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June 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CAMERA DAY – NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY – NATIONAL WAFFLE IRON DAY

28 Jun

National Camera Day - June 29

National Camera Day – June 29

NATIONAL CAMERA DAY

National Camera Day is observed each year on June 29th.  This day celebrates photographs, the camera and its invention.  The camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events and people/places.  Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting.  As there are not many people who can perfectly replicate something into a painting, the power of a camera provided many people with a simple, inexpensive and fast solution.

The camera was made popular by a man named George Eastman, also called “The Father of Photography”.  While he did not invent the camera, he did invent  many additions that improved the use, ease and production of a camera, making it widely available to homes around the world.

The original camera was large and bulky, but has now evolved into something that can be as small as a pen.  Cameras have many features and variations, making them appealing to men and women of all ages for personal and professional use.

CELEBRATE

To celebrate National Camera Day, go find something or someone who you enjoy, snap a picture and cherish the memory.  Post photos on social media using #NationalCameraDay.

NATIONAL CAMERA DAY HISTORY

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

National Almond Buttercrunch Day - June 29

NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY

National Almond Buttercrunch Day is observed annually on June 29th.  This unofficial national food holiday celebrates this toffee candy. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles.

Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating the toffee involves caramelizing sugar at high temperatures, which requires precision, timing and the right tools and safety techniques for a successful outcome. Buttercrunch can be served on top of ice cream or on it’s own. Buttercrunch flavored cookies or cakes are other ways to enjoy the sweet treat.

National Buttercrunch Day History

The beginning of National Buttercrunch day is not well documented. However, a related food holiday, National Almond Butter Crunch Day is celebrated on June 29th. The crunchy candy, sometimes called just buttercrunch but other times referred to as almond buttercrunch, was made famous in World War II. A buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca, made by Brown and Haley was shipped in tins to U.S. troops overseas.

National Waffle Iron Day - June 29

National Waffle Iron Day – June 29

NATIONAL WAFFLE IRON DAY

Waffle lovers finally have their day of recognition on June 29, which is the day National Waffle Iron Day os observed.  Some people enjoy their waffles plain with syrup, but we like ours topped with berries, whipped cream, and syrup,  Who knew a simple machine would make such a big impact on our lives!

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One Response to “June 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CAMERA DAY – NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY – NATIONAL WAFFLE IRON DAY”

  1. drext727 June 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Texas Education.

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