride that comes with exemplary service to America.
~ President Barack Obama ~ September 23, 2011 ~ Presidential Proclamation 


HOW TO OBSERVE #GoldStarMothersDay

Organizations around the country honor Gold Star families through ceremonies, luncheons, and teas. They give back to their communities by remembering fallen service members. Service organizations provide opportunities to remember the fallen and their families. Their ceremonies take place at military memorial sights and veteran’s cemeteries. On the local, state and national levels, representatives speak of the importance of remembering our fallen sons and daughters while continuing to care for their families.   

Attend a ceremony or organize an event in your community. Remember the fallen in your family, share their stories and offer support to members of the gold star family. Use #GoldStarMothersDay to post on social media.


On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day and proclaimed annually by each president.  In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.”

The history of National Gold Star Mother’s Day and their families begins with a young country thrown in the midst of a great war. Army Captian Robert L. Queissner, whose two sons were serving on the front line during World War I, created what is now called the Service Flag. The flag was displayed with a blue star to represent a child serving in the military during times of war or hostilities. When a service member died, families stitched a gold star over the blue star.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained a federal charter from the United States Congress.  It began in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the United States. 

An ocean often divided families from their deceased sons, as was the case of the founder of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. organization, Grace Darling Seibold. While waiting for confirmation of her son’s death, she visited the VA hospital almost daily and made herself useful in the process. Afterward, she continued to visit the hospital and formed the organization that unites gold star mothers still today.

Membership in any one organization is not required for gold star mothers to access benefits. Please visit military.com for more information.



Each year on September 27th folks enjoy a tall, frosty glass to celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day. 

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 in 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

When it comes to enjoying chocolate milk, there are so many ways to do it. Premix or powder? How about chocolate syrup? We can also choose from skim, 2% and whole milk. And don’t forget almond, cashew, coconut or oat milk. Which one mixes up the best chocolate milk?

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



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.


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, Echo believes 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.


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!



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.


Learn more about recycling and how you can help. 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 Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this awareness holiday.



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

September 27 History


Joshua Pusey receives a patent for “Friction-match card” (patent No. 483,165) which becomes known as the matchbook.


Lou Gehrig wraps up his 6th straight season playing every game with the Yankees.


The internet search engine, Google, celebrates its birthday. Launched in 1998, the company first celebrated September 27th as its birthday in 2006. However, the founders aren’t certain of the exact date the organization was established.


Europe launches its first mission to the moon. The SMART-1 orbiter reached operational orbit on February 27, 2005.


Donning slippers and PJs, robes and nightshirts, 2,004 people joined the largest sleepover, pajama party recorded. Girlguiding North West England hosted the even in Cheshire, UK.

Recipe of the Day

Bloody Mary



1 Lemon wedge or 1 tsp Lemon juice
1 Lime wedge or 1 tsp Lime juice
2 oz Vodka
6 oz Tomato juice
Dash of Tabasco sauce
2 tsp Prepared horseradish
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery salt
3 Green Olives (optional)
1 Celery stalk (optional)
1 Slice Bacon (optional)


Pour celery salt into 12 ounce glass.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the glass.

Fill glass with ice.

Add the remaining ingredients and ice and stir.

Garnish with speared green olives and a celery stalk (optional). Bacon is a wonderful bonus too!


September 27 Birthdays

Rosa Lewis – 1867

Along with her husband, Chiney Lewis, Rosa took ownership of the Cavendish hotel in 1893. The cook and hostess was known for her skills and kindness.

James Drummond Dole – 1877

In 1901, the businessman founded the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Years later, the company merged with Castle & Cooke which would later change its name to Dole Food Company.

Clementine Paddleford – 1898

The accomplished food writer and critic wrote How America Eats in 1960.

Greg Morris – 1934

The actor is best known for his role as the electronics expert on the television show Mission: Impossible.

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson – 1935

The talented pitcher became the third (and last) Professional Negro Baseball League. In 1953, Johnson tried out for the Indianapolis Clowns becoming the first woman pitcher in the league. Previously, she had approached the All American Girls Professional Baseball League for a tryout but was denied.

Marvin Lee Aday – 1947

Better known as the musician Meat Loaf, the artist created hit songs such as Paradise by the Dashboard Light and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.”

Stephanie Wilson – 1966

The NASA astronaut few three Space Shuttle missions and was the second African American woman in space.

Gwyneth Paltrow – 1972

The award-winning actress rose to stardom in the film Shakespeare in Love. She also played the role of Pepper Potts in the Avengers and Iron Man franchise films. In 2019 she joined the cast of the Netflix dramedy television series The Politician.

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