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April 30, 2015 – NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY – NATIONAL RAISIN DAY – NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY – NATIONAL HONESTY DAY – NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

29 Apr National Bugs Bunny Day - April 30

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National Bugs Bunny Day - April 30

National Bugs Bunny Day – April 30

NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY

National Bugs Bunny Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  Bugs Bunny is the famous cartoon character best remembered for his roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced by Warner Bros.  He is known  for his popular catch phrase “What’s up, doc?”  Bugs Bunny first appeared in a short film on April 30, 1938, and has since been enjoyed by millions of viewers.

CELEBRATE

Celebrate National Bugs Bunny Day by hosting a Bugs Bunny cartoon marathon party.  On April 30, wish Bugs Bunny a Happy Birthday using #NationalBugsBunnyDay on Social Media.

HISTORY

National Bugs Bunny Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.  Our research was unable to find the creator of this day.

http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/bugs-bunny-day/

 

National Raisin Day - April 30

National Raisin Day – April 30

NATIONAL RAISIN DAY

April 30 celebrates another food holiday known as National Raisin Day.  Raisins are made from tiny dried grapes.  Sunlight dries most grapes naturally in vineyards however, there are some that are mechanically dehydrated.  People have been enjoying raisins for as long as grapes have been growing. Raisins are naturally low in fat and contain healthy nutrients.  California produces the majority of the world’s raisin supply. (http://www.sunmaid.com/history-of-raisins-and-dried-fruit.html)

CELEBRATE

April 30 is both National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Raisin Day.  To celebrate them together, try this “tried and true” recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oatmeal-raisin-cookies-i/.  Use #NationalRaisinDay on Social Media to share your love for raisins!

HISTORY

In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raisin Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Sarcoidosis Day - April 30

National Sarcoidosis Day – April 30

NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY

National Sarcoidosis Day is observed annually on April 30th.  Sarcoidosis is an immune system disease that is not contagious. While most commonly found in the lungs, Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body, inside or out.  When it affects the skin it typically looks like a scaly rash or red bumps.  Often, people don’t realize they have it and blame it on allergies or a simple reaction to something with which they came into contact.  Sarcoidosis can affect muscles, bones, kidneys, eyes, liver, the heart or any other part of the body.  When it affects the eyes the usual symptoms are sore eyes.  When internal organs or muscles are affected it can cause swelling and pain.  In the lungs it can cause a dry cough, shortness of breath and mild chest pain.

Anyone can get Sarcoidosis, but it typically attacks people between the ages of 20 and 40.  In about half of the cases Sarcoidosis goes away without treatment.  In more serious cases, for which there is no cure, the symptoms may last for years and cause organ damage.  While scientists don’t fully understand Sarcoidosis yet, research continues to be done on it in the hopes of finding the cause and a cure.

OBSERVE

National Sarcoidosis Day was inspired by Carl DeLine and David Sohl.  Observe this important medical day by educating yourself about Sarcoidosis.  Share your knowledge and experience on Social Media using  #NationalSarcoidosisDay.

HISTORY

The registrar at National Day Calendar has declared April 30th as National Sarcoidosis Day and will be observed annually on this day.

 

National Honesty Day - April 30

National Honesty Day – April 30

NATIONAL HONESTY DAY

April 30 is National Honesty Day in the United States.  M. Hirsh Goldberg invented this day and chose the last day of April to celebrate telling the truth, as the first day of April is April Fool’s Day, a day full of  lies and pranks.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honesty_Day)

CELEBRATE

Celebrate National Honesty Day by answering questions truthfully all day long.

HISTORY

National Honesty Day is an “unofficial” National day.  However, during our research, we did find that National Honesty Day is often used as a campaign for prevention against the most deceitful lies in history.  This day also urges politicians to stay away from lies and tell the truth.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honesty_Day)

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – April 30

NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.

CELEBRATE

Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on Social Media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.

HISTORY

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.  If you are interested in making this an official National holiday, send a letter to the President urging him to declare a National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Visit http://www.halopets.com/lettersforpets/index.php for more information.

National Oatmeal Cookie Day - April 30

National Oatmeal Cookie Day – April 30

NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY

National Oatmeal Cookie Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  This day is also often recognized on March 18 in conjunction with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day.  Oatmeal cookies have been around since the 1800’s.  The cookies quickly became popular, and by early 1900′s a recipe for the delicious treats appeared on containers of Quaker Oats.  Oatmeal cookies are also considered a health food because they are an excellent source of iron and fiber.  Just another reason to have an oatmeal cookie today!

