NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY
July 22nd is a day to celebrate while relaxing in the shade of your backyard as it is National Hammock Day.
A hammock, used for swinging, sleeping or resting, is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting, that is suspended between two points such as posts or trees.
- Developed by natives of Central and South America for sleeping.
- Were later used aboard ships by sailors for comfort and to maximize space.
- Early hammocks were woven out of the bark from trees.
Hammocks are a symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple easy living.
Use your own or borrow a hammock to celebrate. Join in on events like Sway Day in Minneapolis. Post on social media using #NationalHammockDay.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Hammock Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY
National Penuche Fudge Day is celebrated annually on July 22. National Penuche Fudge Day is one of many national food and drink days.
Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar; thus, its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”. *
Sources: * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penuche
Make your own batch with this Penuche Fudge Recipe. Post on social media using #NationalPenucheFudgeDay and encourage others to post.
The origins of National Penuche Fudge Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, have not been determined.
NATIONAL RAT CATCHER’S DAY
National Rat Catcher’s Day, which is annually observed on July 22, is a holiday commemorating the famous Pied Piper of Hamelin as well as a day to say “Thank You” to all present day exterminators.
According to the folktale, residents of the German town of Hamelin, hired a strangely dressed man to rid their village of rats by playing his flute. Upon finishing the task, the townsfolk refused to pay — so the Pied Piper returned, again played his flute while the children followed him and he then disappeared with them all.
To celebrate, appreciate all rat catchers and make this their day! Post on social media using #NationalRatCatchersDay.