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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | NATIONAL DRINK BEER DAY | NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY | NATIONAL BRAVE DAY | NATIONAL NORTH CAROLINA DAY | NATIONAL STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE DAY | NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

National Drink Beer Day

That malty elixir is toasted annually on September 28th on National Drink Beer Day.  As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.

Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally.  Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers.  Rootbeer to raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs all tickle the palate when it comes to artisanal beers.

From the wide assortment available, enjoy National Drink Beer Day.  There is something for everyone!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a glass of your favorite beer at a local tavern.  Use #DrinkBeerDay when posting on social media

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National Drink Beer Day.

NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY

National Good Neighbor Day is observed annually on September 28.  This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor.

It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor.Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked.  Neighbors offer that cup of sugar when we are short, collect our mail when we are on vacation, watch our homes and sometimes watch our children and our pets. Simply put, being a good neighbor makes good neighbors and develops lifelong friendships.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, do something nice for your neighbor today. Use #GoodNeighborDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana.  In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601:

 “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

In 2003, National Good Neighbor Day was changed from the fourth Sunday in September to September 28.

National BRAVE Day - Fourth Friday in September
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NATIONAL BRAVE DAY

Sometimes just a flutter of encouragement comes in the form of timely guidance from one woman to another.  Other times, it’s provided through the coordinated, thoughtful efforts of those who identified someone in need.  Women are empowering women.  On the fourth Friday in September, National BRAVE Day honors women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE.

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

Organize a movie night and invite local 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.

HISTORY

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National BRAVE Day was founded by Sweetlife women in honor of their founder, Kaci Stewart, who has been the catalyst to making a difference in women’s lives. By honoring their founder, Sweetlife Women hopes the founding of National BRAVE Day 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.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National BRAVE Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.

NATIONAL NORTH CAROLINA DAY

As we near the end of the original 13 colonies, National North Carolina Day recognizes the 12th state to join the Union.

They were the first state to vote for independence from the British at the first Continental Congress. Before the Civil War, North Carolina resisted secession from the Union. As a whole, the state was vehemently against dividing the nation even after other states had signed agreements to secede. Eventually, public opinion changed and the state was swayed to join the Confederacy.

The state is filled with beauty from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Cape Fear and up to Kitty Hawk. Along with the beauty, you will find mystery buried in history and nature. Explore the sites of the first powered flight, the disappearance of the Roanoke colonists and with them the first English child born in the New World.

North Carolina is also home to the 82nd Airborne, blue fireflies, and the lavish Biltmore Estate. Studios find the state ideal for filming on location, so don’t be surprised if you recognize places from TV shows or films you have seen.  And don’t forget, both the Carolinas are home to NASCAR.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate North Carolina’s mysteries and history. Explore all the epic vistas and ocean views. There is an adventure in every corner! Use #NorthCarolinaDay to share on social media.

Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

Each year on September 28 strawberry lovers get to enjoy their favorite fruit in the form of pie on National Strawberry Cream Pie Day. 

Strawberry cream pie can be made in many different ways. Some recipes use a custard or pudding base with strawberries either folded in or on top. Others are made with cream cheese or whipped cream. Whichever you prefer, strawberry cream pie is a delicious treat.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate this food holiday, try one of these recipes and share them with your friends and families:

Dandans Strawberry Cream Pie
Taste of Home Strawberry Cream Pie
Instructables Strawberry Cream Pie

Use #StrawberryCreamPieDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Strawberry Cream Pie Day.

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.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #GayMensHIVAIDSAwarenessDay to post on social media.

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.

For more information, see: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/#event-calendar

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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.
 
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