CELEBRATE

Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day by whipping up a batch of cookies!  Use #NationalOatmealCookieDay to share your love for this special food day!

HISTORY

We were unable to find the origin or creator of National Oatmeal Cookie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Hairstylist Appreciation Day - April 30

National Hairstylist Appreciation Day – April 30

NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY

National Hairstylist Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on April 30.  On this day we honor hairstylists everywhere who make artful hairstyles possible.  A talented hairstylist will not only make you look good but also make you feel good. This day also celebrates the uniqueness of all styles of hair.

(http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/hairstyle-appreciation-day/13731.html)

CELEBRATE

Celebrate you hairstylist by thanking them for their kindness, lending ear, moral boosting, confidence building and self-esteem building talents.  Send flowers, give an appreciation card, leave an extra special tip or maybe send a gift!  Share your hairstyle, along with the first name of your hairstylist on Social Media using #HairstylistAppreciationDay.

HISTORY

We were unable to locate the creator of National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Poem In Your Pocket Day - Last Thursday in April

National Poem In Your Pocket Day – Last Thursday in April

NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in April.  This day was created to share the joy that poems bring by carrying one in your pocket and sharing it throughout the day with others.  Parks, libraries, schools, workplaces and bookstores will have events celebrating this day.  It has been known that librarians have distributed poems to local hospitals, shop owners have handed out books of short poems to shoppers and food vendors have put poems in lunch sacks. (http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day)

CELEBRATE

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is the perfect day to share your poem on Social Media using #PoemInYouPocketDay.

HISTORY

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is an “unofficial” holiday, but has been celebrated as part of National Poetry Month since 2002.  The Office of the New York Mayor, along with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated the annual city-wide Poem In Your Pocket Day.  The Academy of American Poets took Poem In Your Pocket Day national in 2008.

For more information on National Poem In Your Pocket Day visit http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day

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April 29, 2015 – NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY – NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY – NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY

28 Apr National Shrimp Scampi Day - April 29
National Shrimp Scampi Day - April 29

National Shrimp Scampi Day – April 29

NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY

National Shrimp Scampi Day is celebrated annually on April 29th.  On this day we honor the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.

Scampi is a culinary name for a kind of small lobster known as Nephrops norvegicus, Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine or ”true scampi”. The name is often used to loosely describe a style of preparation typical for this lobster.”

Enjoy your favorite Shrimp Scampi dish to celebrate!

Following is a link to a “tried and true” Shrimp Scampi recipe:
http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shrimp_scampi/

NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY HISTORY

Our research failed to find the creator of National Shrimp Scampi Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Zipper Day - April 29

National Zipper Day – April 29

NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY

National Zipper Day is observed each year on April 29th.  This day celebrates something that we often do not think about and just automatically take for granted.

It was first in 1851 that Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, received a patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure”.  Howe did not market it and missed the recognition he may have received for his invention.

Forty two years later, Whitcomb Judson marketed the “Clasp Locker”.  Being very similar to Elias Howe’s patent, this device served as a more complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener.  Judson started the Universal Fastener Company where he manufactured his new device and debuted it at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 but was met with little success.  This did give Judson credit for inventing the zipper as he was the first person to market it.

In 1906, Giden Sundback, a Swedish American electrical engineer, was hired to work Universal Fastener Company.  His good technical skills, design skills and devotion to the company led to his designing of the modern zipper in 1913.   The patent for the “Separable Fastener was issued in 1917.

In 1923, the B.F. Goodrich Company named the popular zipper.

** You can find the world’s longest zipper at the hotel in Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport.  The zipper measures 6,000 feet long.  The name of the hotel’s nightclub is “Zippers”. **

NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Zipper Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Peace Rose Day - April 29

National Peace Rose Day – April 29

NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY

Each year on April 29th we celebrate National Peace Rose Day.   The day is set aside to honor the Peace rose, a well-known and successful garden rose.

The light yellow to cream-colored large flowers of the Peace rose have slightly flushed crimson pink petal edges.  It is a hybrid tea rose that is hardy, vigorous and highly resistant to disease.

French horticulturist Francis Meilland, developed the Peace rose between 1935 and 1939.  When Meilland foresaw the German invasion of France, to protect the new rose, he sent cuttings to his friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany and the United States. It is believed that these cuttings were sent to the United States on the last plane that was available before the German invasion.

