NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY
On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend!
In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. This incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902. The caricature became an instant classic.
The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy. Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”
A teddy bear does not depend on mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved – and therefore, he lives. ~ Pam Brown
Since the advent of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters followed.
Big Bird from Sesame Street had a Teddy Bear named Radar. The lasagna loving cat celebrated on Garfield the Cat Day armed himself with Pooky, his lovable scapegoat. The British invasion of Teddy Bears includes Winnie-the-Pooh and Paddington. In 1981, the Care Bears first became greeting cards. Not long after, they launched into television and toy history.
Another Muppet character we must mention is Fozzie Bear. The lovable and comedic bear endlessly perseveres with one-liners, slapstick and musical comedy.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTeddyBearDay
Share some of your favorite Teddy Bear characters from a time gone by. Are they recent interpretations of the lovable creature? Or do you have an affinity for the classic Teddy Bear? Share your memories of Teddy Bears using #NationalTeddyBearDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY HISTORY
We were unable to identify the creator of National Teddy Bear Day.
NATIONAL BOSS/EMPLOYEE EXCHANGE DAY
Each year on the Monday following Labor Day, National Boss/Employee Exchange Day offers an opportunity to see how the other half of a business works.
While bosses and employees often have brainstorming sessions, exchanging positions provides insight into the business. When done with planning and communication, the exchange can lead to successful business solutions. Employees gain confidence and leadership skills. Another benefit from the role reversal includes the added respect or improvements to workflows.
Comparing notes following the exchange will be a vital part of the process. Additionally, those discussions should be in the spirit of the day. Take advantage of the knowledge gained and present ideas that will advance the business.
Most bosses have many employees. One way to execute this experience is by having team members nominate one person to swap places with the boss. Not only does this afford a respected member of the team an opportunity to bring feedback to the group, but it also places the boss squarely on the team. The hands-on experience will provide a good leader with insight normally overlooked.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BossEmployeeExchangeDay
On this day, you and your boss can switch places for the day and see how the other one spends their day. Can you do their job? Can they do your job? Be proactive and plan ahead. Schedule a planning session with your boss or supervisor. Exchange a list of responsibilities. Following the day experience, share ideas, solutions, and thoughts. Each of you may find new ways of doing a task or insight into the other’s position. Share new understandings and skills from this day using #BossEmployeeExchangeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BOSS EMPLOYEE/EXCHANGE DAY HISTORY
We have not identified the origin of Boss/Employee Exchange Day.
NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY
On September 9th, celebrate a traditional Austrian dish with National Wiener Schnitzel Day. This breaded recipe is made with veal.
A law in Austria requires this dish to made strictly with veal. Wiener Schnitzel is made by tenderizing a thin slice of veal which is then lightly salted and breaded. It is then deep-fried in clarified butter. The term “Wiener Schnitzel” was first used in the early 1830s, though similar recipes appear earlier.
Wiener Schnitzel is traditionally served with lettuce salad, cucumber salad, or potato salad. Some people serve it with parsley potatoes. A slice of lemon may also be served with the schnitzel. Rice, roasted or mashed potatoes and French fries have also become popular side dishes to Wiener Schnitzel lately.
Variations of the dish exist in many cultures throughout the world including making it with pork rather than the traditional veal. Sometimes, restaurants offer Wiener Schnitzel as a sandwich. Layed with lettuce or cucumber slaw and a sauce on a pretzel bun, the sandwich makes for a satisfying meal. Add a side of spaetzle for the full complement of flavors.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WienerSchnitzelDay
Make Wiener Schnitzel at home. Or, go to your favorite beer hall or restaurant and order some. Post photos on social media using #wienerschnitzelday.
NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the origins of this food holiday.
CARE BEARS™ SHARE YOUR CARE DAY
On September 9th, Care Bears Share Your Care Day inspires giving and volunteering in significant ways.
For 35 years, Care Bears have taught children of all ages about sharing their feelings and caring for others. The Care Bears toy line was initially introduced in 1983 to caring fans everywhere, and they’ve never been out of the heart and minds of fans since. Recently, the huggable Cousins have been reintroduced for digital natives on Netflix in the Netflix Original Series: Care Bears & Cousins.
At their core, CARE BEARS™ SHARE YOUR CARE DAY have heart and are all about love, caring, and sharing with others. Care Bears also support charities around the world that help families in need, including We Care Bears, ZachKapCares, Fathom/en-ABLE, United Way, Operation Smile, and many more.
With help from a team of Care Bears Ambassadors, Care Bears hope to generate national support for a movement called #ShareYourCare to inspire people toward philanthropic generosity not just on that day, but every day of the year!
HOW TO OBSERVE #ShareYourCareDay
The main focus of Share Your Care Day is to inspire acts of kindness and goodwill across the United States and beyond. And, a team of Care Bears Ambassadors and Care Bears partners pledge to help make this goal come true. Care Bears have taught fans worldwide the importance of caring for others. Share Your Care Day is the perfect opportunity for everyone to participate in acts of kindness – and to remember that goodwill and consideration toward others are essential every day of the year.
Participation is as simple as doing something nice for someone else.
- Treat a friend to coffee.
- Share a toy with a sibling.
- Do an extra chore without being asked.
- Help an older neighbor bring their trash cans to the street.
- Organize a tree-planting campaign.
- Buy a meal for a homeless family.
- Volunteer at a local charity.
The #ShareYourCare movement is all about acts of kindness, big and small. Care Bears encourage you to do something nice for someone today. Care Bears hope to encourage you to be kind, think of others and #ShareYourCare every day
Use #ShareYourCare Day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL CARE BEARS #SHAREYOURCARE DAY
Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day was submitted by American Greetings Entertainment in April 2015.
The Registrar of National Day Calendar originally declared September 9th as Care Bears Share Your Care Day in May 2015.
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Keep up with the latest on Care Bears: www.CareBears.com
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