SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY | NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY
NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY
National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day. While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.
Don’t keep it to yourself. Share the experience! Read aloud either to children or to grandparents. Read to your pets or to your stuffed animals and plants.
Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. Books are an inexpensive entertainment, education and time machine, too!
Featured Books –
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – Set during Civil War, Little Women follows the life of the March family. Loosely based on Alcott’s life, she cast herself as talented Jo March.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – David Copperfield tells the story of a young boy’s life as he struggles to become a writer. From an abusive start and many trials, the author relays the memories of his life.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – The 7th book in the Harry Potter series brings Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger back to Hogwarts for a final standoff with Voldemort and his Deatheaters.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Sit back, relax and read a book. Use #ReadABookDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin of National Read A Book Day.
NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY
If you are a coffee lover and a lover of ice cream, then this is the food holiday you look forward to every year. National Coffee Ice Cream Day is observed annually on September 6th.
This creamy and caffeinated ice cream treat is sure to satisfy your taste buds. There are those that are not a fan of cold coffee. However, when it is whipped with cream and sugar, it takes on a magical taste of its own.
Coffee ice cream has been around for many years. In 1869, coffee ice cream was used in a parfait and a recipe appeared in a 1919 cookbook for an Egg Coffee, consisting of cream, crushed ice and coffee syrup.
According to Foodtimeline.org, coffee ice cream has been a standard flavor on the Howard Johnson’s restaurant menu since at least the 1960′s, along with vanilla, chocolate, banana, macaroon, and coconut.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate National Coffee Ice Cream Day, try one of the coffee ice cream dessert recipes:
Use #CoffeeIceCreamDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Coffee Ice Cream Day.
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