The rose received different names in each country it was sent to.  In France, it was called “Madame A. Meilland” in honor of the breeder’s mother.  In Italy, it is call Gioia, meaning Joy.  In Germany, the name of the rose is Gloria Dei, for glory to God. In the United States, the rose was named Peace.

The day that Berlin fell, April 29, 1945, officially considered the end of the Second World War in Europe, was the day that the trade name “Peace” was publicly announced as the name of the rose in the United States.

Later in 1945, Peace roses were given to each delegate at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco, with a note that read:  “We hope the “Peace” rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace”.

NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Peace Rose Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

April 28, 2015 – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY – NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY – WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY

27 Apr National Blueberry Pie Day - April 28

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National Blueberry Pie Day - April 28

National Blueberry Pie Day – April 28

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY

National Blueberry Pie Day is celebrated each year on April 28.  It honors one of Americas favorite desserts.

Blueberry Pie:

  • Has been enjoyed since the early American settlers
  • Is the official state desert of Maine
  • Was documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872

Blueberries:

  •  One of the healthiest fruits on the market
  •  Inhibit cancer development
  • Can help prevent urinary tract disease
  • Assist in maintaining normal blood pressure
  • Help reduce blood sugar and symptoms of depression
  •  Enhance memory

Enjoy baking a blueberry pie at home or having a slice at your favorite restaurant.

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY HISTORY

Our research failed to find the creator of National Blueberry Pie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National BraveHearts Day April 28

National BraveHearts Day April 28

NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY

National BraveHearts Day, April 28th celebrates the bravery of families dealing with pediatric cancer, the bravery of children suffering with cancer, and all the people who care so deeply about the lives of these precious kids.

BraveHearts for Kids exists to help Save the Lives of Children with Cancer by providing Information, Hope, Guidance and Resources to families dealing with a cancer crisis.  Services are free, and 100% of individual contributions go to support programs which include Emergency Fundraising and 1-on-1 Mentoring where families are matched with a mentor that has been through a similar diagnosis and crisis with a child of their own.

April 28th also coincides with the kick-off of operation “Brave Future”, a massive expansion initiative which will take BraveHearts for Kids Services and Programs from the local level to the national level thereby increasing their outreach and capacity to help many, many more suffering families all over the United States.

Another key feature of “Operation Brave Future” is the final phase of “BraveHeart’s Spotlight Hope Project”, a comprehensive Resource Guide for Parents and Families of Children that have Cancer.

The Resource Guide reflects over 7 years of learning and sharing among the Pediatric Cancer community and features children that have survived against the odds.  It will serve as both inspiration and a step-by-step guide to help families ultimately find and obtain successful treatment for their own children.  Many common questions of parents, friends and family will be addressed.  The guide provides answers to questions that no parent of child facing cancer should have to go without.  We all wonder “What were the defining reasons for success that enabled certain children not only to survive, but thrive?”  This is just one of the key answers this project seeks to uncover and examine from many different perspectives.

Everyone knows someone who has been touched by a Pediatric Cancer crisis.  If cancer hasn’t touched your own children, it may have touched a friend’s child or someone in your community.  If you know of someone dealing with Pediatric Cancer, take the time today to let them know how much you care.  Reach-out and celebrate their bravery, and make sure they know about the support programs available at www.BraveHeartsForKids.org.

Go to www.BraveHeartsForKids.org/BraveFuture to join the “National BraveHearts’ Day” celebration.  Our sponsors have arranged for some very cool mystery prizes for doing simple actions like visiting a sick child with a “BraveHeart’s Award Shirt”, or simply sharing links to the project with your friends, fans and followers.  We know you’ll  do these things anyway just to help; but the points and prizes certainly add to the excitement.  So, come be part of the fun, and welcome to our Circle of Action Takers who help make a difference for Kids with Cancer now while dreaming of a Brave new future without Pediatric Cancer.

Workers’ Memorial Day - April 28

Workers’ Memorial Day – April 28

WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

By Presidential Proclamation, April 28 has been declared Workers’ Memorial Day.

Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually across our nation and Workers’ Memorial Day, International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured or Day of Mourning takes place annually around the world on April 28.  This is a national and international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

The slogan for Workers’ Memorial Day is:
Remember the dead – Fight for the living.

