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June 20, 2015 – NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY – AMERICAN EAGLE DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY – INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY – NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY

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National Kouign Amann Day June 20

National Kouign Amann Day June 20

NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY

National Kouign Amann Day is celebrated annually on June 20.  Kouign amann is a round crusty cake, made with a yeast-raised dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry or croissants but with fewer layers. The resulting cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough creating the layered aspect of it and the sugar caramelizes. The name comes from the Breton words for cake (“kouign”) and butter (“amann”). Kouign amann is a popular and traditional pastry in Brittany, where it originated in 1860 when flour was scarce but butter was abundant.

The founder of National Kouign Amann Day, b.patisserie in San Francisco, California, will donate 10% of all proceeds from kouign amann on June 20 to a local charity. They will also be creating special flavors in honor of the day.

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CELEBRATE

Buy a kouign amann to share with your family and friends.   If you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at making your own.  On social media, use #NationalKouignAmannDay.

HISTORY

National Kouign Amann Day was submitted by b.patisserie in April, 2015.  The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared June 20 as National Kouign Amann Day in June, 2015.

American Eagle Day - June 20

American Eagle Day – June 20

NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY

Observed each year on June 20th is National American Eagle Day.  This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, to assist in the recovery of their natural environments and to take part in educational outreach.

The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America and appears on it’s Seal.

In the later 20th century, the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States.  Eventually populations recovered and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species.  On June 2007, it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.

The Bald Eagle’s range includes most of Canada, Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.  They can be found near large bodies of open water where there is an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Opportunistic feeders, Bald Eagle’s survive mainly on fish, swooping down and snatching them from the water.  Their nests are the largest nests of any North American bird and the largest tree nest ever recorded for any animal species.  A  Bald Eagle’s nest was measured at 13 ft deep and 8.2 ft wide and it weighed 1.1 ton.

The name “Bald Eagle” derives from an older meaning of “white headed” as the bird is actually no bald.  The adult eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail.

For more information on National American Eagle Day see: http://www.eagles.org/

NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY HISTORY

National American Eagle Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, is sponsored by The American Eagle Foundation.

National Vanilla Milkshake Day - June 20

National Vanilla Milkshake Day – June 20

NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY

National Vanilla Milkshake Day is happily celebrated by many people on June 20th of each  year.   You can celebrate this day by making a homemade vanilla flavored milkshake for you and your family to enjoy today.

The first time the term “milkshake” was used in print was in 1885.  At this time, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage which was a whiskey drink described as a “study, healthful eggnog type of drink with eggs, whiskey and etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat”.

By 1900,  a milkshake was often referred to as “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrups”.  A few years later in the early 1900′s, people began asking for this new treat with a scoop of ice cream.  It was then by the 1930’s that milkshakes were a popular drink in malt shops everywhere.

Maybe you want to top off your vanilla milkshake with a little whipped cream  and a cherry on top!!

 Following are a couple of delicious “tried and true” recipes for you:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/vanilla-milkshake-recipe/index.html

http://www.food.com/recipe/kittencals-creamy-vanilla-milkshake-376850

NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Vanilla Milkshake Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Ice Cream Soda Day - June 20

National Ice Cream Soda Day – June 20

NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY

June 20th is National Ice Cream Soda Day!   This delicious cool treat was first invented in 1874 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Robert McCay Green.  Apparently, Mr. Green had run out of ice for his shaved ice treats and decided to try to use ice cream instead.  The substitution to use ice cream has created a long-standing sensation throughout the world!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_cream_soda 

 

International Surfing Day June 20

International Surfing Day June 20

INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

International Surfing Day is held annually on June 20th.  This day celebrates surfing and it’s lifestyle.  With events scheduled on International Surfing Day in more than 30 countries, this certainly shows the impact of the sport.

Surfing refers to the ability of riding a wave,  no matter if the surfer is using a board or not.  It also does not matter what the stance is, as long as the person is “riding a wave”.  In modern times, most surfers are found standing on a surfboard as they navigate a wave.

Surfing was a significant part of the Polynesian culture for centuries. Europeans observed people surfing in Tahiti in 1767 and again in 1769.  In the journals of Captain James Hook, 1779, by Lieutenant James King, the art of surfing on Hawaii is mentioned.  Mark Twain even made mention of it when writing about a trip to Hawaii in 1866.

This global event includes barbecues, film screenings, surf contests and other activities related to surfing.  Participants also work on projects to promote coastal protection including beach clean ups and habitat restoration.

CELEBRATE

Participate in any of the scheduled events or start your own.  Make a donation to support the Surfrider mission.  Use #SurfingDay when using social media.

HISTORY

International Surfing Day was started in 2004 by the Surfrider organization.

 

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