NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY
National Refreshment Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in July. This day is all about celebrating fun and refreshment during the hottest time of the year. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than those moments of simple refreshment, especially enjoying a nice, cold beer. These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish.
Turn the fan on high, grab your bathing suit and ice down the beer. Make the most of the dog days and raise a glass to National Refreshment! Use #NationalRefreshmentDay on social media. Join Traveler Beer Company at one of the many National Refreshment Day events happening all over the country. For a list of locations, click here.
National Refreshment Day was submitted by Traveler Beer Company in May, 2015. The Traveler Beer Company is a craft beer venture based in Burlington, Vermont, with the mission of combining the European shandy tradition with American ingenuity to create THE American Craft Shandy. Traveler Beer Company brews two year-round styles: Curious Traveler Shandy, an American craft wheat ale made with real lemon and a touch of lime and Illusive Traveler Shandy, an American craft wheat ale made with real grapefruit. In addition to the year-round styles, Traveler brews several seasonals: Forbidden Traveler Apple Ale, Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy, and Jolly Traveler Winter Shandy and others. Traveler beers are available in bottle and on draft throughout all 50 states.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Refreshment Day to be observed annually on the fourth Thursday in July.
NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has designated July as Hot Dog Month. In conjunction with that, July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day.
Over 25 million hot dogs are sold at baseball stadiums each year.
Whether they are grilled, boiled, broiled, pan-fried, rotisserie cooked, cooked on a stick over a campfire or any other way, hot dogs are a favorite summertime staple. They are loved by children and adults alike plain or garnished with one or a combination of mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, bacon, chili, or sauerkraut.
May 31, 2012 – World record for the most expensive hot dog. The “California Capitol City Dawg” sold for $145.49 at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California. The “California Capitol City Dawg” features:
- A grilled 18″ all-beef, in natural casing frank from Chicago
- served on a fresh-baked herb and oil focaccia roll spread with white truffle butter, then grilled
- topped with whole grain mustard from France, garlic and herb mayonnaise
- sauteed chopped shallots, organic mixed baby greens, maple syrup
- marinated/fruit-wood smoked uncured bacon from New Hampshire
- chopped tomatoes, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped tomato
- expensive moose cheese from Sweden
- basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic-vinaigrette and ground peppercorn
- Proceeds from the sale of each 3 lb. super dog are donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
7-Eleven sells the most grilled hot dogs in North America – 100 million annually.
Have a hot dog and post on social media using #NationalHotDogDay to encourage others to join in.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council created National Hot Dog Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is observed annually on July 23rd. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!! As part of National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day honors one of the most popular of the ice cream flavors.
In North America, the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream and many people consider vanilla to be the ‘default’ flavor.
It is believed that Thomas Jefferson discovered the vanilla flavor when he was in France and then introduced it to the United States. Jefferson produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780′s, which is now housed at the Library of Congress. The Thomas Jefferson ice cream is available at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.
Make your own with this “tried and true” homemade vanilla ice cream recipe for you to enjoy! Go out for some vanilla ice cream with a friend. Scoop up a dish full from the ice cream in your freezer. Post a photo on social media using #VanillaIceCreamDay to encourage others to do the same.
We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.