Started by the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1984, Workers’ Memorial Day was first recognized in the United States of America in 1989.   For years events have been organized in Canada and the USA and then worldwide.

Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for workers killed in incidents at work or by diseases caused by work with events held throughout the world.  Events may include, but are not limited to, active campaigning and workplace awareness, multi-faith religious services, laying wreaths, planting trees, unveiling monuments, balloon releases, raising public awareness of issues and the laying out of shoes to symbolize those who have died at work.   This day is also an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health and to promote the fight for improvements in workplace safety.

To read the Presidential Proclamation for 2015, go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/27/presidential-proclamation-workers-memorial-day-2015.

National Great Poetry Reading Day - April 28

National Great Poetry Reading Day – April 28

NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY

April 28th marks the observation of National Great Poetry Reading Day.  This day celebrates great poetry and the great poets that wrote them.

As an art form, poetry may predate literacy.  Epic poetry appears to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission in prehistoric and ancient societies.  It is directly from folk songs that other forms of poetry developed.

There are different forms of poetry including: Sonnet, Shi, Villanelle, Tanka, Haiku, Ode, and Ghazal.
As well as different genres including: Narrative poetry, Epic poetry, Dramatic poetry, Satirical poetry, Lyric poetry, Elegy, Verse fable, Prose poetry and  Speculative poetry.

Some of the well-known, great poets include William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson and T.S. Eliot

It is a good day to settle back, relax and read your favorite poetry.

NATIONAL  GREAT POETRY READING DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Great Poetry Reading Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

April 27, 2015 – NATIONAL TELL A STORY DAY – NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY – NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY

26 Apr National Tell A Story Day April 27

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National Tell A Story Day April 27

National Tell A Story Day April 27

NATIONAL TELL A STORY DAY

National Tell A Story Day is celebrated in the United States each year on April 27th.   This is a day that was created for people to get together to tell stories of all kinds.  They can be stories from a book, from memory or from your imagination.

Libraries around the country participate in National Tell A Story Day with special story telling times for children.

Telling stories of past generations is a good way to carry on traditions within one’s family as well as being interesting and educational. Some of the very best stories are ones that are told of about past experiences and adventures.

Many people enjoy listening to their grandparents share their stories about when they were growing up (back in the day).  Spending time telling stories with family, friends and loved ones is a time for all to learn from each other, to remember and to grow closer together.

CELEBRATE

On National Tell A Story Day, it does not matter if the story is a short story or a long story, fiction or nonfiction, a tall tale or a folk-lore, this is a day for them all.  We encourage you to tell your stories and even share them on social media using #NationalTellAStoryDay.

NATIONAL TELL A STORY DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Tell A Story Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Prime Rib Day - April 27

National Prime Rib Day – April 27

NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY

National Prime Rib Day is celebrated annually on April 27th.   Sometimes known as the “King of Meats”, Prime Rib is a choice beef cut from one of the eight primal cuts of beef.

A rubbed-on seasoned and then slow roasted prime rib will give you a deliciously tender, tasty main course.

There are many recipes and helpful “how to cook prime rib” guides on the internet for all to use.

Here is a Prime Rib recipe for you to enjoy.:

CELEBRATE

Enjoy a Prime Rib at your favorite restaurant or enjoy making one at home.  Shore your photos on social media using #NationalPrimeRibDay.

NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Prime Rib Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Babe Ruth Day - April 27

National Babe Ruth Day – April 27

NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY

April 27 is annually designated as National Babe Ruth Day. This day honors one of baseball’s greatest players.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.,  born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland was nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat”.  Spending 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), he played for three teams from 1914 to 1935.

Babe Ruth’s baseball career started as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.  He became a full-time right-fielder when he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919.  Being one of the league’s most prolific hitters, he helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles.

Ruth set career records, in his time, for home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in, and on-base plus slugging.  In 1927, he was the very first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.

 Following a short stint with the Boston Braves, Ruth retired in 1935.  In 1936, he became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1946, after experiencing severe eye pain and difficulty swallowing, Babe Ruth was diagnosed with cancer.  On April 27, 1947, he was able to attend the proclaimed Babe Ruth Day and spoke briefly to a crowd of almost 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium.

 At the age of 53, on August 16, 1948 at 8:01 pm, Babe Ruth died in his sleep.  

NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY HISTORY

National Babe Ruth Day, an “unofficial” National holiday has been recognized and celebrated since 1947.

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