Nati onal Girlfriends Day – August 1
August 1, 2015 – NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY – NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY – RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY – NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY – MEAD DAY – NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY
National Girlfriends Day is annually recognized on August 1, as girlfriends get together around the United States and celebrate their special bond of friendship.
Girlfriends can be your daughters, mothers, sisters, cousins, lifelong friends, high school friends, college room-mates and work friends. They are the ones who are there for you. These friends are the ones with whom you want to spent time, share your secrets, go shopping, get a pedicure and drink a glass of wine. They want to be there for you and you want to be there for them. They are your girlfriends!
Friendship is one of the most special connections in life.
FRIEND: “A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection”
Today, let your gal pals know just how much they mean to you and how special they are in your life. Go out for lunch or a drink with a friend. Post on social media using #NationalGirlfriendsDay.
National Girlfriends Day was created by the social networking site, www.sisterwoman.com
National Jamaican Patty Day – 1st Saturday in August
NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY
National Jamaican Patty Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in August. A Jamaican patty is defined as a “turnover style pastry” which can have a variety of fillings such as seasoned ground beef, chicken, seafood or vegetables. The crust is ideally flaky in texture, half-moon in shape, and the fillings are usually spicy, but milder varieties are available for the faint of heart. It is said that the Jamaican Patty as we know it today, was born from the English Cornish Pastry, a similar concoction that came to Jamaica during the early Colonist days. It also bears a resemblance to the Spanish empanada.
The patty has become a staple among Jamaicans, acting as a quick “grab-n-go” or “meal-on-the-run” type of snack. A typical person eats a patty or two for lunch while in school or at work. It serves well as a hot & nutritious snack and when paired with a coco-bread it becomes a belly-filling & satisfying meal in itself.
GOLDEN KRUST CARIBBEAN BAKERY & GRILL HISTORY
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is the brain-child of Ephraim and Mavis Hawthorne; founders of Hawthorne & Son’s Bakery in St. Andrew, Jamaica and parents of the present owners.
In 1989, Lowell, President and CEO along with his wife Lorna, four of his siblings and their spouses, pooled all their resources to open the first Golden Krust retail location on East Gun Hill Road in Bronx, NY. By 1996 they owned 17 Restaurants throughout New York City. The business became so successful that the Hawthorne’s were encouraged to create franchises and they seized the opportunity to do just that.
In that same year, Golden Krust became the first Caribbean-owned business in the U.S. to be granted a franchise license. The pivotal year of 1996 signified Golden Krust’s relocation to its plant in the South Bronx, eventually purchasing the entire block from 172nd Street to Claremont Parkway on Park Avenue.
Today, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill operates a chain of over 100 Restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Massachusetts.
To satisfy all tastes, at Golden Krust we offer a variety of fillings which include Spicy Beef, Mild Beef, Cheezee Beef, Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Shrimp, Vegetable, Spinach and Soya. Try them all and let us know your favorite!
Attend one of many events planned today. Participate in the Power of the Patty Sweepstakes to win a free flight to Jamaica. All 120 Golden Krust stores will feature 99 cent patties from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Good luck and enjoy the National Jamaican Patty Day festivities. Share the fun and post pics on social media using #GKNJPD. Enjoy the flavor, try a new flavor or two and Celebrate the Power of the Patty.
National Jamaican Patty Day was submitted by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery in May of 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Jamaican Patty Day to be observed annually on the first Saturday in August. The month of August is significant to Golden Krust for a myriad of reasons. Golden Krust first opened it’s doors for business in August of 1989. Jamaica celebrates both Emancipation and Independence holidays in the month of August. Most importantly, Mavis Ephraim, the matriarch of the Hawthorne family was born in the month of August.
Respect for Parents Day – August 1
RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY
In an effort to “make our families become united and strong by recognizing the leadership roles parents have, and to reinstate the respect for parents that was evident in the past” RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY was born. These are the words of Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster CA as she created Respect For Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st.
This day was created as a reminder that parents deserve and require respect and for all to consider the value that parents have in society.
For more information, see:
Make sure you are respectful to your parents. Post on social media using #RespectForParentsDay and encourage others to join in.
Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster CA created Respect For Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st.
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day – August 1
NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 1st. This day is in theme with other raspberry holidays in this same time period. Raspberries are most plentiful this time of year.
Raspberries are the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genusRubus of the rose family. The name also applies to the plants themselves.
- Raspberries are woody stemmed perennials.
- Raspberries are widely grown in all temperate regions of the World.
- Raspberries are a very important commercial fruit crop.
- At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop, however with new technology, cultivars and transportation,
they can now be obtained year-round.
- An individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
- An individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets.
- One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year.
- A raspberry has a hollow core once it is removed from the receptacle.
- Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
- Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.
To celebrate National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, enjoy these “tried and true” Raspberry Cream Pie recipes.
Post on social media using #RaspberryCreamPieDay and encourage others to join in.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
Mead Day – First Saturday in August
To increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers, Mead Day is observed each year on the first Saturday in August. Mead Day was created by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002.
Sometimes called “honey-wine”, mead is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting honey with water. Often times fruits, spices, grains or hops are added in the making of this, loved by many, drink.
Mead has been known to be called the “ancestor of all fermented drinks.”
For more information on Mead Day, go to the Home Brewers Association website.
Go out and enjoy a glass of mead. (Remember to always drink responsibly and to never drink and drive) Post on social media using #MeadDay and encourage others to join in.
Mead Day was created by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002.
National Minority Donor Awareness Day – August 1
NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY
As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, National Minority Donor Awareness Day is celebrated on August 1, 2014.
In its 18th year, National Minority Donor Awareness Week was created to increase awareness of the need, especially among minorities, for more organ, eye and tissue donors. It is also a time to honor minorities who have donated and to encourage others to register as donors. People are also encouraged to practice good health habits in order to take better care of themselves in an attempt to reduce the number needing transplants.
For more information, see: http://organdonor.gov/awarenessweek/awarenessweek.html
Post on social media using #MinorityDonorAwarenessDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.
The origins of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, an “unofficial” National Day, is linked to the week observation for the same cause.
National Mustard Day – First Saturday in August
NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
National Mustard Day is observed on the first Saturday in August. Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant (white or yellow mustard, Sinapis hirta; brown or Indian mustard, Brassica juncea; or black mustard, B. nigra).
The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, salt, lemon juice, or other liquids, and sometimes other flavorings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown.
Commonly paired with meats and cheeses, mustard is a popular addition to sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, and hot dogs.
Mustard is also used as an ingredient in many dressings, glazes, sauces, soups, and marinades; as a cream or a seed, mustard is used in the cuisine of India, the Mediterranean, northern and southeastern Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa, making it one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.
National Mustard Day is celebrated annually at the National Mustard Museum on the first Saturday in August. This is a fun-filled day for the whole family and has traditionally included FREE hot dogs as well as music, games, other entertainment, FREE mustard sampling, and more. The Mustard Museum has been the official sponsor of this event since 1991.
In 2010, the event was moved to the current home of the Museum in Downtown Middleton, Wisconsin. With more than 6,000 enthusiastic mustard lovers in attendance annually, this event has raised thousands of dollars for local charity.
Add some mustard to your favorite meals today. Post on social media using #NationalMustardDay and encourage others to join in.
National Mustard Day, an “unofficial” National Day, has been sponsored by the Mustard Museum since 1991. The origins before that date are currently unknown.