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March 31, 2015 – NATIONAL TATER DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY – NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY – NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY – WORLD BACKUP DAY

30 Mar

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National Tater Day

National Tater Day

NATIONAL TATER DAY         

National Tater Day is celebrated annually on March 31.  This day is set aside to celebrate the potato that is loved by almost everyone and provides us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.

There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  

Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Any Way You Like Them!!

The origin of this day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in part of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840′s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.

Worldwide, there are more than four thousand potato varieties

Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet.

NATIONAL TATER DAY HISTORY

The origin of this day may be the Kentucky celebrated Tater Day, however our research was unable to find the creator of National Tater Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Education and Sharing Day

National Education and Sharing Day

NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY

Celebrated Annually is National Education and Sharing Day.  This day was first inaugurated on April 18, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter and has since been proclaimed annually, by the presiding President.  National Education and Sharing Day is a day that was made by the United States Congress in honor of  Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902 – 1994).  It honors his efforts for education and sharing for Jews and non-Jews alike.  During his lifetime, the Rabbi opened many centers of education.  These centers were called “Chabad Houses”

In his 2009 proclamation on Education and Sharing Day, President Barack Obama wrote:

“Few have better understood or more successfully promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the importance of education and good character. Through the establishment of educational and social service institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call anew.”

On March 21, 2013, while making his first trip to Israel as president, a proclamation was issued and President Barack Obama declared March 22, 2013, Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.  This year is the 111th anniversary of the birth of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.  Reinforcing the importance of education, in this proclamation, the President stated:     

          “We also know that learning does not stop when students leave the classroom. Whether at the dinner table or on the field, it is our task as parents, teachers, and mentors to make sure our children grow up practicing the values we preach. We have an obligation to instill in them the virtues that define our national character — honesty and independence, drive and discipline, courage and compassion.” 

 

Education plays a vital role in the lives of each individual.  Happy National Education and Sharing Day.

National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31

National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31

NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY

National Clams On The Half Shell Day is celebrated each year on March 31.  This food holiday is a day for the clam lovers to enjoy a special dish.

Our research has found that Clams On The Half Shell can be prepared in a variety of ways and there are many different recipes available. We did come across some interesting reading on a popular Eastern United States “Clams On The Half Shell dish”……

“Clams casino is a clam ”on the half shell” dish with breadcrumbs and bacon. It originated in Rhode Island in the United States. It is often served as an appetizer in New England and is served in variations nationally.

According to legend, the recipe for clams casino was originally developed in 1917 in the Little Casino in Narragansett, Rhode Island, by a maître d’hôtel for a woman of means wanting something special for her guests.  Good Housekeeping Great American Classics attributes the dish to Mrs. Paran Stevens and maître d’hôtel Julius Keller.  She named the dish after the hotel, and word and popularity of the dish has since spread across the United States, including New Orleans, where oysters are substituted for clams. Clams casino remains a very popular dish in Rhode Island, “appearing on almost every menu”. (Wikipedia)

** The Giant Clam has a lifespan of over 100 years.**

NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of Clams On The Half Shell Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY

National Bunsen Burner Day is observed every March 31st..  This day honors the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. Named after Robert Bunsen, a Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.  The gas can be either natural gas (mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane or a mixture of the two.  The invention of the Bunsen burner opened up new opportunities for the use of natural gas. Remembering your high school days and chemistry class,  chances are you learned about and even used a Bunsen burner.  They are used in high schools and laboratories around the world.

NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY HISTORY      

  We were able to find the reason for National Bunsen Burner Day however our research was unable to find the creator of National Bunsen Burner Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

WORLD BACKUP DAY

For more info on this day – go to www.worldbackupday.com

WHAT IS BACKUP?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.

Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

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One Response to “March 31, 2015 – NATIONAL TATER DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY – NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY – NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY – WORLD BACKUP DAY”

  1. Linda Bonner April 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    That adding 15 days thing ….. Great joke for April 1 !

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